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Bloody Nosed Beetle - Timarcha tenebricosa by Mendipman Bloody Nosed Beetle - Timarcha tenebricosa by Mendipman
Found plenty of these Bloody Nosed Beetles a couple of weeks ago over at Priddy Mineries, you are able to spot them from some distance as they like to climb the reed stems, amongst them were also several mating pairs, so it was just a question of which was the most accessible with the camera without disturbing and causing them to perform that great beetle trick of retracting the undercarriage and dropping into the undergrowth. (which is why I don't have many shots of Weevils!)

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Bloody Nosed Beetle - Timarcha tenebricosa by Mendipman an excellent macro photograph of two beetles mating that shows vibrant colours and textures. Beetles need love too! ( Featured by JustACapharnaum )
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GoldenBlight Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like I'm invading their privacy by looking xD Beetle porn-- //snorts

In reality though, this is a gorgeous photograph. ^^
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks, much appreciated. :) (Smile) 
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GoldenBlight Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome~
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Pheenixorphan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Those beetles are Llama Emoji 27 (Awesome) [V2] getting down and funky. Llama Emoji 34 (Sexy Smile) [V2] 
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:D (Big Grin) 
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I-aint-no-alien Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
What the fuck.....
I need to sit...
I'm already sitting though...
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I need to lay down
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:D (Big Grin) 
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mocris-stock Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! A DD again. Congratulations! :clap:
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks Monica, very much appreciated. :) (Smile) 
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Nimbe-sang Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
What is the name of the actress in 00:00 ?

I need this name for some... recherche.
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StarlightBonica Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IM PLAYING ALIEN ISOLATION RN AND THIS LOOKS LIKE THE ALIEN
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonder where they got the idea from. :D (Big Grin) 
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yolokid120 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
Reported for sexual content.

Jk! :XD:
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:D (Big Grin) 
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25fire7525 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Uh, are they having sex!! Yami Shocked 
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silktrt Featured By Owner Edited Oct 28, 2016
Yeah.. their mating..😖
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25fire7525 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish i was there to kill those two to stop them from making more evil beetles
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NostalgicChills Featured By Owner Edited Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How are beetles evil? They're harmless, not venomous or aggressive. They're also useful    (unlike your comment)
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25fire7525 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
NNNNO they're evil [Spongebob Emote] EVIL Intensifies 
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay! :o (Eek) 
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silktrt Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
Yep
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is already in my favs...Great capture!    Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  Enjoy the limelight. :)
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, I've been so busy lately that I was not even aware this had been given, a very pleasant surprise. :) (Smile) 
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure. :)  If I had my way, your entire gallery would be featured. (your inbox must be madness each day! :faint:
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks and very kind of you to say so. :) (Smile)  Hug 
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Mikeymonkey1989 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice macro! You captured so much detail. :)
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the kind comment. =P (Razz) 
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tdcooke Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks. :) (Smile) 
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tdcooke Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are most welcome
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much. :D (Big Grin) 
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
My Pleasure (1) by daniya-ART
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altpumpkin3911 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Student Filmographer
It kinda looks like a Xenomorph
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I think that's where many of the ideas come from. :) (Smile) 
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IECompat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
hi test
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:o (Eek) 
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CapscesDigitalInk Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Congratulations, excellent image!
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks, very much appreciated. :) (Smile) 
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DebasishPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful. Well taken.
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks, much appreciated. :) (Smile) 
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DebasishPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure.:D (Big Grin) 
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Michawolf13 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Brilliant
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks, much appreciated. :D (Big Grin) 
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
Wow, great beetle shot!
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers! :) (Smile) 
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fotoponono Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
Wonderful shot.  Lucky to find them.  These little creatures are sometimes sensitive to the presence of big creatures - especially photographers and they quickly take cover.  I like the respect you give them of not disturbing them while they are mating- which, I believe, is a most joyful thing to the breathing creatures.  This shot is stunning!! 
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Mendipman Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for the kind comment. :) (Smile) 
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fotoponono Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
you're welcome!    Love 
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TinaLouiseUk Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Upiside down it looks like an alien...great shot!
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