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Top of The World - Beetle bug

Spotted this small little fellow walking slowly on the ground and when he saw me he began to climb a stick which was exactly my height, and well he was anxious...
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Spotted this small little fellow walking slowly on the ground and when he saw me he began to climb a stick which was exactly my height, and well he was anxious to reach the top I was like when he would stop so that I can take a picture but he began to climb as fast as he can with his whole efforts and I was like aiming and moving my camera along with him, and when he reached the top he just stood there happily as if he wants to say that now he feels on top of the world and can go ahead with my shot.


Mylabris Quadripunctata is a Blister Beetle that occurs widely in the south of Europe and in Turkey. The 13-16 mm long beetle can be recognized from the orange to bright red shields, the rest of the body being black. The antennae are clearly segmented and broadest at the ends. 'Quadripunctata' means "four points", referring to the four large black spots on its body.
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CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 April 07, 2016
Perfect
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss April 07, 2016
Thank you :)
jeffreycarljohnson
 
jeffreycarljohnson April 10, 2016
Awesome! I've never had a macro lens. You do this so well!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss April 10, 2016
Thank you so much Jeff :)
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman April 11, 2016
Awesome macro and story .....wonderful
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss April 11, 2016
Thank you :)
Johnny_G_Photography
 
Johnny_G_Photography April 17, 2016
Wonderful shot! Sharp clear detail with a perfect background . A very well taken image, love it ;-)
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss April 17, 2016
Thank you so very much appreciate it Johnny :)
JBFitz
 
JBFitz April 19, 2016
Awesome shot! Top choice!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss April 19, 2016
Thank you very much :)
adriansart
 
adriansart May 02, 2016
Robbie this is fabulous the detail on that beetle is superb!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss May 02, 2016
Thanks Adrian :)
Eugeniogarrido
 
Eugeniogarrido May 03, 2016
superb the moment. the compoosition and the bokeh
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss May 04, 2016
Thank you very much :)
mihrt
 
mihrt May 13, 2016
wow excellent detail and colour!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss May 15, 2016
Thank you :)
TracieChristine PRO
 
TracieChristine May 14, 2016
I love this Robbie!! Epic shot!! :)
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss May 15, 2016
Thank you very much Tracie :)
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry May 24, 2016
What do I have to say.....
Marvelous
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss May 24, 2016
Thanks Jerry....
juliotejera
 
juliotejera May 25, 2016
Wow!! great shot!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss May 25, 2016
Thank You.
melissahathornegrimaudo
 
melissahathornegrimaudo June 05, 2016
I love your photos! Great job on capturing such beautiful shots.
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss June 05, 2016
Thank you Melissa :) appreciate it much :)
carlosfreitas_3134
 
carlosfreitas_3134 June 10, 2016
A Special One. Congrats. Super Macro Shot
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss June 10, 2016
Thank you Carlos :)
jojaxygems
 
jojaxygems July 17, 2016
Great story, wonderful photo ?
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss July 17, 2016
Thanks Jo :)
scottmclintock PRO
 
scottmclintock July 26, 2016
Ha, makes me think of "a bugs life" :) fantastic shot!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss July 26, 2016
Ha ha ha ha .... :) :) thanks!
adriansart
 
adriansart August 12, 2016
Wow Robbie fabulous macro love that mottled background!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss August 12, 2016
Thank you :)
DonNewton PRO
 
DonNewton September 04, 2016
Awesome shot. Your patience with these animals pays off. Just don't trifle with blister beetle, though!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss September 04, 2016
Thanks Don :) If I'm not wrong they release a chemical called Cantharidin which can cause irritant or blister if exposed to our skin.
AlexiKatty
 
AlexiKatty October 31, 2016
amazing photography! definitely inspiration :)
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss November 01, 2016
Thank you :)
hobbitrains
 
hobbitrains November 19, 2016
Beautiful
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss November 19, 2016
Thank you :)
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GigiJim08 May 03, 2017
This is so cute. Congratulations on your award!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss May 03, 2017
Thank you :)
sutirtha8623
 
sutirtha8623 October 20, 2017
Just awesome.
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss October 20, 2017
Thank you :)
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michaelsteely November 03, 2017
Ready to launch. Beautiful!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss November 03, 2017
Thank you :)
darrellt
 
darrellt October 02, 2018
Love all the Nature shots, keep it up.
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss October 02, 2018
Thanks Darrell :)