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Hispinae sp. beetle

Hispinae sp. beetle

This lovely beetle (Hispinae sp.) demonstrates the value of using a focusing light for low-light photography. The focusing light allowed us to see the interesting texture of this beetle and then efficiently focus on it for photographs. This is the only specimen we’ve ever seen, and we had just a few seconds to get shots before pouring rain sent insects and photographers searching for shelter. Photo taken at La Selva Research Station, Costa Rica. f/10, 1/125th sec., flash. Photo by Lou Staunton.

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