Not many shots but good enough to pacify the photo-trigger finger a little. The first beetle that came along was this tortoise beetle. I initially thought that it could be due to some sort of fungus infection but after seeing several of them at different locations, I am beginning to wonder if the white 'fungus' on the beetle is its natural coloration.
Another shot at the beetle. It looked too healthy for a sick fungus infected beetle.
Last shot before it decided to fly off to somewhere more peaceful.
Just as the tortoise beetle flew off, I spotted a tiny beetle of about 2mm. It is beautiful little beetle with a metallic sheen. If you looked closely at the beetle, you will see my reflection on the elytra of the beetle.
This is my favorite shot for this session. I particularly liked the contrast between the beetle and the green surrounding.
A closeup shot of the beautiful beetle.
At another place, I found this tiny beetle (less than 0.5mm). To the naked eyes it just look like a black speck. Although the Raynox macro lens is working pretty well, I still need to work on the depth of field to bring things back in focus.
Another shot of the beetle just before the rain came.
It was a good break from the CNY visitation routine and it made me think seriously that I need to bring either a monopod or a tripod for all my 'beetle hunt' sessions.