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Takeoff

A Jewel Scarab (Chrysina sp.) from El Oro Province in Ecuador. These colorful beetles could be seen in large numbers on some nights around the cool cloud forests of the Andean foothills. It looked to me like this one was getting ready to fly away so I got ready and as soon as it opened its wings I pressed the shutter button and captured this image of it taking flight.

TAGS: Action, Beetle, Ecuador, Flying, Insect, Nature

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States of America
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© Anton Sorokin.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2015
Total Views: 12
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 21, 2015, 3:27 p.m.
Camera Make:
Camera Model: NIKON D7100
Focal Length: 105mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f18
ISO: ISO400
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