Sunday, June 15, 2008

Beetle by the Tree

Camera Critters

Beetle

Here in the Philippines, we call this "salagubang." This beetle specie just come out every summer, and when we were kids, I remember me, my brother, and our cousins would shake every tree near our house just so we could get some of the beetles. Back then, the one with the most beetles in their canister would have greater pride among the cousins. We would take care of the beetles -- place them in the jar and place some leaves inside it so they won't die. Of course, we would free them when we already get tired keeping them in the jar.

This particular picture was taken last May, when I went to my dad's hometown for some vacation. It just stopped raining, and my aunt said this beetle came inside the house. She took it and tried to scare me by putting it in my arm. I wasn't scared of it, so I took it from her and put it back in the tree. As I take a look at it walking in the bark, I thought of taking a picture, and so here it is, my picture.

It just appear big in the picture because the camera was near, but this one is just the size of my thumb.

*** Jenn ***

18 comments:

david mcmahon said...

It's a great picture, Jenn

Sue said...

He/she looks gigantic! Thanks for letting us know he is just a wee creature. :)

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ratmammy said...

wow, interesting bug!!!

andrée said...

TOtally outstanding photo!!! An amazing beetle with that head.

Tammy said...

Very cool picture, but that would freak me out if I saw it in person.

lingovise said...

That's an amazing shot! So much detail, lovely :)

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a fantastic shot

Misty Dawn said...

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC photo! This is amazing!

fishing guy said...

Jenn: Well captured, what a beautiful picture and I enjoyed your story as well. Childhood memories are very nice.

starnitesky said...

Very good photo of a beetle.

babooshka said...

Great capture and imformative post.

Lizeth said...

nice shot :)

Lou said...

I think we call this "organo" heheh.

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Lou

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Roan said...

Ugh, a bug. Great colors.

Zoey said...

Very good (and close) shot!

Dragonstar said...

"Just the size of my thumb" you said! Even the tiniest thumb I know (my new grand-daughter's) is too big for a beetle! Excellent shot though.

Rayne said...

What a beautiful guy that beetle is. And a wonderful memory you shared with us.

sandy said...

looks like a monster movie audition it's so close hahah enjoy your week..sandy

 
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