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May 19, 2015
El Torro by dalantech is a remarkable blend of Macro skills and the eye of a passionate artist. With only a very minimal DOF it is a real challenge to render a portrait like this.
Featured by MarcosRodriguez
Suggested by snomanda
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El Toro

The first thing that popped into my head when I saw this Long Horned Beetle was that it looked like an Ox.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (almost 3x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on Kaiser adjustable flash shoes). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: This one is really simple -it was just early in the morning and the beetle was lethargic, temperature around 16C.
Image details
Image size
5472x3648px 4.32 MB
Canon EOS 70D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 24, 2015, 11:59:25 AM
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Lurvig01's avatar

Great work. Thanks the obijectiv spec.

MK515's avatar
When I see small creatures like this I’m reminded of something the Buddhists say, “Every living creature has its pleasures.”
imagophil's avatar
Wow... that's quite some hairy fellow !!!   :O

Did you ever find out what's the name of this one?

dalantech's avatar
Indeed :)

Some sort of long horned beetle, but no idea what species.
JoeytheTailypo's avatar
Aw what is he 😙
dalantech's avatar
A long horned beetle.
Belatrix-Orionis's avatar
So cute! Like a pet... 
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Sanluris's avatar
Whoaaaa. I know bugs have little hairs but this looks like he's got fur all over him. I see why you thought he looked like an animal.
Sanluris's avatar
Sure. Thank you for sharing all the pictures. :)
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bolex-ua's avatar
It is awesome! And he really looks like an ox. Such a hairy guy or maybe girl! :)
touchoftech's avatar
The detail is amazing! I feel I underappreciated these creatures so much. Very cool.
dalantech's avatar
Cool for me to be able to change your perspective :)
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