Queen of the Night


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The golden stag beetle, Lamprima aurata, aka Christmas beetle, appears in December in Oz — often found after I work on my compost. What evolutionary purpose does the dayglow colouring serve? Attracting males or frightening predators with a flash of beetle bling? Dance on Queen of the Night, like a Brian Ferry fantasy.
Olympus OM-D/EM1 MkII, Olympus Zuiko 30mm f3.5 macro, ring flash, 3x ND filter; @ f13, 1/250s, ISO 64.

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Working in newspapers there and in Swaziland taught him a range of photographic skills —shooting, developing and printing a photo in under 45 minutes, or less, and tackling any subject from portraits to beauty pageants, soccer, motor sport, boxing, ghetto jazz and rock musicians, and street life. Most of that was black and white work, with an occasional roll of slide film for special projects and artistic exploration. He upgraded through 35mm SLRs to Leica rangefinders and various lenses. He still enjoys using older lenses, mostly Leica and Canon, to explore subjects and qualities of light.


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