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On the island of Mljet... [20070725|17:53]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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...an iridescent beetle hitched a ride on my rucksack. I decided that his photograph would suffice as payment. (Click for the larger version.)
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2007-07-25 17:51 (UTC)
Excellent picture. I can't help thinking of Poe's Gold Bug though.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-07-29 16:04 (UTC)
Ack, I think I left my book of his short stories in the states, and now I want to read that. I'll have to pick it up on my trip.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2007-07-25 19:53 (UTC)

beautiful

Here's to always having a macro lense along!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-07-29 15:57 (UTC)
Oh yes. Actually, it was the only one I brought, seeing as I spent several days camping and needed to keep my pack light.
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From: tdj
2007-07-25 19:59 (UTC)
I (think) I can see your reflection on the exoskeleton!

Totally sweet.
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2007-07-26 01:03 (UTC)
Oh you totally can.

And that's awesome.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-07-29 16:03 (UTC)
Shiiiiny carapace for the win.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2007-07-25 21:25 (UTC)
It's beautiful, thanks for sharing. *adds to screensaver shots* ;)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-07-29 15:58 (UTC)
Yay, thank you!
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[User Picture]From: wurlitzerprized
2007-07-25 23:26 (UTC)

you said 'rucksack' - you are a brit!

it's a beautiful photo.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-07-29 16:00 (UTC)
Oh my. You know, I told a friend a few weeks back that "rucksack" was one of the words that I had as yet failed to adopt.

I R Assimilated.
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[User Picture]From: minirth
2007-07-26 16:35 (UTC)
He's BEAUTIFUL!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-07-29 16:02 (UTC)
Yes! That was the second one we saw - they seemed to be quite gentle as well. Mljet also has a rare (I think) species of bee which is completely glossy black. I think I managed to get one good shot of it which I'll post soon.
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