Coraebus species, u, back, Krugar National Park, South Africa

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Well, hmmm, this Coreabus beetle species form Kruger National Park in South Africa, looked better under the scope than when we photographed it. Still, its workable and our only shot. Nice hair pattern. A bup (Buprestid) that is dark and you can just barely make out its glintyness and surface sculpturing. Thanks to Jonathan Mawdsley for the photo and Anders Croft (no judgement). Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin Macro Flash in Styrofoam Cooler, F5.0, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200, USGSBIML Photoshopping Technique: Note that we now have added using the burn tool at 50% opacity set to shadows to clean up the halos that bleed into the black background from "hot" color sections of the picture.

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