A little nectar in the gardens
Congratulations to this week’s AG Flickr group member Richard, for his image ‘Pollen Beetle’.
“I saw this little pollen beetle (Dicranolaius bellulus) on a leaf as I was leaving the Adelaide Botanical Gardens after my usual weekend bug hunt with the camera. It wasn’t co-operating with the lack of movement, so I placed a small drop of artificial nectar on the leaf to try and entice it to stop and have a drink,” says Richard.
“It worked, allowing me to take a series of photos for a focus stacked image. It’s 18 separate photos ‘stacked’ together to make 1 final image.”
This pic appeared in the Australian Geographic Flickr group. Share your own photography and it could be featured on Australian Geographic online!