Friday, June 11, 2010

{Friday Photo Bliss}


Inspired by the SouleMama blog's {this moment}, I am posting one image every Friday, taken that week, that really makes me happy.  If you end up doing the same I would love to see your photo linked in my comments!

Thanks to this new book we purchased the other day, A Field Guide to Common Texas Insects, we were able to identify this amazing Rainbow Scarab Beetle. Yes, I realize it is a dung beetle and I found it by some chicken poop, but it is related to the ancient Scarab beetles of Egypt and is simply stunning. Look at that horn on top (it is a male). Amazing isn't it!  Thanks little beetle; I am not a fan of poop and I appreciate your job as a tiny sanitation engineer.

9 comments:

  1. Great photo ~ but I gotta tell you, I'm not a fan of critters so just looking at it made me shudder! The thought of that bug crawling on me...shudder :)

    My bliss...
    http://www.magikalfolkcrafts.com/whispersfromthewoods/?p=3319

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  2. oh how cool! my boys enjoyed looking at this photo! we love to find out bug names too! and plants, flowers, birds, trees... :)

    my moment
    http://mommeemarybeth.blogspot.com/2010/06/this-moment_11.html

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  3. Debbie and Mary Beth, those are both great!!!

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  4. I just love beetles! My boys would get a big kick out of that one, it's a beautiful insect!

    Here's my bliss:
    http://susangodfrey.com/Photography/?p=491

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  5. That is just way to cool!
    Even though it totally gives me the creepy-crawlies ;)

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  6. I hate bugs, but I do have to admit that's a beauty!

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  7. I have 2 boys- we do bugs. And that one is AWESOME! Amazing pic!!!

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  8. Terrific photo! Having kids sure can change the way you see things, huh?

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  9. Great picture! I could do without bugs, but your photography is beautiful.

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