Saturday, 14 July 2012

Nature's Jewels


It's amazing what you come across when you're not even looking for something. As I was walking along, enjoying the sunshine I saw something shiny and iridescent on the side of this tree. Thankfully I had my camera. It scuttled along the bark rather fast so I was lucky to capture this shot. Don't ask me what type of beetle it is...I have no idea.

8 comments:

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

It's a red one, Al. ;)

Pierre BOYER said...

Yes !!!
Greetings from Paris,

Pierre

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Great reflexes Al.

Paul

Elaine coolowl said...

A wildish guess is a Jewel Beetle - see http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/. The bark looks like a Hibiscus tree (Cottonwood) native around the coast. Wonderful photo!

Dianne said...

Amazing jewelled colours on this little critter.

Lincoln Eye said...

Fans of The Fast Show are probably wondering if this is the dunny beetle. I guess you could only find out if you had a torch with you :-) (The accents in that sketch are terrible)

AL said...

Thanks Elaine. I think you're right and it was on a cottonwood tree.

Well spotted Kirsty! LOL

Stefan Jansson said...

It's photogenic beetle is what it is.