Beetles of Oregon

When packing for my July trip to Oregon, I reluctantly decided at the last moment to leave my macro gear at home. I simply didn’t have any room for the Canon EF 65mm F2.8 MPE Macro lens and the Canon MR-14EX Macro Ring Lite. Later, while hiking in the rich ecology of the Cascades and finding really cool insects (such as these beetles), I winced. The photos would most likely have been much better if I had brought the gear, but I think my Canon EF24-70 f2.8 L and Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS “point-and-shoot” digital camera did an OK job.  Either way, I had a lot of fun photographing them and was excited to see these beetles, most of them for the first time.  Enjoy!

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  • Moe
    Great shots!
  • 6 and 7 is Pachyta armata - a fantastic lepturine longhorn that I've never collected. Nice!
  • Thanks, Ted! I've updated the slideshow with your info. :) I hope I got the tiger beetle ID right!
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