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Coming out by Dark-Raptor Coming out by Dark-Raptor
Freshly pupated Cetonia aurata (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) beetle taking its last breath before emerging from the pupal chamber.
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gillspar Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
A "golden" moment?  :D (Big Grin) 
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lamprimaaurata Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
cuttieee!!!
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Professional Artist
did not know they get born inside pupals
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DesertSiren Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
How did you discover your subject? Was it in the wild, or a captive bred specimen?
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
This one was captive bred, but we meet them very often in the wild. This is very common specie in our area and we've seen them emerging from pupal chambers few times.
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DesertSiren Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Very cool. We have several similar species (in regards to their life cycle)in the States, but I haven't had the pleasure of seeing one emerge. Congrats :)
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Adi-Emus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009   Photographer
You're featured in my journal: [link] with this fantastic photo :)
miłego dnia Wam życzę :wave:
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marble911 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009   Photographer
So shiny and fresh! Beautiful shot.
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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otas32 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is amazing!! I love the colors, textures, focus... everything! Also the unique moment of birth (to adulthood) captured here. Gorgeous shot! :)
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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dxball Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Wow, beautiful shot :)
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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dxball Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
you´re welcome :aww:
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Amazonofexeter Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Superb - and great depth of field on this - just enough to show both the beetle and the chamber.
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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nakitez Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Thanks for showing us this wonderful moment.
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Indigo76 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
This is just beautiful! :wow:
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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Indigo76 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Certainly! :aww:
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