“Box Elder Beetle on Canada Thistle”

“Box Elder Beetle on Canada Thistle”

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. “
– John Muir

Simple beauty will suffice for me. In this case, a brightly coloured Box Elder beetle, one of many insects partaking in the bounty of nectar within this patch of Canada thistles I’m spending a lot of time with.

Soon, they will fade and go to seed and other plants will dominate, but for now, I’m finding beauty aplenty right here.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/250 sec, f/8.0 ISO 200

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