10 May 2009
That is, a stag beetle (lucanus cervus), a female one for a change. The Wikipedia article on the species mentions that they are good subjects for photographs, because they tend to hold still. This one certainly did... Since I had no camera on me when I found it, I walked from the garden through the yard and all through the house to get it, and back, with the critter sitting on my hand.
Tags: GalleryPhotographySingle FiguresColourMixed ColourRandom WorksAnimalsReal AnimalsArthropodsInsectsBeetlesStag BeetlesOutsideYear 2009
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