Snail-Eating Beetle (archeology beach insects ). Photo by Feather3
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Snail-Eating Beetle

Uploaded by: Feather3

Thursday November 15, 2012

Fort Bragg, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: in the sea glass on Glass Beach.....

Manufacturer: FUJIFILM

Model: FinePix HS25EXR

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y-Resolution: 72.00

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Software: PhotoScape

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Copyright: [None] (Photographer) - (Editor)

PRINT Image Matching: 28 bytes undefined data

Exposure Time: 1/320 sec.

FNumber: f/2.8

Exposure Program: Normal program

ISO Speed Ratings: 100

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Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Compressed Bits per Pixel: 3.20

Shutter speed: 8.35 EV (APEX: 18, 1/326 sec.)

Aperture: 3.00 EV (f/2.8)

Brightness: 6.63 EV (339.35 cd/m^2)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.00 EV (f/2.8)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 0

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 4.2 mm

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File Source: DSC

Scene Type: 1

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Subject Distance Range: Unknown

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7. WurzelDave
7:32 PM GMT on November 17, 2012
Great macro.
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6. Kennebunker
12:04 PM GMT on November 17, 2012
Good one, Lisa! Exceptional clarity on this macro, and such an interesting subject. I, too, hope that the city makes a decision that allows this unique place to be enjoyed by both those of you who are near, and those of us who enjoy these images from afar.
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5. Feather3
6:55 AM GMT on November 17, 2012
Quoting Hotzenwaelder:
I always wonder what the glass was before it was converted to art.

So many types..... bottles, decorative and dinnerware, perfume bottles, soda bottles, wine, beer, spirit bottles, apothecary, poison, cleaners, you name it, if it was made of glass from the late 1800s through the late 1960s, I can almost guarantee you, that for now, that's what kinds of glass you will find. Pottery varies according to what people collected around here and according to what was useful, as well as according to where it was imported from. I've found pieces from Germany, England, Japan, China, Taiwan, Spain, Italy, and I know of others who have found pieces from Russia, Portugal, France, etc.

Certain decisions about the future of the two southernmost sites where the sea glass can be found, are being formulated for more discussion soon. I am hopeful that our city will make the right decisions; ones that have appeal to everyone in every way possible. :)
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4. Hotzenwaelder
6:18 AM GMT on November 17, 2012
I always wonder what the glass was before it was converted to art.
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3. LindyLu60
5:24 AM GMT on November 17, 2012
That's a neat shot.. and yeah I have never heard of a snail eating beetle either.. very interesting.
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2. Fandango
4:23 AM GMT on November 17, 2012
Neat looking bug! I've not heard of a snail-eating beetle, but then if the snail is stranded, it's fair game!

Thanks for sharing!
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1. noneinc
3:41 AM GMT on November 17, 2012
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About Feather3


Have lived on the Mendocino coast of California for almost 29 years. I have sold some photos, so I guess that makes me a freelance professional? :)I hope you enjoy these! My passion in art is drawing in pen and ink: birds. I have severe carpal tunnel that, while it seems to be getting better, has made it difficult to draw the smaller, finer details I was used to doing before - so in 2006, I took up photography and in July of 2013, the FujiFilm FinePix HS25EXR and later, the NIKON D3200 came into my life :) - they are amazing pieces of equipment ........In early 2012, I was diagnosed with a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type III; a genetic anomaly that for some women, hits hard with the natural hormonal changes of life, affecting the joints, contributing to chronic pain and chronic tendonitis, as well as osteoarthritis.... so I get out less and less often, but am very thankful for the days I can get out. In May of 2014, my partner and I bought a house on an acre out in the redwood forest.... so a lot of my photos will and have been, of our little place.... in October of 2014, my partner and I are getting married! :) He is a literal answer to prayer.... As a former wildlife rehabilitator (1986-2003), I frequently will receive calls to rescue wild birds - there are a few shots of these in my gallery, but I prefer to catch and turn in to a local vet or another rehabber, or catch and release, as the case may be, without a lot of stress to the critter by taking photos of an injured, scared animal. In my life I have also been a naturalist for a local nature center and have led nature hikes to identify area plant life as well as wildlife. It is from this perspective that I enjoy sharing my photos of the same, not having had the pleasure during my short stay at the nature center, but loving it all nonetheless. I think WunderGround is a lot of fun and have been enjoying this site tremendously - meeting other photog's from all over the world is one of the best - but seeing their photos! WOW! :)Be sure to visit my website - launched on 09/09/09, called Sunrise Sea Glass! Click on my website link to visit

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