I'm forever trying to get a good photo of a carpet beetle. I think they're really cute, but I can't seem to capture their personality properly. One dropped in to visit yesterday, so I had another go at it. He was quite peaceful until I brought in a few flowers to keep him happy and a couple of lemon balm leaves for a background. Then he got really excited and ran all over the place, checking out everything, before he flew away.
An aphid on one of the flowers was much more cooperative.
|Winged aphid, in the centre of a white bacopa.|
|The carpet beetle, slowing down. A second later, he spread out his wings and left. I found him again later on my desk.|
If at first (second, third, etc.) you don't succeed, ...
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