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Tiny Leaf Beetle

Tiny Leaf Beetle
Photo Information
Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-08-29 7:45
Viewed: 2748
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my second picture of this very small Leaf Beetle. Roughly speaking, it was not more than 10mm in its length. Ivan was kind enough to identify it for me.
Focusing on such a small insect is not easy, so I am happy with whatever I have been able to do in this shot. The shot was taken hand-held from a short distance. There was some noise in the picture which I removed using PhotoScape software.

Beetles in the family Chrysomelidae are commonly known as leaf beetles. This is a family of over 35,000 species in more than 2,500 genera, one of the largest and most commonly encountered of all beetle families.

Leaf beetles are partially recognizable by their tarsal formula, which appears to be 4-4-4, but is actually 5-5-5. They are distinguished with difficulty from long-horned beetles (family Cerambycidae) by the antennae not arising from frontal tubercles. Adult and larval leaf beetles feed on all sorts of plant tissue. Many are economically important pests of agriculture, for example the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), the asparagus beetle (Crioceris asparagi), the cereal leaf beetle (Oulema melanopus), and various flea beetles.

Source: Wikipedia

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hello Ram
a beauty coloured beetle
nice pose with good details
the colours are beautiful Ram
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-29 8:33]

Hello Ram,
The second one is also beautiful. Amazing metallic colours and nice sharpness. Good OOF BG.

Hi Sir,

Beautiful beetle with fascinating colors & very well captured.
Well done & TFS.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-08-29 12:08]

Hello Ram!
Beautiful little beetle with so impressive metallic colors! Lovely composition and nice low sharpness.Well done! TFS
Regards from,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-29 16:07]

Hi Ram,beatiful capture of this little beetle,always difficult a very good sharpness like that and these magnificent metallic colors,excellent work and perpspective!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Beautiful insect and beautiful photo Ram! The composition is excellent. The colours are fantastic.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-08-29 22:43]

Bonjour Ram,
Il est toujours très difficile de photographier ces petites insectes. Les couleurs sont belles et une bonne netteté

Ciao Ram, great macro of little beetle, fantastic metallic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram
great image and great shot. All the best, Paolo

Ciao ram. Colours and light are so exciting. Lovely compo.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2011-08-30 9:42]

Hi Ram,

How nice it was to have been your neighbor yesterday!! It's hard to believe that this beetle is so tiny. A wonderful macro showing it off with its splendid iridescent colors and fine details. You should be very pleased with this picture - you captured it perfectly.


Hello Ram,
Fabulous colours! What a pleasure to view. Best wishes.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-08-31 12:39]

Hello Ram,
A lovely capture of this beautiful leaf beetle. Superb details and a lovely composition.
Best regards Siggi

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-09-03 18:12]

Hello Ram,
thanks for wishing the eid celebration. Really appreciate your noble thought. Exciting view of this metallic bug. I like the shines and the effect of the color contrast.
Lovely depth of field.
Exciting presentation.


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