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cetonia aurata

cetonia aurata
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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-16
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-22 17:01
Viewed: 1852
Points: 20
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hello All

I have taken this shot the same day as my two last butterflies, this year i had not too many occasion for photos, normaly i walk often to the lake, so i cross a few meadows, i can find butterflies, different bugs, spiders and grasshoppers, but this year the springs was too rainy,and the summer was too hot, and wen the weather was good, i had often not time
so wen it was finally possible to go out with my camera, i must capture so many subject as possible

Cetonia aurata
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cetonia aurata, called the rose chafer or the green rose chafer, is a beetle, 20 mm (¾ in) long, that has a metallic structurally coloured green and a distinct V-shaped scutellum. The scutellum is the small V-shaped area between the wing cases; it may show several small, irregular, white lines and marks. The underside of the beetle has a coppery colour, and its upper side is sometimes bronze, copper, violet, blue/black, or grey.
Cetonia aurata should not be confused with the North American rose chafer, Macrodactylus subspinosus. The rarely seen noble chafer is very similar to the rose chafer. One way to identify it is to look at its scutellum; on the noble chafer the scutellum is an equilateral triangle, but on the rose chafer it is an isosceles triangle.

Rose chafers are capable of fast flight; they fly with their wing cases down. They feed on pollen, nectar, and flowers, especially roses. They can be found among roses on warm sunny days from May until June or July, and occasionally as late as September. Rose chafers are found in southern and central Europe and in the southern part of the United Kingdom, where they sometimes seem to be very localized. They are a beneficial saprophagous species (detritivores).

Life cycle
The larvae are C–shaped and have a firm, wrinkled, hairy body, a small head, and tiny legs. The larvae overwinter wherever they have been feeding, which may be in compost, manure, leaf mould, or rotting wood. They grow very quickly and will have moulted twice before the end of autumn. They have a two-year life cycle. They pupate in June or July. Some adult beetles may emerge in autumn, but the main emergence is in spring, when the beetles mate. After mating, the female beetles lay their eggs in decaying organic matter and then die.

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The Green Rose Chafer looks beautiful in the middle of that flower, Jacqueline.
It's a well composed image with wonderful natural colours.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-09-22 20:16]

Hello Jacqueline,
I can see why you chose to photograph this particular beetle, it is quite eye catching. The bright green metallic color is so beautiful and not always easy to capture in a photo. Nicely focused and just the right exposure.

Ciao Jacqueline, great macro of lovely Cetonia aurata on beautiful flowers, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-09-22 23:30]

Hello Jacqueline,
Beautiful details and colours captured on this beatles shell, so sharp and clear. Good DOF and POV, good photo.Regards Sigi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-09-23 0:52]

Hello Jacqueline,
Very nice picture of this beetle in nice metallic colours. Good sharp focus.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-23 3:38]

Salut Jacqueline,pas beaucoup de temps pour moi aussi,et comme toi je cherche de faire beaucoup des images dans le meme jour..ehehe....capture tres tres jolie de cette cetonie,exposition parfaicte sur le difficile fleur blanc ensoleille et un vert metallique vraiment super!Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Hello Jacqueline,

Beautiful colored beetle. Well captured with nice eye level POV and good focus. Very well managed BG too. Here little bit more crop would give you more stunning details; I think. Good work....
Thanks for sharing,

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-09-23 22:33]

Hi Jacqueline

Impressive composition, excellent sharpness and details, nice lighting, very good DOF, nice POV, brilliant natural colors.



hallo Jaqueline
very nice composition with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Jacqueline,
This shiny metallic color beetle is well seen. Beautiful natural setting.

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