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Lily beetle on daisy

Lily beetle on daisy
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Copyright: Adrian Szatewicz (aes_thor) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 29 N: 592] (2489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600, Fujinon Zoom Lens 28-300 mm Eq., Raynox DCR-250
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects' World, Insects in my garden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-09 13:40
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Welcome TrekMembers and other viewers!

Late post today, just came back from long trip. Today I wanted to share a photograph of nice looking, red beetle called Lily leaf beetle (Lilioceris lilii), uncommon to see them on Daisy flowers. Picture taken in garden, full size photograph.

Insect Classification:

Kingdom- Animalia (Animals)
Phylum- Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class- Insecta (Insects)
Order- Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder- Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily- Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family- Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily- Criocerinae
Genus- Lilioceris
Species- lilii (Lily Leaf Beetle)

Some info about "daisy":

It is thought that the name "daisy" is a corruption of "day's eye", because the whole head closes at night and opens in the morning. Chaucer called it "eye of the day".

Daisy is also a common girl's name and is a nickname for girls named Margaret.

Have a peacefull evening, and good night to all!

mariki, Alutka, pekkavalo1, Amadeo, uleko, SelenE, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-06-09 13:51]

Hello Adrian,

Superb picture of this beetle. Great composition and sharpness. Very well managed light. Superb colours.

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  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2008-06-09 13:51]

Piękna Poskrzypka liliowa i piękne zdjęcie. Kompozycja, kolory i sam obiekt uzupełniają sie w sposób niemalże doskonały. Widać, że chrząszcz był w ruchu i "przebierał" łapkami ;-) co nie zmniejsza jego wartości.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i życzę dalszych dobrych "łowów"

Hi Adrian

A stunning macro full of all the right details. POsitioning adds to the overall effect as well.


Hi Adrian,

Excellent capture of this beetle with good pose and composition, sharp details and great natural colours.



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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-06-09 14:15]

Hola Adrian, un excelente macro, nitido, con buen color y luz. Un saludo

Excellent shot Adrian, with this voracious beetle. The colours and the composition are very nice. TFS,

Hi Adrian,
Very sharp Beetle especially if you take into account the close up.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-09 22:44]

Hi Adrian
A lovely macro with lovely colour and great detail. You have captured the texture of the carapace very well.


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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-06-09 23:50]

Belle présentation bien contrastée.
Bonne journée.

Adrian, this image of a Beetle is so sharp and crisp it has a third dimension to it.
The beauty of this capture is beyond compare.
The technical expertise manifest in this kind of picture is professional.
I love the variety of rich colours in this image.
TFS and regards.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-10 1:35]

Hello Adrian,
We normally get this bright Beetle on our Lilies but the drought seems to have been too much for them so we have none at all now! This is a brilliant macro showing it very sharply and in lovely colours. A very fine composition too.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Adrian, beautiful beetle with splendid sharpness and fantastic details, good colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Witaj Adrian/
Bardzo fajne zdjecie, az milo na takie fotki patrzec.

Amazing shot. I'm adding this to my favorites. Vibrant colors, great POV and superb detail.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-10 23:37]

Hi Adrian,
Very nice close-up with good colors, contrast, POV and details. TFS

Hi Adrian,
Absolutely great macro, perfect sharpness and color saturation, fantastic lights. Simply a maswterwork. Bravo.
Best wishes, László

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