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Rainbow or beetle

Rainbow or beetle
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/13.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-24 14:59
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one is dedicated to our friend Radomir [cincidela] who likes beetles very much (although this one is not a tiger beetle).

Cris found this beautiful beetle.
When she got near with the cam it simulated its death by folding the legs and remaining static for small periods, so she took advantge with a large 2.5 sec. exposure and natural light.

I think it might be a Chrysolina maybe C.fastuosa or a similar one. Any confirmation would be appreciated.

Hope you like!

ISO100 - F13 - 2.5 sec. - Tripod - Manual exposure

marjan, PAT0500, Royaldevon, uleko, nglen, Argus, jmp, Juyona, meyerd, cataclysta, deblink, Pentaxfriend, Ken52, TAZ, JORAPAVI, horia, ciccio, marhowie has marked this note useful
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Ciao Felipe, all splendid Iride colors in your beetle, amazing macro with wonderful details, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
:) tomorrow

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2007-05-24 15:09]

hi Gelioe, wonderful shot with good details, Excelent , it is for a book.

Hi Felipe,
Very nice picture and great colours here..!
Very good shot..!

Hello Felipe,
Wonderful macro! Great detail, sharpness and colours. The beetle looks to be wrapped in metallic foil!
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-24 16:08]

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
A really fabulous macro of this beetle. The colours are striking and sharpness most impressive. What a lucky find!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-24 16:15]

Hi . Great sharp macro shot. very good colours and fine detail. he looks like a rainbow. with a good POV . the eye look good to. well done TFs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-24 16:17]

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
Superb sharp close macro with excellent light and colour management showing a Chrysomelid Beetle from a fine POV. I agree that it looks like C. fatuosa. I have seen this beetle but never with such detail!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-24 16:30]

Hola Cristina y Felipe,
¡Qué bonito este escarbajo! Me encantan los reflejos. Menudo espectáculo de interferencias nos da este escarabajo.
Abrazo para ambos,
José Miguel

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-24 16:43]

Buenas noches,
preciosa macro, cuantos colores...
detalles y nitidez excelentes,
magnífica dedicatoria.
Felipe y Cristina.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-05-24 17:01]

Yes, you deserve the highest praise for this one, Cris and Felipe!
All the details and the fireworks of colours ad reflexes, just great! What an interesting decision to rely on natural light and do a long exposition.
Thank you for sharing the pleasure of this shot with us.
My best regards,

Great macro. All the details are perfect. Great DOF and colors. I like it very much
Best wishes

Hello Felipe
Excellent shot of this colorful Beetle,
Perfect details ,BG and compo,
Great DOF and sharpness, Superb shot.

Good Luck

Superb !!

Unworldly colours that have had me transfixed in front of my screen for so long now that my eyes have gone ditzy.

I like at alot.


Hello Felipe and Cristina,
Excellent image of this very colourful beetle, the quality is just superb. It certainly has the colours of a rainbow. Excellent lighting too.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-24 18:19]

Hello Felipe, very beautiful beetle, great POV, composition, and sharpness, the collors are amazing...well done..

WoW Felipe,

What a SUPERB Macro shot of this beautyful coloured beetle
Excellent shapness showing EXTREME good details
Lovely compo

TFS Thijs

Great colors, sharpness, clarity and details. Most wonderful detailed image. Best regards, Harry

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-24 23:48]

Now this is what I call a macro. Exceptional details and amazing metallic colors! Perfect POV. Congratulations on an outstanding beetle shot.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-05-25 1:31]

Hello Felipe,
Wooooow ! Amazing metallic colors !!! This macro is a real pleasure for my eyes. Sharpness is spot on head, DOF is good. Perhaps more space on the left for composition...
Congratulations my friend and thanks to Cris.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-05-25 2:19]

Hello my Friends!!!

I just wrote critique to picture of rainbow and then rainbow became alive :-) This is one of most beautifull beetles in our neighbourhood. Effect of rainbow on its armour is superb. BTW this is excellent macro - I love details on insect's eyes and surface of 'skin'.

Wow, What a great macro shot, Just stunning nothing more I can add as its all been said. Well done Rick.....

Como é muito interessante as cores deste inseto ficou exelente esta foto o brilho naas costa dele com esta varição de brilho parabéns.

Hola Felipe y Cristina,
¡Que gran colorido, ni el arco iris!, la nitidez y detalles son excelentes, pero la iluminación que suele ser compleja en este tipo de insectos, es extraordinaria, por eso la tomo como favorita. Saludos
José Ramón

Muy buenas Felipe
Este escarabajo no será uno que suele encontrarse en las mentas y hierbabuenas...
Buena foto y mejor dedicatoria.
Un abrazo

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-25 9:53]

Hi Felipe,
Outstanding shot. Brilliant metallic colours and immaculate sharpness. Perfect natural lighting and a fine POV. It looks so cute and beautiful. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Impresionante. El escarabajo arco iris.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-25 12:53]

Hi Filipe

This is truely a splendid beetle and one that Radomir with definitely appreciate :)
The colors and metallic reflection on his body are simply outatanding and his name couldn't be any more fitting :)
I love the magnification level here as well as the impeccable sharpness.
The details on his face are also great and the textures everywhere are terrific, too

Bravo and TFS

amazing colors on that one!

great beetle, TFS Ori

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-05-25 16:26]


Wonderful colours on your beetle and the textures on the wing casing is great. Nicely sharp and good POV. Nice shot



La irisaciones conseguidas son fantásticas. Así como el acercamiento y los detalles perfectos de la cabeza. Un saludo.

José Luis

Hello Felipe,
This beetle is one metallic shiner that truly offers a rainbow of color. Cristina has done an expert job from the POV, to the sharp detail, to the final result..Excellent.

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