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Hello, I am a red flower

Hello, I am a red flower
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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: 2005-05-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/10 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-18 8:13
Viewed: 3748
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Blister beatle, probably Nemognatha lurida

I found this one in my archives. I arranged it a long time ago (no my best postprocess), and never decided to post, so here goes some fresh colours for a winter afternoon.

The family Meloidae, blister beetles, contains about 2500 species, divided among 80 genera and three subfamilies. Adult beetles are phytophagous, feeding especially on plants in the families Amaranthaceae, Compositae, Leguminosae, and Solanaceae. Most adults eat only floral parts, but some, particularly those of Epicauta spp., eat leaves as well. A few adults are nocturnal; most are diurnal or show no distinct diel cycle. Since adults are gregarious and often highly colored, they tend to be conspicuous. However, except for first instar larvae (triungulins) frequenting flowers or clinging to adult bees, larval blister beetles are seldom seen. So far as known, all larvae are specialized predators. Larvae of most genera enter the nests of wild bees, where they consume both immature bees and the provisions of one or more cells. Those of some Meloinae, including most Epicauta spp., prey on the eggs of acridid grasshoppers. A few larvae evidently prey on the eggs of blister beetles (Selander 1981).

I found this info HERE.

Hope you like!

ISO100 - F8 - 1/10 - Handheld - Aperture priority

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2005-12-18 8:15]

A like the composition, it seems that he is ready to jump at you. Nice colors and a good sharpness. Well done

Hi Felipe,
It's an unusual POV but I like it.
Well composed, good detials and nice colours.
Very well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-18 11:17]

Very interesting and original presentation of this insect in the plant. Great POV and sharpness. Beautiful color contrast. Congratulations and TFS. : )

Nicely captured Felipe,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Have a good week.

The beetle adds a nice surprise and great contrast to the beautiful green background. The detail is wonderful and the square framing is very nice.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-12-18 11:38]

HILARIOUS shot, excellent choise of central composition for it, great colour (complementary colours!) and detail.

Hi Felipe and Christina,
this is so cute, the bug realy seems to say what you wrote as the headline, funny.
It realy brings me into good mood on this cold day with so much snow. Thank you and have a good start into the new week, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-12-18 13:08]

Very nice capture, Felipe!
Perfect details of the insect's head!
Very appropriated title too!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-18 14:40]

Felipe and Cristina, yes, an unusual flower for us. Red and green like Christmas colours too. I like how it's sitting in the centre, as on a seat and pushing the stamens away! Good one!

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-18 19:39]

Looks good Felipe!
The green is very green while the red is not so red, but I'm sure quite accurate.
Excellent picture!

Wonderful photo, composition and technically wise! Thanks for sharing - Xplorator Radu

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-19 4:20]

Hello Felipe!
Very nice close up.POV,colors,framing and composition are wonderful.I liked eye contact a lot.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-20 7:58]

Face to face, eyes to eyes :-) Great POV this time, it really looks like heart of flower. Really good picture for gray and cold times. BTW central composition works excellent in this case.

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  • Circe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 4 N: 22] (86)
  • [2005-12-24 2:40]

Hola extramundi, excelente composicion, encuadre, presentacion. Las texturas suaves y vellosas de las hojas frente al brillo pulido del escarabajo forman un contraste escelente y divertido. Habeis encontrado una flor realmente extraña ;-))
Un saludo de circe.

Hola Felipe,
Me gusta esta foto, tiene excelentes detalles, sobre todo de los pelillos de las hojas; los colores y la definición son una maravilla.
Cuando la vi me vino en mente como nacen los niños, de un repollo o col como decís en España, este parece estar naciendo(ja, ja).

Hi Felipe,
Very good close-up.
Excellent sharp, details and colors.
Nice composition.
Well done!
TFS Malgosia

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