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lily beetle

lily beetle
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Copyright: clint newsham (clint) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 237] (1371)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-25 13:59
Viewed: 3748
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
found in the garden this afternoon, the lily beetle is a serious pest to lilys and plants of the lily family.
they have orange grubs covered in black slime and feed on plants in the summertime.
they have up to 3 generations in one year and the adults of the last generation hibernate in the soil.

size 6 to 8mm

habitat gardens or anywhere lilys grow

country most of europe

season all year but usuall april to august

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-04-25 14:17]

Hello Clint,
a brilliant and sharp picture of this small beetle.
Legs, the left antenna and surface structures are shown very clear.
Light is well managed in particular considering the reflecting elytrae.
Colours and background are pleasant.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-04-25 14:40]

Hola Clint, atractiva composición, nitida y bien contrastada con el fondo. Excelente macro. Un saludo

Hello Clint,
Very good sharpness, DOF, POV, BG,...
Well done

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-04-25 18:00]

Hi Clint,
Beautiful catch. Nice colours and composition.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-25 19:20]

Hi Clint.
Lobly Macro. Very sharp and excellent colors. Beautiful Red color on insect, flower and BG.

Very nice Clint - especially sharp and great lighting. How close were you to your subject when you took the shot?

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-04-25 23:40]

Hi Clint,

A nice capture with good colors and details,the lily beetle contrasts very well against the clean greenish BG,tfs


Hello Clint,

Very good sharp picture of this beetle. Good composition, POV, DOF and focus. Great light and colours.

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-04-26 6:01]

Hi Clint,
Perfect picture of this little fellow.
Simple, sharp and clean. The colours are so vivid, beautiful composition.
Very well done.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-04-26 9:19]

hi Clint,
pour avoir fait une série d'images de cet insect (parasite) je dois dire que l'association des couleurs est très bien trouvé. Superbe maîtrise de la netteté.


Ciao Clint,
complimenti per questo scatto, davvero perfetto in ogni dettaglio.
Saluti dalla Sicilia,
Marcello Romano

Trés belle image.belle composition.Amitiés antonio.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-04-27 7:37]

Hello Clint,
Lovely shot!
Beautiful combination of colors!
Perfect composition!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-27 10:42]

Hi Clint. Long time no see. hope you are well. This is fine well detailed close up of the Lily beetle . As you say they an do a lot of damage for a small insect. good use of the light with a spot on POV/DOF. well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

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