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Cistus incanus

Cistus incanus
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Copyright: David White (dkaved) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-17
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70S, Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-12 10:56
Viewed: 3883
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another image of Cistus incanus (Soft-Hairy Rockrose) but this time with a bug on it rather than a Busy Bee.
I would appreciate any help with the definition of the shiny little bug.


From what I can tell this seems to be the

Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Cetoniinae
Genus: Oxythyrea


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To boreocypriensis: Nice to meet you!dkaved 2 06-12 17:36
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Shalom David, splendid macro capture of this bug and Cistus. I also photographed this same bug and cistus in Cyprus and still I am trying to find its id my friend. It would be nice if someone can give its id. Excellent shot in all aspects my friend!
Biverakhot mikerev lev!


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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2008-06-12 12:25]

Hi David,

Bardzo ładne kolory detale i kompozycja.



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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-12 12:29]

Hi David,

That flower attracts a variety of visitors! Wonderful macro of the black bug with the white markings. Excellent details. The colors of the flower are beautiful and the petals make a lovely background.


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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-12 22:07]

Hi David,
Superb image with good clarity and details.I like the vibrant colours in here, rich and sharp and exuding certain warmth. I am afraid i cant help you with the ID, never-the-less a very fine image.
TFS & cheers

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-12 23:34]

Hi David,
Colors, contrast, POV, composition and details look so nice. TFS

Hello David,
excellent sharp shot with great color and background.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-13 1:13]

Hi David,
Magnificent close up.POV,clear details vivid colors,DOF,sharpness and composition are wonderful.
Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

Hi David, splendid macro with fine details and excellent sharpness, fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-14 0:25]

Hi David.
I like the close-up picture, which is filled of lights, vivid colours and plenty attractive details. Composition of the shot and especially exposure are perfect. I also like wide DOF and nice combination of sharpness and blurriness. Well done and TFS.

Hello David,
this is very nice macro with great details, focus and lighting. POV and composition very nice. yellow, pink and dark very nice for contrast. I saw this species today in our univ campus. With your macro, I can identify it easily. thanks for contribution and sharing, best wishes

Hi David,

Interesting composition, interesting colours combination. The focus on bug and stamens is perfect. Very nice.

Al the best, Cezar T.

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  • yasin Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 1 N: 43] (129)
  • [2008-07-02 0:40]

Excellent POV, beautiful rockrose composition, David. The lights are wonderful and so smooth. Good exposure sharpness and lovely colours, too.
Best wishes,

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