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On a bed of roses

On a bed of roses
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Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Exposure: f/8.3, 1/2000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Love beetles, !Action Plus [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-30 14:30
Viewed: 4541
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A pair of the infamous, but gorgeous, Japanese Beetle, Popilia japonica, on a wild rose flower.
The species was accidentally imported from Asia into the US and is now a very common pest. The larva feed in the ground on the root of a number of plants. the adult feeds on leaves, flowers and fruit, spoiling more than it actually consumes.

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Hi Philippe,
lovely couple, perfect together with the headline. Coulours and light are brilliant, also the DOF.
Very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Nice shot! you didn't disturb them...
very good DOF
TFS, Laurent

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-08-30 14:44]

Bonjour Philippe, bel accouplement de coléoptéres au centre d'une fleur superbe. Couleurs et composition parfaites. Je n'ai pas encore vu cet animal en Touraine! Félicitations Didier.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-30 14:46]

Season of love is not finished ;-) And in a beautiful flower, what a nice place for this moment. Composition, colors and details are very good ! Thanks for sharing Philippe.

A funny capture. I didn't think they allowed porno on this website...LOL!!

Great colors and POV.


Good shot Philippe,
A very rushed morning, I like this capture.
Thanks for posting

Hi Philippe,
Great capture on these two doing the wild thing! The colors and detail are superb. This must be what they best, as there are millions of them eating my flowers!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-31 10:52]

Hello Philippe!
Wonde3rful close up.Colors,details,POV,DOF and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Oh my god, what a poetic title! :)


are these two "spoiling more than they eat"?

What a shot!

I like the clarity, the colours and the compo.
Not to mention the Theme eh!

Bravo! Jay

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