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Chrysolina herbacea

Chrysolina herbacea
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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: 2007-07-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor 105mm f2.8D micro
Exposure: f/22, 1/300 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jewel Bug of the World, PGMONI [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-03 2:30
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of several species of Leaf-beetles living on mints (Mentha sp.)
Most of them can fly, but they do not do so very often, and certainly not to escape danger. It is thought that their shiny colors and conspicuous appearance protects them by suggesting to potential predators that they are unpalatable or even toxic.
In any case, they certainly are gorgeous lttle bugs!
This one is rather large by Leaf-beetle standards, at 12 mm.

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Hello Philippe,

Great sharp picture of this chrisolyna. Very good light. Very nice detail. Coulours are superb.

Hi Philippe. Glorious creature.And this is not even its evening wear! Wonderful details, colour, light.Marvel to look at. Regards. Klaudio.

Ciao Philippe,
davvero un bel primo piano di questa specie.
Non facile fotografarla evitando fastidiosi riflessi, ma tu ci sei riuscito magnificamente.
Complimenti per la nitidezza dei dettagli e della punteggiatura.

Hi Philippe!
I am sorry but I am only marning now, I'll be back :)
Best greetings,

Hi Philippe,
Chrysolina is surprisingly difficult to photograph what with all the reflections and the contrast. But you did a marvellous job, all is there, DOF, the many details, the beauatiful metallic shine. And you succeeded with an unusual angle. Well done!
Best regards

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-01-03 9:15]

Hello Philippe,
you reproduced the colours and surface structures of this beetle in a great close-up. The details seen are amazing. Excellent managment of light and surface reflectance.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Philippe,
this is a very fine macro with such closeness to view and enjoy!
perfect sharpness, awesome colour and much details
very well done

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-01-03 15:32]

Hola Philippe.- Muy bellos los colores verde metalico de este bicho. Elegante y fina pose. Gran calidad en el Macro.
Saludos Luis52.

I like this kind of small coleoptera for their metallic rainbow shine. I often see them on various plant leafs. Nice shot.

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