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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
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-06 14:13
Viewed: 4172
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
another lily beetle shot from me, many thanks for your comments on my last shot,
the snakes heads in the garden have been totaly eaten by these litle chaps now so my advice is if you have lilys, watch out for them.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-06 14:16]

Hi Clint,

Superb shot of the Lily Beetle
Very nice composition with a excellent pose and POV.
Fantastic details on the Beetle and Lily and perfect exposure.
Beautiful colours too.


The red against the white really brings out the beetle! I love how you muted the green and made the leaves soft. And the flower itself is sharp and the white is perfect. I haven't really paid attention to the insects inside flowers, but now you've got me curious. An excellent shot and composition. You should be proud.

Hello Clint.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.

jose Luis.

Hello Clint,
This flower and the lily beetle are very attractive. The contast with the background is excellent. It's a very graphical shot.
You are right about lily beetle: they are very voracious. Last year, my three lilies were eaten in one night by 4 or 5 of this beetles...
Best regards,

WOW this is great, detail of flower and beetle is so sharp, amazing bokeh.

I have had a look at your other photos and every one is stunning you have certainly earned every point awarded to you.

Hello Clint.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.


Dainty subjects and a dainty composition, Clint.
The red Beetle on the white flower looks beautiful, though it is a pest.
Very sharp, clear and colourful image.
The shallow DOF works wonders here.

Hi Clint,

Wonderful shot and a superb gallery, the colours and the detail are just stunning, excellent dof, perfect OOF background, and the exposure is spot on with beautiful detail in the white petals of the flower, lovely work,

Cheers Rick :)

Great capture Clint.
The detail on the flower is tack sharp and exposure is perfect.
You've done a great job here.

spectacular picture, TFS Ori

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-05-06 22:42]

Hi Clint!

Both of your lily beetle pictures are marvellous and it's a pleasure to me to discover your gallery. I'm impressed by the quality and the diversity of your pictures. This one pleases especially for its delicate composition and the richness of the details. You also made a very good job concerning the lighting that is not always easy with white flowers contrasting with dark objects or backgrounds.

Kind regards


Hello Clint,
Great shot! Pin sharp detail,great composition , POV, DOF, colours and sharpness.Brilliant, I love it.
TFS, Lee

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-05-06 23:41]

Absolutely beautiful image, perfectly captured and presented. TFS this refreshing image.

Hi Clint,
really amazing shot! Superb colors and sharpness! Perfect!
Well done!

Hi Clint,
good, focused shot with doused light. You avoided the many reflections that come from the smooth surface of the Lily beetle. Nice composition!
Best regards

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-07 0:10]

Hi Clint,

A great and well compose capture,colors and composition are great,thank


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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-05-07 1:50]

Very beautiful shot! Nice flower and great sharp and detail on beetle

Hi Clint, superb shot, the detail and clarity to both flower and beetle is first class. Excellent DoF and a great composition. tfs

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-07 1:58]

Hello Clint,
this is such a razor sharp shot you have here.Absolutely stunning and clear an image with great contrasts provided by the white, red and green.The environment is a wonderful cast in the dark green shade.This one has to be in my favourites list.
TFS & cheers

Hi Clint,
I like simple composition and this 3D effect. Very good details and sharpness. well done!

Mucha limpieza en los colores y granb elegancia del conjunto Clint. Buenos contrastes y un fondo muy acertado con la difuminación de la base de la planta que es muy efectiva y da profundidad a la toma.
Un excelente trabajo.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

this shot actually makes the lily beetle look beautiful, shame really because i have been squashing them all week. well caught, did he live?

Magnifique image.Amitiés antonio.

Hi Clint,
fantastic picture!
The bug and the flower are captured very sharp.
The picture looks like being painted with this great background and the blurred part of the flower.
TFS Tatjana

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-05-18 13:29]

Hi Clint

It was nice to meet you at the BWC the other week. I hope you got some lovely shots.

This like all your image is stunning. Wonderfully detailed and composed. I can see why you get some comments about PP work on this site. You should try Trek Lens. You photos will be grately admired there.



P.S. congrats on the Digital SLR photography magazine cover

What a crystal clear focus and excellent point of view. DOF enough to have the entire subject in focus but nothing else. One of the best pics I have seen. TFS

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