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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon Macro EF 100mm F2.8 USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, 5 favs. and up, 100 points or more (Chapter 1), Metallic wonders of nature 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-13 3:23
Viewed: 5746
Favorites: 7 [view]
Points: 130
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I've taken so many shots of this Tansy beetle,chrysolina graminis(hope not chrysolina fastuosa)
I was just trying to take a shot of this attractive bug but you see how
many bonuses I have under the leaf. There is a very little world.Right?
Before I was taking photos I have never relaized them...Now I look different and careful 'cause they make me happy. Hope you'll like it.
Infos from http://www.arkive.org
Tansy beetle (Chrysolina graminis )
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Coleoptera
Family Chrysomelidae
Genus Chrysolina (1)
Size Length: 7-11 mm (2)

Included in English Nature's Species Recovery Programme.
The tansy beetle is an attractive bright green leaf beetle, with a coppery sheen (2). The wing cases were so admired by Victorians that they were used as sequins (3).
This beetle was once very widespread in Britain, but is currently endangered (3). It is now restricted to the banks of the River Ouse around York (3).
You can view distribution information for this
species at the National Biodiversity Network Gateway
Occurs on Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) beside riverbanks (1).
Little is known of the ecology of this species.
Reasons for the devastating decline of this beautiful beetle are unknown (3). Present threats include shading mainly by willows, planted to help to stabilise the riverbank, or the introduced plant Himalayan balsam (Impatiens gludulifera) (3).
English Nature has funded a three-year study of the ecology of this beetle at the University of York. Hopes are that insights into the species resulting from this research will aid its conservation (3).

During construction of improved flood defences in part of the current range, tansy plants and beetles were removed, stored and relocated on the new defences. If this work is successful, English Nature may develop a long-term recovery programme for the species (3).
Camera Model:Canon EOS 20D
Shooting Date/Time: 5/27/2005 7:34:34 PM
Shooting Mode:Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ):1/100
Av( Aperture Value ):8.0
Metering Mode: Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation: 0
ISO Speed: 400
Lens:100.0 mm
Focal Length: 100.0 mm
Flash: Off
AF Mode: Manual Focus

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-13 3:26]

Hallo Sebnem!
New photo at least! Full of microaction, with superb composition and shinning colours. I don't know why but it has got autumn mood in my oppinion. Lovely warm light, details and POV. Note is also very interesting. I like it very much!

Hi Sebnem!
Wonderful photo! Just superb light playing with colours! I love this shot!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-13 3:40]

There is a whole world in that photo. Great job, Sebnem, for capturing it. Very sharp details, beautiful colors and light, excellent composition. TFS. : )

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-13 3:49]

Hello Sebnem,
A superb capture.
Fantastic colours and detail,excellent composition and DOF.
Great work,very well done indeed!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-13 4:08]

Waouh ! Vous postez peu de photos mais elles sont toujours d'excellente qualité et superbe ! Très belle composition aux couleurs superbes !
Wow ! Another great shot made by Sebnem !!! Congratulations ! TFS.

Superb macro!
Excellent composition,great colours,sharp details.Well done!

Very attractive picture with loads of sharp and well lighted details - those metallic beetles can be tough to capture.
The composition is super too.
Well done

Hello Sebnem

Awesome capture. What wonderful colours highlighted by the excellent light. Tack sharp with excellent POV. Well done. Thanks

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-13 5:43]

Congratulations Sebnum - for the bug and also for the aphids. He's got such pretty irridescent colours and he's nice and sharp too. I hope they can save them. Well done.

Belgesel fotoğraflara olan hayranlığımı pekiştiren enfes bir çalışma. En içten tebriklerimle... Keyifle favorilerim arasına alıyorum, selam ve sevgiler... Cengiz.

Hello Şebnem!
Wonderful macro shot with perfect details.
I liked composition very much.Thanks for sharing.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-13 7:12]

Hello Sebnem,

I am a fan of your pictures as they have such warm light in it. This is no exception to that rule. The details are great and the metallic shine is superb. Very good composition and very interesting note. Very well done & TFS!


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  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2005-06-13 8:41]

Great.Very good macro,beautiful colours and perfect details.Congratulations!!!

This shot is a winner, Sebnem, for many reasons.
The great details in the beetle, tiny isects and the leaf.
You have managed to use the lighting well and achieved excellent warm colors, and interesting metallic sheen to the subject.
Very interesting note and BG in the wonderful composition, thank you. Well done!

Wow! Outstanding close-up Sebnem!
Very sharp details. Excellent composition, colors, DOF and POV.
Perfect lighting, I love this photo.

Thank you very much for sharing this photo, you did an incredible work.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-13 9:41]

Hi Sebnem, excellent shot. The composition is very good and great details. I like the lighting reflecting off the metallic body, well done!

Superb shot Sebnem!
Everything is perfect and the colours really beautiful.
Just a photo of bug, but the mood is really special.
I like it very much.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-06-13 10:16]

What a capture and excelent composition.
The golden lighting is great. Beautiful work.


Great macro, Sebnem.
Stunning is the word, I love this one. Into my favs.
Fantastic work.

hello:) what a beauty photo:) I like compo and colours here:) exellent:) again:) great job!



Hello Sebnem!
What a wonderfull image, i like the metallic colours & sharpness, dof & pov are perfect, you did a great macro :-)

Very well done,


Composition/Color/DOP +++++
Well done Sebnem

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  • edji Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 83 W: 8 N: 22] (426)
  • [2005-06-13 15:09]

Very nice macro shot. Well done!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-13 15:09]

Sebnem, this is really magnificent. Gorgeus colours at the whole frame. With the bonus aphids excellent composition .
Very well done. :))

Hi Sebnem

Excellent Macro and composition.

Great picture.

Sebnem, this is a masterpiece.
A really beautiful image. The colours are stunning, wonderful composition, details and sharpness. Perfect DOF. I want to give you a hundred smileys for this one.
Have a great week Sebnem, Thanks for posting

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-06-13 17:27]

FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!
Very very well done.

Beautiful composition Sebnem, great colours, love the background. Nice contrast between beetle and leaf. You've captured the metalic sheen very well.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-06-14 0:19]

Hi Sebnem, What a bonus for you, excellent shot! With the whole gang... Congrats, I like the colours of your beetle! He is so shinning and colourful. Great details, sharpness, DOF and contrast. Very well done, thanks for sharing.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-06-14 1:14]

Composição excelente... nitidez... cores... contraste...
Notas (NOTES) ótimas!
Obrigado por postar.

Great macro, Sebnem. Lovely metallic look and the aphids adds an extra point of interest. Nice composition. Very well done.

Simply amazing Sebnem, the colours, details and composition are most excellent. This is very good work.

Regards Steve.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-06-14 9:51]

Hello Sebnem.
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Superb macro Sebnem! Excellent DOF, composition, details, sharpness, light, colors...
You hit all the bases..A home run!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-14 11:39]

Sebnem, another stunning shot by.

Excellent sharpness, pov and composition. The bug is very beautiful and you did a great job.

The other bugs are a very nice bonus.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-06-15 7:35]

Félicitations pour cette superbe présentation. Tout est parfaits et bien net.

Merci pour l'envoie.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-06-18 3:29]

Hello Sebnem, bravo pour cette superbe macro trés lumineuse et belle harmonie de couleurs. TFS Didier.

Great work. Directly into my favorites!

A stunning capture - perfect macro with wonderful colors and bonus aphids! The iridescent reflection is awesome!


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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-07-27 7:03]

Hello Şebnem!
All your photos are wonderful,but I liked this one very much.Lighting,details and sharpness are perfect.Thanks for posting.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-08-12 9:21]

Wow wow,what a cute bug&you captured with great details.Liked composition&and note is useful to understood these small cute's.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-08-12 18:31]

I love that picture. It amazingly beautiful in its colours, light and composition. Nothing to add about it. the species is of genus Chrysolina, but I'm not sure if it's graminis. It's not easy (if possible at all) to be sure just from the foto :-)

this is a superb shot Sebnem.
Amazing colors and great composition.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-09-21 3:03]
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Hello Şebnem!
Magnificent macro.I liked colors,lighting,sharpness and composition very much.Thanks for posting.

Wow. Great macro. It's so sharp. I've really got to get a real macro lens. I just use an extension tube behind my 18-50 lens. Your macros look great.



Great Texture. Wonderful details and collors.

Hi Sebnem
The colours on that bug are really beautiful. I like your
composition and how he's climbing this leaf. Well Done

Everything is wonderful in this picture..... absoutely fascinating, big bus and little

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-11-26 20:06]

Hi Sebnem.
great macro...one more time, very nice colors and details,wonderful photo!!!
Congratulations SEBNEM.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-12-01 9:31]

hi sebnem,
it is a great pic... wonderful details with beautiful colors...
great composition...

What a truly great macro/closeup Sebnem. The composition and especially also the position of the bug on the leaf is striking! The aphids included in the photo give good idea about the miniature world the bug is living in. Technically excellent, a great image!!
Have a very good 2006, Mike

sebnem hanim bu bas sayfalik harika bir kare.
bol işikli gunler.

Bonjour Sebnem
Une excellente photo en macro,les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails.. Félicitations pour la belle composition.

Merci et bravo...JP

Excellent macro shot with excellent colors,sharpness,focus,pov,dof and frame.....
Thanks Ana:)

Hello Sebnem,
Magnific composition, I like a lot. It has good details, colours and nice insects.
Best greetings

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-09 17:24]

Hi Dew, excellent macro. Great lighting and metallic colours with good sharp details. Also I love the composition with the added little extras, very well composed. TFS.

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-10-06 16:47]

Genial, un foton.

This is an excellent composition. The details are razor sharp the pov is perfect and the overall composition is stunning.
The colours are beautiful, very warm and inviting.
The 'bonuses' under leaf really make this shot.
Great work, thanks for posting.

Hi Sebnem,
Beautiful shiny beetle. Nice shot without annoying reflection. Very impressive picture.

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım,
Sizin karelerinizi görünce, insanın hayranlık duymaması mümkün değil.Her biri diğerinden farklı ve güzel.Bunu içtenlikle söylüyorum ki, en güzelini seç deseler, kesinlikle bir seçim yapamam.Hepsi der çıkarım işin içinden.
Elinize, gözünüze sağlık.
Selam ve saygılar..


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-01-17 3:36]

selam sebnem
bu metalik renkli bocegi yaprak ile iyi kompoze etmissin. bakis acisi, arka plani, isik kullanimi, renkler, detaylar ve bilgi notu harika olmus

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2007-02-06 9:06]

The symmetry in this shot is excellent Sebnem! Very artfully captured. You have done a superb job taking us into its world! The bonuses are great too...;-)

Merhaba Sebnem bu resim cok guzel detail, renkler ve composition super ellerine saglik Selamlar Necip.

Hi Sebnem, I missed this splendid bug, wonderful macro with splendid details, great blurry BG, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Sebnem!

Does this beetle eat the leaf-aphids?

It's a wonderful shot to see this "community". Great colours, excellent sharpness and detail. Very nice compo too! I especially like the play of the light on this beetle! Tfs, Jay

PS I am very happy to see the wee bugs, so we have an idea of the size of the metallic bug!
I am somewhat puzzled by the "white hairs" . Do you know what they are?

Hello Sebnem,
Super sharpness in the little fellow!
Great action hasd been captured and presented in this fine dynamic composition!
Pablo -

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