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Copyright: Francisco Mello (Mello) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 105 F2.8 Macro.
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Macromania [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-15 6:03
Viewed: 3698
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I am happy with my 1,000 points, reached thanks to the comments and criticism of all of you, my friens from TN. I have learned a lot from you and I hope I've been a good student…

I'd like to dedicate this image to a very special group to me: Friends that added me as one of their favorites.

I hope you all enjoy it.

I don’t know this beetle (5mm body lenght), but I did a resource and I hope I`m correct.
Diabrotica is a widespread genus of beetles, sometimes referred to as cucumber beetles or corn rootworms, in the family Chrysomelidae. Members of this genus include several destructive agricultural pest species.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-15 6:13]

Hello Francisco
Congradulation for that 1000 point.This is an excellent closed up image.Good POV and sharp image with great detail.Colors are also very nice.
TFS Michel

Ciao Francisco, my today neighbour, congratulations for your 1000 points on TN, fascinating macro with wonderful beetle, splendid sharpness and fine details, beautiful bright colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-15 6:35]

Hello Francisco,
The first 1000 points are always a milestone. Congratulations.
A very good photo in superb sharpness and details. Great saturated colours. Good POV, plain BG and composition.
Hope to see a lot more.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-15 7:06]

Hello Francisco
Nice macro capture taken with vivid colors, great details and clear BG

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-15 7:10]

Hello Fransisco,
Congratulations on having at least 500 TN critiques!
You mark this milestone with a fine macro of a Chrysomelid beetle taken from a great POV with superb sharpness ,colours and lighting against a pleasing neutral natural BG.
Thanks and best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-15 7:19]

Very fine image of this beautiful beetle. tfs.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-15 7:25]

Hello Francisco,
Congratulations on reaching 1000! This is a beautiful composition showing this interesting Beetle from a nice POV. Very fine details and lovely colours.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Mello,
congratulations on reaching 1000 points; very good macro shot, fine detail and splendid vivid colours, very nice composition with marvellous colour tones of the BG
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-15 7:49]

Hello Francisco,
Very kind dedication and happy to see that you reached the 1000 points. In a way points are less important than the portfolio you present us. And for us it's always so wonderful to discover the great biodiversity you have in S'America. With this excellent picture you present us an unknown beetle which looks quite bigger than 5mm! Beautiful composition and excellent sharpness. Very well done.
Thanks and kind regards

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-15 7:55]

Firs of all, warm congratulation for your first 100th points.
Second:very good capture your little bug!
Sharp details, wonderful colors.

Hi MF Francisco,

Utterly impressive macro capture of a beutifully coloured chrysomelid beetle from great POV with perfect focus, soft lighting, impeccable details and delightful composition.
Also i congratulate! you on reaching 1000 pts on TN MF
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-12-15 8:43]

Hola amigo Francisco,
felicidades por tus buenos trabajos,
gran calidad y finos detalles
hermoso cuadro.

Hello Francisco,

Wow! Very nice picture of this beetle trying to climb this leaf! f/11 was an excellent choice in order to obtain in focus. Colors look very natural and you got a great pov in order to present us its nice over-wings (what is the name in english?).

Congratulations for your 1000th points!!!

Great job and TFS!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-15 10:55]

Hi Mello. Congrats on 500 or more critiques . You do it with a fine macro of this beetle. which you have taken with fine detail and your use of the light has given bright colours. I like all ofthe different shades of green. TFS.

hello Francisco
Congradulation with your 1000 points
great details and very good light
beautiful colours and nice pose
i found thid name
greeting lou

Cioa Francisco. Thanks to you to share all your delicate and fine work like this. Impressive close up here with excellent detaisl and perfect light's managmente. Great gift for your 1000 pt! Soon.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-15 11:46]

Hi Francisco,nothing better to celebrate this important moment,you choose a wonderful macro very difficult to take...and what a impressive quality,sharpness and colors are at the top.Very nice composition too.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-15 11:50]

Hello Francisco.
congratulation for your first 1000 points.
Great picture, very good capture and very good colours, the contrast between Beetle to the whole frame is very good. The exposure is very good regarding the bright light.
Best regards Siggi

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-12-15 12:39]

Congratulations.. =)
Best regards,

hello Francisco
on a green canvas, a splendid background,a very good macro with exceptional colors, very fine photo!
I wish you always good photos and good critiques!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-15 23:41]

Hi Francisco,
Congratulatios on your 1000th points.Your close up is crisp clear,well detailed and well composed.
Thanks for posting..

Congratulations Francisco!
It is always a pleasure to discover the fantastic variety of insects of Brazil, thanks to your skill and patience to capture them in natural environement.
This shot is very well composed, with a good sharpness and beautiful colors. Best regards,

Hello Francisco,

an very nice image from this insect with good pov and dof.


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-12-16 14:26]

Dear Francisco!

First of all, let me congratulate you for your success here on TN. This is well merited. Your pictures are outstanding and of such a high quality, like the one you present us today. It has the little indefinable extra that makes it different from others. Of course, already the basic technical aspects are perfect: sharpness, lighting and colour management. In combination with a subtle composition this makes a superb picture.

Kind regards


Impresionante, a la vez que bella esta ampliación. Preciosos colores bien captados por esa luz que tan bien plasmaste.
Felicidades por esos 1000 primeros puntos que a buen seguro subuirán como la espuma por lo bien que trabajas.
Saludos Francisco: Josep Ignasi.

ciao Francisco!
a special beetle for celebrate the result of 1ooopts
great sharpness and excellent definition

compliment sERGIO

Excelente enquadramento e posição, contrastando bem com o fundo verde. Ótima aproximação, parabéns pelo trabalho!

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