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Rose chafer

Rose chafer
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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Tamron 28-75 F2.8 XR DI LD Asph IF Macro, Hoya HD UV 67 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-18 7:51
Viewed: 2876
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
All is well in Ukraine except the governance :). First of all I mean our Nature. This year I visit our countryside garden very seldom but every time I take many shots. I never cease to marvel at the 24 MP crop-camera capabilities. Even using regular standard cheap zoom lens I can get well detailed close-up (shared shot is decently downsized crop).

Thanks to my wife, which spends much time in the garden, there are many blossoming flowers there and beautiful visitors. It is a great area for my photo hobby.

I like to picture insects on cultivated flowers so much. I think such flowers are an excellent place for many attractive scenes and stories. This one is very calm despite the others that I have.

Now I introduce a nice specimen of Rose chafer, which loves our flowers as I love them.

See info about the species, for example, here: Cetonia aurata.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-18 8:06]

Hello Alexei,
How nice to see your new posting. It's all very heavy what I read about your country in the papers. I hope it goes well to you and your family.
Fantastic macro in superb sharpness, details and splendid bright colours. Great composition.

Ciao Alexei, lovely composition with nice beetle on beautiful flower, superb sharpmness, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-18 11:10]

Hi Alex,absolutely great the capture of this rose chafer,not easy to show us these spectacular metallic colors,great detail everywhere and the best exposure for the best yellow too.Have a nice evening and thanks,luciano

Hello Alexei.,Very natural and well presentation.It looks original and this is the main key of this picture quality.Good use of light and details.Nice composition.Like it.Thanks for sharing such attractive species.Regards and have a nice time.Thanks for your appreciation on my picture.It's generated me to do better in future.-Srikumar

great shot Alex
great sharpness and good composition
the colours are also beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Alexei. Impressive DOF and details! Amzing metalic indeed.


My "dear" TN friend.
This image is a A1 Class image.
Your lucky to have your wife find you these "treasures".
Best and most kind regards from Canada from,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-06-18 19:29]
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Hello Alexei, Hope you and your family are doing well in these troubling times.
I see your wife is keeping you busy photographing these interesting and beautiful insects. I'm sure they may not seem so beautiful to you when they start eating your plants:)
Great job on this particular shot, as the beetle can be seen in exceptional detail and gorgeous natural colors. It reminds me a lot of the Japanese beetles which love to invade my wifes flower garden.

Hello Alexei,
照的很漂亮 很美麗的金龜子 也很清晰
尤其是黃色花的布景 配的非常的美麗
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

Hi Alexei. Great shot. Perfectly clear and strong rich colours. I think it should be framed better though. The bug is too centered I think. The perfect amount of light. The many colours on the bugs shell are fantastic. Your high Mega Pixel shots are well worth it if you keep getting great shots like this one. Have a nice day. Trevor

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-06-19 12:50]

Hello Alex,
Very happy to see a new posting from you. A very luminous picture of metallic shining Rose-Chafer jumping from one flower to the other. Best sharpness as usual, a very charming picture from your garden.
Take care

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-06-21 5:44]

Hi Alexei,
Fantastic macro shot of thit beautiful beetle.
Amazing colors,very good composition and sharpness details. Using the same fotoaparat like the ones.
Regards Jiri.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-06-22 4:09]

Hi Alexie,
Perfect shot ..
Excellent clarity, sharpness and focus.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-02 0:41]

Hi Alex
very nice bug with pretty yellow petals.
Nice and shiny under good light.
Attractive presentation.


Hello Alexei

Great macro of this insect with very fine POV and DOF,
great focus, sharpness, details and contrast, TFS


Great photo Alex! Good composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!

Privet Alexei,
I haven't seen you here recently, but I hope everything's fine with you and your family. This macro shot of rose chafer is very spectacular, sharpness and details are perfect on the insect, as well as colors and depth of field. For me the foreground is a little too much, and I had cropped a little from left also to off-center the subject more, but the 1st one is based on personal feelings mostly. Nice, clear capture overall. Bravo.
Best regards from your Hungarian / Irish friend, László

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