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Metallic colored Beetles

Metallic colored Beetles
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-06-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-10-02 17:00
Viewed: 1483
Points: 13
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I really don't like posting things unless I can identify them, but I haven't been able to find the name for these beautiful metallic beetles.

It was a very windy damp day, a few of us were hiking up Mt Hanang as the temperature dropped considerable. We were actually quite cold and shivering when we decided to head back down.

The only life we saw were the pretty beetles which seemed attracted to these purple flowers along the path. Whenever I found similar flowers they always had a group of the beetles covering them.

I thought possible a type of Tiger Beetle, but I don't know for sure.

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They certainly look beautiful with those straight lines on their metallic green backs, Ron. The genus of Beetles is really very large and I hope your identification is right.
Assuming the purple flower to be fairly small, it is a marvellous macro image with pin sharp focus on all the nine insects.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2017-10-02 20:34]

Wow, what a contrast of vivid colors. beautiful and me just can wish for such shot.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-10-03 2:05]

Hi Ron,lucky meeting with this big group of beetles on the single flower. A difficult pic to do,but not for you as i can see,the sharpness is excellent and the metallic colors are very bright. I search the exact name without result,this family is very very big..ehhe..have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ron,
Very nice metallic green colored beetles with excellent details....The focus is wonderful despite that those beetles are not in the same field....Nice composition.

Hello Ron,
I'm not sure, better to say don't know anything about this species. Just searched in Google and it looks like Tiger Beetles.

Like the way you have thrown the BG far and isolated your Beetles family. Colour looks very nice. Details are good too.
Thanks for sharing and hope you will get perfect ID if it's wrong,

Ciao Ron, great macro with a lot of metallic bugs on beautiful flower, fine details, wonderful bright colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Ron,
Although composition and the colors are very nice, all the insects + also the flower seem oversharpened and the background noisy. A pity, because the scene's spectacular enough.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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