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Blister Beetle

Blister Beetle
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-08-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-09-13 8:37
Viewed: 1120
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yet another picture of a Blister Beetle from the vegetables farm we have on our school campus taken last month. These are the most damaging pests for okra flowers.

Blister beetles are beetles of the family Meloidae, so called for their defensive secretion of a blistering agent, cantharidin. About 7,500 species are known worldwide. Many are conspicuous and some are aposematically colored, announcing their toxicity to would-be predators.


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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-09-13 12:39]

Hi Ram,a very professional macro showing us this blister beetle full of pollen in a fantastic sharpness,great capture very well exposed and bright too. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-09-13 18:56]

Hello Ram,
A great shot of this rather colorful blister beetle, ours are not nearly as pretty. The focus is sharp giving us a good view of its body features and bold colors. Very attractive composition and perfectly exposed. I can see how it has eaten the outer edges of the okra flower.
I had some swiss chard growing in our garden and they literally destroyed most of it in just a short time. One day the chard was fine and my next visit they had moved in and set up house:(

Ciao Ram, great macro of beautiful beetle, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram,
A very nice and colorful beetle. Very good quality of the image.

hallo Ram thanks for the kind comment you give
so good is this picture of you with great details and good sharpness the colours are also beautiful
thanks gr lou

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