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Rose chafers on Elderberry

Rose chafers on Elderberry
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of Europe I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-17 10:02
Viewed: 3730
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Two Rose chafers (Cetonia aurata) enjoy the flowers of Elderberry (Sambucus nigra). Me too! I made a delicious syrup with this flowers (not this on the photo, I let it for the beetles...).
It's very refreshing and good for health.
Deux cétoines dorées (Cetonia aurata) se régalent de fleurs de sureau noir (Sambucus nigra). Moi aussi! J'ai fait un délicieux sirop avec ces fleurs (non pas celles de la photo que j'ai laissées aux coléoptères...).
C'est très rafraichissant et bon pour la santé.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-17 10:15]

Hi Catherine. Your sigma has given you rich colours in this picture . I like your pov showing the blue sky behind the Elderberries.You have once again good detail in the olants and bugs. Just a little noise in the BG green or it may be my eyes. I have been looking at a computer all day at work . Its so windy here so its not worth going out with the camera tonight. Well done TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-17 10:21]

Hi Catherine.
Simply amazing subject and outstanding quality of its reproduction, Bravo. Superb sharp image of the flowers and leaves as well as the bugs. BG is fantastic in its pleasantness. My congratulations.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-17 11:10]

Hi Catherine,

An exceptionally beautiful picture with the added bonue of the two wonderful green beetles. Your colors and clarity are magnificent!!! I absolutely love the composition - this is picture perfect.


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-06-17 12:34]

Hello Catherine,
In my neighbourhood now scent of the elderberry in the night smell very much. I like it. These chafers are also on it. Your photo is very good, POV and colours like to me.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Catherine,
A very beautiful composition, that shows lots of interesting things in sharp focus on a nicely blurred background. Colors, especially yellow tint of flowers captured well.

Some people make a kind of jam from flowers of dwarf elderberry here. I have not tasted it yet. TFS

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-18 9:44]

Salut Catherine,ces insects son merveilleus a cause des ses fantastiques couleurs.C'est pas facile a les capturer si bien comme as tu fais cette fois,un tres bon travail,merci de partager,bonne soiree',Luciano

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