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Beetle on a Thistle

Beetle on a Thistle
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Copyright: Anton Lefterov (edal) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-12 11:53
Viewed: 3440
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Again a thistle and an insect - as in my previous two photios. But please do not get fed up (for sure you won't, will you?). This time the thistle is different (thanks to the numerous kinds of thistles) and the rider of the thorny flower this time is a beetle.

Beetle: Cetonia aurata (known as rose chafer, goldsmith beetle, leaf chafer or golden fly). It makes laborious movements amongst vegetation, and is capable of flight. It is a very common insect in some areas, usually seen between May and June/July, occasionally to September, and usually in sunny weather. They feed on foliage, buds, flowers and the fruits of blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, cabbage, beans, beet and pepper plants - this time on thistle.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-08-12 15:08]

Joli scarabée que l'on voit peu sur trek nature.
Bonne soirée.

Hi Anton,
Fine macro work on the little green fellow!
Well composed image giving good impression of the surroundings, good clarity in colours and fine details in the bug!
Pablo -

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-13 4:51]

Hi Anton,
Cetonias are very versatile! Now you find one in a thistle! Good details and color.
José M.

Hi Anton, This is an exquisite capture of this beetle delicately balanced like that. Excellent sharpness and the gree carapace is wonderful. Murray.
PS My goal is to take something as sharp as this in the future.

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