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Linaeidea aenea

Linaeidea aenea
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Copyright: Martina Koloska (electra) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 0 N: 148] (679)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix 4900Z, Raynox DCR-150
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/240 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-08-06 11:11
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Favorites: 2 [view]
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Linaeidea aenea (alder chrysomelid beetle)


I saw this golden beetle today, when I was on fishing-trip with my father and brother, when both were fishing I walked around the lake and took some photos like this. I used the lens from my dad. It was a short trip a thunderstorm came up. This beetle were near some Black Alder Trees (Alnus glutinosa).

I hope you like this picture.
Have a nice Day! :-)

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Hi Martina, lovely shot, sharp, detailed and beautiful reflected colours on the beetle's wings. Can you tell us anything about it? TFS :)

beautyfull sharp photo!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-08-06 11:54]

it's a nice one martine,
the macro is well taken and I like the pov and the good dof in the shot, the lines in the dof are nice, very good job, I like it,
gr. Jaap

Hi Martina!
Amazing shot! Wonderful colours. Just... incredibile!

Excellent macro Martina! The sharpness, details, metallic colors, DOF and light are great..Very good use of the DCR-150. (I used to have one). Very well done!

  • leoatsky (48)
  • [2005-08-06 13:53]

very nice picture ... du steigerst dich ja richtig :-))

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-08-06 14:00]

Hi Martina, lovely shot. However, this is not Linaeidea aenea, but another chrysomelid - some species of the genus Chrysolina (could be graminis or herbacea) but the exact determitaion is not easy just on the picture.

Great macro Martina. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details Very good job. WEll done

Ich glaube wir legen uns im Herbst die S9500 zu. (dann kannst Du meine S7000 haben)

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-06 14:34]

Hello Martina!
Great macro..DOF,light,colour are wonderful.
Thanks for posting...

Hello Martina,

Super! this is a masterclass picture. Great. Everything is perfect.
I make it my favourite.

(maybe the green a bit overdone but nevermind)



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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-06 19:25]

Hello Martina,
Very nice macro i like the vivid colours and great sharpness, nice composition.
Very well done!

Thanks for posting.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-08-06 21:56]

Very good macro!
Beautiful colour, nice framing.

Hey Martina,

WOW !!! I'm sure that every shade of green is in this image. Wonderful capture. Well done and thanks for sharing.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-08-07 2:13]

Bonjour Martina, bien belle chrysomela avec une jolie harmonie de teintes vertes, bon piqué. Mes félicitations Didier.

This is stunning. Great sharpness, POV, composition and wonderful colours. I really like it. Thanks.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-08-07 4:54]

Stunning shot, Electra. Everything is perfect. A high five : )))
Superb job. TFS. : )

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-07 5:32]

Hi Martina, this beautiful insect doesn't look real. His colours are so irridescent, and it is a great photo of it. Nice and sharp, good details. Well done.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-08-07 6:08]

Fantastyczne makro Martina.
Doskona³a kompozycja i ¶wietne detale.
Very well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-07 13:11]

Martina, indeed, a very beautiful bug.

Great pov and sharpness, excellent and vivid colors.

I like bg too.

This is an exceptional great capture. The exposure and metallic look is just awesome. Very well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-07 17:04]

Hi Martina, very nice shot. I can't help with the ID any further than Michal has. Nice composition and excellent details. Very well done.

Hi Martina, you've captured this tiny creature beautifully. The background, composition, and lighting are just great. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous beetle with us.

Hi Martina,

What a pretty beetle. Full marks for the composition, and the focus is fantastic. You captured it really well. TFS.


This is Excellent Martina,
Good detail and good POV. Nicely exposed and good colour. Good composition. Excellent DOF and framing.
Well captured, thanks for posting.
Have a good week.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-08 3:59]

Lovely shot! So green and shinning. Beautifull beetle, great composition and POV.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-08 4:24]

What a wonderful and interesting beetle that you have well captured ! I like the composition, the colors are superb, DOF and sharpness are very good too ! Thanks for sharing Martina.

Hi Martina.
This is another very good macro.
Perfect as it is really,but I have trouble viewing it at this angle.I played around with it in the workshop and found that by rotating it to the right,so that it was coming from the top right hand corner,it was much easier to the eye.I then went a step further and rotated it a bit more and liked that too.
I sharpened it a little too,but I may have done it too much as the background looks a little bit more grainy.
Hope you don't mind me messing around with your beautiful photo.
As I said,it is great just as it is,anyway.
You did a very good job again.
Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-09 19:27]

Sorry Martina, I have no time to write a proper comment. I give to you the well deserved smily.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-08-10 16:39]

Awesome Macro Shot Martina.
I love the strong green color and and awesome look of this beetle.Well Done.TFS

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-08-11 16:21]

Wooow.... Martina... what a superb shot!!!! Beautiful colours, details, shaprness, DOF and the lighting... they are excellent. Very well captured, thanks for sharing. :D

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  • foton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 1 N: 13] (420)
  • [2005-08-27 6:24]

Hi Martina!
extra shot
wonderful colours

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2005-10-03 22:11]

Hi Martina
What a fantastic photo you got with these great green tones of the beautifull insect. The composition is great too.
Well done.

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  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2005-10-15 11:57]

Ωραία μεταλλικά χρώματα έχει η φωτογραφία σου Martina!!!
Σωστή εστίαση - πολύ καλή οξύτητα.
Μπραβο!!! (GR)

This is a fantastic image, the green metalic body is beautifully emphasized by the surounding green environment that makes the subject glow even more green. The POV is perfect with very nice DOF. :)

Hallo Martina,
schönes Foto von diesem glänzendem Käfer, gute Details und toller POV. Ich kenne diese Käfer und weiß wie schwer es ist ein gutes Foto zu machen. Die Käfer lassen sich oft fallen sobald man das Gras bewegt und durch die Reflektionen auf dem Käfer gibt es oft starke Unterschiede zwischen hell und dunkel.
Trotzdem ist das Bild gut gelungen!

Amazing shot! Wonderful colours.

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