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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000, 28-105 mm, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/193 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Montenegro
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world, Beetles and Bugs of the world (Chapter 2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-03 20:56
Viewed: 5633
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rose Chafer (Cetonia sp.) - one of several similar species of subfamily Cetoninae (family Scarabeidae).

The members of the subfamily are remarkable by the fact that they have fixed elytra. The hind wings are spread sideways through the specially curved elytra margins (see on the picture). Larvae live in decaying wood and adults feed on flowers.

The species of Cetonia are very variable in terms of colours (oscillating from deep green, through gold, red to blue. This interesting two colour forms were captured on dwarf elderberry (Sambuccus ebulus L.) flowers.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-11-03 21:33]

You are talented also with close-up!

Once again sharp focus and perfect exposure. Good composition with a nice blured BG.
The soft light is perfect for those shinny subject. There is a beautiful texture on their shell. Great picture and TFS

Hi Michal,
Very nice close-up with good details, good POV and nice colours.
Well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-04 1:01]

Amazing colors on these beetles, Michal. Your exposure is perfect, and shows off the iridescence very well. Details are very sharp and interesting composition. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-04 2:53]

Przepiekne kolory! Bardzo ostre i szczegolowe zdjecie, doskonale widoczna powierzchnia pokryw - chityna az blyszczy ;-) Ogolnie bardzo udany post.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-04 3:52]

Wow ! What a good and interesting macro for these "Cetonia aurata" ! Congratulations Michal and thanks for sharing.

PS : the raison of my too short comment is on the forum...

Hi Michal,
This is a great macro shot. I really like the metallic colors and sharp detail in the insects. Perfect composition and framing. The backround really makes them stand out. Well done.

Moja mama spedza letnie dni wyrzucajac takie chrzaszcze z kwiatow roz, ktore po prostu uwielbiaja wcinac ;)
Super fotka, niezla technicznie i fajnie skadrowana.
Pozdrowienia :)

Hi Michal,
wow, this is a very difficult object, metallic bugs are not easy to make a sharp shot.
You made it excellent, the colours are pretty and I like to see the one from the side.
Very good job, I love it
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-11-04 12:58]

Cześć . Świetne zdjęcie, wspaniała jakość i świetna kolorystyka. ten po prawej ma niesamowity kolor.

Great macro shot Michal. Great sharpness, details and clarity, beautiful colours too! Thanks for posting. Have a great weekend.

Definitely metalic bugs are cool, the iridescence are radical! this is a nice composition of two of them. Paul :)

Hello Michal,
I find this picture really interesting, the different colours that comes out of these bugs depending how you look at them is simply amazing.
Very good composition too. Nice work !!!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-11-05 14:43]
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piękne te pancerze owadów. Bdb ostrość i jej głębia. I pomyśleć, że spotkałeś je w Czarnogórze a nie u nas. Dobra robota.
Pozdr. Al.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-07 2:26]

Hello Michal!
Very nice capture of romantic pair;).Colors,sharpness,POV,colors,framing and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2005-11-07 16:43]

Hello Michal!
They really looking like metallic knights. And nice blurring BG. Lovely shot.
Best regards,

Good macro. Like the composition, colors and sharpness.

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