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agelastica alni

agelastica alni
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Copyright: Malgosia Bisinska (liziafa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 399 W: 0 N: 346] (1231)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Industar 2,8/50mm, RAW ISO 200, Extension Tube
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-21 9:55
Viewed: 3806
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
Valley Sluzewiecka

Agelastica alni.

The beetle family Chrysomelidae, or leaf beetles is a family of over 35,000 species in more than 2,500 genera.

Leaf beetles are recognizable by their tarsal formula and distinguished from long-horned beetles (family Cerambycidae) by their short, filiform antennae. Adult and larval leaf beetles feed on all sorts of plant tissue. Many are economically important pests of agriculture, for example the colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), the asparagus beetle (Crioceris asparagi), the cereal leaf beetle (Oulema melanopus), and various flea beetles.

marhowie, ramthakur, red45, dew77, hekcik, wallhalla15, peter_stoeckl, Kaszek, ddg, firelord, jeanpaul, thistle, soccer, aido, radz, CTP has marked this note useful
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Hello Malgosia,
Well composed frame, great metallic color in this small beetle. Well focused and sharp where it has to be, and I like the POV.
Well done and TFS!

Very well captured, Malgosia.
The POV, DOF, sharpness and colour are excellent. I like the way you have positioned the beetle in the image.

Great macro shot.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-05-21 11:22]

Czesc Malgosia!
Piekny okaz, chyba jeden z naszych najladniejszych chrzaszczy. Blyszczace odcienie zielonego wygladaja super, bardzo ladna kompozycja i rozmyte tlo. Podoba mi sie!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-21 11:53]

Hello Malgoisa!
Very nice close up.POV,details,colors,simple BG,cross framing and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-05-21 13:08]


Śliczny okaz, pięknie pokazany.
Tradycyjnie ostrość, kolor i kadr celująco!!!

TFS :-)

Great macro Malgosia. Excellent composition with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. Well done. Thank you for posting.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-05-21 14:04]

Hi Malgosia
That's a great capture with a fantastic composition, everything is in green tones and well balanced, good DOF, POV and saharpness would be betterif you had used a bigger than 5.6 F number.
well done.

Hi Malgosia!
Tiny Chrysomelidae beauty with wonderful iridescence right in the middle of the lush green of the new spring - very pretty shot that takes me right into a fascinating microcosmos.
Perfectly taken shot, excellent details, brilliant colours, well composed.
And interesting, well researched notes to take something for the scientific kind of curiosity with me. Thank you!
Best regards,

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2006-05-21 17:14]

Witaj Malgosiu!
Ale sie blyszczy. Wspanialy ten chrzaszcz. Idealna glebia. Brawo!

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-05-21 23:01]

Hi Malgosia,
Excellent macro! Very nice composition, good lighting, great colours and nice blured background.
Very 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)
  • [2006-05-22 4:49]

Bonjour Malgosia, bravo pour cette photo aux dominantes de couleur vertes!! Great composition and beautiful refects on the insect too. Best regards, Didier.

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  • valdec (383)
  • [2006-05-23 1:51]

fantastyczne, ekstra, rewelacja. Gratulujê i pozdrawiam

Hello Malgosia
Felicitation pour ce beau macro ,la composition ,les details et la couleur avec ces reflet metalics sont de toute beaute.
Merci et au revoir....JP

Great shot Malgosia! Metallic colours on the beetle perfectly shown here! bg is classic for you! Did you use flash of your shots? In my opinion, you can post your shots a little bit bigger size! Congratulations for this beautiful composition,

Sorry, points tomorrow!

Hi Malgosia,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Witaj Malgosia,
Swietna fotka, bardzo w twoim stylu - duzo zieleni. Podoba mi sie bardzo kadr i czyste tlo.


Your composition, POV, Lighting, DOF, BG are all excellent here. This is a great macro that you have posted. TFS,

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-24 17:52]

Hi Malgosia
Great close-up shot. Great clolurs, sharpnes, details and POV. Also beautiful composition.
well done


beautiful macro-shot, malgosia! :-)
what an interesting green-metallic bug you
present us here.
excellent composition and pov with the beetle
standing on the edge of the fresh green leaf.
superb details and colors,
the light on the back makes it almost shine in
rainbow colors.
well seen & captured, thor.

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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2006-05-30 13:25]

Very nice colours, good sharpness and brilliant composition!

Good job!


I like this composition, very good focus and combined green colours. The DoF must have been very small, very well done !

belles couleurs metallisées et bonne netteté.le BG est bien fait.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-01 17:09]

Hi Malgosia,
Nice shot, he looks as if he is thinking about jumping :-) Excellent detail and colours, great exposure. DOF is good, perfectly defocused BG. Nice work.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-07-16 10:52]

Lovely matalic colour,nice compo.Good Details.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-07-20 17:23]

Witaj Malgosia,
Wxcellent beetle close-up.
I like your pov,dof,focus,sharpness,blurred bg,note and framing.Well Done.TFS

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