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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-02 11:21
Viewed: 2284
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This 10-12 mm long beetle is a member of the family Chrysomelidae and is found nearly everywhere on the northern hemisphere.
Its wing covers are yellowish brown to red, the head, thorax and legs are black.
The adult beetles hibernate in the ground and come back up in April.
They are most numerous in June and July. The females lay their eggs on the underside of young poplar, aspen or willow leaves.
The adult beetles as well as the larvae feed on the leaves of these trees.
When disturbed, the beetles excrete a smelly substance.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-02 11:30]

Hello Marius,
Fantastic photo in wonderful contrasting colours. Great sharpness, details, perfect POV, DOF and blurred BG. Another beauty!

Ciao Marius. Great detailed and sharpende close up! Excellente DOF and fantastic colours. Best compliments.


Hi Marius,

Wow what a amazing image here Marius, fabulous capture of these two Poplar Leaf Beetles, good macro skills with great detailed sharpness, lovely saturated colours, great picture and well done,
Congratulations and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,


hello Marius
super good picture
great sharpness nice pose and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Maius,

Magnificent picture of these beetle. The sharpness is outstanding & good POV too. The colors are nice.
The green blurry BG makes it so attractive. Well done & TFS.

Hello Marius,
Superb image of these beetle! fantastic moment! beautiful colours, sharpness detail and depth of field are excellent, a perfect captured!
Thanks for sharing and have a goodnight,
Best Regards,

Super image, excellent point of view and details and nice colours. regards yiannis

Buna Marius,
Frumos moment redat cu claritate excelenta intr-o imagine in care culorea verde contrasteaza bine cu insectele. Detaliile si compozitia sunt si ele de 10.
Numai bine,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-06-02 12:59]

Hello Mairus,
Great composition with excellent sharpness,DOF and fine details.TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-06-02 13:12]

Hello Marius.
Wonderful capture of these mating beetles . All of the insects are excellent with fine details and great colors. Not only did you freeze the moment perfectly but the background and composition are superb.Best regards Siggi

Atractivo conjunto de un contraste de color bello a la vez que sorprendente.
Delicado y bello trabajo Marius.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi.

Ciao Marius, lovely maiting couple, splendid light, fantastic colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-06-02 20:17]

Hi Marius ,
Super and nice picture. Gorgeous light and colours. Good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-06-02 21:44]

Buna Marius,
Culori vii si detalii fine, cu desene clar, cu toate ca insectele erau in actiune, Felicitari!

Hi Marius,
The details and the bright red color is marvelous. Super focus on these two beetles. Really wonderful macro! Well done and have a fine day.

Hallo Marius,
a superb macro shot of Chrysomela populi, impressive details and marvellous vivid colours, excellent point of view, a very pleasant visual impact
Have a good weekend

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-03 2:04]

Hi Marius,truely a magnificent macro,what a details and what a perfect brightness,sharpness and colors,very evry well done.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-06-03 2:49]

Lovely capture with excellent colors and details. Very good note, too: short and to the point!

TFS and kind regards,


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-06-03 2:55]

Hello Marius,
Not an easy shot! Excellently taken these two very busy Poplar Leaf Beetles. The color-combination is striking and sharpness is on best level. Really well done and seen.
Kind regards

Great photo Marius! The composition and the sharpness are excellent. The colours are fantastic.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-06-03 5:11]

Fine image with excellent colors, good viewpoint too. tfs.

just excellent!
regards Nasos

Hi Marius,
another sexi photo :)
Great point of view. Excellent sharpness. Amazing colours. Very good depth of field.
Thanks for sharing,

Impressive macro-photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness!

Hello Marius,
Beautiful lovers, and a great macro work on this picture!
Well done!
Regards, TFS, Happy WE for you!

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-06-04 22:10]

Hello Marius!
Terrifc shot, lucky man! Amazing sharpness and excellent control of light.I love also the BG. Wow! This a is great and artistic pic! Bravo!
Thnaks for sharing !
Nice sunday to you!

Hello Marius,
Yes, spring is in full swing. Very beautiful colours and almost enough DOF but very nice as is. Best wishes.

great capture, nice photo, congratulations Marius,

excellent details and very good light control,

have a nice evening,

ciao, tino

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