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Flower Beetle

Flower Beetle
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Copyright: Oz Ben Yehuda (OzBY) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-12
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-12 8:07
Viewed: 4206
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Potosia cuprea is a Flower Beetle belong to the Cetonidae family. It is one of the most beautiful beele in Israel. It can be found during the spring on different flowers. It eats the stamen, nectar and the petal from the flower. Sometimes it eats the stem.
This species can be found in Europe and Asia.
Length: 17 - 23 m"m.

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-06-12 8:20]
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Hi Oz!
how are you?
very nice shot of the cuprea!
very good details and colors, also BG is great!!
nice seeing you here..

Nice image with nice exposure to capture the metallic green exoskeleton

Very nice! Sharp! good macro!

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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2006-06-12 10:43]

Hi Oz, very good sharp macro photo, the combination of colors is excellent, Juan

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-12 10:59]

Hi Oz,
Excellent shot of this Beetle. Beautiful colours and the metallic look to the shell is captured well. Nice detail and DOF is exceptionally good for f/4. Nice work.

Perfect shot, Oz,
IMO the metallic beetles are not easy to make a sharp shot of.
You did it excellent, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Nice macro. Brilliant colors. perfect composition. TFS

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2006-06-13 3:41]

Piekne ujecie, wspaniale barwy. Gratuluje !!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-06-13 20:35]

Hi Oz, nice shot. The colours and composition are very nice. Great light too. Well done.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-06-14 7:35]

great close-up. beautiful colors and details. and it is not alone on the flower! tfs

Salut Oz
Superbe ce macro ,les couleurs ,les détails et la présentation tout est joli.
Merci et au revoir...JP

magnifique couleurs le BG est bien fait,et la netteté est extra.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-07-05 18:04]

Hi Oz.
Fantastic macro, wonderful metalic green color, excellent composition, contrast, details, sharpness, tones and colors.Good note.


A beetle like an emerald.Fantastic!

Hello Oz!
Very nice and beauty Cetonidae beetle. I like DOF, POV and details. TFS and have a nice evening,

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