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Tanguru Chafer

Tanguru Chafer
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-20 1:25
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Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Stethaspis suturalis

The Tanguru Chafer is similar to the Mumu Chafer (Stethaspis longicornis) but larger, brighter green, and with a yellow gold stripe down the middle and around the edges of its thorax.
Found throughout most of New Zealand during the summer months in most kinds of forest.
The large grey and white grubs feed on the roots of plants and the adults can be seen and heard flying at dusk on summer evenings.

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Hi Steve,

Great to see You here again MF! Welcome back! Beautiful "green against green", color-wise a minimalistic shot, but at the same time quite pleasant to the eyes (at least to mine). Nice macro. Congrats and tfs.

Best regards from Your Hungarian friend, László
PS: please don't disappoint us with leaving the site again...

Hi again Steve,

A stunning close-up capture of this beautifully coloured chafer from dorso-lateral POV providing us all body details and pattern with perfect exposure and DOF. Delightfull composition too MF!
TFS and have a nice day!


hello Steve
i like this beautiful colored Beetle
great details and nice pose on the leave
super sharpness
great shot Steve
greeting lou
thanks for the comments

Hallo Steve
The beautiful arrangement of different greens in this image creates a tranquil and relaxing feeling looking at it. This is a lovely image, not just because of the bright colours but also because of the clarity of the details, especially the fine hairs on the body and paws. I like the full framed composition very much, just as I like the closeness of the beetle to the screen. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-20 4:18]

Hello Steve,
A fine macro of this green Chafer, the Tanguru. The greens of the Bg as well as the chafer are a joy to see when we are surrounded by whites and greys.
Your new compact, same as Ulla's, is well used to make good use of the low lighting to achieve excellent sharpness and colours.
Nice to see you back on TN!
Thanks and cheers,

Hello Steve,
a superb macro shot of this insect taken from an excellent POV with very good sharpness, very beautiful bright colours, nice close composition.
Best regards

Very good capture of this bug.
Great details and colors in yours picture.Congratulations.
Best regards.Alin.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-20 5:39]

Hello Steve,
What a beauty! The green-on-green effect works very nice here. Beautiful clear colours. Excellent sharp details, POV and DOF.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-20 5:44]

Dear Lord,
such a magnificent shot of this bug. i like its sharpness and greens all around.
The details are well seen and the sharpness is very well featured.
Very exciting view also in noticing thorny hairs.


NB: Thanks for liking my shot, really appreciate it.

The green insect merges well with the green surroundings in this very sharp and crisp image, Steve.
It has been months since I looked at your work; my new job has almost completely deprived me of the pleasure of spending hours on TN each day or going out shooting.
All the same, I am thrilled to see your picture and thank you for sharing it.
Hope all is well with you.

Ciao Steve, beautiful all green macro with fantastic bug, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-20 7:04]

What a great capture this lovely green bug!
Wonderful details and colors.

Hi Steve!

Green on green - the effect is superb! I like the brightness of the picture and the refreshing colours very much. The focus is on the right spot and reveals fine details.

Kind regards


Hellow Steve,
Speak about "camaflauge in the wild" well this shot of yours does just that.Pinsharpness showing the unique design on the back,fine light coloured body hairs and the spikey looking hairs on its legs.Well done on a great capture.

Hi Steve. Wonderful photo of this green beetle, clear details and fine composition.
TFS and kind regards,

Hello Steve,
Impressive capture, with fantastic details, great colors. TFS,

Hi Steve,
Very good! a macro worthy of a DSLR! f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/50s ... I'm taking notes to learn!.
Congratulations, great control of your camera, excellent result.
Thanks for sharing friend!

Hello Steve.
very good macro shot from this good camouflaged beetle with grea details.
Fine green colourtones.


Hi Steve

An excellent shot of this beautiful beetle. Great composition, POV and exposure.


It's having so nice color.. And the details of the subject is very well captured. It's amazing DOF too...

Thanks for sharing...

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2010-02-03 9:11]

Hi Steve
Excellent shot of this insect. I can't say I've seen one before.
Very good focus and sharp details. I feel I could reach out and touch it
Well done

Hello Steve,
What an impressive looking beetle and what a unique name. It is a jewel of the insect world and simply to put a fantastic image that has been well taken. How big is it?
Paul :)

Hi Steve,

Wow, what a beauty! The all-green image is very attractive, and you've captured this beetle really well, nicely sharp and detailed.


Hi Steve.

This is such a beautiful bug.
The upper part is so pleasing in green and the hairy lower part is in very good details.
Framing and exposure are just stunning and your work with the lens is superb.

TFS and best regards,

Ciao Steve. Good sharp so like the details. Fantastic bright green tones.


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