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Cute little red beetle

Cute little red beetle
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Copyright: Janice McCafferty (mjaniceanne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 17] (64)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-07-06 6:19
Viewed: 3954
Points: 6
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Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle- This is a distinctive large orange/black beetle found on Milkweed. They are found in every state east of the Rockies.
Whats interesting about them is they are part of a complex of bugs living on Milkweed with the same coloring-the Monarch butterfly,Red Milkweed Beetle, Milkweed Bugs and an Assasin Bug. All trying to mimic each other with their toxic colors. This was taken in the Virginia State Arboretum.

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Hello Janice,

This is a fine capture of the beetle, sharply focussed and with good details of the texture and features.

However, in my opinion, you have included a lot of unnecessary background.
I have done a w/s for you which I hope you will like. Tell me what you think.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

I do not understand. I saw this with all knowing to come back and be last in a long line...but alas you have been somehow overlooked. Your image is a fine one and I like it much. There is so much that can be said for the smallest of creatures trying to make it in the bigger world. nature in reality is such a tremendous chore for the creatures smaller than us. well done!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-24 3:06]

Hi Janice,
a lovely capture of the bug. Excellent clarity of the sharp bug against the green leaf.
The droplets add beauty to the pleasant composition.
Well taken shot.


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