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Let me scan it properly!

Let me scan it properly!
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Copyright: Richa Tewari (shree) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 13 N: 71] (276)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic lumix DMC FZ28
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-29 9:07
Viewed: 3692
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am not sure which insect is this, but I have seen pictures of it posted before on TN, so I think I will get the ID soon.

I have few things to tell about it. I do not know from where they came, but all of a sudden we saw many of them flying in the air. And while flying, they look like as it an insect has held its prey in its mouth. It was only when I was done clicking pictures of this one and it flew, I realized how different it looks from others... But it is hard to capture one flying. They are too fast to focus on.

The other thing that I noticed was the massive destruction of the flora by them. One might not believe without seeing, but they chew anything and everything they rest upon. Overnight the public opinion them of them changed from "red beauty" to "destructive beetles"...

Guess that is how nature works....!

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Hi Richa,
I also don't know which insect it is, but I like the photo. Well chosen focus, nice warm color tones, great composition - what You have to be a bit more careful next time is the background blur. Try to remove it with using "noise reduction" or "gaussian blur" filter in Your Photoshop (of course selectively to the background only). Otherwise a very nice capture. And we're neighbours today in the gallery... :)
Best regards from Hungary, László

What a wonderful colors!
Lovely light and great POV.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-08-29 9:19]

Hi Riha, very bright colours and good detail in this close up of the beetle. It looks like its enjoying the flower. Well done tFS.

Hello Richa,
Nice macro shot of the beautiful insect.

Hi Richa,

Marvellous macro capture of this red-black banded insect! The sharpness and POV are simply great with nice use of the shallow DOF. The colors are very natural and greatly shown in the picture. I like the way the insect is hanging on the flower. Indeed, your title is interesting. Nice composition!

PS: Sorry, can't help you in identifying this insect.

Have a nice weekend.

best regards,
Paras Bhalla

Hi Richa

xcellent macro full of colors and good lighting, excellent composition. Hopefully someone can tell our ID!


Hi Richa,

Superb clarity and colours. I specially like the composition of the photo. Thanks for sharing.


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