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Chrysocoris stolli

Chrysocoris stolli
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1, Metallic wonders of nature 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-18 5:42
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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Lychee Shield Bug
Chrysocoris stolli

A true bug from order Hemiptera (sometimes referred as Jewel Beetle, wrongly) found covered with dew on a early heavy misty morning (the same time that I captured my last posting of spider with dew). I used tripod for this image as the bug waited for the sunlight and got many images.

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Ciao Nagaraj, lovely bug with fantastic metallic colors, wonderful drops, beautiful blurry BG, great details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

What a fantastic capture Nagraj.
This beetle looks spectacular enough without the droplets, like this, stupendous! Excellent capture!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-18 6:40]

Hello Nagaraj,
A fine macro of this Jewel Bug.
The POV shows its features with fine sharpness and colours and the water droplets are a fine touch. The composition and BG are once again close to perfection.
Thanks and all the best,

hello Nagaraj
a super sharpness picture of this Beautiful colored beetle
great shot
i love this one
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-18 7:14]

Hello Nagaraj,
This is a wonderful metallic Bug in fabulous colours that are even more magnified through the rain drops here! Poor thing, but a really great view showing fine details and a pleasing background too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hello Nagaraj,
Nice shot of this colorful Jewel Bug.

The colors of this insect are fantastic, and the details very sharp. Good balance and position, congratulations!

Excellent shot, great light, colors and details,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-18 8:13]

Hello Nagaraj,
The dew drops are like pearls on the back of the bug. Very beautiful! Great colours anyhow in this photo. The OOF BG is a good contrast. Excellent sharpness, details, POV and composition.

Hello Nagaraj,
Excellent capture, with great details and amazing colors. Very nice result despite the poor light. A real beauty!

Wow Nagraj , splendid natural colours with perfect sharpness. TFS

Hi Nagaraj,
That is like a piece of jewelery. The colors are very beautiful and the water drops make it even more special.
I like your clean composition and the details in the bug a lot. It shows that you took great care capturing it.

Ciao Nagaraj. Intrigant insect dressed by brigh "wet" metallic colours. Stunning details MF! Amazing BG.


Hello Nagaraj,

an very good pov and sharpness.
Good detailed and i like the drops.
Fine colours.
What an beautiful insect.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-01-18 12:07]

Hola amigo,
interesting macro,
detail and splendid drops, realistic
nice work

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-18 13:05]

Hello Nagaraj,
Very beautiful presentation of this very nice bug with wonderful drops. Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. Excellent exposure and great natural colours.
Best regards Siggi

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-01-18 20:18]

Hello Nagaraj,
What a jewel of a bug.
The details and the colors are amazing.
You captured the iridescence beautifully.
The drops of dew on the back are really icing on the cake.
A masterpiece of a shot.
TFS. : )

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-19 1:22]

Hi Nagaraj

Stunning capture - superbly executed in exceptional detail.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-19 1:50]

Hi Nagaraj,
this is a real stunning capture of the beetle. Very special with its metallic colours and the pattern is very exciting. I must congratulate you for this unique subject well presented. The clarity and the simplicity in composition makes it so outstanding.
Well done and congratulations.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-19 3:57]
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hello Nagaraj,
Very fine shot of the beautiful Jewel beetle with the lovely dew-drops on its carapace. Very subtle colored background too.
May be you should have focused on the head and antennae too.. but I know not so easy, if you wanted to have the dew-drops shining!
Kind regards

Hello Nagaraj,
a very beautiful capture of this Bug dew-covered, very good sharpness and perfect focusing on the droplets, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

Hallo Nagaraj
This is really beautiful! Not only for the striking metallic colours, but the water droplets that covers this bug, and the perfect centralized composition. To add to that the features of this lovely insect is clearly seen, the presentation is pleasant, the background favourable and the image real sharp. I honestly don't have any offers of improvement. This is fabulous. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-21 14:23]

hello Nagaraj,
This is absolutely stunning work Nagaraj, what brilliant colours amplified by the water droplets. The details are incredible due to your sharp focus. Thank you for sharing this posting with us.

Hello Nagaraj
fantastic capture of marvellous Chrysocoris stollilike a jewel. splendid colors and wonderful sharpness of focus. POV/DOF and composition superb. water droplets look perfect.
thanks for sharing this beauty. well done.
friendly regards

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2010-05-09 17:17]

Bonjour Nagaraj

Nice close-up taken in a beautifull soft light. Drops of water creates some nice brillance in the image. Diagonal compositin brings some dynamism to the suject. Composition is minimalist but very effective. Good work and TFS.


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  • v4vjk (51)
  • [2010-06-16 1:23]

awesome shot

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  • Tadeo Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 15] (229)
  • [2010-08-05 13:11]

Bardzo piękny żuczek podany w porannej rosie BRAWO !!!

Just fantastic! regards Yiannis

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