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The Green Beetle

The Green Beetle
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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: 2010-09-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/11, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Pentaxfriend's favorites 2, Metallic wonders of nature 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-13 2:11
Viewed: 5331
Points: 56
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The Green Beetle
of unknown species to me, ID is welcome.

I found this species in my backyard on this green leaves and it allowed me to setup tripod for this viewpoint, it hardly moved. In the late morning hours the lighting was good under bright overcast sky. The color green very reflective like metal. Hope somebody ID this beautiful species.

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Hallo Nagaraj
This is a beautiful image. The variation of greens in the scenery is lovely and does not only have a soothing effect on the being, but it is also very eye-catching really lovely. I very much like the twirly shape of the leaves and the pinkish lining that decorates it so beautiful. A really special macro. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-13 2:32]

Hello Nagaraj,
How spectacular, this shot! And so well composed..amazing how many different green tints you caught in this shot. And the metallic coloration of the beetle is perfectly shown. A great picture, indeed.
Thanks and kind regards

Hello Nagaraj,
Impressive beauty with fantastic metallic green and perfect sharpness and composition. Great capture! Best regards,

Hi Nagaraj,
A superb capture of this beautiful green beetle. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-13 3:18]
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Hello Nagaraj,
A superb Chrysomelid (Leaf-eaters) beetle taken with excellent sharpness and colours from a nice dorsal POV. The composition on the leaf and OOF bg add to the quality of this image.
Thanks and have a good week,

Very pleasant diagonal composition and detail friend Nagraj! I feel the colors a bit to saturated so if you forgive me I did some Level corrections and Auto Curves adjustment in Photoshop! I love to mess with the other people work ... ha..ha..haa. But I feel that a gentle post processing is always welcome. I hope that you like the difference! Have a great week Nagraj!
George Veltchev

Ciao Nagaraj. Tender sharp for this "emerald" with fantastic metallic colours. Excellent compo MF. TFS.


Namaste Nagaraj,

I agree with Ivan's opinon that saying this is a Chrysomelidae member since the number and the structure (flattened) of the tarsus pieces at the tip of extremities.
BTW, IMHO this is superb image in all around!
Great quality work MF!
TFS and have a nice week!


Ciao Nagaraj, lovely bug with fantastic metallic colors, great macro, fine details and splendid sharpness. very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-13 8:31]

Splendid photo, great lights and details, TFS!

Hello Nagaraj,

what an colourful beetle.
Good pov and razor sharpness.
Fine colours.
Exellent dof.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-13 9:01]

Hello Nagaraj,
Always an attraction, a photo with metallic colours. Beautiful here. They match very well with the surrounding colours. Excellent sharpness and diagonal composition.

nice beetle and nice composition, TFS Ori

Hello Nagraj,
What a amazing capture! The colours and the composition are so nice, specially the 'focus' on the whole body and antennae of this Green Beetle. Great green B/G.

hello Nagaraj
SUPERpicture with beautiful colours and nice pose to see this beetle very good
great shot
greeting lou

Hi Nagaraj,

Oow ... Very eye-catching bright green and metallic tones.
Very vivid, sharp and an excellent shot.
Composition of a high-quality shots and everything.
Thanks for sharing.

Best Regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-09-13 16:12]

Hi Nagaraj,

I have never seen such sparkling metallic color on an insect!! The greens and yellows are beautiful and the pink of the leaves is eye-catching. Wonderful sharp details - I love the fancy legs. An excellent diagonal composition.


hello Nagaraj
what a beautiful Leaf-eater (Chrysomelidae) species, with awesome colored wings like a jewel. you nicely captured it with nice focus, POV/DOF and composition. coloration also superb. thanks for sharing this beauty. well done

Woow Nagraj what an AMAZING metalic colors
Perfect composition, POV, DOF and BG
Great sharpness and light

TFS Thijs

Technically excellent macro, it's well composed Nagaraj.
You took great advantage of the light, the best for nature photography.
Love the metallic colors, nicely rendered :)

Hi, Nagaraj
This is a very nicely taken image of a female Sagra femorata. The males are immediately recognisable by their enlarged hind legs, but the females are more "normal" in shape. Nice composition and lighting, and DOF almost perfect.
Regards, Nigel.

Hello Nagraj
excellent capture of this Green Beetle with beautiful green metallic colors
perfect sharpness, lighting and POV
TFS Jacqueline

Magnífica vsta zenital de este bello escarabajo.
Bellas formas de las plantas de su entorno.
Saludos nagaraj: J. Ignasi.

Hallo Nagaraj,
what a fantastic macro shot of this Green Beetle, outstanding sharpness and marvellous metallic colours, excellent POV, DOF and composition
Best regards

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2010-10-28 22:11]

Beautiful colours in a nice composition, sharpness is amazing and plenty of depth, TFS.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-18 6:18]

Hello Nagaraj,
you have presented this green metallic beetle so well. Such a lively view and you balanced it very well.
Very artistic view of the leaves too.
Excellent art in balancing the light and colour.


Hello Mr.Nagaraj,
I haven't seen this kind of Beetle in our area.Nice colour-glittering.Well managed BG.Like its sharpness and placement too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hi Nagaraj,
Beautiful macro, you captured the metallic green very well. Fantastic color tones and depth of field, I love the blurred background against the tack sharp subject. Powerful and very effective photo, congratulations!
Best regards, László

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