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Ornamental beetles

Ornamental beetles
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fantastic macros! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-26 8:31
Viewed: 4954
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not only butterflies but also the beetles are colourful in Costa Rica. This species shows a very ornamental coloration. It's probably a species of tte family Chrysomelidae, I do not know the exact identity.

In the bright sun light the surface of the beetles shows strong metallic reflections.
Place: Low vegetation in the Sierra de Tilaran, in the vicinity of Santa Elena.
Size of the beetles: about 8 - 10 mm.

No tripod, no flash.

Thanks to Artur who assigned the species to the genus
-- Calligrapha
-- family Chrysomelidae

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To vanderschelden: Thank youbatu 2 08-28 07:33
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hi Peter,

yes indeed very ornamental, and also very nice.
another wonderfull view of the love in the animal world.


Nice work. Great insects. You mentioned the bright sunlight and the metallic reflections.
Unfortunately the leaves have reflections I rather don't like due to the same hard sunlight, I guess. Allow me a workshop in cropping.
But besides this small negative note, good work.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-26 8:51]

Hallo Peter,
Klasse Makro mit super Schaerfe.
Der Bildaufbau und die Farben gefallen sehr gut. Wirklich klasse diese Zeichnung auf dem Panzer. Da hast du die zwei ja in einer verfaenglichen Stellung erwischt.
Schoenes Weekend.

Hi Peter!
Great shot of this bugs... I never see this! Very nice colours and a good detail. Beautiful composition. Well done Peter!


Hello Peter, perfcet catch, excellent colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect colors, excllent use of light and great DOF TFS kyle

Incredible macro. You must be very near your subject. Good catch. Nice colors and sharpness.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-26 9:39]

Hi Peter,
Really as beautiful as a bf! Shapes, colors and reflections are very beautiful and you have captured all this beauty with great details, very good colors and pov.
TFS, José M.

Hello Peter,
These are really great species. What a different ones! i know that Costa Rica has got many different kind. Colours and patterns are wonderful and a superb quality capture here. Shiny and vivid. pov, bg, sharpness all are great.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-26 10:27]

Hi Peter,
These are indeed beautiful beetles. What intricate patterns on their backs and gorgeous colors. Great POV and timing catching these two in action. Sharp details and perfect light. Wonderful composition.
TFS. : )

Hi Peter,
Excellent shot.
Well composed. Very sharp, clear, and great details. Nicely capturing these beetles. Very neat image. Nice blurry background.
Have a nice weekend.

Ben Lakitan

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-26 11:18]

Muy buena Peter... excelente captura por su oportuno disparo, POV y nitidez, que a pesar del reflejo indeseado, se aprecian con gran definición.
Agradable encuadre central, DOF y fondo.
Bien hecho.
Saludos... Ricardo

Very good Peter... excellent capture for their opportune shot, POV and clarity that in spite of the reflection undesirable, they are appreciated with great definition.
Pleasant central framing, DOF and background.
Well done.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-08-26 11:27]

wow, die sind ja klasse, peter! :-)
ich dachte erst irgendwie an marienkäfer,
aber die färbung und zeichning auf dem panzer ist ja wirklich
einmalig - eine gute idee für´s nächste tattoo. *g*
und dazu noch perfekt erwischt in eindeutiger zusammenstellung.
eine rundherum gelungene präsentation.
terrific job & viele grüße, thorsten.

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  • Artur Silver Star Critiquer [C: 43 W: 0 N: 8] (1102)
  • [2006-08-26 11:46]
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Hallo Peter

super Foto !

es ist ganz sicherlich eine der vielen Calligrapha-Arten (Chrysomelidae)



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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-26 13:58]

Great colouration. Lovely details and a great composition

hi peter
je n'avais jamais vu ce genre de coleoptere.belles couleurs et bonne netteté.merci pour le partage.

Hallo Peter,
tolle Zeichnung haben diese beiden Käfer. So etwas habe ich noch nie gesehen. Sehr gute Bildgestaltung, Schärfe und Farben. Bei den Käfern in den Tropen scheint die Natur, wie bei den Schmetterlingen, auch sehr großzügig in Sachen Musterung und Farben zu sein. Danke Dir für das schöne Foto. Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende.

Hallo Peter,
tollllll - die sehen ja suuuper aus.
Dieses Design ist wohl der letzte Schrei in Costa-Rica?
Ehrlich - diese Zeichnung ist wunderschön - die Schärfe sowieso excellent, besser geht's nicht. Danke und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

this bugs are new for me.
Never seen them before, but there loving theme is the same as a lot of animals. good macro, very good point of view and a nice dof, well done.
gr. jaap

Hello Peter, nice shot with a funny pose of your subjects.
Colors, compo and details are great.


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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-08-28 10:18]

wow! it is very intresting. unusual color scheme! beautiful combination. tfs

First time I see that bettle.Beautitful! We say - lindo!!! Great shot and importante register.

Pequeñas joyas dela naturaleza son las captadas en este caso con nitidez y en plena copula!!!!EXCELENTE

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