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Purple Beetle

Purple Beetle
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region., My Purple Obsession 1, My Purple Obsession 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-11 5:30
Viewed: 12390
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Unfortunately I couldn’t find any info on this beautiful small beetle (Coleoptera).
There were several dozen of them at Killalea Lagoon feeding on the abundant Twining Guinea Flowers (Hibbertia scandens), an attractive climbing plant found through south-eastern Australia.

Any help on identifying the beetle would be appreciated.

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bonjour chris
je n'avais pas encore vu un tel insecte a vec une couleur comme celle-ci.
la presentation est bien,j'aime le fait que le sujet soit excentré pour laisser de la place a la fleurs.

Hi Chris,
What an amazing iridescent purple on that beetle that greatly contrasts on the yellow flower! Makes for a very eye-catching photo. Can't help you with the ID though as I'm totaly unfamiliar with Australian fauna :-)

Hello Chris,
I can't help its identification even though I'm interested in every insects in the world. As you know, Australian insects have evolved independently comparing with other countries's them. Moreover, there are still many unidentified beetles in Australia. Who knows this species might be new. :-) I love Australian insects.
Lovely colours of flower with strange purple beetle.
Very nice captured!!
Regards and TFS,

Well done Chris..
Out of time, back later :)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-11 10:21]

Hello Chris,
Magnificent close up.Vivid colors are amazing.I liked POV,3D effect,lighting,framing and composition a lot.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-12-11 11:30]

Hi Chris,
What a beautiful color combination with the yellow and the purple.
Well done and TFS

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-12-11 13:22]

Hi Chris,
Brilliant colours, sharp detail and excellent composition make this shot outstanding!

Hello Chris,
you exploited the chance to oppose very brilliant complementary colours. Structure and colour composition of the picture look very attractive. Focus and depth of field are also pretty good. There is general noise which I tried to compensate by a workshop. I hope that you will like the result.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Chris,
Nice metallic purple beetle. Flower and beetle are crisp clear and well seen. Great composition and exposure. Sorry that I can not help with ID.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-12 2:54]

That metallic purple is really fantastic, Chris.
And what a beautiful color contrast against the yellow flowers.
Beautiful composition and good details.
TFS. : )

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  • clint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 237] (1371)
  • [2007-01-04 13:29]

i realy like this one,the colour of the beetle is great and it stands out superbly against the yellow flower, sorry i cant help with the id.

beautiful color combination with the yellow and the purple.

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