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The wonderfully named and colourful Cardinal Beetle....

Thanks to all for your recent comments/votes.....

Regards......Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 May 2012 - 11:00 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Cardinal Beetle
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:14 Nov 2012 - 12:37 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:55

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 - 12:40 PM

Lovely!
Wonderful compo and super insect!Grin
IB

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 12:45 PM

Wonderful detail and amazing colours Ade, great macro skills
David

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 12:52 PM

You are scraping the barrel, Ade, haven't spotted these fellas since the Spring Wink Where have all the months gone? Carol

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 12:54 PM

Bleeding heck Ade,
even beetles can get rusty !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 12:57 PM


Quote: Where have all the months gone?

I know, don't you just hate the winter months, fortunately I have enough images taken through the summer to last me a lifetime......Although I've been informed I'm off to Gloucester tomorrow, so I'm taking the camera to do a bit of architectural stuff!!!!.........Coff, sputter, yes you did hear me right Wink

Cheers guys/gals.....

Ade

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RonnieAG
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14 Nov 2012 - 1:06 PM

Very brightly coloured iridescent reds on this specimen, Ade, as ever, so well captured in situ.
Ronnie.

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fificat100
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14 Nov 2012 - 1:12 PM

Well taken, fine detail on this tiny beastie. Haven't seen one of these for yonks.

Lavina

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taggart
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14 Nov 2012 - 1:43 PM

I am impressed by his blue eye-- great contrast and wonderful photography!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Nov 2012 - 3:03 PM

Excellent ! Great detail and lovely colours Smile Great photo GrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
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14 Nov 2012 - 3:53 PM

Architecture of note.. in Gloucester.. don't believe you Tongue Awaiting the images with interest!!

Dave

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AnnChown
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14 Nov 2012 - 4:02 PM

He stands out so well against the green leaves - lovely detail and composition Ade. Good luck tomorrow! Smile
Ann

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Misty56
Misty56  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 4:26 PM

Super macro work

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 4:39 PM

Stunning shot Ade. I love the sharp and clear detail shown and the contrast between the red beastie and the green leaves is excellent.
Ron

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 5:16 PM

A very colourful cardinal beetle Ade, no doubt you will be visiting the docks and some of the local hostelries in the city centre tomorrow. I'm sure you will find a few places where you can get cidered up good and proper!Tongue

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14 Nov 2012 - 5:23 PM


Quote: I'm sure you will find a few places where you can get cidered up good and proper

I wish!......Unfortunately I have to visit the place in a professional capacity and be there for mid-day so no drinking for me Sad

Ade

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3187 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 5:28 PM

what a handsome specimen!
Well we all know one big critter living near you8r destination... And I'm sure you'll find a park or such like Smile

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14 Nov 2012 - 5:36 PM

No mid-day drink'sTongue I wouldn't bother going AdeWinkGrin
Never heard of a "Donkatriod" .....................I haveGrinGrin ..........I wonder why?
Great "Tizer" coloured insectGrin
Diane

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rontear
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14 Nov 2012 - 6:59 PM

Striking insect Ade, they look good as seen here !!
Ron.

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Lillian
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14 Nov 2012 - 7:21 PM

A good shot Ade
Lillian

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pluckyfilly
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14 Nov 2012 - 8:09 PM

pin sharp with good colour - I might ask why you didnt post the link for the web cam Wink I was going to have a nosey again tonightWinkWinkWink

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 - 8:30 PM

brilliant close up
bunSmile

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14 Nov 2012 - 10:38 PM

I got a few shots of these chaps but none better than this. - gary

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15 Nov 2012 - 6:28 AM


Quote: Where have all the months gone?

I know, don't you just hate the winter months, fortunately I have enough images taken through the summer to last me a lifetime......Although I've been informed I'm off to Gloucester tomorrow, so I'm taking the camera to do a bit of architectural stuff!!!!.........Coff, sputter, yes you did hear me right Wink

Cheers guys/gals.....

Ade

Good luck you will do well to see anything this morning fella, it's thick fog outside!Sad

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Hop-A-Long
15 Nov 2012 - 8:08 AM

Superb macro, good detail.

Andy

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 3:22 PM

Excellent composition Ade. Like it.

Gerry

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16 Nov 2012 - 5:29 AM

Great sharp details and composition

Peter

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