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Wow, this found was a big surprise for me because of the shining potential of this shield bug. I have seen him from 50 feet, his metallic green was shining so strong! It was exciting to photograph him but not easy. The found-place made my identification job easier: He was on a wild rose, so a rose-bug, who is usually is at home in the Equatorial Africa, however not in Germany (oh boy, he will have some trouble with his passport, ha!). Thaurrhina iturica is a really recycling worker and his larva’s is living in and from humus. Last year i took some shots with African butterflies in Hildesheim, a big surprise too... However the area here is interesting because we are living on a place where early was a see and it is possible to find fossils everywhere…
Just a question for people who know the answer maybe: I asked myself why some bugs have this metallic colour? damselflies are often metallic green, blue or golden in this area...i mean usually must be a reason for that, Mother Nature always has a reason, or we find one for it...

Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Thaurrhina iturica
Username:gabriel_flr gabriel_flr
Uploaded:23 Jun 2010 - 4:34 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Greaan, Grün, Metallic, Roe bug, Schildwanze, Shield, Shielded, Thaurrhina iturica, Verde, Vert, Wanze, Wildlife / nature
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 5:12 AM

Well spotted and well captured. I hope he enjoys his holiday!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 5:54 AM

He's a glorious coloured beaste, Gabriel, very well spotted and captured. Carol

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gabriel_flr
23 Jun 2010 - 5:56 AM

Thank you girls, i'm so happy ...the weather is quite good now for bugs!
gabriel

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Adderwatcher
23 Jun 2010 - 7:31 AM

What a beautiful beetle! an emerald of nature, fantastic capture Gabriel.
Scott

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W1ldside
W1ldside  4 United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 7:37 AM

Like the fluorescence of this one Gabriel....
Cheers Rick

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gabriel_flr
23 Jun 2010 - 7:57 AM

Thank you Scott, thank you Rick, your comments are much appreciated!

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jonny_greentree

very bright and eye catching

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
23 Jun 2010 - 11:29 AM

Great shot Gabriel great detail and colour.
jj

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
23 Jun 2010 - 12:41 PM

Beautiful image excellent capture well done--------Milky

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 2:59 PM

Great close up
chris

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andymark
andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 5:33 PM

and amazing close up

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Great close-up Gabriel

Chris

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Evgenya
Evgenya  4 Russian Federation
23 Jun 2010 - 6:36 PM

Fantastic capture, Gabriel. Great close-up.
Regards Evgenya

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