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Huge thanks to Diane (FeFe) for her jewel of an award on yesterday’s beetle Smile

And thanks so much to all of you who tried to help me ID the little fella. You really are a great bunch.

Back to the topic of jewels, Lynne mentioned yesterday the word ‘jewel’…and that rung a bell. And put me on the right path to ID the type of beetle it is. Googling ‘jewel beetle’ led me to jewel scarab…then to scarab…which is what it is. The family is Scarabaeidae and the structure is the same. You can even see that little triangle behind its head bit.

I had to dig a bit but found two other little scarabs I’d uploaded. HERE. And HERE.

Thanks, Lynne Wink And thanks again, all Smile

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Now then…I uploaded this shadow shot as a V2 on Silly Sunday. There were comments on how this deserved its own upload…so here it is Smile Just a Macarthur palm tree along the road in my housing estate.


Andrew

Camera:Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Lens:Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:41mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/11
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program Mode
White Balance:Auto
Title:Saturday Shadows
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:18 Jan 2014 - 8:07 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Humour / fun, Macarthur palm, Palm, Ptychosperma macarthurii, Saturday shadows, Tree, Wildlife / nature
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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 8:25 AM

Good morning, neighbour!
Just the kind of Saturday Shadow I could do with right now.
Though of course I would need the 20°C + beneath that shade as part of the deal!
Regards
Bill

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 8:37 AM

Wonderful shadows, Andrew, love the zebra stripes on the trunk Smile Carol

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7454 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1030 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 8:40 AM

Yes, this is a cracker. I love the way the lines occupy the frame. We look up as the tree looks down at us.
Moira

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 9:06 AM


Quote: Though of course I would need the 20°C + beneath that shade as part of the deal!
Regards
Bill

More like 30 degrees Wink

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 9:08 AM


Quote: Yes, this is a cracker. I love the way the lines occupy the frame. We look up as the tree looks down at us.
Moira

Well thanks for inspiring me to upload it on its own, Moira Smile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 9:08 AM


Quote: We look up as the tree looks down at us.

Love that. Never thought of it that way SmileSmile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 9:23 AM

I looked - thought "what shadow" and then the penny dropped!!! I'm not always so dimBlush and it is a super image.
Joan

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 9:39 AM

This is local?
Lucky you
I am in a dream world under this beauty....

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 - 9:44 AM

Cracking shot with interesting shadows and shapes.
Fred

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franken
franken e2 Member 123172 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 10:00 AM

Excellent addition to Saturday shadows Andrew.

It's nearly a week since I last saw any sunshine although there's a rumour that it may make a quick visit tomorrow! Smile

Ken

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Mollycat
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18 Jan 2014 - 10:06 AM

Super sharp picture Andrew, with lovely shadows going round the trunk. GrinGrin Peter.

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LynneJoyce
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18 Jan 2014 - 10:50 AM

A very classy image, well observed and captured.

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CaroleS
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18 Jan 2014 - 12:18 PM

Lovely stripy shadowsSmile

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Daisymaye
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18 Jan 2014 - 1:01 PM

Great shadows on the trunk. Nice capture Andrew.

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taggart
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18 Jan 2014 - 1:33 PM

What a magnificent tree-- with some great shadows!

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SlowSong
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18 Jan 2014 - 4:07 PM

A lovely natural Maypole.
x

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 4:22 PM

Like the low pov Andrew.
Strong shadows.
Good shot.
Mick.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 5:47 PM

I see that you've decided to palm this image of a tree off on us again Andrew!WinkGrin A suitably strong shadow saturday shot which deserves its own time in the spotlight, and I'm glad you've given it that

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 6:31 PM

So pleased to see this out on its own. It's such a delightfully clean, fresh image.

Eric

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netta1234
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18 Jan 2014 - 6:58 PM

A Brilliant shadow imageSmile
NettaSmile

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Holmewood
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18 Jan 2014 - 8:46 PM

Lovely shot Andrew with great shadows. Cathy

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ColleenA
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18 Jan 2014 - 9:06 PM

Glad to be No 30 Andrew, yes it is stunning....thanks for the ID on my image today

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AlexAppleby
18 Jan 2014 - 9:35 PM

Love palm trees they make me think of sun, sea and sand! Now I'll have to add shadows to the list, good thing it starts with an S!!!

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18 Jan 2014 - 11:38 PM

A super Shadow Saturday image, Andrew.

Richard

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lifesnapper
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19 Jan 2014 - 9:30 AM

Glad you've given this image a well deserved top spot Andrew. I really like this one.

John Smile

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SimonFletch
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19 Jan 2014 - 9:48 AM

Good one, Andrew, I love the diagonals of the shadows.
It's 29C here in Nairobi today, a wee bit too hot for me, but suits your Palm Tree magnificently..!
A cool sea breeze and a cold something frivolous by the sea would be just great..!

Simon

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annettep38
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19 Jan 2014 - 11:14 PM

Very striped , totally dazzling. Wish I could see a shadow here but the weekend was grey on dark grey.
All be need is one of you bigs rerunning up the stairs you have painted on the tem!

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bliba
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23 Jan 2014 - 9:05 AM

interesting shadows and shapes

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