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Leaf Beetles (Gastrophysa viridula) Chrysomelidae

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A stunning metallic greenleaf beetle feeding on a nestle leaf.

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- John (Gio)

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus E-30
Lens:OLYMPUS 50mm Lens
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Jun 2012 - 9:38 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-0.3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:On, Did not fire
Title:Leaf Beetles (Gastrophysa viridula) Chrysomelidae
Username:Gio Gio
Uploaded:28 Jun 2012 - 6:55 AM
Tags:Beetle, Close-up / macro, Green, Insect, Leaf, Metallic, Nettle, Wildlife / nature
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shanelaze
shanelaze  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 7:04 AM

Stunning shot John. It looks almost metalic!

Love your whole PF - great macro work. Smile

Shane

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84282 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 7:07 AM

I find these little beetles really difficult to capture - they are very active and reflective! You've caught your's brilliantly!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 7:10 AM

A rather beautiful close-up insect photograph, which ticks all the right boxes for me.

Regards Nathan

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 7:12 AM

A superb close-up, John, such a pretty beetle. Carol

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 7:13 AM

Great macro and detail captured.,
Matt

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Gio
Gio  5 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 - 7:24 AM


Quote: I find these little beetles really difficult to capture - they are very active and reflective! You've caught your's brilliantly!

Hi Karen, with very reflective insects try not to photograph in direct sunlight to reduce the chance of burn-out from reflective glare, so shadier places are good as this would also be cooler and the insect less active.

This beetle was taken on nettles along a tree lined path on a overcast/cloudy day... making the conditions cool so insects less active and not in direct sunlight.

Hope that helps.

- John

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tonyguitar
28 Jun 2012 - 8:08 AM

This is a case of a beetle that is really quite beautiful. All insects are interesting but not that many are nearly as attractive as this beauty.
Good point about avoiding direct sunlight to avoid burn out. Same goes for many flowers. TG

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 8:14 AM

Super shot!

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 8:27 AM

Love the contrasting greens.............great capture.Tongue

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 9:08 AM

Great capture! Love the beetleGrin
Diane

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4602 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 5:55 PM

Superb shot !!!...gorgeous quality in the detail & metallic colours !!!

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Gio
Gio  5 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 - 5:57 PM

Thank you everyone for all your generous comments

Regards John

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