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These beetles are not known to feed on flowers so I was quite intrigued to find this one trying to get into the Canna flower Smile Maybe it was having an identity crisis Smile
Thank you so much to Carol and Billy for giving my Cosmos Collage their coveted UA's - and also to all who voted and commented. I really do appreciate it Smile
Today and tomorrow will be hectic - friend from Johannesburg are visiting the weekend. Have a super Friday GrinGrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Nov 2013 - 8:29 AM
Focal Length:25.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Unusual
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:29 Nov 2013 - 4:41 AM
Tags:Bug, Red Canna flower, Wildlife / nature
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 4:44 AM

Super macro shot.

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
29 Nov 2013 - 4:55 AM

A very good macro image of this terrible looking beast . - Asuper shot , Herman! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 5:19 AM

A lovely, colourful shot - full of skill, Herman.
Perhaps it just landed there - they don't seem to have much control in flight.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 5:25 AM

Morning Herman, a sunny beautiful day in CT. GrinGrin what a lovely capture, people have identity crisis's so why not beetles....GrinGrin great photography. ...enjoy your hectic weekend

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 6:06 AM

A fantastic macro Herman. You're becoming a specialist in this kind of images!! Good work!

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prabhusinha
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29 Nov 2013 - 6:16 AM

A demon.well taken.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 6:20 AM

Well spotted and captured, Herman, my empty pool is a haven for these beetles. Carol

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6101 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 6:31 AM

I thought this was another of Carol's shots Grin Excellent work Herman and an unusual sight as well.

Andy

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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 175 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 6:36 AM

A really great close up Herman, he was probably having a senior moment Sad

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 6:37 AM

super comp herman wonderful colour and detail a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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nonur
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29 Nov 2013 - 6:58 AM

Unusual but it hits like a flash, super macro, wonderful contrast.

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Caziwinkles
29 Nov 2013 - 7:00 AM

Superb detail Herman - like the contrasting colours too.
Have a good weekend. Smile

Carol

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LynneJoyce
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29 Nov 2013 - 7:22 AM

Lovely macro shot of this formidable looking beastie.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 7:28 AM

One of your best Herman and I just love shots of insects.Have a great weekend.SmileSmile

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 7:56 AM

A lovely macro of this rather large bug Herman. Well caught GrinGrin

Kathryn

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 8:02 AM

Super detail on this great close-up. This mini monster looks striking on the red flower. Really well captured, Herman SmileSmile

Lavina

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Mollycat
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29 Nov 2013 - 8:06 AM

Its a beatifully coloured flower Herman, maybe it stopped by to admire it. I'm certainly admiring your picture. Grin Peter.

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barbarahirst
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29 Nov 2013 - 8:31 AM

incredible detail of this cute critter.....
enjoy your weekend ...

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 8:38 AM

He's a big beastie, great work Herman, enjoy your weekend,

Ali SmileSmile

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
29 Nov 2013 - 9:01 AM

The stuff of nightmares!!! But an excellent picture.

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
29 Nov 2013 - 9:10 AM

Wow he is a big beetle Herman, well captured. Hope you have a great weekend. Moira

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 9:12 AM

Excellent close up Herman with great detail and colour.

Ray

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cats_123
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29 Nov 2013 - 9:27 AM

horrible little thing!! WinkGrinGrinGrin

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richmowil
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29 Nov 2013 - 9:37 AM

Excellent capture in those harsh light conditions, Herman!!

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 9:45 AM

Fantastic macro shot Herman, excellent detail, well spotted and captured

Hugh

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Lillian
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29 Nov 2013 - 9:57 AM

Oh he really is a beastie Herman
but a very well captured one
lillian

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Nikonuser1
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29 Nov 2013 - 10:07 AM

Super capture of this critter HermanSmile

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WesternRed
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29 Nov 2013 - 11:25 AM

A top closeup with great light and colour. Well done Herman.
WesternRed.

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williamsloan
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29 Nov 2013 - 11:29 AM

AN AMAZING SHOT WELL TAKEN.



billy

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29 Nov 2013 - 11:44 AM

A fine close up image.Smile

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2013 - 12:11 PM

Great capture:/)

Eileen

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Tish1
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29 Nov 2013 - 12:19 PM

You're giving me the willies again Herman, stunning colour on that flower, as usually this creature has been portrayed with your usual skill and finesse. Have a great time catching up with friends this weekend.


Tish

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chensuriashi
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29 Nov 2013 - 12:20 PM

Great shot!! Missing those BuzzBoms...Totsiens!! Chen

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achieverswales
29 Nov 2013 - 12:36 PM

Stunning details and just on the flower to bug you Herman.


Regards

Trev.

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xwang
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29 Nov 2013 - 2:26 PM

Attracted by the beauty of the flower...Grin Wonderful shot!

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Irishkate
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29 Nov 2013 - 2:48 PM

This is scarier than my spider!!!!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Fefe
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29 Nov 2013 - 3:17 PM

Cracking detail Herman........he has a bit of yellow fluff stuck on his rearTongueTongueGrinGrinGrin..... Not what you wantBlush
Diane

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 4:37 PM

He heard a cry of help from within the canna and went to the rescue. He's like Super Beetle or so something.

Excellent macro, Herman Smile

Andrew

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ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 4:39 PM


Quote: he has a bit of yellow fluff stuck on his rear

That's his cape. Don't knock Super Beetle's fashion choices!

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29 Nov 2013 - 4:43 PM

Excellent work with this beautiful composition , Herman!
George

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29 Nov 2013 - 4:46 PM


Quote: he has a bit of yellow fluff stuck on his rear

That's his cape. Don't knock Super Beetle's fashion choices!

Noooo not his capeGrinGrin....smaller than that, look closer, little bit of yellow fluff, looks like a bit of duster fluffGrinGrinGrinGrin

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29 Nov 2013 - 4:59 PM


Quote: Noooo not his capeGrinGrin....smaller than that, look closer, little bit of yellow fluff, looks like a bit of duster fluffGrinGrinGrinGrin

Oh that. Bits of upholstery from the Beetlemobile. Should have gone with yellow leather, not felt.

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29 Nov 2013 - 5:00 PM

Don't like him very much but the photography is top class.Grin Enjoy the weekend.
Joan.

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29 Nov 2013 - 5:38 PM

Amazing close up, Herman, wonderful detail and colour, fine work my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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indysteve1949
29 Nov 2013 - 5:50 PM

ugly little critter, but great detailed captureSmileSmileSmileSmile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2013 - 6:01 PM

Beauty and the beast!

P.

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7123 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 7:24 PM

Cracking close up shot Herman, Canna's are a superb flower too

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29 Nov 2013 - 9:05 PM

Great detail Herman

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29 Nov 2013 - 9:22 PM

Lovely shot Herman with amazing detail. Cathy

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jacquig
29 Nov 2013 - 10:42 PM

He's like an armoured tank! Great macro shot; very sharp and I love the black against the red. Smile

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mistere
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30 Nov 2013 - 7:54 AM

Thats a big bug H. Great capture.

Dave.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 - 10:53 AM

What a huge beetle! Nice to see it in a flower not on a piece of dung...
Great capture! Grin
IB

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annettep38
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7 Dec 2013 - 12:00 PM

I would be watching this hairy fellow on my flowers.. think I'd ask him to buzz of..
But naturally you had to take a glorious picture first Smile

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10 Dec 2013 - 6:57 PM

A real whopper Herman, he looks enormous

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Potra
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11 Dec 2013 - 4:28 AM

Oh jeez I hate furry bugs.
Great capture, though! Wink
M

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