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Thank you all so very much for all your wonderful comments and votes following yesterdays upload. Sorry I wasn't around enough to comment on all your images but the last few days of been somewhat hell for me. Sad

Todays upload of a Beetle 'Female' (Oedemera Noblis) was captured whilst out and about trying to take my mind off many unwanted issues.

The male of Oedemera nobilis, as in most Oedemera species, possesses the hind femora very swollen, whereas in female the femora are thin; the elytra are strongly narrowed towards the apexes, not hiding the membranous hind wings. It is bright green, frequently with a golden or coppery shine; some individuals are blue or violaceous. It can only be confused with Oedemera flavipes (which does not live in England), from which it differs by its colour, as well as by the long white pubescence on the head, pronotum and hind tibiae of males.

I hope that you all have a great day ahead, for me well "who knows?"

Regards Nathan

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:Tamron SP DI AF 90.0 mm Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jul 2013 - 1:06 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Iv'e gotta kick this habit man....
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:24 Jul 2013 - 6:51 AM
Tags:Beetles, Bugs, Entomology, Outdoors, Wildlife / nature
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84170 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 7:11 AM

There's nothing quite like a 'Bug Safari' for giving you something to concentrate on!! Smile You've caught this beetle brilliantly, I don't think I've ever seen one quite so ready to lay eggs!

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andylea
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:16 AM

cracking detail Nathan brilliant colours love the comp a stunner nice one Wink
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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
24 Jul 2013 - 7:30 AM

Thanx for the excellent write up helping us appreciate your image even more Smile A truly beautiful bug is ever I have seen one Smile

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SUE118
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:36 AM

A lovely capture.SmileSmile

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:36 AM

Fabulous shot Nathan, do you think her babies pictures will be beamed all over the world. Be prepared for thousands of tourists invading your garden for a glimpse!

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CarolG
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:42 AM

An excellent detailed capture, Nathan, do hope today proves to be a good one for you. Carol

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richmowil
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:44 AM

Stunning colour and detail Nathan!! Perfectly presented!!!!

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kuvailija
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:45 AM

What an exciting looking image,and the story too ! I hope that the hell has gone away wthout you! ------ Jukka.

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Philpot
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:47 AM

I think he may have just OD'd Grinnice macro image Nathan. Regards Phil

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24 Jul 2013 - 7:47 AM

Excellent Nathan, fine capture,
Fred.

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Caziwinkles
24 Jul 2013 - 7:51 AM

Superb detail and fab colour Nathan. Smile

Carol

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HarrietH
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:55 AM

I feel sure you will have a wonderful day Nathan. A lovely green beastie.

Harriet

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DicksPics
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:59 AM

Hi Nathan - sorry to hear you've not been on top form!
Hope today is better for you.
A well detailed image of this curious insect!
Regards,
Richard

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AnnChown
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:00 AM

Love your title Nathan! A super capture with the green beetle amongst the yellow petals.
Ann

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 8:05 AM

What a wonderful beetle Nathan - love the vibrant green body armour! Beautifully detail shot. Hope you have a better day.

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LynneJoyce
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:07 AM

Splendid bug shot.

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 8:18 AM

Outstanding image beautifully captured.

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netta1234
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:36 AM

A Brilliant close up with lovely detail Nathen.
Hope today will be a better day than what you've hadWink
NettaSmile

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Lillian
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:39 AM

You have got quite an expert on the bugs now Nathan
a lovely shot and like the info given
Hope you feel better soon
Lillian

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WesternRed
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:44 AM

A very nice capture of this flower. Well done Nathan.
WesternRed.

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rayme330
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:56 AM

Excellent capture, Nathan.

Ray

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morpheus1955
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:58 AM

Superb macro image Nathan, fantastic detail and colours

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Nikonuser1
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24 Jul 2013 - 9:03 AM

A great macro image Nathan, hope you have a better daySmile

Cliff

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24 Jul 2013 - 9:15 AM

Excellent detail in this Nathan.

Ken

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nonur
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24 Jul 2013 - 9:22 AM

What a wonderful image, Nathan! Love the title as well, he really looks like tiding knots there. Great colours!

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53999 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 9:24 AM

I love those squiggly bits (sorry, showing my botanical ignorance again Grin). And such a pretty beetle.
x

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CaroleS
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24 Jul 2013 - 9:27 AM

Well detailed macro NathanSmile

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rontear
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24 Jul 2013 - 10:19 AM

Detail, Nathan.
Ron.

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GeorgePlatis
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24 Jul 2013 - 10:53 AM

Stunning capture!
George

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lonely_oryx
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24 Jul 2013 - 11:37 AM

Excellent detail. Hope the day goes well for you

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EMJAYCEE
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24 Jul 2013 - 11:54 AM

Brain not really in gear to take in your excellent info. but appreciate the excellence of the shot.Smile
Joan.

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Irishkate
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24 Jul 2013 - 11:54 AM

Violaceous - my favourite word to consider tday!
No wonder I never get round to doing the dreaded dusting!
Wonderful speckled colours and shadows.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
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24 Jul 2013 - 11:56 AM

Violaceous - my word to consider for today.
No wonder I never get round to doing the dreaded dusting!
Wonderful speckled colours and great shadosws.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Daisymaye
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24 Jul 2013 - 12:18 PM

Excellent and very informative image Nathan. Sorry to hear you are having such hellish days lately. Your comments on my last upload is quite correct. I felt the same way. I've been too busy lately and probably will for the next month to even think about photography. So thank you for your honesty. You didn't rain on my parade. lol......Sandy

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Lynniesefforts
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24 Jul 2013 - 12:49 PM

Ahh Nathan your titles and images often make me smile.. I love this one...perfect detail, love thew coli\ours GrinGrin

I hope your day has not been as awful as you may have thought GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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chrissie3
chrissie3  5 England
24 Jul 2013 - 1:11 PM

Wonderful close-up and super colour.

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24 Jul 2013 - 1:40 PM

Beautiful colours and detail Nathan; lovely shot!
Rende

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ali63
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24 Jul 2013 - 2:48 PM

An image packed full of detail & colour, I hope your day goes well Smile

Ali Smile

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 - 2:51 PM

Beauty....

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24 Jul 2013 - 3:54 PM


Quote: captured whilst out and about trying to take my mind off many unwanted issues.

You and me both mucker, must be the time of year methinks or something........Try and keep yer pecker up mate and you know how to get a hold of me if you need to sound off, not that I'm very good at listening at the moment Wink

Good image BTW and I'd have had no bother identify this one GrinGrinGrin

Ade

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Niknut
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24 Jul 2013 - 4:34 PM

Beautiful shot !!......lovely 'metallic' colours in the beetle !!

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TrevBatWCC
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24 Jul 2013 - 4:49 PM

A wonderful quality close-up, Nathan - she looks well coated in pollen! Wink
Trev Smile

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24 Jul 2013 - 5:10 PM

A lovely iridescent sheen, Nathan.

Dave

(thanks for the invite, I may just drop in on you one day Smile)

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basith  1 Sri Lanka
24 Jul 2013 - 5:15 PM

A wonderful macro.
Colour and detail are amazing..

Basith

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24 Jul 2013 - 5:41 PM

Great shot and title Nathan, a lovely vibrant image all round.

John Smile

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24 Jul 2013 - 5:55 PM

A great narrative to go with that cracking shot Nathan. The vibrancy of the flower being a suitable backdrop for that little critter.

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24 Jul 2013 - 5:59 PM

A super detailed macro image Nathan.
Alf.

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24 Jul 2013 - 6:56 PM

Nice macro work Nathan, love the detail Smile

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24 Jul 2013 - 7:44 PM

Lovely vibrant yellow capturing excellent detailing ... Super sheen on Mr Bug.. Excellent Wink
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:21 PM

Shows well on the yellow flower head, superb irridesance and detail

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myrab
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:37 PM

What vibrant colour, love it,
Hope your feeling better today, hope all this bug hunting is cheering you up.

Myra

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24 Jul 2013 - 9:42 PM

A splendid shot of both the flower and the bug; amazing detail.
Hope you had a good day. Its pouring with rain here in Cornwall.
Ju

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dmhuynh72
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24 Jul 2013 - 10:02 PM

stunning macro, the exposure and colours are wonderful.
regards
Yung

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24 Jul 2013 - 10:05 PM

Superb details Nathan
Glyn

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25 Jul 2013 - 1:05 AM

Great shot with amazing detail
mike

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PaulLiley
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25 Jul 2013 - 8:00 AM

Great work Nathan. Hope things settle down for you. Am sure they will. paul

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28 Jul 2013 - 3:48 PM

Fab colours and details in this close up Nathan, you are giving the Big O some stiff competition now when it comes ot macro photography!Smile

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28 Jul 2013 - 11:39 PM

A fantastic macro
-source

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Chinga
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1 Aug 2013 - 4:15 AM

Nathan you are showing us the most beautiful isects...
Love this little one... And it's green! Grin
IB

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