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I found one of these pretty little bugs on my rosemary bush last week, unfortunately he had only one antennae Sad

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:one antennae'd rosemary beetle
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:7 Jan 2014 - 6:09 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Rosemary beetle, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:78
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84357 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 6:13 AM

Poor thing!! It has beautiful colours though, you've caught it brilliantly!

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 6:30 AM

Stunning colours, like burnished bronze, beautiful.

Andy

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 6:39 AM

Just love these metallic looking beetles...hope he can still function with one antennae....excellent photography

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 7:06 AM

One of the most beautiful of all our Beetles IMHO, and one that you have captured wonderfully. The iridescent colours providing a wonderful injection of bling...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 7:15 AM

wonderful light and tones carol fantastic detail two stunners nice ones Wink
andy

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 7:16 AM

I like Nathan's expression. This will forever be The Bling Beetle for me. Lovely shots.

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Caziwinkles
7 Jan 2014 - 7:21 AM

Such gorgeous iridescent colours - like a suit of armour! Smile

Carol

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 7:21 AM

The light has caught his coat brilliantly well spotted Carol.Smile

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janlea
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7 Jan 2014 - 7:48 AM

Lovely shots Carol, stunning colours Smile
Jan

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 8:08 AM

Such beautiful colour s

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viscostatic
7 Jan 2014 - 8:36 AM

Amazing colours on its shell Carol.

Phil.

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Mike_Young
Mike_Young e2 Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 9:02 AM

Excellent capture Carol, what a lovely little beetle

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Mollycat
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7 Jan 2014 - 9:14 AM

Incredible colour you've captured Carol.

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AlexAppleby
7 Jan 2014 - 9:17 AM

Wow - just wonderful - they are so small that the detail you have captured is amazing. He seems to be coping well without the extra antenna, he's certainly in glowing health!!!!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Jan 2014 - 9:24 AM

Excellent Carol,
Fred.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 9:25 AM

'Bling Beetle' GrinGrinGrin ... perfect description. Shiny and sharp.

Dave

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mex
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7 Jan 2014 - 9:33 AM

Fab colours carol.
cheers phil.

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Mozzytheboy
Mozzytheboy e2 Member 4702 forum postsMozzytheboy vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 9:50 AM

Gorgeous shot!

Mozzy

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 10:21 AM

A handsome beastie Carol,

Ali SmileSmile

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 10:34 AM

How sad - but he has some wonderful colours on his armour WinkWink
Helen

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 10:54 AM

Dazzling colors.Excellent.

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 11:28 AM

brilliant shots v1 is my pick for today

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TonyDy
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7 Jan 2014 - 11:36 AM

Great duo, Carol.
Tony

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
7 Jan 2014 - 11:47 AM

Super A1 macros again Carol !Grin Stunning colours and composition and detail and bokeh and...... GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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Paree
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7 Jan 2014 - 11:49 AM

what a beautiful little beetles

so well captured

paree

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 12:33 PM

What a beautiful iridescent coat he has despite his missing antennae.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 12:53 PM

The iridescence is beautifully captured.

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danbrann
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7 Jan 2014 - 1:53 PM

Joline spoke my words Carol. Delightful.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 1:56 PM

Beautiful metalic colours Carol - think I'll call him Metal Micky.Grin
Joan.

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 1:57 PM

Excellent captures of this interesting bug, Carol! Great details and colours!
Regards,
George

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 2:03 PM

I wonder if the missing antennae makes him walk lopsided Carol !!
Good colours.
Good shot.
Mick.

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 3:15 PM

Another new introduction from your "Critter World" ~ beautiful work Carol.

Albert

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 3:59 PM

Oh, the poor little thing Sad I hope he was able to manage equally as well with just the one antennae Smile Love his colouring, and two super close-ups here, Carol, with V1 being my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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Niknut
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7 Jan 2014 - 4:12 PM

Great shots !!.....lovely metallic colors !!

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 439 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 4:34 PM

A coat of many colours polished to high shine - splendid images Carol.Smile

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NigelKiteley
7 Jan 2014 - 5:34 PM

Amazing colours, well captured Carol.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 5:41 PM

We get something similar on our lavender - hundreds of them. The iridescence has been captured very well.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 - 6:17 PM

Beautifully captured, Carol.

P.

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Lillian
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7 Jan 2014 - 6:28 PM

Great colourful shots Carol
Lillian

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 - 6:47 PM

Beautiful captureSmile

Eileen

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101507 forum postsdark_lord vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 7:30 PM

Lovely capture. Perhaps someone else found it on their rosemary bush and took offence Smile

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bricurtis
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7 Jan 2014 - 8:40 PM

Such a beautiful beetle Carol - love those colours.
Brian.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 10:19 PM

Excellent captures Carol, colourful beetleSmile


Cliff

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
8 Jan 2014 - 1:51 AM

Parece un metal pintado. Un trabajo para difrutarlo. Felicitaciones.

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 4:18 AM

He looks like he made out of metal, Carol - the colours and the metalic radiation make it so.
As always, wonderfully sharp and highly detailed.

Simon

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
8 Jan 2014 - 5:56 AM

What a beauty! Stunning captures Carol!
She looks like a pair of earrings I used to have in 1978! GrinGrinGrin
Well it was all very glamorous then.... IB

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ddolfelin
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8 Jan 2014 - 7:19 AM

That's terrific, Carol.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2014 - 7:16 AM

what a wonderful bug.. Don't know how you find them.. I'm impressed!

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2014 - 3:39 PM

This has to be one of the most beautiful beetles I've seen! Wow. Superb captures, Carol, especially V1.

Andrew

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10 Jan 2014 - 9:52 PM

He won't be able to pick up so many TV and Radio stations now!Wink Some cracking shots of this beautiful irridescent coloured bug Carol, just what we've come to expect from a lady of your calibre

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