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Iv'e gotta kick this habit man....

By NDODS    
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

Tags: Bugs Outdoors Beetles Entomology Wildlife and nature

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KarenFB Plus
14 5.5k 177 England
24 Jul 2013 7:11AM
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 11 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 7:16AM
cracking detail Nathan brilliant colours love the comp a stunner nice one Wink
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
24 Jul 2013 7:30AM
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
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 7:36AM
A lovely capture.SmileSmile
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!
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
24 Jul 2013 7:42AM
An excellent detailed capture, Nathan, do hope today proves to be a good one for you. Carol
richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
24 Jul 2013 7:44AM
Stunning colour and detail Nathan!! Perfectly presented!!!!
24 Jul 2013 7:45AM
What an exciting looking image,and the story too ! I hope that the hell has gone away wthout you! ------ Jukka.
Philpot Plus
8 203 4 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 7:47AM
I think he may have just OD'd Grinnice macro image Nathan. Regards Phil
24 Jul 2013 7:47AM
Excellent Nathan, fine capture,
Caziwinkles 7 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 7:51AM
Superb detail and fab colour Nathan. Smile

HarrietH Plus
10 303 Portugal
24 Jul 2013 7:55AM
I feel sure you will have a wonderful day Nathan. A lovely green beastie.

24 Jul 2013 7:59AM
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!
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 8:00AM
Love your title Nathan! A super capture with the green beetle amongst the yellow petals.
Mrsbass 7 2 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 8:05AM
What a wonderful beetle Nathan - love the vibrant green body armour! Beautifully detail shot. Hope you have a better day.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 8:07AM
Splendid bug shot.
S_Psharma 8 1 India
24 Jul 2013 8:18AM
Outstanding image beautifully captured.
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
24 Jul 2013 8:36AM
A Brilliant close up with lovely detail Nathen.
Hope today will be a better day than what you've hadWink
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 8:39AM
You have got quite an expert on the bugs now Nathan
a lovely shot and like the info given
Hope you feel better soon
A very nice capture of this flower. Well done Nathan.
rayme330 8 17 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 8:56AM
Excellent capture, Nathan.

morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 8:58AM
Superb macro image Nathan, fantastic detail and colours

Nikonuser1 Plus
8 164 16 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 9:03AM
A great macro image Nathan, hope you have a better daySmile

franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 9:15AM
Excellent detail in this Nathan.

nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
24 Jul 2013 9:22AM
What a wonderful image, Nathan! Love the title as well, he really looks like tiding knots there. Great colours!
SlowSong Plus
12 9.1k 30 England
24 Jul 2013 9:24AM
I love those squiggly bits (sorry, showing my botanical ignorance again Grin). And such a pretty beetle.
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 9:27AM
Well detailed macro NathanSmile
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
24 Jul 2013 10:19AM
Detail, Nathan.
24 Jul 2013 10:53AM
Stunning capture!
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
24 Jul 2013 11:37AM
Excellent detail. Hope the day goes well for you
11 10 10 England
24 Jul 2013 11:54AM
Brain not really in gear to take in your excellent info. but appreciate the excellence of the shot.Smile
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 11:54AM
Violaceous - my favourite word to consider tday!
No wonder I never get round to doing the dreaded dusting!
Wonderful speckled colours and shadows.
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 11:56AM
Violaceous - my word to consider for today.
No wonder I never get round to doing the dreaded dusting!
Wonderful speckled colours and great shadosws.
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 18 Canada
24 Jul 2013 12:18PM
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
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
24 Jul 2013 1:11PM
Wonderful close-up and super colour.
Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
24 Jul 2013 1:40PM
Beautiful colours and detail Nathan; lovely shot!
ali63 8 790 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 2:48PM
An image packed full of detail & colour, I hope your day goes well Smile

Ali Smile
boov 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 2:51PM
Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
24 Jul 2013 3:54PM

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

Niknut Plus
10 2.6k 82 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 4:34PM
Beautiful shot !!......lovely 'metallic' colours in the beetle !!
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
24 Jul 2013 4:49PM
A wonderful quality close-up, Nathan - she looks well coated in pollen! Wink
Trev Smile
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
24 Jul 2013 5:10PM
A lovely iridescent sheen, Nathan.


(thanks for the invite, I may just drop in on you one day Smile)
basith_am 8 7 Sri Lanka
24 Jul 2013 5:15PM
A wonderful macro.
Colour and detail are amazing..

24 Jul 2013 5:41PM
Great shot and title Nathan, a lovely vibrant image all round.

John Smile
danbrann 15 640 17
24 Jul 2013 5:55PM
A great narrative to go with that cracking shot Nathan. The vibrancy of the flower being a suitable backdrop for that little critter.
User_Removed 10 48 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 5:59PM
A super detailed macro image Nathan.
widtink 8 406 2 Scotland
24 Jul 2013 6:56PM
Nice macro work Nathan, love the detail Smile

Lovely vibrant yellow capturing excellent detailing ... Super sheen on Mr Bug.. Excellent Wink
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 8:21PM
Shows well on the yellow flower head, superb irridesance and detail
myrab 14 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 8:37PM
What vibrant colour, love it,
Hope your feeling better today, hope all this bug hunting is cheering you up.

JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 9:42PM
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.
dmhuynh72 12 44 3 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 10:02PM
stunning macro, the exposure and colours are wonderful.
24 Jul 2013 10:05PM
Superb details Nathan
25 Jul 2013 1:05AM
Great shot with amazing detail
PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2013 8:00AM
Great work Nathan. Hope things settle down for you. Am sure they will. paul
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
28 Jul 2013 3:48PM
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
Source 10
28 Jul 2013 11:39PM
A fantastic macro
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 4:15AM
Nathan you are showing us the most beautiful isects...
Love this little one... And it's green! Grin

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