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Leaf Beetles (Gastrophysa viridula) Chrysomelidae

By Gio
A stunning metallic greenleaf beetle feeding on a nestle leaf.

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- John (Gio)

Tags: Nettle Insect Beetle Green Leaf Close-up and macro Metallic Wildlife and nature

Voters: shanelaze, KarenFB, jennialexander and 14 more

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shanelaze 6 8 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 7:04AM
Stunning shot John. It looks almost metalic!

Love your whole PF - great macro work. Smile


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KarenFB Plus
11 5.0k 171 England
28 Jun 2012 7:07AM
I find these little beetles really difficult to capture - they are very active and reflective! You've caught your's brilliantly!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 7:10AM
A rather beautiful close-up insect photograph, which ticks all the right boxes for me.

Regards Nathan
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Jun 2012 7:12AM
A superb close-up, John, such a pretty beetle. Carol
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 7:13AM
Great macro and detail captured.,
Gio 8 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 7:24AM

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
tonyguitar 6 62 37 Canada
28 Jun 2012 8:08AM
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
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
28 Jun 2012 8:14AM
Super shot!
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
28 Jun 2012 8:27AM
Love the contrasting greens.............great capture.Tongue
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 9:08AM
Great capture! Love the beetleGrin
Niknut Plus
8 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 5:55PM
Superb shot !!!...gorgeous quality in the detail & metallic colours !!!
Gio 8 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 5:57PM
Thank you everyone for all your generous comments

Regards John

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