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Perched on Plumbago

By ChiliMan
Gosh…seems like I’ve been away for ages!

I’ve just caught up on your pfs and now I’ll upload this little fella I saw recently. About 1.3 – 1.5cm long. Doesn’t he have some pretty colours and patterning??

I uploaded a different picture of this guy many uploads ago…he was trying to pull a petal over himself with his hindleg.

He seemed less grumpy this time and let me snap away Grin

V2 is the uncropped image.


Tags: Colourful Insect Beetle Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Singapore Plumbago Wildlife and nature

Voters: gwynn56, Pete, barbarahirst and 35 more

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 4:08PM
2 belters here thats for sure
What amazing colours in both critter and bloom

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
14 Aug 2012 4:11PM
Isn't he cute, Andres, but I hope he's not going to chomp his way through your beautiful plumbago Sad. Super captures. Carol
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 4:27PM
Wonderful markings as you say Andrew and the blue compliments him well SmileSmile
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 4:34PM
Great detail in the markings,
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
14 Aug 2012 4:47PM
You have two beautiful shot here,lovely colours and you 've managed to show us lots of detail.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 5:07PM
Eye catching I hope he doesn't have big teeth on that lovely plant!!
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 5:10PM
Great shot !!!....lovely detailing !!!!
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 5:18PM
no i.d. yet, so I will amaze you & announe that it is in insect of some type.

Both great, but version one for me.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
14 Aug 2012 5:42PM
A very pretty beetle. And with a little more decorum than the last shots. Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 6:04PM
Has to be V1 as need to view him close up Andrew
he is a beauty and rather colourful
great shot
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
14 Aug 2012 6:10PM
An interesting looking critter (probably what he said about you!! TongueGrin), and well captured, Andrew.

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
14 Aug 2012 6:24PM
Hmm! Don't think we need ask what he had for his lunch!! Lovely colours and details though.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
14 Aug 2012 6:34PM
Fantastic colours and pin sharp detail in these Andrew, he's a real beauty
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 7:03PM
Excellent images Andrew, version one being my favourite.

8 10 10 England
14 Aug 2012 7:04PM
So much detail in such a tiny critter - well done Andrew.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 7:07PM
Lovely colours on this beastie but it looks as if he's already started on your plumbago. Sad I like v1 for the close up.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 Aug 2012 8:43PM
Good to see both images, v1 lets us see his interesting desigs-- wonderful little guy~
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 8:25AM
Just wonderful - have an RC on me!
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 8:56AM
Superb detail
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 12:46PM
What a magnificent bronze beauty you have captured here Andrew. Excellent.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
16 Aug 2012 4:00PM
very nice pattern on his shield... and the head almost looks like half a union jack Smile
cute Smile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 8:46PM
Wow! Very interesting bug! Well captured, IB

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