Cardinal Beetle. #

By bricurtis
Cardinal Beetle on a Hosta plant.

Another version I have had hanging around.

A big thankyou to > KBan > for his UA on previous image.


Tags: Insects General Beetles Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Hostas Cardinal beetle Wildlife and nature

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lovely macro shot great colour nice detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
22 Sep 2013 5:19PM
I trust you removed him pretty quickly after the photo shoot, Brian, or your poor hosta will make a lovely meal Wink A super sharp capture. Carol
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Sep 2013 5:26PM
That Sigma lens in your hands results in fine detailed images, another of which we see here: stunning macro photography.
boov Plus
5 2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2013 5:32PM
Great macro
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1987 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2013 5:32PM
The hosta leaves make a great background, Brian, I like them almost as much as I like the beetle. Love the way his back leg is clinging onto the leaf on the right.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2013 5:40PM
Very good indeed! Congratulations on such a good shot. Love the green and red contrast in the composition! Grin
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
22 Sep 2013 5:54PM
It looks like you had a whole hosta good images of this cardinal beetle then Brian, I think you picked the right one as this one is superbly composed and the beetle is pin sharp and so vividly coloured
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
22 Sep 2013 5:58PM
Thanks to Isabel for her UA - very much appreciated.Smile

franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2013 5:59PM
An outstanding macro here Brian.

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
22 Sep 2013 6:08PM
[Quote]It looks like you had a whole hosta good images of this cardinal beetle then Brian[/Quote]

Hosta la vista Ed.Smile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Sep 2013 6:11PM
beetling excellent.
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
22 Sep 2013 6:25PM
Top class macro Brian. Some really amazing detail here.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
22 Sep 2013 8:14PM
Superb macro Brian,
Stunning shot - beautifully taken. Big Wow!!!
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
22 Sep 2013 8:30PM
Thankyou Annette - your UA is greatly appreciate.Smile

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
22 Sep 2013 8:55PM
Thanks Ken - truly appreciate your UA.Smile

22 Sep 2013 8:57PM
Fantastic shot Brian. Cathy
22 Sep 2013 9:04PM
Great composition and colour. Superb work.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
23 Sep 2013 12:28AM
Lines, narrow and wide, and the ripples on the hosta leaves, well punctuated by the red bug! Nice!
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 9:40AM
Super crisp detail Brian, great contrasting colours it chose for its perch!
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
23 Sep 2013 3:26PM
Superb detail as usual Brian,
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
23 Sep 2013 5:39PM
Perfect little leg.
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
23 Sep 2013 5:53PM
You are the hosta with the mosta Brian as the insects seem to enjoy visiting your garden plants for food and drink!Grin
dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 6:20PM
stunning close up work Brian.
23 Sep 2013 10:37PM
Red VS Green, a match made in visual heaven!, great details and comp, fantastic shot Brian!
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
24 Sep 2013 1:24PM
The sharpness and colour are stunning, Brian. What a shot...


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