Ready For Take-off

By KarenFB
Hubby and I managed to find time for a walk around the farm today - it's not too bad out there, sunny but breezy.

As I passed some leaves I noticed this tiny bug right on the tip, ready to jump! It's a Leaf Beetle (Oulema melanopa), about the size of a '0'! As the wind blew the leaf its colour changed from blue, to black to green - topped off with a little red head................ever so pretty! Smile

Tags: Insect Bug Leaf beetle Wildlife and nature Oulema melanopa

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Very nice macro shot,good detail and colour.


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ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 5:52PM
Great macro,

CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
4 May 2014 6:16PM
An excellent capture, Karen, quite a number of these guys about here. Carol
ColleenA Plus
5 347 5 Australia
4 May 2014 6:24PM
A cute little bug. Great capture Karen.
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
4 May 2014 8:50PM
Great macro KarenSmile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 9:04PM
Just proves what is around us, if one looks close enough


Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 9:23PM
Knowing the size of an 01 I am amazed. Superb Karen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
5 May 2014 6:54AM
Spectacularly good picture!
KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
5 May 2014 7:04AM
Thank you everyone! Smile
IshanPathak 3 202 12 India
5 May 2014 1:42PM
Amazing Capture Smile

Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
5 May 2014 7:13PM
Your macro photography is definitely taking off Karen, delighted to make this one a RC. A cracking close up of this tiny and shiny bug
KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
6 May 2014 7:01AM
Thank you Ishan and Ed! Smile
6 May 2014 9:19AM
Great capture. George.
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
9 May 2014 9:03AM
What a superb capture - your insect knowledge is awesome!
18 May 2014 2:03PM
Cracking shot SmileSmileSmile
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 1:49PM
Stunning insect! Grin
KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
12 Jun 2014 2:05PM
Thank you! Smile
17 Jun 2014 7:59AM
Brilliant photograph.

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