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Copyright: norman wright (normanw) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 101] (612)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-01 1:07
Viewed: 4205
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A bug (some sort of beetle I think) spotted in Mackay botanical garden. Lots of them around, but mainly quite camera-shy.

This was taken with on-camera flash because of shading plants which may account for the hot spots that I haven't been able to tone down.

The bug is (was) about 10-12 mm in length and the colours of others ranged from this orange with blue spots to almost totally (metallic) blue. Colouration and variety I found fascinating since I had never seen their like before, although they appeared quite common there.

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Nice picture, sharp enough and a great composition. It IS a bug (meaning a True Bug, of the order Hemiptera adn not a beetle (order Coleoptera). Can't help further for the ID...
Good job

A beautiful little bug Norman,although I've no idea what it is.You've captured it nicely too. I like the POV in particular.
When I do macros of little bugs like this I use spot mode on my digital.It seems to give me a clearer shot.
A nice image. Well done.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-04-01 2:51]

A nice capture.
Very good composition with nice colours and detail.
Good work,well done.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-04-01 4:36]

Nice macro and like the color ,POV&COMPOSITION.

Beautiful shot and what magnificent colours. He is very striking. Thanks for sharing this one.

Very good composition, I would have cloned out the branch on the left side. Great POV and colours.
Well done.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-01 18:19]

Nice pose from this bug. Beautiful colours and composition. Good work.
Regards. Toni

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-04-20 2:05]

very colorful! very good macro.

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