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Christmas Beetle.

Christmas Beetle.
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Copyright: Erwin Kruger (rommel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, CANON 17-85mm USM IS, (digital)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-07 2:12
Viewed: 5185
Points: 14
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I never had much time to capture this what I think is commnly known as the christmas beetle.By rubbing its wings together it creates a high pitch sound.I only managed to get this one shot before it flew off.

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Hi Erwin

Wonderful capture and composition of this noisy creature. I'm sure many people have had sleepless nights because of this little guy.
The bottom of the wings is slightly out of focus and would have needed a higher F/stop(F6.3 or F7.1).
Otherwise the image is very pleasing with good colors shown.

Thanks for sharing
Kind Regards

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-07 2:52]

Hello Erwin,
excellent macro of this insect that special.
Nice POV with some details and beautiful colors.
Have a good day,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-07 3:23]

Hello Erwin,

What a wonderful head, excellent macro shot.
Nice detailed, pleasant of colors.
Excellent composition, very well captured.

Have a nice sunday,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-07 9:10]

What a interesting capture this great bug!
I like the head and the sharp eyes!
Congratulation for this new bug(for me of course)

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2010-02-07 20:57]

This is a great captured,consider that you photographed this with zoom lens (not with special macro).
Very sharp especially at the head and eyes.


Hello Erwin
very good close-up of this beetle taken from a nice POV, we can see a lot of sharp details, especially his head,
a great capture !
Have a good night

Interesting beetle. I presume it is very big?

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