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photoblog image Beetle...large, green.

Beetle...large, green.

Large green beetle [called tuptim in Thai] shows off its impressive armour and its brilliant colours.

Beetle...large, green.

Large green beetle [called tuptim in Thai] shows off its impressive armour and its brilliant colours.

comments (11)

Well, Ray. That's a likey for me. Incredible photo....a winner!
Ray: This is a "red letter" day for me...I made it onto Mary's likey list. [grin]
I am quite happy with this picture, Mary. It makes a fair job of showing off this exquisite critter. He didn't wait around long...soon after I shot this picture, his wing guards clacked open and he flew off with a very loud buzzzzz!
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 11 Sep 2007, 07:37
OMG, Ray. You've done it again! No one would believe it if they didn't see it.
Ray: Handsome brute, isn't he, Ginnie?
If you are interested in getting an impression of his size, here [ http://bangkokwild.aminus3.com/image/2007-09-01.html ] is a picture of him in my hand.
that is outstanding and a likey for me too...the metallic colour is stunning as is the DOF
Ray: I am so pleased you like this one, Liam. These are breathtakingly gorgeous beetles.
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 11 Sep 2007, 15:01
These colors are too unbelievable to come out of PS. It must be mother nature. Wonderful shot!
Ray: Thanks, Martin. Yes...colours are as She painted them, and it would have been an act of arrogance on my part to try to improve them.
creep, exotic and some outstanding colour...
Ray: It would be difficult to out-do Nature in this case. Thank you for your comment, Photosam.
Thats an impressive bit of macro photography. Interesting focal length 6.0mm! The colours are quite surreal.
Ray: Thank you for your comment, Alistair. With this camera, I am not sure what reported focal length means. 6mm is the fl notionally given to all images shot in "supermacro mode. With this shot I was certainly less than 1 cm from the beetle, and I think one feeler was actuall touching the lense.
Colours all natural!
Wow, very impressive photo!
Ray: Thank you, Philosophical Karen. Your comment is very encouraging to me.
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, USA
  • 12 Sep 2007, 05:12
The colors are wonderful, Ray, but next time you bump onto the critter, try to focus on its eyes. The eyes are crucial for such close-ups. The composition is somewhat boring, more like from a biology textbook. You have some work to do, brother, when you see the guy next time.
Ray: You are very perceptive, and refreshing, VZ.
I do worry that sometimes my images are too textbookish. When I have several images I am often faced with the dilemna of whether to present clinical detail or emotive imagery. With this image I made the choice based on display of the astonishing colour-scheme bestowed by Nature.
Your excellent critique gives me the idea that sometimes a montage of several shots might be more effective.
Yes...the eye...insect photography basics!
kindest regards
ray
Wow - Amazing shot - Hat off !!
Ray: Thank you, Zebigleb. It is a beautiful beetle.
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Sep 2007, 08:04
simply stunning Ray! What a shot. mal
Stunning, Ray! Incredible detail, amazing colour, magnificent insect. (:o)
Ray: It is a beautiful beetle, and it tolerated me getting very close.

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