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intimate macro

what species are they?

39 comments:

Mridula

Every time I come, I say amazing!

reneesfotoblogg

Dont know Dave, but what a differense in size. Stunning photo!

Annelie

Ooooo, how dare you, shame on you Dave, *LOL*

Marie

Awesome my friend!!!!!

Ma.links

Wow, epic photo as always.

Biana

Wow, that little guy likes a lady with experience? ha ha ha... I love this photo, how do you spot these beautiful macro moments?

Ingmarie We

Fantastic shot Dave! You have a magic eye! It is always inspiring to visit your blog and see what you have find to take photos of.....

Maria G

Fantastic ccolurs and an amazing photo!
Have a nice day!

Josefine

Stunning! I really like your pictures a lot!
Have a great day!

Johanna S

Sweet - looks like alians =) Really nice colors. Fantastic photo!
Tx for the explanation - I would like to have all these lenses - maybe in the future. Loved how you made the little fly freaze for a moment ;o)

Have a very nice day!

Mojo

I have no idea what they are, but they sure seem friendly! Great shot!

Mytteristen

I photographed two little lovebugs myself 2day, so cute! :)

Kala

That is some amazing detail of what I am guessing is a private bug moment.

Poetic Shutterbug

Why you peeping Tom :D Fantastic shots. Amazing detail.

@nemonen

AMAZING photo. I wouldn´t mind to be such a good photographer!

Rebecca

You never cease to amaze me with your photos.

Luna Miranda

i have no idea what are these but this is an awesome photo. fantastic macro.

Ashley Sisk

This is an incredible capture - thanks for visiting my blog. I love your work - new follower.

Spiderdama

WOW! This is a really good one! Fantastic ptoto:-)

tinasphotoblog

Bugs in love, what a terrific photo with stunning details and colours!! I don´t know what species they are, but they are beautiful. :)

betchai

oh gosh, i am so envious, terrific photo of animal intimacy, it is so special.

Cassie

Beautiful capture. Their color is amazing. I'd hate to come across them in person though...insects scare me!

ruthi

I got this kind of shot too few weeks ago... it's only red. I mean the bugs are red and I don't know what species. isn't it interesting to take this kind of photo... this is indeed something you don't see everyday. hahaha nice one.

HOOTIN' ANNI

Copius Macrous. Or something like that. LOL Excellent!!!!

My macro is posted....visit with me today if you can. MACRO DURANTA BLOSSOM I'd love to have you stop by to view.

Colleen

Caught them in the act, did you? :)
They are beautiful and the shot is excellent, but then, I always like your shots!

angelcel

Beautiful shot. (Makes me feel a bit voyeuristic looking at this)! ;)

Christina

Awesome shot! Beautiful colors!

eileeninmd

Cool capture and what a sighting! Great shot, Dave!

jay

I have no idea what they are, but it's a gorgeous photo, and I want to know now! Some kind of beetle, but what?

I love the colours!

dawn

Amazing! I never thought bugs could be so beautiful!

srividyapadmanabhan

Lovely capture, Nice composition

Carolina

This obviously is the well-known 'green double-decker beetle'. Also known as the 'hop on hop off beetle'.
No seriously, some sort of Phyllobius perhaps? Great photo. (I was curious reading your comment to Don't Bug Me's post)

Don't Bug Me!

I have two options for you - I suspect it is either a species of Polydrusus or of Phyllobius. Both are green weevils found in Europe. I can't tell you much more than this without having the beetle, since I would need to key it out to be more certain. Gorgeous photo though - you are inspiring me to work more on my macro shots. Thank you for that.

M and D, Norway

Yes, you are inspiring all of us!

Vicki

Fantastic capture! You make me want to run right out and get a macro lens. Of course, I'm sure it would take me forever to hone the photography skills that you have. Kudos!

Irene

Amazing capture! I've seen insects before with smaller male than female. Looks funny though!

Leena

I have the macro lens, we have here bugs too, but I do not have any photos like this, I wonder, why ;)
Congratulations for your picture, Dave!

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