[photos - macro] the green christmas beetles are back

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Troy Piggins, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. Troy Piggins

    Troy Piggins Guest

    I posted a "green ladybird" some time ago. Found out ID is a
    green christmas beetle. Found another one, so thought I'd try
    some more practise. This time with 2x TC with tubes and getting
    close as I can with the 100mm macro. See #2.

    #1 - This came out the best. He wouldn't stay still and the leaf
    was wobbling all over the place. Just clipped off his antenna :(
    http://piggo.com/~troy/photos/2007_12_10-green_xmas_beetle/img_4653.jpg

    #2 - This is with 30D+2xTC+full set of tubes+100mm macro lens.
    About 3x lifesize?
    http://piggo.com/~troy/photos/2007_12_10-green_xmas_beetle/img_4668.jpg

    This is a photo from previous post showing how small they are.
    That's my pinky finger, not my thumb.
    http://piggo.com/~troy/photos/2007_11_21/img_4394.jpg
     
    Troy Piggins, Dec 10, 2007
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  2. Your macro photography is really coming along! I can tell Bret is
    kind of a mentor to you.
    Helen
     
    helensilverburg, Dec 10, 2007
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  3. Troy Piggins

    Douglas Guest

    Don't Christmas bettles assume the colour of their surroundings?
    We got red ones here (red soil all around) and gray ones at the gallery.

    Douglas
     
    Douglas, Dec 10, 2007
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  4. Troy Piggins

    Troy Piggins Guest

    * is quoted & my replies are inline below :
    Thanks Helen! Appreciate your kind words always.

    As for Bret being my mentor - I enjoy looking at other peoples'
    photos. If I see something I like, take in on board.

    Thanks again.
     
    Troy Piggins, Dec 10, 2007
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  5. I've only ever seen green ones.


     
    Michael Brown, Dec 10, 2007
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  6. Troy Piggins

    Troy Piggins Guest

    * Douglas is quoted & my replies are inline below :
    Don't know about that, or how many different sub-species there
    are. When I last posted them, Helen was kind enough to ID them
    for me. They are /Anoplognathus prasinus/ as far as I can tell.

    http://australian-insects.com/green-christmas-beetle.php
    http://members.optushome.com.au/awnelson/davidavid/aprasinus.jpg

    Not sure if they're the same as the ones you are talking about.
     
    Troy Piggins, Dec 10, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    No, we only get gold ones here.
     
    Pete D, Dec 13, 2007
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  8. Troy Piggins

    Troy Piggins Guest

    * Douglas is quoted & my replies are inline below :
    Just check those ones at your gallery aren't eating black and
    white film :)
     
    Troy Piggins, Dec 13, 2007
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    Rob. Guest

    Grey walls?
     
    Rob., Dec 13, 2007
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