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Leptinotarsa decemlineata

We found this guy in our salad, where he must've spend a few days until being released onto our stove by my girlfriend and immediately trapped again by me. I put him into a glass where he had to spend the night so i could take a few shots of him the next day. I released him into our yard later, where he's now busy i guess. :D
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Dolore Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Dude, you should do macros more often! You're really good at it!
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derJake Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
Took a lot of flowers lately. They'll be up after the next few sets from the studio.
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painting-with-light Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
Very good shot and precise identification of the type of beetle.

The Colorado beetle causes a lot of damage to the potato crop and is a quarantine pest in many countries.
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derJake Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! ^^

Yeah it isn't too hard to identify with it's distinctively striped shell. German gardens mostly abound in those bugs during summer. ^^
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painting-with-light Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Welcome :)
Precisely, it is rather easy to identify.
I have learnt to identify it as I work in the agricultural sector and it is a quarantine pest in Malta.
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derJake Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
My grandma told me it's name, when i was a child and found a lot of them in her garden. :D
But it doesn't seem to enjoy regular salad and herbs that much, so we didn't kill them.
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painting-with-light Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
I think it is a specific pest, meaning it will only attack the potatoes
It is difficult to forget the name of such a beetle as it has nice colouring :D
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themanfromhyrule Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Wow what an amazingly clear colorful and close up shot!
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derJake Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! The benefits of doing it in the studio, rather than outside somewhere, i guess. :D
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SzandorDuBois Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
nice one! Love the soft pastel colours!
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derJake Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :aww:
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givemewings3 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice capture. thank you for not killing him :)
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derJake Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Yeah why should i... ^^
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sarroora Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist
This is a unique shot, and that's one brightly colored beetle! I love it! i'm glad you didn't kill it!
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derJake Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot! ^^
Of course i couldn't kill the little fella. After having so much bad luck he deserved some fertile ground with a few nice, green plants.
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sarroora Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist
Me and my sis once found a yellow (instead of the usual red) ladybug, with the little black dots and all. It was so calm and lovely! Then some bug swooped down on it suddenly and killed it right on my sister's hand :(.
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derJake Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That totally sounds like a joke they might bring on Family Guy. :D
I don't know what it is with random acts of violence ... sometimes i just find them to be incredibly funny. :roll:
Sad for the bug of course and for you guys.
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sarroora Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist
:lol: Yeah I felt bad. That bug was so strange and pretty. My poor sister had a look on her face that said 'What the hell just happened..?'
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derJake Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha, i can imagine. :D
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Death-Soldier101 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
great capture! This is amazing!
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derJake Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Domo arigato! :D
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
niiiiiiiccccceeeeeee
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derJake Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thaaaanksss :D
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Student Digital Artist
aaaaanytiiiiime ^.~
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derJake Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
*ultra slowmo* heee - heeeee - hheeeeeeeeeeee :D
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Student Digital Artist
lol =D
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electrophiliac Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
I love this.
I especially love that the background is abstract, rather than the typical nature background usually found with animal/insect shots.

Very well done :D
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derJake Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot! :D
At first i was annoyed that i wouldn't have a realistic background, but after i took the shots i thought it looks kinda windows-xp-ish and that it has some kind of fresh look to it.
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electrophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
I agree *nods* :D
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derJake Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe. ^^
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themajiks Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Wow. Perfection at its best.
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derJake Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Muchas gracias! :)
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OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
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May 19, 2008, 12:08:42 PM
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