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Love This Yellow Stuff!

Love This Yellow Stuff!
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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 13 N: 141] (508)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-24
Categories: Nature, Macro
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-26 20:28
Viewed: 1109
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coleoptera: Meloidae (blister beetle)

I have a series of this small blister beetle. Some blister beetles excrete a nasty substance, that, when handled, can cause vesicles or blisters on ones skin. this species is small (about 1 cm long). It is obviously a pollen feeder. Many insects feed on pollen vs. nector because it contains a high content of protein vs. carbohydrates.

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Hello Doc

Great capture of this creature covered in pollen. I like your take with the macro imageing. nice

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-09-26 22:55]
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Hi Michael

I really should explore the macro capabilities of my Nikon D90! It seems like another world, judging from this image. Was into macro years ago though with a film camera. Good sharpness although grain is showing a bit from the magnification? I'd blur the indistinct parts of the image to mask that taking care not to include any of the pollen encrusted bee.

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