Stealthy Immigrant

30 July 2013 12 Comments Home » Insects etc.

A renegade from color runs wild, the ruins
of salvaged spider-webs hiding
a stealthy immigrant.

A renegade from color runs wild

Willow leaf beetle | Plagiodera versicolora


  • Matt on 500px said:

    Beautiful photo!

  • Karina on 500px said:

    Lovely macro!

  • F.A. on G+ said:

    Really great capture.

  • Ferdy on Jungle Dragon said:

    Love the flare on the beetle’s shield and its color, excellent as always Rick. Wikipedia has no page for it, so I created the species manually.

  • Diane said:

    Luscious lighting! LOVE the effect!

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane. One of my first images this season.

  • Graeme on Jungle Dragon said:

    What a great photo.

  • Ludo on Jungle Dragon said:

    Love the lighting on this one, Rick. Makes it a bit trickier to focus on the subject yet it ads magic to the scene. Thx for your inspiration!

  • Sofie on G+ said:

    Superb capture.

  • L. Roberto on G+ said:

    It seems a jewel..! Congrats.

  • Joan on G+ said:

    Beautiful shot, just love the light!

  • Olivia on 500px said:

    That terrific light on the carapace – it makes it look as highly polished as a gemstone. I love that the light that limns the branches turns sharp and sparkling against that slick surface of the beetle.

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