Foreign Invader

by davidstorm

This is a Red Lily Beetle. The species is not native to the UK, but has spread rapidly as the climate has become warmer. These little chaps make a hell of a mess of the lillies in our garden.

K-5, Sigma 50mm F2.8 Macro, Flash with home-made diffuser.
Uploaded04/05/2012 - 15:36
CategoryMacro
Shutter Speed1/40
Aperturef/11
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length50mm

GIULIO57
Posted 04/05/2012 - 15:48 Link
I prefer previous one BUT good macro captures.
PPG
puma
Posted 04/05/2012 - 16:28 Link
Just amazing photo
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carmagw
Posted 04/05/2012 - 16:50 Link
Interesting, looks like hes thinking what should I do next.

Regards

George
davidstorm
Posted 04/05/2012 - 16:56 Link
carmagw wrote:
Interesting, looks like hes thinking what should I do next.

Regards

George

Hi George, I know what he's going to do - he's going to eat all my Lilly leaves!! Last year these blighters destryed them totally.

Regards
David
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Posted 04/05/2012 - 19:34 Link
Loverly macro well done.. Alan
Jumbo48
Posted 04/05/2012 - 21:16 Link
Good shot David, what you need is Wilkinsons own brand of bug killer spray it works really well about 1.89, but only spray late evening to avoid killing any Bees etc. Ill post a shot I took with the I-10 of the little red devils.
Regards John/Jumbo
focus
Posted 04/05/2012 - 22:22 Link
Excellent macro, David, love the colour of the beetle. - mary.
autumnlight
Posted 05/05/2012 - 00:34 Link
Super close up, i hope i don't find any, apparently they just drop to the ground if they think they are in danger so it's worth looking down there, they maybe hiding.
carkaci
Posted 05/05/2012 - 15:10 Link
Wonderful details !! It's a perfect macro shot, David !!
Regards;

Emre
davidstorm
Posted 07/05/2012 - 11:20 Link
Thank you for the kind comments on this image.

Regards
David
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Nicola's Apartments, Kassiopi, Corfu

Some cameras, some lenses, some bits 'n' bobs

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