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Remake - Mating Ritual by VintageWarmth Remake - Mating Ritual by VintageWarmth
I think this new one looks a bit prominent therefore i deleted before pic just because of blurry edges plus i was trying to stay away with auto ISO & auto focus or shutter priority. Im still having a hard time to took this photo to get the right amount of lighting and "metering". Manual settings is such a bit pain than using automatic settings but its worth it.)

settings: manual
ISO: 100
S. Speed 1/80
Metering: Average
aperture: short exposure
no flash
lighting:vivid

Chafer beetles.
Now, It took me about just more than 40 clicks to get the right pic..(beetles are different than b4)


No dirty thoughts please. :) Many thanks
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
What a lovely shell. Iridescent ftw!
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:iconmyburningeyes:
MyBurningEyes Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Those colors! :omg:
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:iconvintagewarmth:
VintageWarmth Featured By Owner May 2, 2010   General Artist
many thanks. i just love the mating insects during spring on how they turned out. :D
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:iconmyburningeyes:
MyBurningEyes Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ur very welcome, time is coming again so you could shoot some nice pices if you got some time! :)
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional
It has a wonderful feel

I want to see it big (like 3 foot by 3 foot)

nice job
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:iconcsnyder:
CSnyder Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
dazzling colors, very crisp image
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:iconvintagewarmth:
VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009   General Artist
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2: my dear ones. :)
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:iconcsnyder:
CSnyder Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
welcome:hug:
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:iconnonparticipant:
nonparticipant Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
i love the great colors you get from beetle shells. I've heard in some places, like brazil, some people use them to make jewelry :)
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:iconvintagewarmth:
VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   General Artist
i love your description. Im humbled by your enthusiasm. Many thanks :)
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:iconrardstar:
rardstar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Great shot indeed. Nice detail and I love the golden color :)
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:iconvintagewarmth:
VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009   General Artist
Many thanks friend :)
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emodist Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
awesome job on this! =D
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:iconvintagewarmth:
VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   General Artist
MAny thanks :)
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:iconemodist:
emodist Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nothin to worry! =)
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aznboardergirl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
:faint: great perserverance... dirty thought aside :XD:, i think this a fantastic picture, the colour scheme flows really well throughout. :thumbsup:
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:iconvintagewarmth:
VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009   General Artist
Im glad by your positive & lovely comment. Many thanks friend. :)
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aznboardergirl Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
:) you're very welcome!
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nazgul07 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Student Photographer
40 clicks! wow.. you must be sooo patient!! good work! keep it up with the macros!!!! and well.. this is my 500 comment woho!!!! xD
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Nice!!!! i hope U killed them after U took this shot...
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:iconvintagewarmth:
VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   General Artist
Oh no.. I cant do that. Its a living thing though. :D
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
yeah, but they eat up the leaves on your plants..
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Viscuswalor Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Student
It is really unique!! I have never seen insects mating though but 60 clicks!! Ur hard work really pays of!!
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:iconvintagewarmth:
VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009   General Artist
Im truly humbled by your kind words. Many thanks for your enjoyment. :)
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Viscuswalor Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Student
:icongrin--plz: NO PROBLEM!!
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depaz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
60 clicks! :giggle: This is the perfect prize for your insistence :P
Lovely shot, fabulous details and colors
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VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009   General Artist
I thought so.:blush:
Many thanks for your kind words. :D
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