A beautiful metallic green Rose Chafer beetle (Cetonia aurata) attracted by the heady perfume of a white peony in my garden.

Canon EOS 550D, Canon 50mm Macro lens.

FEATURED in Groups: A Bug’s Kingdom – 2011; Beatlemania – 2012; Bugs on Flowers in Macro – February 2013; Bees, Butterflies, etc. – November 2013. Included in: Permanent Feature Gallery 2013

I am a Kentish maid, passionate about Mother Nature and her bugs, as my profile will tell you at some length! I am using a Canon EOS 550 DSLR and 50mm Canon macro lens. Thank you for dropping by.

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  • Gareth Jones
    Gareth Jonesabout 3 years ago

    great macro

  • Thank you, Gareth. Nice of you to say so!

    – Alison Finch

  • Kent Keller
    Kent Kellerabout 3 years ago

    Very cool looking beetle and an amazing close-up Alison!!!

  • Thanks, Kent. She is a beauty!

    – Alison Finch

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you, Ray.

    – Alison Finch

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Nice capture Alison

  • Thank you, Larry. You’re very kind.

    – Alison Finch

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 3 years ago

    really beauutiful unque image!! it’s so splendid in colors. well done! Alison. lisabeth

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Lisabeth.

    – Alison Finch

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 3 years ago

    Stunning shot Alison :))

  • Thanks, Yool! Glad you like her.

    – Alison Finch

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieabout 3 years ago

    wow Alison- I LOVE the contrast in this image- it’s just AMAZING!!! Great job!

  • Thank you so much, Stephanie, for the feature and the lovely comments. Very much appreciated!

    – Alison Finch

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamabout 3 years ago

    wow heaps cool – wonderful shot !

  • alienfunk
    alienfunkover 2 years ago


  • Thank you for the feature. Love the group!

    – Alison Finch

  • jimmy hoffman
    jimmy hoffmanover 2 years ago

    Really beautiful shot!There are many of these beetles here also at the moment.Occasionally with a more reddish coloration.

  • Thank you, Jimmy. I have occasional ‘rusty bronze’ ones too – too much rain this ‘summer’ perhaps, lol?

    – Alison Finch

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