This is a rare beetle called the Rose Chafer. 3 years ago it visited my garden for the first time, as far as I know, and I was honoured by a request from the SEWBReC (the South East Wales Biodiversity Record Centre) to publish my images at that time – my images were the first modern records held of this species by the SEWBReC, the only other record they had dated back to 1923.

Canon EOS 650D
Canon Ultrasonic 28-90mm lens

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  • seeingred13
    seeingred13over 1 year ago

    Wow, Chris, what a macro! Amazing, sharp detail! Fave, Maggie :)

  • Thanks Maggie, I’m so glad you like it – and thanks for the fave too :O)

    – missmoneypenny

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 1 year ago

    Love the colours of these Beetles, Fantastic macro Chris x

  • Me to – almost florescent x

    – missmoneypenny

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Amazing capture…like a jewel!!

  • It is a stunning colour isn’t it?: Thanks for making it a fave

    – missmoneypenny

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 1 year ago

    Awesome macro work Chris!

  • Thanks Roy – they are amazing beetles. Thanks for the fave too

    – missmoneypenny

    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    great shot

  • Thanks Sylvia

    – missmoneypenny

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    Great contrasts in colors in this terrific capture!!! Bill

  • It’s a lovely beetle :O)

    – missmoneypenny

  • Delfino
    Delfinoover 1 year ago

    Great macro!

  • Thank you – very much appreciated

    – missmoneypenny

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 1 year ago

    Fabulous macro and colours Chris

  • I’m always thrilled to see these rare beetles. Thanks for making it a favourite

    – missmoneypenny

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