I have never seen this tiny beetle before. I was amazed by its stunning shiny blue colour

Shot of a blue mint beetle (Chrysolina coerulans) taken in 2010 with a Canon EOS D30 and Canon 38-76mm lens fitted with a generic 10x macro lens

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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 4 years ago

    that is bright Chris, a fine macro.x

  • Thanks Catherine. It was a very active little beetle, hardly stopped for a second x

    – missmoneypenny

  • duncandragon
    duncandragonabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful macro!

  • Thanks for the fave Duncan – isn’t nature wonderful?

    – missmoneypenny

  • aMOONy
    aMOONyabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you – very much appreciated

    – missmoneypenny

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    Wow!! Stunning macro!

  • Thank you – isn’t it a lovely colour? Thanks for the fave too

    – missmoneypenny

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you Sylvia

    – missmoneypenny

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 4 years ago

    Looks like it is wrapped in blue foil! Lovely capture and find!

  • I was amazed at the colour !

    – missmoneypenny

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 4 years ago

    How gorgeous is that little insect… just beautiful… what a great Find and Capture missmoneypenney!!!! I love it. :))

  • Thanks so much. I was very lucky to see it. Thanks for the fave too

    – missmoneypenny

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoabout 4 years ago

    Tops Chris!! Tony

  • Thanks ‘Tony’ – lol :O)

    – missmoneypenny

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work, perfectly done!

  • Many thanks Denis – very much appreciated

    – missmoneypenny

  • Colleen Sattler
    Colleen Sattlerabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous bug Chris!

  • Isn’t it lovely? I’ve never seen one like it before

    – missmoneypenny

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