06 June 2007

Irridescent beetle - Wordless Wednesday





This week's Wordless Wednesday entry is Odemera nobilis, also called the false oil beetle. I think it's quite beautiful.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow--I love the different colors. Can it be found in the US? Great post!

Alison said...

More stunning pics this week, I'm getting very jealous!

Simone ( Exercising for comments) said...

Beautiful shots.

Happy WW

maiylah said...

wow ... awesome macro shots!!
happy WW

High Strangeness Altoona said...

Coooooool macros. Happy ww

RUTH said...

Fantastic photo..love that beetle. Happy WW

the Barrow-Wight said...

More monstrous buggies! Happy ww

Jarid & Caydon's Wishlist said...

It is amazing how many different types are out there. Happy WW.

Jenn in Holland said...

I agree, quite beautiful!

Incog & Nito said...

A beautiful beetle - if there can be one!! Happy WW.

jams o donnell said...

THanks all. I'm glad you like the photos. Tegdirb92. I am not sure if the beetle is available in the USA but I am sure there are plenty of beautiful insects as compensation!

Katya said...

Jams, fabulous photos, as always!
Love the beetle, to be sure!

mar said...

A beautiful one, although I am not particularly fond of insects!
Great shots.
Happy ww!

whenn said...

Runawaaaayy!!

Steve Bates said...

Dramatically beautiful, jams. I know it's not your primary career, but I hope you're pursuing photography seriously on the side... you have a great deal of talent and skill.

Karly said...

Steve Bates is right, your eye for beauty and your ability to capture it in a photo is incredible. Thank you for sharing such beauty with the rest of us!

Amber said...

Delightfully creepy. Great capture!

jams o donnell said...

Again I'm glad you like teh photos, even if insects aren't your cup of tea!

Steve, karly thanks for your kind words/ I enjoy photography and I sometimes get it right but I have more enthusiasm than talent.

FatBlokeThin said...

Wow, you never disappoint - lovely photo as always. Have a great WW.

Hootin'Anni said...

That's awesome!!! It shows beauty, but still looks devilish at the same time. Great photos.

Happy W W

Dirkey said...

Awesome shots!!!
That is amazing!!

Sue said...

Awesome shot! I've never seen this type of insect before. I do not believe we have them here in Canada.

Shaz said...

Happy Peaceful WW with my eyes closed, ewwww I aint looking! Creepy Crawlies & I don't really agree! Yikes!!

madd said...

isn't he a beauty..happy ww..madd

Melanie said...

Wow! Beautiful pictures.

Comedy + said...

This is a first for me. Didn't know they came in these colors. Wow, these are really neat. Happy WW. Peace :)

Starrlight said...

That is a perfect name for it as well.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Beautiful shots as always. One of my favorite blogs on WW. Happy WW and have a great week.

Angel Mama ():)

letha said...

It's strange, I said on another blog I've been snapping bugs this week they seem to be very interesting.

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

Look at the detail on that daisy! How close is THAT?!?

An Ordinary Mom said...

I actually really like bugs. Entomology was one of my favorite classes in college.

anyhowblogs said...

ok. creepy crawlies just makes me squeel. Happy WW though.

kailani said...

They kind of freak me out. LOL! Happy WW!

Kailani
An Island Life

Liza's Eyeview said...

You took these photos? WOW!

Donna said...

Now THAT'S what I call a closeup! Great shot.

in-the-pink said...

Oh...that is beyond wonderful...

Love them!

Chris said...

Nice one Jams, from your garden?

Kelly said...

Those are some fantastic pictures. The colors are brilliant and so is your zoom!

Alissa said...

You take beautiful photographs. It's nice to see some creativity and some effort in WW. Thanks for participating!

Mags said...

Wow...those are beautifully breathtaking pictures.

Who would have thought that bugs were so pretty?

Happy WW!!

Sherry said...

Really great pics. You really caught the wonderful colors on the beetle.

Roger B. said...

It's got thighs like Arnold Schwarzenegger!

See http://www.flickr.com/photos/roger/21484594/

vlado&toni said...

wow those insects are really beautiful, you made them look really special.i am usually afraid of them, but looking at your pictures really showed that they are beautiful creatures too.. i just hate it when they sting and when they zzzz in your ears :(

jams o donnell said...

Thanks all for stopping by and for your kind words. Roger you see my Oedemeras and raise the bar! Superb as ever!

amy said...

what awesome photos!!

Stacie said...

That really is beautiful, though I am a sucker for macro photography.

jams o donnell said...

Again thanks. I'm glad you like teh pics