Monday, May 21, 2012

John, Paul, George or Ringo

I named him Ringo.  He can´t sing but he more than makes up for it with his looks.
What a beauty. This proves once and for all....don´t leave home without your camera. 
 Be it going  for a jog in the forest or even up the block to the market.  What a lucky shot.

This is a gold-green Ground Beetle, Carabus auratus and a member of the Carabidae family
which is a native to central and western Europe.  Thank you Dr. Africa Gómez, Biologist at the
Universtiy of Hull in England and her Bug Blog for filling me in on this information.

I am sharing this shot with I Heart Macro, Sunday Best and Macro Monday.

23 comments:

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Really a beauty Cynthia. marvelous also his colors.
Lovely greet
Marja

Caterina Giglio said...

he's a beauty, what gorgeous color! and you are right, always take the camera!

Barbara said...

Oh, I am laughing at this. My daughter (who studied insects in college) had a t-shirt with photos of 4 beetles on it. Each had a name underneath, John, Paul, George and Ringo. He's a beauty!

Nita Davis said...

Awesome shot. I had to smile when I began to read as I had decided he definitely looked like a Ringo. Have a wonderful week.

Nancy said...

It reminds me of a scarab -- what a gorgeous color!

Thank you for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week. :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Ah! I saw one of these things on my nature walk last Saturday. The sun was too bright, so I couldn't get a good shot. You did, though! Thanks for sharing! Such an interesting creature.

~*~Patty S said...

He IS a beauty...one handsome beetle ;)
great close up too Missy!
oxo

Evelyn S. said...

What a fabulous color! I had hoped it might be a cricket, but when I read "beetle," I cringed a little. I wonder if it eats roses??

Jane said...

You are right , you should never leave the house without the camera, I almost always forget it...and very often regret it ! This shot is fabulous !

Femmy said...

great pic!!!

Janine said...

jykes... don't like beatles ☺ also when they sing ☻ LOL

Terry said...

At least this was not "on your kitchen counter." Great photo!

teri said...

Ah ha- you remembered your camera! Good for you. Great shot, and you could use it to whack any "ne'er do well" types out there in the woods. xo

Lynn said...

Great shot Cynthia, I love pic's like this, and he is a beautiful color. Must post a macro shot do our pond frog, he has been with us a year now.

lisa. said...

Indeed he does (make up for it with his looks)!
When I frist saw this, I thought of a great big beautiful emerald.

A really fantastic macro Cynthia!

Linda R said...

What a great shot.. Ringo looks amazing my friend...

Daniel LaFrance said...

Images of all kinds are being captured today. We are obviously better for it. We have access to so much more.

You image achieves this and more. Macro shots pose more of a challenge; however, skilled individuals know how to clue in to what makes an image pop. Congratulations!!!

Sharmon Davidson said...

What a great photo- Ringo is certainly looking good for his age!

Jess said...

That beautiful green is stunning isn't it? No wonder you were captivated by it and how lucky you had your camera with you! I tend to see the best things when I haven't got mine with me, maybe I should learn from this? ;)
Jess xx

Birgitta said...

Great macro!

Caroline said...

Fab!!

Martha in PA said...

What a great shot!
I ran into the home without the camera (except my IPhone) last night, and saw a rainbow and a hawk... I had the camera, but the battery was dead :(

Thanks for stopping by!

Barbra Joan said...

Cynthia, yes thanks for calling my attention to this creature.
Nature is amazing isn't it?
Somewhere on my blog is also a
Golden Ladybug. I saw it in my garden a few months ago eating on my plants. It is exactly like a ladybug but really gold.
BJ

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