Saturday, July 6, 2013

It's Raining...Again!

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
 
Dogbane Leaf Beetle (Chrysochus auratus)
This poor guy appeared quite waterlogged.
 
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53 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, what amazing macro's Karen. Thanks for sharing these beauties, I love them.
    Have a great weekend,
    Denise
    Today’s Flowers
    An English Girl Rambles

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  2. The Rose of Sharon is gorgeous. I love to see blooms covered with water droplets.
    Great capture on the beetle.

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  3. i love your rain-kissed rose of sharon. great macro shots.

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  4. Das sind sehr schöne Makro-Aufnahmen. Beide Fotos sind reizvoll, der Käfer natürlich besonders !
    Schönes Wochenende
    Jutta

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  5. Lovely flower and images! Happy weekend to you!

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  6. U nas też dzisiaj popadało. Twój kwiat w kroplach wody pieknie wygląda i ma wspaniałe zdjecia. Pozdrawiam.
    You also have begun today. Your flower in drops of water looks beautiful and has great pictures. Yours.

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  7. Awesome shots- love the rose of sharon.

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  8. it looks SO refreshing to me! we're pretty dry right now. no yard mowing for 2 weeks.

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  9. Gorgeous photos! I love how you captured that one raindrop hanging on the edge of the petal!

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  10. Exquisite flower -- and it's visitor! And such beautiful captures, Karen, as always! A lovely start for my day. Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Oh so pretty! I just lover photos of raindrop-speckled flowers. Nice job.

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  12. Stunning macros. Admire your shots here.
    Thanks for dropping by :)

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  13. Gorgeous flowers images!
    Thank you for visiting my roses from my garden!

    Have a great weekend

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  14. The flower is gorgeous as sis the beetle. ;-)

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  15. Sorry about the rain...but your photos are gorgeous!

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  16. I love all the raindrops on your beautiful rose of Sharon!!! Poor waterlogged beetle!!! We are finally getting hot and sunny weather, now that the peonies have finished...

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  17. Fantastic macro shots, and the water drops look so wonderful!

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  18. Fantastic macro shots, and the water drops look so wonderful!

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  19. Wonderful shots of the flowers and bug.

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  20. Amazing photos Karen, that beetle is so colorful!!! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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  21. brilliant flower pics and amazingly good and detailed glimpse into that poor beetle's situation!

    10 out of 10!!

    *VBS*

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  22. Exquisite macros! The little beetle seems to be just about swimming his way round the flower!

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  23. The raindrops are looking like small gems on that flower - love it.

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  24. Beautiful photos macros, I like the softness and color, wonderful!

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  25. Hi! Nice captures. The flower with rain drops is stunning beautiful. The white hibiscus is very rare.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Raining in our part of Ontario again too.
    Pretty colours on the Rose of Sharon, even on the beetle.

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  27. stunning images! I love seeing water drops on blooms.

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  28. Beautiful shots! The beetle is gorgeous.

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  29. beautiful photographs Karen and the second with the fabulous beetle looks almost like a painting

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  30. Wow, what an amazing picture of the soggy beetle. Lovely shots :)

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  31. brilliant shots, I love the bug taking cover from the wet

    mollyxxx

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  32. Wow, what wonderful shots. I love seeing raindrops on flowers :)

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  33. Amo estas gotículas de água nas pétalas da rosa!

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  34. Great shots! The Rose of Sharon is beautiful!

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  35. Wonderful rain shots! The Rose of Sharon looks happy for it. Not sure about Mr Beetle (but what a great picture)

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  36. The beetle isn't looking too healthy. It looks a lot like a Japaneses Beetle.

    Rose of Sharon is gorgeous, aren't the water drops grand?

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  37. Hi Karen ... good to see the rain didn't deter you from being out and about with your camera. Wonderful capture of that jewelled bug.

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  38. I love the iridescent sheen and sharpness of the beetle. Beautiful!

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  39. I love the iridescent sheen and sharpness of the beetle. Beautiful!

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  40. these are really beautiful karen! i am beginning to enjoy the rain!!

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  41. Your rose of Sharon is beautiful.

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  42. I love the rose of Sharon photos!

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  43. Lovely blossom with water drops. Great shot of the beetle.

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  44. So utterly magical!

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  45. He does look a bit waterlogged - but he also looks very jewell-like. Great composition too!

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  46. Refreshingly beautiful flower with the raindrops. The beetle too is captured nicely.

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  47. lovely photos, amazing to see the beetle almost swimming in the water there!

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  48. Amazing macro`s! What a cool looking beetle.

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