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Posted by Paul Rossi on Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:31 pm

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Taken on a hike in a cloud forest above the city of Loja, Ecuador.

This grouping was on a very steep mountain side, inaccessible by any way other than the 600mm lens (or a drone).

If anyone can name the flowers and/or the beetle I would be grateful.

Canon EOS 1D Mark 2 +600mm F4 IS lens
1/60 sec, f/9
Mode: Av
Metering: Evaluative
ISO: 400

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by Tom Whelan on Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:31 pm
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Beautiful image, fine composition - that long lens is perfect for simplifying a background.
Can't help with the flower ID, but the bug looks like a plant bug nymph (aka stink bug), not a beetle.
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by E.J. Peiker on Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:06 am
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I love it. The little beetle adds a lot too!
 

by Carol Clarke on Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:11 pm
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Do a search for 'Bomarea Pardina' images on google, and I think you'll find this flower.

A lovely image with bugs, ants and all!



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by rhighercat on Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:17 pm
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Nice image with great colors. the bug is a plus.
 

by Paul Rossi on Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:00 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Do a search for 'Bomarea Pardina' images on google, and I think you'll find this flower.

A lovely image with bugs, ants and all!



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I did.  Looks like it is [font=arial,sans-serif]Bomarea Pardina: Alstroemeriaceae.     Thank You :) [/font]
 

by Matthew Pugh on Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:44 am
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Hi

An appealing image of this impressive set of blooms - and the insects do indeed add to the fun

All the best
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by John Labrenz on Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:17 pm
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Cool flower, nicely captured.
The bug really adds to this one!!!
 

by Bruce Sherman on Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:56 pm
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Love it! The little guy adds a great deal.
 

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