This is the coolest looking insect that I had a chance to photograph. This beetle is a Chrysochroa Fulminans part of the Jewel Beetle family. I photographed a pair of different Jewel Beetles a couple of years ago at Grandma’s house, those however were much smaller. This one is a giant compared to those two. What I love about the Jewel Beetle is their metallic green color… hence their name.
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Software I use for processing my photos:
Photomatix Pro – Used for creating high dynamic range.
Topaz Plugins – Photoshop enhancement plugin.
Picasa – Free photo management program.
PS Elements – Used for post processing HDR images.
Lightroom – For adding the finishing touch.