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longhorn beetle
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Copyright: erlangga septama (septama) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 107 W: 0 N: 69] (363)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-27
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-28 0:09
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White spotted(?) longhorn beetle

I take this shot in the pond near my house when I saw it climbing up the papyrus stem. I'm not really sure what kind of beetle it is so I just call it by myself as white spotted longhorn beetle and I do a small searching trough the web and this all info I could retrieve from them:

White spotted (?) longhorn beetle

Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea
Family: Cerambycidae

Typically characterized with medium to large and slender body, the diet is on particular plant, which each different species has their own diet, The beetles within this family have a long elongate antennae (especially in male species) which sometimes longer than the body itself. This were greatly adaptable species which has very a wide range of distribution from tropical rain forest to the sub-tropic environment, with about 30,000 identified species so far. Its primarily borer into root or stems but sometimes also pupating in soil. (source: wikipedia, harvard)
should any of you know better than this please just correct my notes

Photo info:
this picture was edge cropped, added contrast (+5), reduced hue (-4), added saturation (+8) and post-processing sharpened

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Hi, nice contrasting colours. The lower part of the beetle's abdomen is a bit out of focus, but overall an attractive shot. TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-28 1:55]

Hell Erlangga,
Very artistic composition of this interesting Longhorn Beetle climbing a Papyrus. Wonderful colour and sharp details.
TFS and regards, Ulla

nice focus good colors interesting setting with the red beetle contrasting with the green leaves

great photo (colors composition subject and good note guide line)
aleks ;)

Hi Erlangga,
I like this shot, good colour-contrast and the motive is realy lovely, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-04-28 4:08]

Nice shot and lovely color of this fly.
Great composition. Ganesh

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-04-28 4:52]

Hi Erlangga,
a very sharp andvery detailed shot of this beautiful insect.
Well done,

Very beauty Cerambycidae species! I have never seen even similar species. Beauty colours, very good DOF (I like that the part of abdomen in out of focus! it is much more natural thanks to that! :>), and very artisctic POV.
Very well done!

Preciosos colores en este interesante insecto. Buen BG y estupendo encuadre.
Nota bastante buena.
Hasta pronto, JL.

Hello Erlangga
What an intersting spiece you captured here,
Great focusing and BG,Ecxellent lighting,
Superb shot.


  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-28 8:00]

What a stunning and marvellous macro!
Even the bug seems a beautiful thing with those sharpness and colors!
A great job, Septama!
Congratulations and TFS.

PT :)

Hi Erlangga,
The combination of bright colours in this one is a real eyecatcher.The interesting insect couldn't stand out better on that vibrant green!Well noticed....you may have been able to catch it at a better angle with more patience....these insects don't always cooperate eh?Good detail and clarity.
Regards, David

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-04-28 14:36]

Fine composition with particularly strong contrast of colors. Great focus job. Well done. Regards,

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-04-28 19:28]

Nice macro with outstanding detail and excellent exposure. Interesting post.

I love it, the colours go perfect together! The beetle is well focused and very sharp. Nicely Captured!


Ola Erlangga,

Parabéns pela rica composição e contrastes que tens nesta foto. As cores intensas, formas e detalhes seduz o olhar a explorar todas as possibilidades de apreciação!

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-04-30 10:56]

Hello Erlangga, nice capture of this bittle, great macro its fantastic..well done my friend..

Hello Erlangga,
Great composition and colours

Hello Erlangga,

Very nice longhorn beetle! The name is Gnatholea subnuda (Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae, Hesperophanini).

Best regards,

Primero muchas gracias por tus comentarios. Ya está identificada !! No conocía tu galería pero veo que eres un buen fotógrafo y como muestra este maravilloso coleóptero rojo que has sabido enfocar bien. La hierba que lo corona excelente ya que se conoce un poco más su hábitat y creas de paso una composición extraordinaria.
Un abrazo desde España: J. Ignasi Tejedor

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-05-05 16:04]

A good shot. Regards

il y a vraiment beaucoup de sorte de longicorne,je ne pense pas que nous ayons celui-ci en france,dommage car il est tres beau,vous l'avez bien presenté avec de belles couleurs et aussi un bonne netteté.

Great photo! I like how this beetle is set off by the green backdrop. Interesting specimen. Nicely composed!

hi, very nice shot with excelnt coloure and very useful information. Cleare and interesting bug. good photo.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-20 8:06]

Hi Erlangga,
Outstanding shot of this beetle. Rich colours, impressive sharpness and fine focus. The composition looks very artistic and an excellent POV to capture it. Kudos.

une petite merveille de cette photo, les couleurs sont bien nettes sur un bon BG, bravo, merci du partage, amitiès

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2007-08-09 12:20]

excellente capture
beaux détails et bon contraste, splendide présentation et bonne nettetéPS merci pour tes commentaires agréables


Hi Erlangga,

A nice image of the long horn beetle, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-08-19 9:10]

Great colours and I love the composition. DOF and focus are both great



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  • gail Gold Star Critiquer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-02 7:17]

HI Erlangga
Great contrasting colors! Nice angle & background.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-11-14 22:41]

superbe! great contrasted colors! good focus and details. tfs

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  • MCB (12)
  • [2007-12-11 12:13]

contrast in colours, contrast in direction of antennae and grass, contrast in business of the top of frame and spare contents of the bottom of frame. This all adds up to an exciting photograph. If i was to be really picky, I'd like the whole beetle in sharp focus but really this is minor. An excellent composition.

Hello Erlangga.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Nice shot! The rich contrasting colours look beautiful.

Hello Erlangga,

That is an excellent macro shot, very nice composition, basically 2 colors in the image and the colors complement each other really well. Good, sharp focus too.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-13 12:40]

Hello Erlangga,
Colors and the patterns on this beetle look very good, the green background creates a good contrast and makes the main ssubject stand out very well. Well done and TFS

very sharp andvery detailed shot of this beautiful insect.

Hi Erlangga,

Lovely composition, red colored beetle against the pleasant green background.


Interesting picture of this red insect.Well done.Congratulation.Alin.

Hi Erlangga,

Guess its tbe background adding beauty to the subject,nice capture.


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