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Cantharis fusca


Cantharis fusca
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, Close-up +1
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-20 13:56
Viewed: 3240
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cantharis fuscais a species of soldier beetles.
C. fusca can grow up to 1.5 cm long. Except for parts of the head and thorax, which are red or orange, this species is completely black. The body is flat and long, with a weak exoskeleton. These beetles have long feathery antennas, and comparatively long legs.
This species is common in large parts of Europe, and lives in bushes, edges of forests, and meadows. They hunt for small insects.
The larvae have black hairs, and also eat small insects. They are very cold-resistant, and can be seen crawling on the snow in winter. (Wikipedia)
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La cantharide commune ou cantharide rousse (Cantharis fusca) est une espèce de Coléoptères de la famille des Cantharidae.
Il mesure jusqu'à 1.5 centimètre de long à l'état adulte.
Hormis les pièces composant la tête et le thorax, qui sont rouges ou orange, le reste de l'animal est noir.
Le corps est plat et long, avec des téguments (exosquelette) mou, comme les autres insectes de cette famille de coléoptères (anciens Malacodermes).
Autrefois commun dans de vastes portions de l'Europe, en régression avec la régression de ses habitats et en raison probablement d'un usage accru de pesticides qui peut le tuer lui, ou ses proies.
Il vit dans les buissons, en lisière forestière et dans les prés ou sur les Apiacées le long des fossés ou routes où il chasse de petits insectes ou autres invertébrés (comme leurs larves, très résistantes au froid, qu'on peut même voir ramper sur la neige en hiver.). (Wikipedia)

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Buen ángulo y sobre todo una encantadora composición. Fidelidad en los colores. Preciosa.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-05-20 20:29]

Hi Catherine,

I like the composition of your photo with the bug placed in the low right corner and with that darck green area in the right of it. You did a very good use of the DOF presentin clear details on all insects body. The soft light you used helps showing even delicate details of insects body. You also got very nice colors on the insect as well as on the leaves arround.

Thank you for sharing,
Cristian

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-05-20 20:56]

Hi Catherine , a very nice macro , great detail and colors , I like the lines in the leaves edges , all leading to the beetle , makes for a good strong composition, nice work.
Regards
Art

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-20 22:12]

Hi Catherine, Lovely cpature of this macro. The positioning of the subject is quite interesting offering a great PoV.Good light colours and clarity.
Well done.
TFS & Cheers

Hi Catherine, lovely little bug with fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Catherine,

Très belle capture de cette cantharid. Très bonne composition. Superbe netteté. Belles couleurs naturelles. Il y en a beaucoup ici en ce moment, mais ne se laissent pas facilement photographier en se réfugiant tout de suite au-dessous des feuilles.
Bonne journée,
Mariki

Hello Catherine!
Excellent composition and very good quality of this shot. well done macro!
cheers
Adrian

Bold and artistic presentation of this Soldier Beetle, Catherine.
Very good focus and details on the insect staddling a green leaf that provides ideal background.
Well done and TFS.
Ram

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-05-21 11:10]

Hola Catherine, me gusta la composición de esta toma nitida, con buen color y luz evitando los brillos. Un saludo

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-21 12:19]

Hi Catherine. Once again you have captured a fine close up of this insect. i like the top POV showing all the body and head. good detail and colours. well done TFS.
Nick..

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