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Meeting on a Bramble Flower

Meeting on a Bramble Flower
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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: 2008-06-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beetle of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-15 10:24
Viewed: 3260
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Bee Beetle (Trichius fasciatus) and a tumbling flower beetle (Mordellidae sp.) on a flower of bramble (Rubus fruticosus).
The Trichius fasciatus is a beetle of the Cetonidae family. Length: approximately 10mm. The wing casings on the bee beetle vary in colour from creamy-yellow to deep orange. The bodies are very hairy and resemble bumble bees - hence the name.
The tumbling flower beetles (Mordellidae) are very distinctive beetles with a wedge-like body and a spine-like posterior abdominal process. This one has about 4mm length.
Il s’agit d’une trichie fasciée (Trichius fasciatus) et d’une mordellidae (Mordellidae sp.) sur une fleur de ronce commune (Rubus fruticosus).
La trichie fasciée (Trichius fasciatus) est un scarabée dont les couleurs et la pilosité rappellent celle d'un bourdon. Le corps entier est recouvert de poils jaunes, à l'exception des élytres, qui portent des bandes jaunes et noires. Sa longueur est d’environ 10 mm.
Les mordelles (Mordellidae) sont de petits coléoptères dont la taille varie de 2 à 15mm. Celui-ci fait environ 4 mm. Ils se caractérisent par la forme courbée de leur corps et un abdomen qui se termine par une pointe. Il en existe de très nombreuses espèces.

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Hi Catherine
What a perfect and clear macro capture. The title also wonderful and well fit your superb detailed composition my friend. TFS. Cheers,


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-15 10:37]

Hi Cathereine what a unusual Beetle one i have not seen so thanks for posting. You have captured it with good detail and natural looking colours. With a insect as a bonus. well done TFS.

Merci beaucoup pour partager cette belle image, Catherine.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-06-15 11:22]

Bonsoir Catherine,

Une très jolie composition. Très bonne profondeur de champ et focus. Parfaite exposition. Les couleurs sont splendides.
Bonne soirée,

Hi Catherine

Good shot, well composed with great sharpness and DOF.


Ciao Catherine, I like a lot your composition with two guess in a wonderful flower, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Epoustouflant de netteté. Merci

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-06-16 11:52]

WOW!! What a beautiful beetle and how fantastic the photo! Magnificent sharpness with a perfect focus on the main subject and a very good DOF. I like a lot the lovely colors and composition.
A very interesting document.
Thank you very much for sharing.

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