Giant and Dwarf
Not cute enough for any points? ;) This is a fascinating, if slightly revolting, portrait of a beetle larva and I appreciate your accompanying notes. The flash glare is still a little harsh from the insect's very smooth surface, despite your best efforts. Maybe a slight -ve compensation would be required?
- anavazao (3829)
- [2006-03-14 16:57]
nice macro with good colour! Good note, details and composition!
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-03-18 14:35]
excellent marcor, nice sharp details and wonderful colors.
- ddg (5507)
- [2006-03-19 3:29]
Bonjour Patrick, super cette photo de grosse larve et de petit collenbole à coté. Je connaissais le Cardinal adulte mais pas sa larve. Mes félicitations , Didier.
Very interesting shot. I wouldn't probably noticed the sprintale if you didn't wrote about it. I don't really like beetle larves. They are quite disgusting to me, but two points are well deserved for this interesting post and good picture.
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-03-25 7:54]
Well composed macro closeup with sharp detail and great use of flash. Nice color, and the subject stands out well from this surface it's on. I can clearly see the tiny collembola you noted. Great stuff.
Very nicely done!
- meyerd (7531)
- [2007-04-01 17:34]
j'avais pensé avoir bien photographié ma Pyrochroa, et puis j'ai vu ta photo. Alors, je me suis permis de faire un lien à ta photo!
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-04-02 4:26]
Really I have to say, that this picture was found by me thanks to Dietrich who added link to your presentation.
I really like to watch little known and "non-commercial" insect species and here I can see two of them! :) The first is on course larva of Pyrochroa, but there is also a very small Collembola specimen :)
It is not easy to take good picture of shiny creature but this is really nice. On the other hand a little better DOF would be good to keep all body sharp :)
Anyway, very interesting presentation and thanks you for this!