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~Bee Beetle~

~Bee Beetle~
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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, Hama sky 1A (LA+10) (IV) 58mm
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-07 12:16
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When you cannot go to the bugs,
let the bugs come to you. *g*

a colleague brought me this unknown fellow -
he looked like a bee, but seemed to be a bug.
his length was about 15 mm.

after enough photos i let him fly again.

Thanks to AndyB it is now identified.

from wikipedia:
Bee beetle is the name given to several beetle species
of the Scarabaeidae family, mainly Trichius
fasciatus, but also for example T. zonatus, or T.
abdominalis. The whole body is covered with yellow
hairs, except the wing-cases (elytra), which have
yellow and black stripes. They can reach about 9 to 12
mm in length. The larvae develop in rotting wood, the
adults feed on blossoms.

carper, liziafa, hansh, SkyF, Zeno, valy67, hekcik, eruyanik, coasties, TAZ, Dando, dew77, ddg, firelord, marhowie, krvanheuven, RAP has marked this note useful
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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-06-07 12:45]

Hello Thorsten,
A nice macro.
Very good lighting and excellent detail.
As for ID I'm quite certain it is a beetle called the Bee Chafer (Trichius rosaceus).
Great shot.


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-06-07 13:12]

Hello Thorsten , A Very aparte bug , a beautifull macro shot great details colours compositie bg and framing , very good ,Greetings Teunie .

beatifull macro!!!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-06-07 14:11]

I have never seen this one Thorsten,
I like the macro the details are good, the pov is great and the composition is very nice, good job,
gr. jaap

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2006-06-07 14:26]
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Hi Thorsten,
I am not sure but seems a little bit over sharpened...
beautiful image... great work...

well done

Hi Thorsten,
Perfect color and light. Very well composed, I like it. POV, DOF, detail, sharpness are all excellent as well.
Very well done!
TFS Malgosia

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2006-06-07 14:44]

You did a nice job with this one. Sharpness is very good, i like the POV and the colors. Well done.
Gr. Hans

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-07 14:52]
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Hallo Thorsten,
ein flotte Kaefer den du uns hier vorstellst. So eine hab ich noch nie gesehen, sag ja hier lern ich taeglich dazu. Klasse Schaerfe und super Details. Danke auch fuer die mitgelieferte Info.

Hey Hey Thorsten, Missed ya latly, Great close up, perfect details, BG, POF, DOF, everything is really crisp, Super photo, Great Job, TFS Kyle

Hallo Thorsten,
da hast Du aber ein kleines Schätzchen gefunden, hab' noch nie so ein Unikum gesehen.
Schlecht rasiert unter dem glatten Panzer, cooles Tierchen. Toll, was man hier alles sieht und lernt, danke schön
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-06-07 15:42]

Hi Thorsten,

Excellent light and wonderful detail. Interesting macro. TFS.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-06-07 16:22]

Hi Thorsten, what a beautiful bug this is ! I have never seen it before, even if I live very close to you. Excellent sharpness and details, wonderful light and colors, fantastic composition, POV, DOF and BG... Very well done !

Hello Thorsten!
Wonderful shot! I like it a lot really! Great pov and moment! Such a clear and crisp picture. Spot on focusing! and great dof too! Wonderful bg also! Parallel stick and the upright yellow leaf made the composition impressive! It's just perfect! Congratulations and thank you!

Hi Thorston

Wow.... Excellent shot. Great POV. Very good exposure. Nice compo. Super work. Well done. :-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-08 5:25]

What a nice "Trichius fasciatus" that you have well captured ! It remembers mine on TN. Composition, background, colors, exposure, DOF and sharpness are good. Congratulations Thorsten and thanks for sharing.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-08 5:44]

Hi Thorsten, excellent macro. Tanja posted a similar shot a few days ago and refererred to it as a bee beetle see here. They are truly amazing looking creatures, I had never seen one until recently. You have shown him well with good details, colours and POV. Well composed shot, TFS.

P.S. sorry just caught up with your notes on the I.D.

Great shot of this Bee Chafer.
Good sharpness and exposure.
Good POV and DOF.
Well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-08 7:49]

Hello Thorsten,
Wonderful close up.I liked POV,sharpness,details,framing,
lighting and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-06-08 10:23]

Bonjour Thorsten, excellent macro with great composition, sharpness, DOF, POV and colors. Very good job and best regards, Didier.

impeccable sur tous les points.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-06-08 16:56]

Well done, Thorsten. Very sharp, well composed and great lighting. Thanks.


Hi Thotsten,

Very nice close-up.
Beautiful composition, sharp and light.
Very well done!

TFS :-)

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-06-09 11:22]

beautiful bug. so sharp and colorful. tfs

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-09 21:07]

Hi Thorsten
Did't had time to get in to internet. My older girl is finishing upper secondary education so we gona have a litle party for her.Im occupied to 14 june to fix ...... ... .. :) .But I sneaked in today. I hope they dont catch me. Im a litle bit short in criticism sorry :( .

just great macro
Well done my friend


Excellent macro Thorsten..
Very nice in all respects.
Great work!


Nice macro shot. Sharp, nice colors, POV and DOV are ok.
I can't come up with any critisism :)
Well done

Hi Thorsten,
Really a very well and detailed macro photo. Good use of flash and a simple but effective composition. It´s curious the tiny red thread behind the beetle.
A great work.

PD: I post the reply to W. Cup fever


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-06-27 21:59]

Ok, so it is a Bee Beetle - half and half!! Good shot Thor, especially how he seems to be holding onto the leaf with his left hand! Nice and sharp too. Well done,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-26 7:06]

Espectacular macro Thorsten... una gran nitidez y un colorido muy vistoso son los puntos fuertes en esta imagen.
Llamativo el pelaje del insecto realzado por una excelente iluminación y un perfecto fondo.
Saludos... Ricardo

Spectacular macro Thorsten... a great sharpness and coloring very showy they are the strong points in this image.
Showy the coat of the insect enhanced by an excellent illumination and a perfect background.
Greetings... Ricardo

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