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SOLDIER BEETLE


SOLDIER  BEETLE
Photo Information
Copyright: Nikos Biliouris (novaman) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 11 N: 264] (1037)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-18 8:57
Viewed: 3467
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Latin: Cantharis fusca
The soldier beetles are a small group of attractive beetles, so-called because of their smart colours, reminiscent of an old-fashioned soldier’s uniform. They are active predators, hunting on flowers and leaves in sunny weather, looking for small insects. They can also fly well at times, though tend not to. They occur commonly in rough flowery places such as woodland margins and glades, hedgerows and scrub, and are widespread throughout most of Europe, except the far north.
Size: 12-16mm

Thanks for your time.
Regards, Nikos.

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excelent sharpes

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  • heidi (78)
  • [2007-04-18 9:56]

Kalispera Nikos,
Nice beetle. The details are very good and sharp and the colours great and good contrasts. I love the frame, but isn't a bit too romantic for a soldier?
TFS,
Aida

bonjour nikos
personellement je n'aime pas le cadre mais pour la photo elle même c'est assez reussi,même la fleur blanche n'est pas trop exposée.
la netteté est correcte.
bien vu.
laurent

Nikos,

great shot, nice and sharp yet nice and natural. Composition is good too.

Gary

Very nice shot, Nikos,
I like the arrangement with the colourful beetle on the nice daisy. Thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Nikos,
I love the composition on this, I like how the the beetle just pops out at the viewer with the daisy following right after. I think that the stylistic border really adds to this wonderful image. :)

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-04-18 15:36]

Hi Nikos,
Excellent macro of this beetle. Very neat and sharp. Lovely colours and a fine blurry BG. The pose is superb. Very nicely composed and framed. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

Ωραίος συνδυασμός μαργαρίτα με κόκκινο BEETLE!

Hi nikos,
Magnificent macro of this insect!
I really like the colour contrast made here, and all the sharp details got.
The daisy couldn't have been any better flower on wich to shot at this insect.
Very good the focus right on the head and the antennas.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
JM

Great DOF, colours & framing. Well done!

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