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Tropinota hirta

Tropinota hirta
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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: 2009-04-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-05 12:45
Viewed: 3682
Points: 12
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Tropinota hirta
This wood-eating beetle belongs to the Cetoniidae family. It is 8-13mm and can be seen from April to September. The adults feeds from various flowers. Larvae feeds from dead wood.
La cétoine hérissée ou cétoine velue (Tropinota hirta) est un coléoptère de la famille des Cetoniidae.
Cette cétoine velue de 8 à 13 millimètres apparaît d'avril à septembre. On peut l'observer dans les vergers (sur les fleurs de pommier, poiriers…) et sur diverses fleurs du jardin (tulipes, narcisses, lupins…) ou sur les fleurs sauvages (marguerites, chardons, scabieuses…) en train de se nourrir de fleurs (c'est une espèce floricole). Les larves de la cétoine hérissée sont saproxylophages, c'est à dire qu'elles ne consomment que le bois mort.
Source : Krissnature.net

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-05 12:48]

Hi Catherine. You have set your focusing on the Bee which has worked so well. We can see every detail in the hairy body. The large flower the bee is on is also in focus. All with bright colours. well done TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-05 13:14]

Bonsoir Catherine,
A fine capture of this hairy Cetoniid beetle taken from a fine almost frontal POV with excellent sharpness and well composed on the daisy flower.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-05-05 15:52]

Salut Catherine,les qualites de cette macro sont vraiment extraordinaires,in peu conter les poils de la cetoine,des details super! Mes compliments et bon Mercredi,LUCIANO

hello Catherine
very fine glance and POV,perfect macro scene

Ciao Catherine, beautiful macro with uglly bug on a wonderful flower, great colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-05-06 6:42]

Hi Catherine,
a beautiful composition of this sharp insect on contrasting white flower.
Very intense colour and details are really excellent. Even the pollens are seen srticking to the hairy body.
Well presented shot.


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