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Agapanthia asphodeli

Agapanthia asphodeli
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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: 2009-04-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-16 11:33
Viewed: 4224
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yes, there will be more Orchids, but I also took many others natural subjects, like this nice Longhorn. My interest for the insect came from the flowers...

First, I wrote it was the Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn (Agapanthia villosoviridescens) a species of the Cerambycidae family (Long horn beetles). It is hairy on all its body and has very long grey striped black antennas. But it must be probably its cousin, the Agapanthia asphodeli, because of the Asphodelus ramosus where it is...
J'ai d'abord écrit qu'il s'agissait de l’agapanthie à pilosité verdâtre ou saperde à pilosité verdâtre (Agapanthia villosoviridescens), un coléoptère de la famille des Cerambycidae (longicornes). Mais il s'agit plutôt de son cousin, l'agapanthie des asphodèles, Agapanthia asphodeli. Logique vu qu'il se plait sur ce bel Asphodèle (Asphodelus ramosus).

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-16 11:38]

Hi Catherine. You have started to make good use of the macro already this spring. i must take mine out of the case and get some shots in. This is a fine close up. With sharp focusing fron tip to toe. Good detail and natural colours. Well done TFs.

Ciao Catherine, superb macro with wonderful bug, fantastic blurry BG, great colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-04-16 12:55]

Hello Catherine,
Excellent presentation od this long-horn beetle. The point of view is well chosen , good sharpness and nice background. Best regards Siegfried

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6300 W: 89 N: 15433] (64610)
  • [2009-04-16 14:35]

Salut Catherine,une magnifique couple...l'insect et le fleur...j'ai pas encore vus des insects comme ca cet annee'...pas de mots sut la photo simplement parfaite! Mes compliments et bonne chasse,Luciano

Buen formato y gran belleza del conjunto.
Un abrazo Catherine: J. Ignasi.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-04-16 17:18]

Hello Catherine,
I like your macro very much, this is a beautiful picture showing
this interaction between the plant and the insect... Well done


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-16 20:43]

Hi Catherine.
Amazing close-up with nice clean colours, impressive lights and terrific sharpness of the plant and beetle. I like diagonal composition of the picture so much, part of flowers on the top-left side of the frame and exceptionally fine delicate and smooth BG. Bravo. Perfect job.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-04-16 23:58]

Hello Catherine,
The plant of uncommon shape and colours and very precisely you caught this insect.
Regards, Pawel

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3050 W: 3 N: 8714] (40570)
  • [2009-04-17 5:02]

Bonjour Catherine,
Tu nous présentes non seulement une plante et un coléoptère intéressants, mais aussi une photo de grande qualité. Les couleurs sont superbes et très fines, la netteté parfaite.
Meilleures salutations

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 817 W: 0 N: 2401] (10576)
  • [2009-04-17 9:05]

Hi Catherine,
A successful macro photo...
perfect focus and wonderful blurry BG,
fine details and excellent sharpness.

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