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Protaetia (Potosia) cretica

Protaetia (Potosia) cretica
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus mini E-PM1, 60mm Olympus Zuiko
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-22 12:04
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Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Protaetia cretica Kraatz, 1880
Coleoptera: Cetoniidae

Protaetia cretica is an indigen cetoniid in Crete. It feeds on pollen of flowers and it is considered a usefull pollinator. On the other hand it is also a pest of appricots, pears etc feeding on mature fruits.

Flying period: March-September.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-22 12:43]

Hi Nikos,perfect capture of this cetonid from above,the exposure is great like the sharpness,interesting post about this rare greek specie,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Nice top perspective for shooting this Bug, Nikos.
The image is quite sharp with clear details on the entire subject. The green leaf makes a good contrast with the dark insect.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-09-22 19:10]

Hello Nikos,
What a neat macro shot of this interesting looking beetle. The detail is incredibly sharp and white balance perfect, allowing the true colors to be revealed. I like it's tiny crab like claws.

Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely beetle, amazing details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-09-22 23:35]

Hello Nikos,
Nice beetle and very well captured.The macro show the sharp details and textures of the beetle very good.Regards Sigi

Hello Nikos,

I like its close crop which shows good details as well as nice color. Good DOF and splendid sharpness. Good work....
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Nikos
Excellent POV showing us each detail of the whole beetle
superb colors thanks the great sunlight
Have a good night

hallo Nikos
very nice picture to show us this big beetle
i like the details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

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