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Protaetia opaca cretica

Protaetia opaca 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: 2016-04-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-04-15 3:35
Viewed: 1368
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Protaetia opaca 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. Here it feeds on pollen of flowers of Ferula communis. On the other hand it is also a pest of appricots, pears etc feeding on mature fruits. A food trap with vinegar 50ml/lt is an effective trap for mass trapping.

Flying period: March-September.

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hallo Nikos very nice picture
great te see this beetle on this beautiful flower
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-15 11:32]

Hi Nikos,great macro of this black cetonia,i like the perspective and the excellent sharpness,great contrast between yellow and blue! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Nikos,
Very well captured this photograph. I like its BG as well as eye level POV. Moreover you placed the subject nicely, giving sufficient space to breath and it doesn't look like "STUCK" or cropped tightly. Another thing I like the way you are using flash and got good details even on yellow flowers.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-16 12:57]

Hello Nikos,
You have done great job of photographing this beetle. The detail is stunning, almost as if it were sitting right here on my screen. Colors are bright and very beautiful which contrast nicely with the all black insect. Love the overall composition and your exposure is perfect. Wonderful shot!!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-04-17 8:39]

Hi Nikos,
A very nice close-up of this beetle. Amazing colors with nice composition and perfectly sharp photo.
Regards Jiri.

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