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Power of Colours

Power of Colours
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Longhorn Beetles/ Cerambycidae Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-16 8:53
Viewed: 3405
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the longhorn beetle
- Strangalia maculata
- family: Cerambycidae
in nice colour contrast to the flower.

In Middle and South Europe, the species is not rare and can be frequently found on flowers. It is furthermore distributed in North Europe, Turkey, Syria and Iran.
Usually, the larvae develop in several deciduous trees, sometimes also in Pinus.
Body length: about 20 mm.

The picture was taken at a dry and sunny slope in the Val Venosta (Vinschgau) where you can find many insects - an ideal area to take pictures because of the many motifs.

* Harde K.W. & Severa F. (1981) Der Kosmos-Käferführer. Franckhsche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart.
* Zahradnik J. (1985) Käfer Mittel- und Nordwesteuropas. Paul Parey, Hamburg, Berlin.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-16 9:09]

Hello Peter,
A superb macro of Strangalia maculata, the sharpening in the PP work being just right without over-emphasising the white bits. Nice dorsal POV The colours are excellent and the compostion with the thistle flower and BG make this a very fine post.
Thanks for sharing and best wishes,

Hallo Peter
Die Klarheit und die Harmonie der Farben sind von einem großen erfolg.
Glückwünsche und danke für diese Photographie freundschaftlich.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-08-16 9:52]

Hello Peter,

Very nice capture of the longhorn beetle, and splendid composed, what a quality and sharpness, this is class!

Best regards,

Hi Peter,
very nice close up. great details and sharpness. Colors and composition very nice. danke,
best wishes

Nice colours and composition.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-16 11:39]

selam , excellent shot and very good composition nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done !
Regards ridvan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-16 12:10]

Hello Peter,
Very fine capture of this longhorn beetle from the Dolomites. Very sharp details and natural colours. It looks very good on this thistle that stands out nicely from the green background.
FS and regards, Ulla

great sharpness, nice colours, good composition, POV quite good

Hi Peter,
Beautiful macro picture of this long horn beetle. Crisp clear image and colors are vivid. Nice composition. TFS this masterpiece.

Hi Peter,
A beautiful capture of this long horn over the thistle. Very nice details and excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Semplice ma bellissima foto dai colori stupendi; ottima definizione.

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-17 12:05]

Hi Peter. Good name for your picture. You have captured such rich colours. with fine detail and sharp focusing. you have made very good use of the lighting. a nice top POV/DOF. very well done .TFS. good notes too.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-08-17 14:13]

Hi Peter,
Perfect details, wonderful colours and a beautiful longihorn.
TFS, José M.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-08-18 0:48]

Gorgeous, gorgeous colors, Peter.
The black and yellow bug against the purple flowers.
The sharp details bring out an interesting juxtaposition of textures on the insect carapace and the flower petals.
A lovely composition.
TFS. : )

Genial macro Peter.
Buena iluminación y estupenda nota
Magníficos detalles.
Un saludo, JL.

Witaj Peter,
Pretty insect on contrasting receipt. This is splendid conquest. , Colour replete sharp picture. Nice frame.
I congratulate and pozdrawiam - Roma

Excelente fotografía con un colorido magnifico. Mejoraría, en mi opinión, si el enfoque estuviera un poco mas centrado sobre la cabeza, y hay algunas zonas con brillos excesivos que podrían haberse atenuado.

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