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Trichodes apiarius

Trichodes apiarius
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Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-21 7:56
Viewed: 2907
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This colourful little beetle may look innocent enough as goes about collecting nectar - its private life, however, is something other. As a larva it lives in bee hives and feeds on young bees.
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Ciao Horia, lovely Trichodes alvearius on a beautiful flower, fantasticc olors, fine details, splendid sharpness, wonderful blurry BG, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

horia, excellent sharpness and fantastic colours...

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-21 8:34]

Hello Horia,
This photo is fantastic in every way, technically and in beauty. A big poster on the wall!!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-21 8:37]

Frumoasa compozitie cu culori naturale si claritate excelenta, felicitari!

Hallo Horia,
a very beautiful macro shot, very good sharpness and marvellous colours, excellent POV and composition.
Best regards

Buna Horia,
Excelenta claritate a imaginii cu detalii perfecte. O paleta de nuante superbe.
Precizarile privind dezvoltarea acestei insecte sunt interesante si arata cat de mari sunt diferentele intre aspectul dragut al acesteia si necesitatea de supravietuire.

Buna Horia,
Foarte frumoase culorile, detaliile si claritatea la aceasta imagine. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2010-06-21 12:06]
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Hello Horia,
I thinkt that this is Trichodes apiarius and not Trichodes alvearius.
They can be distinguishes by the colour at eh end of the body which is red in alvearius
and dark blue in apiarius as is the case here.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Horia,
A little poem of nature, registered with your great art! congratulations, is a beautiful photo! I think the most artistic of the day in TN. Greetings, Thanks for sharing, Jesus

Hola Horia

Guau, que buena composición y que tonalidades de colores. Perfecta nitidez y contraste, realmente super foto.
Felicidades, por haberla conseguido y mostrarla. Gracias.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Horia,

a beautiful insect you have photographed here.
Good pov and dof with blurred bg.
Fine colours.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-06-22 1:08]

Beautiful image, colorful beetle on lovely flower. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-22 1:08]

Hello Horia,
superb top view in excellent sharpness. The depth is really outstanding. The colour of the bug is so lively.
i like the this central composition.
Lovely presentation.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-06-22 5:26]

Hi Horias!
Lovely composition. Excellent focus and great details of the white flower and its guest.
Splendid light and colours.
Ciao! Vanda

Hi Horia,

The flower is framing well the insect. The close-up view is showing the details and colors of the beetle coollecting nectar from the flower. The late morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Horias
i like the composition of this shot, the top view of this daisy with his colorful visitor, he is nicely posed in the middle of the flower, the details are very sharp and the colors are fantastic, thanks a lot for this beautiful image
Have a good night

Great picture with many details and super sharpness!!!

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