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Mating Cantharis fusca

Mating Cantharis fusca
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Copyright: Nemes Septimiu (septimiu_nemes) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 371] (2161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cibershot H2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Art of Procreation [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-26 10:51
Viewed: 3654
Points: 36
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Cantharis fusca

Cantharis fusca is a species of soldier beetles.

C. fusca can grow up to 1.5 cm long. Except for parts of the head and thorax, which are red or orange, this species is completely black. The body is flat and long, with a weak exoskeleton. These beetles have long feathery antennas, and comparatively long legs.

This species is common in large parts of Europe, and lives in bushes, edges of forests, and meadows. They hunt for small insects.

The larvae have black hairs, and also eat small insects. They are very cold-resistant, and can be seen crawling on the snow in winter.

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hello Nemes
beautiful picture
great details
and the colours are very good
sharpness very nice
greeting lou

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-26 10:55]

Hi Septimiu,

What a cozy place these beetles found! The pair show up beautifully in the shelter of the leaves. Their colors are wonderful and you present them in fine detail. You captured the moment perfectly.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-01-26 11:08]

Salut Septimiu
O poza frumoasa si interesanta in acelasi timp.
Numai bine.
Razvan Zinica

Hi Nemes,

good macro shot of this two mating soldier beeles.
Exellent pov and details.
Beautiful sharpness.


Hi Septimiu,
that's a wonderful moment and captured so pretty and with great sharpness.
Good work, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-26 11:51]

Hello Nemes,
This is a very fine and beautiful macro of mating beetle!
Achieve perfect exposure and focus!!
so sharp with wonderful colour and details
very well done.Best regards Siggi

A lovely and realtively paparazzi capture of these soldier beetles Septimui.
Wonderful details, sharpness, nice pov.
TFS and cheers,


Ciao Septimiu,
what a beautiful composition, you have captured a pair of Cantharis fusca with superb sharpness, excellent POV and DOF, splendid and bright colours.
TYFS. Greetings.

ciao Nemes!
interesting species of beetles in love
excellent compo and sharpness

best sERGIO

Ciao Septimiu, splendid couple in great action, fantastic colors, wonderful details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello septimiu
great composition of this shot, the two beetles are very well focused withn beautiful details
splendid colors
TFS Jacqueline

Buna , Septimiu .

crede-ma ca nu stiu ce poza sa aleg ... TOATE sunt faine ...
m-am oprit la asta ... :)

frumoasa poza , ca de obicei . foarte clara .

Saptamana buna sa ai !


Hello Nemes,
Excellent capture of this Cantharis fusca, good POV and nice composition.
Well done. Greetings. Ferran

hello nemes,
nice capture of the mating insects, the shelter of leaves add to the looks of this picture, lovely colours and good details,
tfs & regards

Hi septimiu,

Nice framing of this mating fusca. Very sharp focus and details are brilliant. I like the setting of this well framed shot.

TFS and best regards,

Delightful image of these mating Soldier Beetles, Nemes.
The foliage around them enhances their rich colours.
Thanks for sharing this brilliant image and also for your kind words on my completion of 3 years here.
Best regards.

Hi Nemes,
Well composed and an interesting POV of the two beetles mating.
Great color, details, and DOF also.

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2009-01-27 11:08]

Hello Nemes
the focusing on the cantharis is perfect. Excellent the composition of colors that give a great contrast between the little insects and the green with fine details and light.

Hello Septimiu,
very attractive presentation with both beetles well lighted and sharply in focus while emerging from a sheltering shadow behind some exquisitely coloured large petals of Helleborus.
Thank you! With best regards,

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