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Furry beetle

Furry beetle
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1878 W: 338 N: 4267] (13168)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/11
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-22 7:14
Viewed: 7364
Points: 54
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English note in the lower part.

Identificacion de nuestro amigo Nicolas [nimou] (muchas gracias)
Tropinota Squalida Pilossa

Escarabajo peludo.
Cuando uno no es muy bueno en entomología, y teniendo en cuenta que el 40% de las especies existentes son escarabajos, la única oportunad de encontrar una identidad para este era navegar en las galerias locales de insectos. Sin éxito, lo intenté en las generales de internet, pero también sin suerte...
Lo mas cerca que llegué son los "escarabajos Chafer" por lo menos la forma es similar y son tan peludos como este. Es una pena que Cris lo capturó mientras se esmeraba con una seta. Aparece trepando por una rama cercana, y después de 2 fotos, se dejo caer y desapareció de nuevo entre el suelo intrincado del bosque. Sólo tenemos este punto de vista, pero nunca lo habíamos visto antes.
Se agadece cualquier sugerencia.

F:11 - 0,4 seg. - Programa manual - Tripode

Furry beetle

Ident from our friend Nicolas [nimou] (Thanks very much)
Tropinota Squalida Pilossa

When you are not very good at entomology, and taking into account that the 40% of exixting species are beetles, the only chance of finding an ident for this one was to browse over the few local insect galleries. No success, so I tryed the general galleries in the net but now luck...
The closest I got is Chafer beetles, at least the shape is simimilar and they are as furry as this one. It is a pity that Cris shot this one while she was getting a fungus. It appeared clibing up a nearby branch, and after 2 fast shots, jumped down and dissapeared into the intrincate forest floor. Only this view is available, but we had never seen it before.
Any suggestion is welcome.

F:11 - 0,4 sec - Manual exposure - Tripod

Hope you like!

phlr, jmp, uleko, horia, gitirana, cedryk, pvs, Alex99, marhowie, RAP, gerhardt, TAZ, Dave, Luc has marked this note useful
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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1729 W: 95 N: 2273] (8413)
  • [2006-10-22 7:20]

Hola Cristina y Felipe,
Gran escarabajo peludo. Una toma con un color y detalles tan buenos o mejores que los de las setas.
Seguro que algún experto pone nombre pronto a esta belleza.
Un abrazo para ambos,
José m.

What a strange insect! I never saw this speacie before. Cristina caught great details with excellent colors and exposure. This is a great macro! Thanks,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2006-10-22 7:55]

Hello Chris,
I've never seen such a hairy beetle before!
Excellent sharp close-up and the light is impressive. Nice composition too.
Thanks, Ulla

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2164 W: 225 N: 4748] (16656)
  • [2006-10-22 8:17]

Hi Filipe

WOW! This beetle reallly look fabulous! He is indeed a rare seen species on TN!
I really LOVE the details here - very well usage of the apperture - having all those numerous hairs in focus and still leaving room for a nice blurry BG.
Also great POV, impecable lighting and lovely colors.
Another joy to watch...great post, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

Perfeita macro, detalhes, cores e composição excelentes.

sorry, ni idea on the ID, but the beetle is awesomely cool! :-)
never seen such a hairy one before.
excellent macro-shot with incredible details - he really should get a new haircut. *g*
well seen & captured, thorsten.

Olá Felipe e Cristina
Que belo espécime de Coleoptera. Tão cabeludo! A foto está excelente com muita nitidez e ótima luz! Parabéns

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  • Moscato (1449)
  • [2006-10-22 9:31]

Olá Felipe
Foto bem interessante, uma espécie que não conhecia ainda, parabens.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 975 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-10-22 10:26]

Hello Felipe,
Very nice shot of this furry creature. Well exposed and nice details of the fur shown. Good DOF as well.
Best greetings,

Hello Felipe,
excellent sharpness and good details.
Impressive hairs on the beetles back.
Good work!
Regards, FABIAN

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-22 10:43]

What a furry beetle I have never seen one like that. He does resemble a chafer in a lot of respects. Great capture the details are superb (especially the fur), nice POV, good colours and DOF. Nice shot



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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 423 W: 99 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2006-10-22 10:50]

very opportune shot here and very sharp...your tripod must be congratulated..and put to good use..

Very good work. Good DOF. Fantastic sharp image with all details. Beautiful insect

Excellent close-up! A really interesting subject.
Great picture, excellent colours, light and very good details. I like it. Regards.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1138 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-22 13:15]

Hi Christina & Felipe,

A very nice capture indeed the beetle looks familiar but I dont know where he bought his coat,well captured and TFS,


Hi Felipe,
the other Felipe won F1 a few minutes ago ;-)
You show us such a nice beetle today - I never saw such a one. So many hairs, it's a lovely shot, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-10-22 16:06]

Hi Felipe.
This macro has made tremendous impression for me. Perfect sharpness and details of the bug. Excellent diagonal composition. Nice light and shadow, colours and contrast. POV and DOF are extremely exact and impressive. BRAVO.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1081 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-22 16:39]

Hola Felipe Mateo and Cristina,
superb and sharp image of this Scarabaeide beetle. The picture shows extremely high sharpness. Well composed, too.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3090 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-22 18:31]

What a strange looking beetle, Felipe and Cristina.
You did a great job of bringing out the "hairs" in great detail.
The excellent exposure shows off the colors nicely.
Excellent POV exposing all the odd features of this unusual bug.
TFS. : )

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-22 18:47]

Hi Felipe
Well seen and captured. Never saw this insect before. Good sharpnes, details, light, colours and POV.
Well done


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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-10-22 19:11]

Felipe, dalo por seguro, me lo accaba de confirmar un amigo portugues especialista es Tropinota Squalida Pilossa sin ninguna duda para el, es que la pilosidad no da lugar a equivocacion con esas manchas. Lo que le sorprende es la epoca, pq normalmente ya no se ven, lo que el no sabe es si en los bosques tardan mas a esconderse. Le conteste que quizas pq alli todavia hay mas calor. Foto genial de muy buena calidad.
PD: de Chafer creo que no hay ninguno que lleve al mismo tiempo pilosidad y manchas.

Hi Felipe,
Very sharp and very detailed work. ID? Suffice to say he's furry and beetle-oid ;-} Actually kinda cute, call me strange :)
Very well done mf.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-10-22 22:14]

He's an ugly critter Felipe and Cristina. Not my favourite insect and especially with those hairs! But you managed to show him well. Good job, TFS

Hi Felipe,

Wow, what an unique beetle you got here...
An excellent shooting angle showing its hair and a perfect use of lighting, great sharpness and details....
Bravo...and TFS


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2638 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2006-10-23 2:13]

Hello FeCr Gang :-)

You're right my friend - this one is rather weird and, of course, I like it very much! Beetle looks similiar to some species, but without hairs. Maybe it is some kind of mutant :-) Anyway - very well taken - I like especially details [every hair is sharp] and exposure. You both are masters my friends!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-23 6:54]

Extraño el desconido peludo Felipe, pero muy bien retratado con agudeza, colorido, y adecuado DOF, destacándolo sobre el fondo difuso.
El POV no permite ver la "cara" (si estos bichos tienen cara) pero permite apreciar con total claridad la principal caractéristica que es su largo pelaje.
Una excelente captura a baja velocidad con buen foco realmente.
Gracias y un gran saludo... Ricardo

Hi Felipe and Cristina, :) Now you are two... :)
It's been a while I know. I trust you are well?

Your insect looks very similar to the one I captured a while ago (http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Africa/South_Africa/photo33333.htm). Mine was a Fruit Chafer. The details and sharpness is impressive. Very well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-10-24 2:28]

The 350D comes again ;-) Nice hairy beetle here ! Good sharpness and DOF. I like the warm colors. Congratulations Felipe.
PS : I am jalous of your shots, these days I work again on my house, so no time for photos :-(

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-11-14 16:45]

The clarity on your shots are always so amazing Felipe!
Oh, Cristina! And two fast shots! So well executed.
This is no exception. A furry beetle? Who would have thought...
Very nice!



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