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Exosoma lusitanica

Exosoma lusitanica
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-24 2:27
Viewed: 3317
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Follatères excursion (continued):

After the excellent presentations of Anne (anel) of her harvest, I hasten to say that I was not completely inactive during this common excursion to" Les Follatères" in Valais. The Chrysomelid beetle presented here sitting on Anthericum liliago is the Daffodil leaf beetle (Coleoptera; Chrysomelidae; Exosoma lusitanica (L.) =E. testaceum (F.); no german name; Galéruque des narcisses; Galeruca des los Narcisos).

ID: I used www.koleopterologie.de. The beetle has an eumediterranean distribution. It is reported for Germany and Southern Switzerland as well as Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and may occur in other countries as well.

Post-processing with PS: I had to lighten, to use "Shadows/ Highlights", stamp out reflections, sharpen, selectively blur, crop, resize.

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Hello Dietrich
è il periodo giusto per girare per prati riuscendo facilmente ad incontrare questi piccoli insetti che se ne stanno apparentemente tranquilli sugli steli d'erba e sui fiori. Molto buona la cornice con buona gestione della luce, buoni dettagli e nitidezza, anche se forse si poteva provare a dare maggiore DOF (ma ciò non pregiudica la qualità della foto), ma questo resta comunque un giudizio soggettivo. Ottimo lavoro.

Precioso conjunto, bien compuesto y equilibrado.
Esta especie también la tenemos en mi zona.
Saludos Dietrich: Josep Ignasi.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-24 3:20]

Splendid macro, great sharpness and colors, TFS!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-24 5:04]

Lieber Dieter,
Sie kommen mir auch bekannt vor diese zwei! Und keinen deutschen Namen haben sie, erstaunlich. Claude Naef hat sie auch schon mal gezeigt mit einem Bild aus der Gegend von Sion. Ein feines und natürliches Bild.
Warst Du schon mal in der Rebbergen von St. German in der Nähe von Raron?
Vielleicht wäre diese Gegend noch interessant, wenn Du willst können wir mal zusammengehen.
Herzlich grüsst

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-06-24 6:37]

Very good viewpoint for this courting beautiful beetles, good colors too. tfs.

Hi Dietrich,

A good macro showing fine detail and colours, a insect that I am not familuar with.

TFS regards Bill

I like this two little insect!
Wonderful details and light!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-24 10:15]

Hello Dietrich,
Beautiful natural coloured photo of this beetles. Good sharpness, details, POV and composition.

Bonsoir Dietrich j aime beaucoup votre photo
on dirait que la fleur va ceder sous le poids des deux.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-06-24 15:45]

Hi Dietrich,very very nice moment,you was lucky to found it! And a great photographer to take it from the best point of view and whit an impressive quality! Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Geia sou Dietrich
What a great shot .Great sharpness and detail very nice.
Filika Giorgos

Hi Dietrich

Great shot of this soon to be happy couple. Good POv and sharpness.


hello Dietrich
super sharpness composition with great details and good light
the colours are beautiful
greeting lou

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