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Sawfly? 1st Swiss picy

Sawfly? 1st Swiss picy
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1185 W: 87 N: 2161] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100, Cokin 58mm close-up +4
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Swisss Trip [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-12 2:15
Viewed: 6313
Points: 16
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Hi from Switzerland folks after 16 hrs of driving got to Winterthur safely, I have found a signal for the laptop available at my brothers house in Winterthur. Looks like being a great 2 weeks within minutes of getting here I have seen 3 species new to me, and I have an eager pair of bug hunters in the form of Nathalie and Marlene who have been turning every leaf and stone in the search in their small garden. It promises many finds I think.
This I think is some form of Sawfly, it resembles the Rose Sawfly but much bigger, it is about 25mm long and seemed to be searching this Honeysuckle (Lonicera) it is seen on.
anybody know what it is?, it is not in the books I brought with me and the girls say they too have never seen one before.

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This is incredible, such detail. I think the face is a tiny bit soft, but it's still a great image, well done!
Thanks for posting.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-06-12 9:23]

Good close-up. Nice and sharp. TFS

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1462 W: 74 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2005-06-12 11:36]

Hello Rob,

I hope you're having a great holiday. It's really good to see you posting. The picture is a very good macro. Sharp details and great colors. Well done on the composition, POV & DOF. Well done & TFS!


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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-12 14:58]

Hi Robert , very good close-up shot. I can't help on the ID. Very good details, colours and composition.
Very well done.

Hi Robert. Great colours and detail on this macro. I like your composition and POV very much. You've made an interesting shot. I'm wondering what it is now ;)

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-06-14 0:33]

Excellent shot Robert, good closeup, details, DOF and sharpness. Very well done, TFS

Posting while on holiday, tut, tut, your supposed to be relaxing.

Interesting POV, I think the image is slightly spoilt by the bright area behind the antanae. Apart from that its well composed.

Now stop posting and relax.

Salut Robert,

Une très belle macro de cet insecte.
Bravo !


Hi Robert,
This is a longhorn beetle, Oberea pupillata (Cerambycidae, Lamiinae), its larvae feed exclusively on Honeysuckle.


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