|Copyright: steve weeks (weeksy)
|Date Taken: 2009-05-22|
|Camera: Nikon D200, 105mm 1:2.8 Sigma|
|Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-06-17 12:00|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is one of the Cardinal beetles, I think it is Pyrochora serraticornis as it has a red head rather than the black head of P. coccinea.|
Cardinal beetles are widespread and can be found on flowers, vegetation and bark in sunny weather. Both the adults and larvae are preditory on other insects.
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- [2009-06-17 12:21]
A very nice macro of a species of Cardinal Beetle, the combed antennae indicating the right ID. Good sharpness and adequate DOF together with a great BG, very good POV and a fine composition add to make this an excellent portrait of this species.
Thanks and kind regards,
Excellent shot, well composed, very sharp, with a very well balanced light. Very good focus on the head and beautiful antennas. Best regards,
I am going to say good shot from a man who knows his bugs...so please check out my post tomorrow late...I have one which nobody can find..and I mean nobody...
- [2009-06-18 0:46]
Beautiful and interesting capture. Great details and clear BG. Well done.
Great shot of this beetle. Good sharpness and composition, good POV and DOF on a good contrasting background.
- [2010-03-19 15:28]
Interesting image you provided.
A superb macro. Details and beautiful contrasts.