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Coleoptera #2

Coleoptera #2
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is, Canon 500D Close-up Lens
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-20 9:01
Viewed: 3464
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I believe this is the same species as my yesterday post. This one has black hard forewings. May be a different sex.

From: Wikipedia

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Superorder: Endopterygota
Order: Coleoptera

Beetles make up the most species-rich order of insects. The order's scientific name, Coleoptera, means "sheathed wing", and contains more described species in it than in any other order in the animal kingdom. Forty percent of all described insect species are beetles (about 350,000 species), and new species are frequently discovered. Estimates put the total number of species, described and undescribed, at between 5 and 8 million.

Beetles are generally characterised by a particularly hard exoskeleton and hard forewings (elytra). The beetle's exoskeleton is made up of numerous plates called sclerites, separated by thin sutures. This design creates the armoured defences of the beetle while maintaining flexibility. The elytra are not used for flight, but tend to cover the hind part of the body and protect the second pair of wings (alae). The elytra must be raised in order to move the hind flight wings. A beetle's flight wings are crossed with veins and are folded after landing, often along these veins, and are stored below the elytra.

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Tout est beau, tout est net, bravo.
Bonne journée.

Hi Jitti,
Wonderful insect. Good capture with very good details. Nice POV. Colors are excellent. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Jitti!
Worderful capture of very interesting object. I believe that this is the some species like yesterday presentad by you. It belongs to Attelabidae family. The different colour is probably because beetle from yesterday was not fully coloured (or very fresh if you like).
Anyway, very good quality picture.
TFS and have a nice afternoon!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-20 9:23]

Hi Jitti,
Splendid profile shot of this beetle. Very neat, sharp and clear details. The sheen on its body and the glint on its eye makes it look even better. Excellent POV and DOF and the neutral BG is superb. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2007-06-20 9:24]

Hello Jitti,
Excellent macro, good colours.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-06-20 9:30]

Hello Jitti
What a curious and funny beetle! It has a neck! I find also most curious its elytra and extremities.
Magnificent capture and great shot with fantastic sharpness, DOF, colors and composition.
Greetings & TFS

great macro excellent focus good DOF nice colors

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-20 10:23]

Hi Jitti,

I really like this one situated on the edge of the leaf. His body and face are soooo clear and sharp. He actually has a cute face. Wonderful greens - the background is wonderful.


Hello Jitti,

Nice creature! Please consider submitting those Attelabidae pictures to the Russian expert, Andrey Legalov, Dr.Sci, at [email protected] or [email protected], I'm sure he'll be able to ID them.

Best regards,

Hi Jitti,
Good composition and sharpness.
My nit is the flash light...I prefer natural.

Hello Jitti
Very rare spiece to shoot,
Fantastic colors and sharpness,
Perfect focusing,BG and DOF,Superb shot,friend.


bonjour jitty
excellente macro,c'est du grand art avec une netteté formidable.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-06-20 14:01]

Hello Jitti,
superb close-up with sharp details. The surface structure is well seen due to reflections and professional light management. Excellent point of view and nice natural colours.
Best wishes, Peter

I admire your perspective in this wonderful shot, JC.
By catching it with its head turned to one side, you have endowed the subject with definite character.
The details and colours are amazing.
Well done and TFS.

impresionante fotografia.extraño insecto

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-06-20 16:00]

Hello Jitti, great picture! Wonderful colors and composition, you had a perfect POV, interesting beettle.. Congratulations!

Beautiful macro, everything is in perfect focus and tastefully done on the composition. Very well executed shot Jitti. :)

Hi Jitti.
Very nice shot. Great colour and composition. Excellent backround. Very well done. tfs. Stev

Hi Jitti,
Nice insect. Good detail and sharpness. Real nice colours in the FG an BG,
nice shot,

Hi Jitti,
That is an outstanding macro! Really nice color saturation and tack sharp detail. The composition and framing are flawless.
Very good camera work!

Hello Jitti, :)

Your Macros are always an Awesome sight! Fantastic detail and sharpness, showing off this creature that my eyes have never seen. Very well composed. Gives me inspiration for my S2!

Nice to be back :)


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-20 21:14]

Hello Jitti

Amazing details with sharp focus.You give this insect character and personality.The POV and DOF are excellent.The colours stand out.The OOF BG is perfect.A HQ image.TFS


Hello jitti !
What a beautiful and unusual insect you have here ! I love its shape very much. Amazing details, even the tiny claws are sharp. Beautiful composition too, and a wonderful blurred BG which makes the insect stand out very nicely. Very well done !

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-21 8:16]

Hello Jitti,
I admire your staeady hand and control of the camera. This is a very nice picture of this beetle.
The green colours are great.

Wow, super shot Jitti
Superb sharpness and fantastic DOF
Composition is perfect and so is DOF and OOF background
A perfect shot of this odd little beetle
Great catch-light in eye
Great work Jitti


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-21 10:24]

This is a fine macro of an Attalibid beetle, Jitti!
Great sharpness, detail and lighting. Excellent DOF to give the right sharpness and bokeh BG. Pleasing composition too.
TFS this very nice image,
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-21 12:44]

Hi Jitty.
What a superb macro you have created. Terrific quality, amazing subject, everything is blameless. Bravo and congratulations.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-06-22 4:51]

Hello Jitti,
Interesting species that has a funny face, like a cartoon character. Excellent pov and sharpness. Well done. Regards,

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-06-22 11:24]

Hi Jitti,
Beautiful shot. Very colourful. The beetle looks very sharp and focused.Good POV and DOF.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-22 12:56]

Hi Jitti.
It look very small,you used some macro lens?Excellent macro shot and very interesting insect.Great POV and well composed picture.Perfect sharpness with the entire insect in focus.Beautiful colors and light too.Superb done!
TFS,with greeting Milos.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-06-23 9:05]

this is your speciality - the perfect photo of an insect! This coleoptera is fabulous in photographic merit.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-23 11:20]

Hello Jitti,
The DOF and sharpness of this macro is really outstanding! Interesting creature and I like the shiny effect. Very well captured at the edge of the leaf and against the green soft background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Jitti.

Excellent image, very goo details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-06-23 14:05]

Hi Jitti,
Incredible insect! Excellent photo with perfect details and a really exact dof.
TFS, José M.

Witaj Jitti!
WOW! Beautiful frame! Very sharp beettle. In pretty natural colours.. Splendid the depth of sharpness. And very curious again description.
It congratulates - Roma

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-06-26 13:40]

Bonjour dear Jitti,
Woooooooooow ! I like very much your little fellow !!! Its shape is funny and nice. The shot is great in quality and beauty. Colors, sharpness and DOF are excellent !
Bravo my friend and TFS.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-27 18:48]

Hi Jitti,
this is macro work at its best, this tiny animal appears like a giant in this composition.
Fabulous details and the sharpness is excellent. Very nice work on the OOF BG and the DOF.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-07-01 3:39]

hi Jitti,
superbe extra macro, la difficulté technique est très bien surmontée. Bonne composition, couleurs équilibées.


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-07-07 7:23]

Fantastic macro,details are awesome!!
Lovely POV&composition

Hi Jitti!
Fantastic picture with perfect sharpness!You can see the smallest details,great!
The light is good and you gave the insect the right positioning!
Thanks for sharing,Jonas

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