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The Inquisitor

The Inquisitor
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, ZUIKO DIGITAL 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Longhorn Beetles/ Cerambycidae Europe, Fantastic macros! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-14 8:13
Viewed: 4249
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cerambycidae-Series # no. 3

This is
- Rhagium inquisitor
- family Cerambycidae

The species is widespread in Europe and extends into the Asiatic realm and North Africa. The specimen shown was found in the upper regions of the Harz (mountains) where there are huge stands of coniferous forest. Rhagium inquisitor is a polyphagous species which however prefers conifers.

The body length of the specimen shown is about 20 mm.

- natural bright sunlight
- ISO 200
- handheld
- an Olympus Digital Extension Tube EX-25 was used in addition to the lens.

Pictures of the Series
# 1. Oberea oculata
# 2. Pachyta quadrimaculata
# 3. Rhagium inquisitor

* Harde K.W. & Severa F. (1981) Der Kosmos-Käferführer. Franckhsche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart.
* Zahradnik J. (1985) Käfer Mittel- und Nordwesteuropas. Paul Parey, Hamburg, Berlin.

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Hi Peter, very fine macro-shot of this strange insect, focus and details are great,
, very good lihgting and exposure,
good shot with a very nice background,
well done and have a good week-end,

Good image, Peter.
Excellent light. Good sharpness.
Well done..

Hi Peter,
nice close-up with good ahsrpness and details.
The DOF is good toom the whole binsect is in focus.
Well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-14 9:45]

Hello Peter,
This is a superb macro of Rhagium inquisitor, a common species in Sweden that I have not yet had the chance to photograph. Good use of natural light and as you hand held the camera, which you usually do, and as no doubt the longhorn was moving, the shutter speed choice was wise. Using that you achieved a satisfactory DOF. The Bg and composition are excellent.
Well done and thanks for sharing this,
Have a nice weekend,

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-09-14 11:18]

selam peter, excellent macro shot and very good composition of this insect .nice pov and bg with splendid colours.well presented pose
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-09-14 11:30]

A strange and curious bug.
Good capture and magnificent shot, Peter.
Congratulations and TFS

Hi peter super Bild super schärfe und detail
farben sind auch shcön
guter Fokus
grüße Toba

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-14 12:20]

Hello Peter. What a great looking bug you have for us today. once again fine detail with sharp focusing showing the markings on the body so well. good natrual colours. with a nice POV. well done TFS.good notes too.
have a good weekend.

Hi Peter,
Magnificent macro!
Excellent nuance and sharpness.
Congratulations for the wealth of details.
Well done!
Best regards,
José Roberto

Hi Peter,
Perfect sharpness and exposure. Body texture is well seen here. Great pov and composition. Congratulations.

Hi Peter,
A beautiful capture of this nice looking beetle. Excellent details and composition with nice control of light. Thanks a lot for sharing.

bonjour peter
le support est un peu OE,mais je n'en reviens pas de voir aussi bien la texture de cet insecte,c'est vraiment parfaitement net.

Hello Peter
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Perfect details,composition and colors,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

Hi Peter,
Excellent detail and light, a well controlled exposure.
Nice & sharp, great DOF. I like the interesting textures of the substrate here, and the contrasting colors of the BG :)
Well done!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-15 8:32]

Peter, Very nice shot. I like your eye catch in this shot. Moreover the shadow reflecting here shows the lighting effect. Well done and TFS ganesh

Hi friend,
This is an impressive macro with superb lightning, POV, details, composition and exposure! I like the lightning a lot here and the brilliance on the insect!
Take care Ana:)

Bonito contraste con la base y el fondo. Para esta toma supongo que no necesitaste flash jeje. Buen encuadre y naturalidad en los colores. Esta familia cada vez me está gustando más aunque es un reto para el fotógrafo por el gran tamaño de algunos y su volumen.
Un abrazo y muchas gracias por tus comentarios:

J. Ignasi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-10-18 15:07]

fantastic details and sharpness,not easy whit a little insect as that...but you are a master!!! Luciano

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