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Metalic Wood-Boring Beetle/ Male

Metalic Wood-Boring Beetle/ Male
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-27 13:29
Viewed: 3993
Points: 36
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General characteristics of the Family: see here


Anthaxia hungarica (Scopoli, 1772)

Common English Name: Metalic Wood-Boring Beetle

Length: 7-15 mm. Mediterranean species. The larvae develop in thicker drying branches of oaks (mainly Quercus pubescens) for 2-3 years. Adult fly in May-June at forest edges. Males can often be found on yellow flowers while females visit flowers less frequently. Can be found at many places in warmer oak forests in mountainous and hilly regions.

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Hello Marcello!
This is one of the best Buprestidae pictures I have seen on TN! Fantastic capture with great details! It is a real pleasure to watch this picture :>
Thank you for showing this fantastic image!
Best greetings,

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-12-27 14:18]

beautiful capture Marcello, very effective composition and fine details and sharpness
nice model too
best regards, Dejan

Ciao Marcello,
Excellent macro shot with great closeness of this colourful Beetle!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details in it
very well done indeed
many thanks

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-27 15:37]

Grandissimooo !! Per noi esperti (eheheh) fotografi che conosciamo la difficolta' di gestire i riflessi e la messa fuoco di questi piccoli insetti,questo e' un grande lavoro,complimenti,luciano

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-27 16:10]

Hola Marcello,
precioso trabajo,
tonos y gran nitidez,
delicada compo y pov, buenos colores.
Gracias por la Id. (G. Interrumptum)
saludos amigo.

Hi Marcello,
A lovely capture of this wood boring beetle. Excellent composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Marcello
Very intersting spieces to shoot,
Great details,exposure and composition,
Superb shot.

Best wishes for 2008

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-27 22:23]

Hello Marcello,
This is a splendid capture of this interesting and very beautiful metallic Beetle. Sharp details and it stands out very nicely from the background. A lovely composition too.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-28 2:46]

Ciao Marcello,
Superb macro of this Bupestrid, A hungarica with great POV, sharpness, composition and considering the low aperture, excellent focusing. Looks like the tarsus on a front leg is missing.
Well done and thanks,

Hello Marcello,

Beautiful picture of this beetle. Good sharpness. Beautiful light and great natural colours.


Ciao Marcello, la solita tiritera, magnifica nitidezza, grande macro e splendidi dettagli, sarà anche vero che quelle sbagliate le butti nel cestino, ma stai snocciolando una serie di macro una più bella dell'altra, complimentoni!
Ciao Silvio
PS da domani preperati a rimetterti al lavoro:)

Hello Marcello,
you not only find these wonderful beetles but you also do perfect portraits of them. Here again you mastered the metallic reflections extremely well. Thank you for presenting those Buprestids!
My best wishes for the Next Year,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-28 9:04]

Hi Marcello.
Excellent, colourful impressive close-up picture. I like wonderful details of the beetle. Its allocation on the frame, nice smooth well coloured BG. My compliments. Well done.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-29 1:18]

Hi Marcello,
Just marking it to come back later with a proper critique.

Buen encuadre, luz y colores para este bello
coleóptero que no es muy asiduo por TK. Sobrada profundidad y un acertado fondo por su color.
Un abrazo Marcello: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

Hi Marcello,
marvellous details, most delightful subtle colours, a beautiful well bealanced composition. Wonderful document.
Thank you! Happy New Year!

bonjour marcello
lorsque l'on parcourt votre galerie,on ne sais par quel insecte commencer!vous en avez une grande varieté.
celle-ci est je pense un petit peu juste a niveau piqué sur la tête mais l'ensemble reste agreable.

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  • Ric Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 20] (146)
  • [2008-01-03 13:49]

Buena toma Marcello,
Colores realistas, buen foco y fondo difuminado.

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