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Greek Fantasy
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-07 10:34
Viewed: 3392
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
This title was inspired by the title of a nice photo of my friend Luciano (Lousat) “Turkish do it better”.

Larinus latus
Family: Curculionidae

The Capitulum Weevil is a large weevil (12-20mm long) and is one of the most common insects found on Onopordum thistles in Greece (Briese et al. 1994). L. latus adults become active in spring at the time of stem elongation in their host plants. They feed on leaf tissue and, once capitulum development commences the females bore a hole into the upper stem or capitulum and lay a single egg, which they cover with a faecal cap. Upon hatching, the larvae bore into the capitulum where they feed on receptacle tissue and developing seeds. The development of L. latus from egg to emerging adult takes approximately six weeks. Adults emerge from dehiscing capitula in late summer, are inactive through autumn and winter, and commence mating in mid-spring. (Source: Invasive.org)

Photo taken on Ikaria island, near the Byzantine castle of Koskina. Not sharp enough for my taste...

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-07 11:44]

Hi Catherine, I think the name for this picture is just right. You have been able to take a first class close up with fine detail and sharp focusing. Your use of the light has given warm colours. Their dark colour stands out well from the BG. well done TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-07 12:57]

Ahahah!! Les insects grecques sont encore plus fantasieux que les turcs..ehehe..tu as eu de la chance mais la photo est vraiment extraordinaire! Encore une fois une macro avec des details incroyables! Merci pour la pub a ma photo aussi..ehehe....j'espere que tu as passe' des beau vacances la bas.Bonne journee',LUCIANO

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-07-07 13:07]

Hello Catherine !
Strange to see 3 beetles instead of 2, it's an unusual picture, but the quality is exceptional. Perfect sharpness and amazing details, lovely colors, wonderful composition and POV, splendid blurred BG. And of course, the moment you captured is great. Very well done !

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-07-07 15:18]

Hello Catherine.
Menage à trois.
Very curious image, nice sharpness and colour.
Well done.

Bonjour Catherine,

Belle photo, une excellente approche. Félicitations pour la parfaite flou d'arrière-plan dans un ensemble très harmonieux avec les légumes. La faible réduction de la composition de la promotion d'un ensemble beaucoup.

En outre, le titre très approprié!



Ooooh les petits cochons !!!! Serait-ce l'anniversaire de celui du milieu ????
Blague dans le coins, c'est une très chouette macro que tu nous montre ici, bravo tout spécialement pour la netteté et le background,

hello Catherine
a great shot of K3
great details and beauty colours to
super shot
greeting lou

Hello Catherine, excellent and fantastic shot of this weevils in love:)with beautiful composition and details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-08 7:34]

Hello Catherine,
What shall become of this? I don´t know how much fantasy we need.
Fantastic photo in excellent sharp details and great natural colours. Beautiful OOF BG, composition and POV.

Hi Catherine
Good title ;-) Your photo is nicely composed and with perfect, not disturbing background. Sharpness is quite good Vry interesting photo ;-)

Ciao Catherine, I think that administrator should censure you red light composition, is too much hard for this site:)
Amazing capture, perfect focus on all bugs, good details and excellent sharpness, brava, very well done, ciao Silvio

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