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Exosoma lusitanicum: lunch time


Exosoma lusitanicum: lunch time
Photo Information
Copyright: Livio Carroccia (livius) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 422] (1639)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50 Digital SLR, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/11, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-27 6:50
Viewed: 3927
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
·Class: Insecta - C. Linnaeus, 1758 - Insects
·Subclass: Dicondylia
·Infraclass: Pterygota
·Order: Coleoptera - C. Linnaeus, 1758
·Suborder: Polyphaga - Emery, 1886 - a genus of Blister Beetles (Meloidae)
·Infraorder: Cucujiformia
·Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea
·Family: Chrysomelidae - Latreille, 1802
·Genus: Exosoma)
·Specific name: lusitanicum - (Linnaeus, 1767)
·Scientific name: - Exosoma lusitanicum

Beetles in the family Chrysomelidae are commonly known as leaf beetles. This is a of over 35,000 species in more than 2,500 genera, one of the largest and most commonly-encountered of all beetle families.
Leaf beetles are partially recognizable by their tarsal formula, which appears to be 4-4-4, but is actually 5-5-5. They are distinguished with difficulty from long-horned beetles (family Cerambycidae) by the antennae NOT arising from frontal tubercles. Adult and larval leaf beetles feed on all sorts of plant tissue. Many are economically important pests of agriculture, for example the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), the asparagus beetle (Crioceris asparagi), the cereal leaf beetle (Oulema melanopus), and various flea beetles.

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Livio
Wonderful capture this lovely red bug!
Congratulation!
Mariana

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-10-27 7:06]

Livio
Great capture!
Wonderful colored details!
Sharp details, good POV!
Horia

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-10-27 7:39]

Hi Livio,
beautiful capture in good contrast. The shiny wings really givea good impact to the composition.
White blury background makes this presentation very beautiful and excitin

regards,
Foozi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-27 7:55]

Hello Livio,
Great photo of this beetle. The colours are very clear and the contrasts very fine. Excellent sharp details, POV and dark OOF BG. For a good composition it's a bit to much in the centre.
Regards,
Peter

hello Livio
very nice composition
great sharpness an dbeautiful colours
greeting lou

Ciao Livio,
sono stupito dalla qualità di questa macro fatta con lo zoom Sigma 70-300, sia pur dotato di opzione macro, i colori sono meravigliosamente brillanti e i bianchi perfetti e ricchi di sfumature, ottima definizione, eccellenti il punto di ripresa dall'alto e la composizione armoniosa e ben bilanciata.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao maurizio

An excellent lateral view has done your shot very good, Livius!
The flowers look awesome and the bug is very detailed!
Goldy

Ciao Livio,certo che ti fai proprio desiderare...e quando vedo la tua abilita' nel ritrarre anche piccoli insetti cosi' perfettamente,giuro che ho qualche rimpianto nel non vedere tuoi post piu' di frequente.Questa nitidezza stratosferica e questa qualita' dei colori compone uno scatto di eccezzionale livello,non e' facile avere dettagli cosi' perfetti soprattutto quando si lavora su uno sfondo bianco e in pieno sole.Bravissimo davvero,domani ne posti una nuova,vero? eheheh Buona serata,LUCIANO

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-10-27 10:37]

Hi Livio.
Superb close-up of an impressive beetle on so beautiful white flowers. All is simply great. Colours and sharpness of the insect are ultimate. I am impressed with exactness of exposure and reproduction of the white flower's petals. Bravo. Excellent job.
Alexei.

Ciao Livio. Scusami se quoto pienamante l'amico Luciano non aggiungendo altro ma... mi ha letteralmente tolto le parole di bocca. Sia sull'eccellenza di questa macro che sulla speranza di vederti più spesso!

Roberto

Olá Livio,

Fantastica macro.
Lindas cores com excelente detalhe.
Luz,cor e definição muito boas.

Ciao Livio, macro di grande qualità. magnifica esposizione e splendidi dettagli, mica facile riprenderlo così bene, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Bonito el insecto y bonita la flor. Esta especie me hace especial ilusión ya que fue de los primeros insectos que yo fotografié. Buen control de la potente luz que tenías en el momento del disparo. Destacaría el excelente enfoque al motivo principal.
Un saludo Livio: Josep Ignasi.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-10-27 15:28]

Slav Lîvîo,
A wonderful macro of this red bug on flower.Very nice colors and details.TFS.
Dûrzan

Hi and Good Morninf MF Livio,

Amazingly beautiful capture of a beautiful chrysomelid beetle from top POV with impeccable details and delightful composition MF!
A surprise is waiting for you in my portfolio:)
Have a great day!
Cheers,

Bayram

Hi Livio
Outstanding detail and color...Very well captured...TFS
Jim

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-28 6:46]

Bonjour Livio,
Une image aux couleurs très fines et subtiles. Et un coléoptère pas souvent montré, dont il semble plutòt difficile de trouver le nom.
J'aime beaucoup ta présentation avec le focus sur l'insecte et le flou "artistique" sur les pétales de fleurs. Très belle photo!
Bon après-midi
Meilleures salutations
Anne

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-28 13:04]

Ciao Livio,
The dorsal POV taken with excellent sharpness and DOF make this a superb capture of this red Chrysomelid beetle against a pleasing BG of OOF white flowers.
Thanks and best regards,
Ivan

Hello Livio
a delightful picture with fantastic colors, crisp clear details on the beetle, i like the sunlight effect on his back and on the beautiful flowers
Superb composition
Have a good night
Jacqueline

Ciao Livio,

Bello Chrysomelidae, catturato in modo che l'impatto sulla loro posizione in primo piano per vedere la foto. Sembra che l'insetto è stato posto sul fondo. Immagino che 3D sentimento ha a che fare con tutta la profondità e il contrasto raggiunto.

Buon lavoro, cumplimeti.

Jesús

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-29 12:19]

Buona sera Livio,

Immagine eccezionale. Che cosa splendida macro con dettagli superba.
Una splendida serata,
Adrian

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-10-30 9:13]

Hello Livio,
Excellent capture of this beetle with good pose and composition, sharp details and great natural colours.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Livio, excellent picture of this beetle on a liliaceae plant, good colors and POV.
TFS. Have a nice weekend.

Dear Livius!

I wish this beautiful beetle a good appetite! Your picture simply is superb. The clarity, the sharpness and the perfect lighting - not easy with the white petals of the flower - make this picture an outstanding one. Your notes are very interesting too.

Kind regards

Markus

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-10-31 14:40]

Hola Livio.
Hermosa fotografia de este pequeño insecto de color rojo, el cual resalta en las hojas blancas de la flor. Muy buena calidad en la imagen.
Saludos
Luis52.

ciao Livio!
bella composizione dove hai saputo gestire egregiamente il riflesso del corpo del coleottero,e il bianco dei fiori nel sottofondo....
definizione del dettaglio molto buona

buna domenica sERGIO

Great beetle shot Livio, the red colors of the beetle pop against the well exposed whites..
Very good DOF & details, and exceptionally easy on the eye :)
Well done & have a great Sunday!

Hi Livio,
Beautiful macro picture. You captured this tiny beetle with sharpness and perfect exposure. Also lovely presentation. TFS,
JC

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-11-06 9:00]

Hi Livio,
great sharp details and clarity on this lovely little beetle, looks like he's made of wood!
Paul

Ciao Livio! Perfect macro, nice light and colours, good contrast and sharpness. Original work. Well done!

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-11-15 8:59]

Bonjour Livio, perfect white for this picture shot in beautiful bright light. A stunning red beetle contrasts beautifully on the petals of the flower. I love the perfect exposition in this picture, the colours are great too. Thank you!

Francine

Hello Livio.
Nice bug shot with fine perch and details. The white flowers provide a good contrast exposing very good details of the body.
Thanks and best wishes - Jusni

Ciao Livio,
I hope you return to the site soon, I miss you amico... Beautiful visual impact with great contrast, colors, lights, sharpness - probably the right side of the pic seems a bit empty, I should have left a bit more space in front of the beetle than behind it, but a nice capture otherwise, no doubt. Congrats and tfs.
Friendly regards, Ladislao

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