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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: 2010-05-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-01 8:39
Viewed: 2707
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another picture of
- Rhagium bifasciatum
- family: Cerambycidae

which I could take in the southern Ruhr-District.

These longhorn beetles have relatively short antennae compared to other members of that family.

- Due to the soft light structures of the beetle become nicely visible. Strong sunlight would have 'eliminated' many of the details.
- The conditions, however, required a relatively long exposure of 1/40sec. This is mostly beyond the limit for a handheld shot.
- ISO 400

* 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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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-01 8:42]

Hello Peter,
Beautiful photo of this Longhorn Beetle with an excellent sharp focus. Very nice natural colours. Great POV and composition.

Hi Peter,
ich bin beeindruckt - dieser Käfer ist interessant und mich fasziniert das glitzernde Auge. Sieht aus wie ein "Rennwagen" und ich erwarte die ganze Zeit, dass er gleich losschießt. Erstklassige Schärfe - das Foto ist excellent, lieben Dank, gefällt mir sehr.
Herzliche Grüße aus dem verregneten Allgäu
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Peter,

Very sharp macro. The shallow dof really pinpoints the subject.



Hola Peter

Una perfecta macro de este insecto que casualmente has encontrado en el suelo y no en ninguna planta, como de costumbre, conseguistes una perfecta nitidez, felicidades.

Un saludo Antonio

Ciao Peter, an other superb macro of this beautiful bug, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Peter
a beauty of a Longhorn beetle with good details and good sharpness nice colours to
greeting lou

Hello Peter,
Indeed, most of your photos are quite "sober" and I can even say that are coated with an "elegant efficiency." This picture is a perfect example of this particular style of sobriety and technical class. Very good job, with a perfect POV, light levels correctly balanced and enviable approach. Thanks for sharing, thanks for teaching!

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