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Female Longhorn Beetle

Female Longhorn Beetle
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-16 9:46
Viewed: 3897
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red Longhorn Beetle - Stictoleptura rubra

We found this beetle in our garden while resting on a Privet hedge that is next to a corridor of Pine trees. It is quite a large longhorn beetle (10-20 mm) with long antennae and legs. This is a female that’s recognised by the yellow/red pro-thorax which in males is black. The larvae develop in dead Conifer wood and is found in stumps and logs on clear-cuttings. The species may also attack wood near the ground on old houses. The adults appear in July – August but they seldom visit flowers.

It is found in southern Scandinavia, central and southern Europe and across to central Siberia.
It has been introduced to North America.

The Swedish name is ‘Gulröd blombock’.

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Ciao Ulla, great macro of lovely longhorn beetle, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Ulla. Very good contrast and light for the small one in excellente details against The green environment.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-16 11:14]

Hello Ulla,
Very beutiful presentation of this beetle in great sharpness, details and a pleasing diagonal composition. Very nice natural light and colours. Good DOF.

hello Ulla
very good sharpness composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Excellent macro of the beetle in a good background. regards yiannis

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-07-16 12:44]

Hello Ulla,
The Beetles have often very unusual shapes, colours and patterns. Yours is very nice, especially very good sharpness and light.
Regards, Pawel

Hallo Ulla,
a very beautiful macro shot of the Red Longhorn Beetle, fine details and splendid colours, excellent point of view and composition
best regards

Hello Ulla,
Very nice picture of this beetle, excellent depth of field, good details sharpness and lovely contrast against the background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Hello Ulla

Excellent and very beautiful macro photo of this insect,
with very fine POV and framing, great focus
sharpness and details, TFS


Sencillez y eficacia en la captura Ulla.
Me gusta lo bien que has captado la cabeza y las antenas del insecto,
ya que la luz en general es muy buena.
Abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Ulla, another great capture with perfect light and details really. Another image to add to a collection already very beautiful. All the best, Paul

Hi Ulla,
interesting specie. Great point of view.
Nice natural colours. Very good composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Ulla,
Maybe I would have made this photo at ISO 200 with my little Canon, that would allow me use at least 1/160s and not 1/40s as in your shot. However, I see the image stabilizer of your Canon, is much better than mine! Good job! Nice "Sam mustaches" bug! :)
Regards, TFS

Hello Ulla
A beautiful photo of an interesting species. Excellent composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-16 23:59]

Hello Ulla,
Very sharp and clear picture of a very impressive beetle. Excellent colours and DOF, composition and frame.Best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-07-17 5:15]

Fine composition for this beauty, good colors and details. simple and effective. tfs.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-17 6:08]

Hello Ulla.
Your capture of this longhorn beetle is great. I see him often in our garden. Beautiful composition with precise focus. Very pleasant view on this presentation with ideal lighting and very nicely natural colors. Great work. Thanks and have a nice day.
Best regards

Hello Ulla,
Very often with macro's the DOF does not cover the whole subject but not so here. Absolutely fantastic with beautiful detail and colours and definition. What a pleasure to view. Well done.

Hi Ulla,

this are also an good sharp mclose up taken by you.
Good pov and sharpness.
Fine colors.
I dont mostly the names from photographed insects... that take a while...


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