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Copyright: Malgosia Bisinska (liziafa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 399 W: 0 N: 346] (1231)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Industar 2,8/50mm, RAW ISO 200, Extension Tube
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-04 12:14
Viewed: 3325
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
Park Natolinski, Canon 350D, Industar 2,8/50mm

Click beetles (family Elateridae), sometimes called elaters, Skipjack, Snapping, or Spring Beetle, are distinguished by the unique click sound they produce. An interlocking mechanism of the meso- and prothorax allows them to "click". This motion produces the distinct clicking sound and bounces the beetle into the air. Clicking is mainly used to avoid predation, although it is also useful when the beetle is on its back and needs to right itself.In hot weather, they are prone to enter people's houses at night if entries or windows are left opened. There are about 7.000 known species.

Click beetles can be large and beautiful insects. The adults are nocturnal and phytophagous, while the larvae dwell in the soil. Their larvae, sometimes called wireworms, are serious pests of corn and other grains, especially after a field has been left fallow.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-05-04 13:31]

Sorry, I have no idea about the species. But I like your photo very much, it's a great close-up on this beautiful insect. Sharpness, details and colors are very good, well done !

Hi Malgosia!
I like your composition, head downward & diagonally presenting..
Very well focused and sharp where it needs to be.
I think it's in the wood boring class of small beetles?
Well done and TFS!

Witaj Malgosiu,

Przepiękne makro, super ostrość i detale.
Coraz lepsze fotki, trzymać tak dalej!


Masz bardzo ladna galerie makro, chyba przegapilam troche twoich zdjec :-)
Tutaj bardzo podoba mi sie kadr i kolory. Swietne ostrosc i GO, bardzo dobre swiatlo.
Co do identyfikacji, to na 99% ten chrzaszcz nalezy do Sprężykowatych (rodzina Elateridae). Po angielsku mowi sie na nie Click beetles, bo przy podskakiwaniu wydaja dzwieki przypominajace klikanie. Co do gatunku to mi to wyglada na Ampedus sp, ale nie jestem entomologiem wiec to jest raczej zgadywanie :-)

Bonjour Malgosia,

Félicitations pour cette belle présentaions,J'aime bien les couleurs entre l'insecte et le Bg. Bravo pour la netteté et les beaux détails
Merci et a la prochaine....JP.

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  • valdec (383)
  • [2006-05-23 1:46]

Bogata jest Warszawa w ró¿ne formy ¿ycia...

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-06-01 16:15]

Hi Malgosia.
"MACRO-GREEN".......Excellent macro, very nice details and composition, I like deep color and green tones, good note, is a good photo.


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