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Oryctes nasicornis L.

Oryctes nasicornis L.
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Copyright: Ena Simic (Ena) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-26
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-01 5:56
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Rhinoceros beetle
The rhinoceros beetles are a subfamily (Dynastinae) of beetles in the family of scarab beetles (Scarabaeidae).
They are among the largest of beetles and are so named because of the charactertic horns borne by the males of most species in the group. The male beetles use their horns in mating battles against other males. Their larval stage is long, several years in some species. The larvae feed on rotten wood while the adults feed on nectar, plant sap and fruit. Rhinoceros beetles are also the strongest animals on the planet, proportionally. They can lift up to 850 times their own weight.

Source: http://www.goliathus.com/en/en-oryctes-nasicornis.html

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-01 7:11]

Hi Ena,
Interesting that an insect that we are proposing today.
I posted and a plant in Croatia and I do not know how is called. If you have time ... and somehow know how is called ...
Thanks in advance.
Have a beautiful day,

Excellent beetle photograph! Great DOF and technical quality.

Seeing this reminds me I am intent on photographing an exceptionally rare beetle called the "Pink Coral Tiger Beetle". It is estimated that, at most, there are only 3,000 of this endangered species remaining on earth. They live on a tiny area of sand dunes in southwestern Utah, USA.


I was there once but could not find any to photograph. It was the wrong time of year. I will return during the right time of year to take a picture. :)

Zdravo Ena!
It is nice to see you again! And I see that you were in Spain this year :)
Nice capture of Oryctes, species which occurs also in Poland :)
Natural light, good DOF and composition. On the other hand I thing that picture could be a little cutted to better expose main object - an insect :>
All the best,

Verry good macro of this interesant and rare insect.Good work.Regards.Alin.

Hello Ena,

An excellent close-up of this impressive beetle! It shows the characteristic horn really well. Reminds me of one of the characters in the American cartoon "A Bug's Life".


very nice macro shot of beautiful Rhinoceros beetle, Ena. nice details, focus and composition. also POV and exposure great. thanks for sharing.
have a nice evening and nice weekend

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-08-31 11:08]

Hi Ena.
I am very pleased with your nice comments. I am rare guest here last year but I see you do not share your pictures too. You managed to met an amazing species and take a fine picture. Image of the insect as well as surroundings are fine. DOF is selected very well. Main subject is in focus and surroundings are blurred nicely. My best wishes to you, many new pictures and posts here.

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