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Trichodes alvearius

Trichodes alvearius
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-25 7:31
Viewed: 1520
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trichodes alvearius is a species of Soldier or Checkered beetle belonging to the family Cleridae, subfamily Clerinae.
Trichodes alvearius is a very hairy beetle with black head and scutellum. The elongated elytra show a bright red colour with black bands. This species can easily be distinguished from Trichodes apiarius by the black stripe down the middle of the back (along the inner edge of the elytra) and the red apex, not reached by the black terminal stain. It does not fly readily, relying instead on its warning coloration to protect itself from predators.These beetles are widely distributed across southern Europe in Albania, Italy, Greece, France, Germany,[1] Hungary, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the western half of the Balkans, and in North Africa.

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Czesc Siggi,
ciekawy gatunek. Bardzo dobra ostrosc. Swietne szczegoly dzieki ekstra ostrosci.

Hello Siegfried,
I am impressed by the magnificent sharpness and details of this image. The composition is wonderful. Very nice colors and outstanding clarity. It is a superb capture. This tinny insect has very interesting and nice colors. Exceptional sharp details as usual.

Hello Mr.Siegfried Potrykus,
First time I am in your picture gallery attracting by this beautiful specie.
Needless to describe why it's really excellent.But to me,it's an example or message to the new comer what is the definition of macro photography.I like it.
Thanks for your great contribution here in TN,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-25 9:38]

HI Siggi,just a bit undersaturated but taken whit the best details,and isn't easy whit small beetles like this,perfect exposure and nice composition too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hallo Siegried
super good sharpness and nice details with good light
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Hello Siggi
I like them, small insects covered with hair .. you managed a very natural picture
thank you
Best Regards

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-06-25 10:53]

Hi Siggi,
excellent macro of this cute bug I saw it in my fields too !
Well composed, outstanding details, lovely colors !
Best regards !

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-25 11:45]

Hello Siggi,
Impressive macro of this beetle in fantastic sharpness and details. The contrasting colours in this image are very beautiful. Taken from a nice POV.

Ciao Siggi, great macro of lovely beetle, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Czesc Siggi,
甲蟲照的很清晰 色彩也很美麗
花也清楚 背景漂亮

Another interesting subject Siggi! Beautiful photo with wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-26 6:37]

Very colorful species and image...the flowers look very interesting too. tfs.

Hallo Siggi
The sharpness and fine detail here is truly impressive. The colours are beautiful and catches the eyes immediately even on the thumbnail. Composition and point of view is super and the colour of the background ideal to highlight the gorgeous details of the beetle. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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