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Longhorn beetle

Longhorn beetle
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Copyright: Vishal Sabharwal (shal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 D, UV Filter
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-08 15:45
Viewed: 4024
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The longhorn beetles or long-horned beetles (Cerambycidae) are a cosmopolitan family of beetles, typically characterized by their extremely long antennae, which are often as long as or longer than the beetle's body. The family is large, with over 20,000 species described. Several are serious pests, with the larvae boring into wood, where they can cause extensive damage to either living trees or to wood in buildings; the old house borer Hylotrupes bajulus being a particular problem indoors. A number of species mimic ants, bees, and wasps, though a majority of species are cryptically colored. The rare giant long-horned beetle (Titanus giganteus) from northeastern South America is often considered the largest (though not the heaviest, and not the longest including legs) insect, with a maximum known body length of nearly 17 centimeters.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea
Family: Cerambycidae
Latreille, 1802


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-05-08 17:44]

Hello Vishal,
It's a very spectacular beetle. Excellent focus and very good use of flash. I like the POV too.
Best greetings and TFS!

Nice capture of this Beetle Vishal. The detail in the image can be seen well with the good quality.


This is a beauty and you have captured it very well.

Murali Santhanam

Hello Vishal
Wonderful shot of this Longhorn beetle,
Perfect sharpness and colors,
Great DOF and BG,Superb shot.


Your first post after your trip to North East is an indicator of a string of super images to follow, Vishal.
This image re-affirms my faith in Nikon D200 which I invested into recently :-).
This is a masterpiece of a picture of a Longhorn Beetle. The focus is fabulous, resulting into a sharp and clean image with super fine details and truly natural yet vivid colours.
Needless to say, I am counting days to be back in India with my new equipment :-)!

Hello Vishal.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-10 12:32]

Hello Vishal, this is a very good picture, explendid image of this bettle my friend, the collors and details are fantastic, only the antenna is a little out of focus but indeed a very good capture, well done..

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