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The Longicorns

The Longicorns
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron AF 70-300mm Tele-Macro ( 1:2)
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-29 5:29
Viewed: 3075
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my first time seeing this bug. It is shiny with good colour contrast.
It stands out very well against the green leaf, but it did not stay for long.
Should anyone know its ID it would be very useful and it is appreciated.

Thanks to Mr Ram for giving me the needed clue!

The longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae; also known as long-horned beetles or longicorns) are a cosmopolitan family of beetles, typically characterized by extremely long antennae, which are often as long as or longer than the beetle's body. In various members of the family, however, the antennae are quite short (e.g., Neandra brunnea, figured below) and such species can be difficult to distinguish from related beetle families such as Chrysomelidae. The family is large, with over 20,000 species described, slightly more than half from the Eastern Hemisphere. Several are serious pests, with the larvae boring into wood, where they can cause extensive damage to either living trees or untreated lumber (or, occasionally, 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 just over 16 centimeters.

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It looks like a Longhorn Beetle to me, Foozi. Please check.
The picture is well taken from an effective perspective, giving nive details on this insect. The colours are quite natural.
Well done and TFS.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-03-29 5:44]

Salam Foozi,
Interesting bug!
The composition and the colours are excellent, the sharpness is impressive.
Best wishes,

Ciao Foozi. Good colours and light for the insect in diagonal pose.


Hello Foozi,
Beautiful shape and colours, and excellent definition. Very good DOF which covers all of the insect except the tip of the right antenna, but that is hardly noticeable. A really striking image.

Hallo Foozi,
a beautiful macro shot of this longhorn beetle, good sharpness and beautifulò bright colours, a very nice composition
best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-29 7:24]

Hello Foozi,
What a remarkable insect. A photo in beautiful contrasting colours. Nice sharpness and a good composition.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-03-29 7:45]

Beautiful beetle, very colorful image, wish you had not used the flash. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-29 8:21]

Hello Foozi,
A fine capture of a spectacular species of Longhorn Beetle taken with superb sharpness, natural colours and a fine contrast against the leaf on which it stands. Maybe the use of flash has caused a little too much contrast. Thanks and kind regards,

hello Foozi
very nice picture with good details and good sharpness
nice pose with beautyful colours
greeting lou

Foozi Hello, good detail in this picture, excellent shooting and the strange subject. Hello Paul

Foozi - amazing capture with fine sharpness and the colors are really splendid. the POV is absolutely great. tfs

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-29 9:49]

It's a first time for you and for me too....how is strange and how is nice the design of this beetle,great macro whit an excellent point of view and colors...a new surprise from your garden of wonders.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hi Foozi,
very interesting species. Very good sharpness. Nice depth of field. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing.

Hello Foozi,
Interesting bug captured with good details and lovely colours. Well done!

Hello Foozi
Interesting species and beautiful photo with wonderful colours.

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

hello Foozi,
What a interesting insect. Great capture with very nice clarity, colors and sharp details. The light and the background are amazing.

Hi Foozi,
Impressive beetle. It looks really good against the green leaf. It has really funny feet. Nicely done.

Hello Foozi,

An eye-catching and attractive composition with this little fellow!
The green background enhances the insect with its outstanding patterns, and I notice the sharp fine details...
Flashlight works well for this job..!

Pablo -

Nice clean capture with pleasant simplicity and good depth of field friend Foozi! How are you? Hope OK! This little longhorn beetles (according to your post) has remarkable beauty indeed! The only improvement which perhaps could be done according of course to my senses before the shot was choosing the point of view a bit more carefully friend Foozi. May be a side view or a bit more from the front.... I do not know! There no written rules about that. Have a great day, my friend!
George Veltchev

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-03-30 0:53]

Hello Foozi,
What a beautiful insect,great sharpness,colours and excellent compo.TFS.

very good close up with this interesting guy, fine sharpness and colors performance!
regards Foozi

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-03-30 10:19]

Hello Foozi,
A very fine capture of this spectacular Longhorn Beetle with great focus on the long antennae. Fantastic details and colours and well composed too.-
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-04-16 4:29]

Hello Foozi,
Missed this one..the Longhorn Beetle looks very funny with your chosen point of view. Seems not to know what he wants! Amazing and striking coloration and patterns. Excellent composition as usual.
Take care
Kind regards

Hello Foozi,

You captured well this interesting bug by good focus and clear tone and close-up, so it's impressive in six leg, navy blue back and on that yellow-white spotted pattern, and yellow side. And, yellow side pulse of leaf is geometrical and effective for the whole.


Hi Foozi,

Fabulous macro of this Longhorn Beetle my friend, great sharpness with fine details, wonderful lighting and a delightful picture indeed,
Best Regards,


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