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Amphimallon solstitiale

Amphimallon solstitiale
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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Tamron SP 90mm f/2,8 Di Macro VC USD
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-31 11:02
Viewed: 1099
Points: 24
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Amphimallon solstitiale, also known as the summer chafer or European june beetle, is a beetle similar to the cockchafer but much smaller, approximately 20 millimetres (0.79 in) in length. They are declining in numbers now, but where found they are often seen in large numbers. At dusk they actively fly around tree tops looking for a mate and can often be found drowning in pools of water the following morning. They are also attracted to light and come in through open, lit windows and fly around lamps, making quite a racket while bumping into lights. They are found throughout the Palearctic region, commonly seen from June to August, living in meadows, hedgerows, and gardens, and eating plants and tree foliage.

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Hello Jiri,

Outstanding details and eye catching composition. Very well captured. I like its BG too. Every parts and marks are well visible.
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-31 12:48]

Hello Jiri,
You capture this pair of beetle in a very intimate moment, great sharpness
excellent details, good management of light.Regards Sigi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-31 15:33]

Hi Jiri,the pic of the day on TN,no doubts! Fantastic capture of these beetles mating,i never seen this specie in my country,and the quality of this macro is absolutely the best as possible,great shot!!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Jiri
You have captured this couple with outstanding great details
excellent contrast between the brown beetles, the green gras or leave and the black BG
Have a good night

Hello Jiri

Great macro of these insects in love, fine POV,
great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


A stupendous macro, Jiri.
The sharpness is incredible and the details and colours outstanding.
Good to see you posting occasionally.

Great picture , great compo Jiri.
Well done.


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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-09-01 2:27]

awesome "action" shot here Jiri, .. Detail is breathtaking; .. well done mate

nuri :)

Hello Jiri,
What a beauty. You have a great luck to find this nice specie....Excellent colors and details. Lovely composition with this beetles in love, in contrast to the background.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2015-09-01 4:47]

Hello Jiri,
As usual an excellent shot, best sharpness, fine colors. Eventually I would have placed the two Summer Chafers alittle bit more to the right.
Kind regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-09-01 6:03]

Hello Jiri,
Fantastic sharp detailed macro of these mating beetles. Very beautiful colours with the use of flash. Nice contrasting dark background.

hallo Jiri
good sharpnes picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Jiri, great macro of fantastic maiting couple, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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