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Cetonia aurata.

Cetonia aurata.
Photo Information
Copyright: Sebastien Lucas (Esox) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F828, Sony close-up lens 58mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-03 15:48
Viewed: 9201
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The cetoine reaches 15 to 20 mm. The colours is very variable. In general, the back golden green, the golden red under the body and there are tasks on the elytres. The head is often a little red like the pronotum and the scutellum.
Rare fact in the coleopters, it flies with closed elytres, from the middle of May until full summer. It eats the nectar of the flowers, and sap of the wounded trees, like other species such as the lucanes.
The eggs are laid in rotten wood, and larvaes eat it.
They reach 4 to 5 cm length.
It changes in a cocoon made of wood remains, of ground, and of excrements. The interior of this cell is smoothed by the end of the abdomen.
The cetoine is in almost all Europe, except in north.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-03 15:49]

Welcome back Sebastien, I hope you had a good holiday. Great shot to re-open your account with, fantastic detail and colours and composition are superb. Great work.

Am I glad your back. The photo's you have posted here were consistently very good. I though we lost you there for a while. The colours are exceptional, this all metallic look striking. Very sharp detail. Perfect DOF and compo. Welcome back.

Good macro Sebastien.
Very nice colours, good sharpness with good details and
nice composition.
Good note.
Great work.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-09-03 16:12]

An amazing macro.
Lovely metallic colours and excellent sharp detail.
Great composition and DoF.
Very well done,nice to see you back.

Very nice metalic colors, they look very natural, and the composition too, the crop is perfect. A beautiful one.

Très bel ensemble formé par une superbe photo et un cadre "pro", la note aussi est "pro"

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 50 N: 47] (130)
  • [2004-09-03 17:38]

Excellent Macro Sebastian,superb colors and composition Good job !!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-09-03 17:55]

Gran regreso Sebastien.
Impresionante colorido y nitidez en esta captura.
Gran encuadre y presentacion.
Gracias por compartirla.

Great return Sebastien.
Impressive colorful and clearness in this capture.
Great frame and presentation.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-09-04 0:59]

La composition est splendide ! Les couleurs superbes et la netteté impeccable et le cadre apporte un plus, compliments !
La note est très instructive aussi, plus que celle de ma cétoine dans la pivoine ;-)
Great !

Excellent travail Sébastien. Une macrophotogrie de grande qualité, du cousu main !
Quant à la note : parfaite.
Que dire de plus sinon un grand merci Frédéric pour le partage.
Bien amicalement.

Superbe photo Sebastien, les couleurs sont magnifiques et le cadrage et la netteté parfaits.
Felicitations Sebastien, j'aime beaucoup.

Sebastien, This is very beautiful. The colours of the animal harmonize very well with the flower. Great sharpness and detail.
Greetings, Jan

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2004-09-04 5:40]

Very nice and realistic colours. Good shot.

Quelle superbe prise ! très belle présentation et une netteté au dela de tout reproche !

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-09-04 14:25]

Wellcome Back Sebastien, We have missed you, And when I look to your photo, you have made progression, very good composition, great colours and what a details I love it. Great shot.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-09-04 14:56]

This is one sycadelic? spellcheck beetle, was he on beatle juice? I like the metalic sheen on the carapace and that eye!

Excellent capture of this bug Sebastien. Great colours - never seen anything like it before. DOF is almost perfect (the eye is just dropping out of focus - slightly). Cropping and composition is perfect. All over a great pleasure to look at.

Excellent macro image, Sebastien. Sharp, excellent colours and detail.

Excellent shot Sebastien,
Fantastic details, colours, sharpness and clarity.
Good notes, the frame works well too.
Thanks for posting

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-31 5:15]

Great colors and razorsharp details. Fantastic composition, good POV and DOF. Very well done. TFS!

Bizarre cet insecte, on dirait que le haut du corps a une jointure d'avec la tête. Les couleurs sont magnifiquement bien sorties et se marient très bien avec les fleurs. Bonne composition et good shot!

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  • Eric Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 17] (129)
  • [2005-09-17 16:29]


C'est une très belle macro de cétoine, la tête de l'insecte est bien mise en valeur.

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