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A Longhorn beetle

A Longhorn beetle
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Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, 100mm f/2.8MacroØ58
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 50-60 Puntos (chapter 6) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-23 5:35
Viewed: 4050
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
This is a large longhorn beetle with a very variable pattern of black and yellow markings, probably mimicking a wasp but totally harmless. The larvae develop in old, damp and decaying dead wood of broad-leaved trees including stumps and fallen branches, tunnelling deep into decaying heartwood.Adults are most often seen on hawthorn or umbel flowers in June. It is widespread and common in southern Britain, particularly along hedgerows woods. It frequently comes into gardens for nectar flowers where there are trees or hedges in the area. FoodWood-feeder as larvae, on very soft decaying, long-dead wood of fallen trees or stumps where they form tunnels deep into the wood. Adults feed on nectar and pollen of flowers, especially hawthorn and hogweed.
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Hi Didier

Well done on an excellent shot. Very good clarity and sharpness. :-)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-07-23 5:52]

Hi Didier, I seem to have missed seeing your photos lately - sorry! I do like this one, and especially with how he seems to be looking right at you too. Good colours and details, TFS

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-07-23 6:24]
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Superbe face a face didier, ici il l'appelle un Longicornio, il y a en espagne 4 tipes, celuici je l'ai rencontre a plusieurs reprises dans des chardons. J'aime beaucoup le contraste couleur. Salut
PD: je crois que ce n'est pas un rutpela maculata mais plutot un type de agapanthia

oh my god, he´s coming right at me! *g*
amazing macro-shot, didier! :-)
excellent colorful composition and pov, directly in the face
of this pretty beetle.
perfect sharpness on the face and a beautiful blurred surrounding.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

hi Didier,

really nice face2face POV, and a perfect composition.
but i'm very sure that this is not rutpela maculata (but from this angle i can't make an exact ident, maybe you have also a photo from up or lateral?).


Hi Didier,
very nice close-up with good sharpness in the face and eyes.
The POV and compostion are very nice.
Well done.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-07-23 6:59]

Bonjour Didier!

Bravo pour cette belle macro,le focus est bien réalisé et la composition est réussi. Félicitations pour le Bg,les couleurs et l'expréssion de l'insecte.


Bonjour Didier,
Encore une superbe macro accompagnée comme à l'accoutumée d'une note très instructive.
Belle composition riche en détailset en couleurs , bonne profondeur de champ.
Bravo et merci;)

bonjour didier
oh la gros bete!
encore un peu je partais en courant!!
excellente note,quant a la photo c'est parfait.

Hello Didier,
Excellent headshot for its POV, color, exposure, DOF, sharpness, detail, and framing.
Very nice work mf!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-23 9:28]

Hi Didier,

An excellent close up of this longhorn,very well captured,my compliments,


Magnifique close-up Didier! La composition est excellente ainsi que les détails et les couleurs. Bonne profondeur de champ et beau point de vue. Merci de partager!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-23 13:22]

Hello Didier,
Excelllent close up.I liked POV,detailsicolors,DOF you managed,framing and composition a lot.

Hi Didier
Very nice capture. Great POV with good details and light.
Well done!

Hi Didier,
Very good shot.
Very nice sharp and colors.
Very well done!
TFS Malgosia

Hello Dider, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF Perfect details great work, TFS Kyle

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-07-23 21:30]

Hi Didier
Wow just one word ....GREAT....

Well done mf


Hi Didier,

Working way to much, and way behind on mt critiques.........
Great macro!!!!!


Hi Didier,

A very lovely picture of this beetle, you caught a great moment, bravo! Your beetle could not be Rutpela maculata. This is a Chlorophorus glabromaculatus (Goeze, 1777). You can find it in this website:

TFS, yours Nikola

Cette macro est splendide, Didier! La netteté sur la tête est très impressionnante, les couleurs et la lumière sont magnifiques. Superbe!

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-07-24 15:02]

Bonsoir Didier !
Wow, quelle photo impressionnante ! Les détails sur le visage de l'insecte sont superbes, et j'aime bien la manière dont il regarde tout droit dans l'objectif. Les couleurs, le point de vue, la composition et l'arrière-plan sont magnifiques. Félicitations !

Alors là...j'ai l'impression que cet insecte va m'attaquer.
Bonne journée.

Bonjour Didier
Très beau premier plan de la tête de cet insecte. Jolie, j'aime les différentes et belles couleurs bien obtenues et comme elles combinent le jaune de l'insecte, avec la violette les fleurs et de l'uniforme vert du fonds.
Un travail très bon !

Great shot Didier. This is quite similar to one of my shots of a lily beetle but you've managed to expose the face much better than I managed.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-08-22 13:56]

Il a une sale tête mais il me plait ;-) Excellent point de vue et bel effet grâce à la profondeur de champ. Encore bravo Didier.

Hi, Didier.
It's great macro. Excellent pose and POV. Nice composition and BG.

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