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Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-31 7:50
Viewed: 2974
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a small beetle fascinating by its brilliant and metallic coloration. Its name is
- Cryptocephalus sericeus
- family: Chrysomelidae

Species information
C. sericeus is widely distributed in Europe but is missing on the British Islands.
Habitat: Open flower-rich areas.
Body length: about 7 mm.

A small nature reserve close to Schladen (Oker river).

* Harde K.W. & Severa F. (1981) Der Kosmos-Käferführer. Franckhsche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart.
* Zahradnik J. (1985) Käfer Mittel- und Nordwesteuropas. Paul Parey, Hamburg, Berlin.

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Ciao Peter, great macro of lovely beetle, fantastic metallic colors, good DOF, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Peter
a super good post with great details and super colours
i like this beetle
thanks greeting lou

Hi Peter,
excellent macro. Very good sharpness and details. Perfect depth of field.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-31 11:26]

Hi Peter,it's always difficult to take so well the metallic colors of these littles chrysomelidae,what a perfect work,what a details and light management!! And all in this soft yellow natural border,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Good capture of this tiny one.
Details and composition is very good.

Hello Peter
Interesting subject and beautiful photo with good composition, nice soft lighting and impressive sharpness.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-08-02 10:39]

Hi Peter,
Beautiful beetle in excellent metallic colors. Perfect composition
and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Peter

Fascinating rainbow colours on this beetle in nice pose. The OOF but complimentary coloured flower really makes this composition exciting.

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