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Doubling ... or more

Doubling ... or more
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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: 2007-06-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Longhorn Beetles/ Cerambycidae Europe, Fantastic macros! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-09 5:24
Viewed: 3486
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cerambycidae-Series # no. 1
- I intend to show serval different long horn beetles along with my next posts

The picture shows a couple of
- Oberea oculata
- family: Cerambycidae
on Salix caprea.

O. oculata occurs in the whole palaearctic region, i.e. Europe and Asia. The literature says that it likes willow bushes. That's just what you see on the picture (Salix caprea). It's populations are decreasing and O. oculata is common only at particular locations. I did not observe it in our region since many years. So, I am happy that I could detect a couple about an hour ago and can present it here.

- natural light
- ISO 400
- handheld

* 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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Hi Peter
Another nice photo of Oberea. Great composition, sharpness and DOF. Good OOF buckground.

I am waiting for the next Cerambycidae shots :-)
Best greatings

Hello Peter,
Very good light. Excellent sharpness. Great content.
Good work!

Hello Peter,
Very nice shot of these intersting Beetles,
Perfect details,lighting and BG,Welldone.


Hello Peter,

Excllent composure with great detail svery crisp well done with great colors Bg POV DOF excllent detail sverycrisp well done and TFS kyle

Hi Peter,
Brilliant picture. Beautiful love making scene. Great sharpness and well exposed. Very well done.

Hi Peter,
Excellent capture of the beetles. Fantastic color and detail. Well composed. Thanks for sharing.


bonjour peter
le piqué est vraiment excellent sur les elitres de ces deux amoureux.
les couleurs sont bonnes.
j'aurais preferé les voir plus a hauteur mais cela n'etait peut etre pas possible.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-09 9:49]

Peter, Amazing shot and lovely clarity. The focus is pretty good and also the lovely BG. The composition is very fine. Thanks for sharing. Ganesh

Impresionante ver estos Cerambíceos tan bellos y tan bien captados. Su posición sobre la ramita junto con el encuadre y la luz aún mejoran esas maravillas. Una gran toma Peter !!

Hello Peter,
This is what I called super sharpness macro!
very very details with vivid colour and clarity
best pov for the composition!
very well done and well seen

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-09 12:05]

Hello Peter,
I liked your previous shot of these two longhorns and this one is at least as good, the focusing being spot on to give max. sharpness with this DOF. Nice composition and great contrast against the leafy BG.
Well done and TFS!

Hi Peter,
Perfect macro! Wonderful beetles!
Excellent definition, pretty composition.
Impressive the wealth of details.
Well done!
José Roberto

Hello Peter,
wonderfull shot, exceptionnal focus with great details on this litle insects, fantastic colors and sharpness, lovely composition and pose very explicit.....
very good shot,

Hi Peter,
A beautiful capture of these two longhorns mating. Nice details and excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-10 5:26]

Hi Peter,
Beautiful looking Longhorns with such nice markings on their wings and awesome antennaes. Very impressive sharpness and nice colours. Excellent POV to portray this tender moment and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-10 5:37]

Hello Peter,
Superb capture of these Longhorn beetles, both very sharply in focus showing excellent details and fine colours. I like your composition too and the soft contrasting background.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-10 10:34]

Hi Peter. Two for the price of one. a fantastic looking insect one i have never seen so thanks for posting. you have capture them with sharp focusing giving fine detail , and rich colurs. a nice POV/DOF. very well done TFS. good notes too.

Hello Peter very fine detail and excellent sharpness great quality lens and good use of it. Nice exposure and light tfs rgds Necip.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-09-11 10:30]

Bonjour Peter
Très belle prise, excellente gestion de l'exposition, netteté et couleurs Bravo
Amicalement Robi

Hi Peter, love is love, a very busy couple, great composition with splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

bonjour PETER
encore merci pour l'identité de mon papillon
félicitations pour cette tres belle image, d'une parfaite netteté
je ne connaissais pas ces insectes.
les couleurs sont tres belles , netteté parfaite de l'image, bien vu, merci a toi

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