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Long horn beetle

Long horn beetle
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: 2012-06-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-17 5:00
Viewed: 2714
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Species identity:
- Agapanthia villosoviridescens
- family: Cerambycidae - Long horn beetles

The species shown has impressively long antennae with a nice colour pattern.
General distribution: From Europe (except mediterranean regions) to east Asia (Siberia).

- natural light, cloudy
- therefore: ISO 400 and 1/60sec
- slight wind only
- handheld
- the light did not allow for shorter exposure time and smaller aperture. Otherwise, more depth of field would have been possible and advisable.

* Harde K.W. & Severa F. (1981) Der Kosmos-Käferführer. Franckhsche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart.
* Zahradnik J. (1985) Käfer Mittel- und Nordwesteuropas. Paul Parey, Hamburg, Berlin.
* Hofmann E. (1883, Reprint) Der Käfersammler. - Reprint-Verlag Leipzig.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-17 5:03]

Hi Peter,one of the most common longhorn beetle in my country too,i like your pic,your choice of point of view is perfect to have excellent details everywhere,great colors and light too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Peter,
you have found a bug with amazing antennae.
Never seen this beautiful beetle before.
Very good sharpness with fine details and DOF, the whole insect is in good focus.
Well done,mf.


The long horns are rather difficult to keep within the frame, but they are quite intact in your picture, Peter.
A perfect capture from lateral perspective with even the hair clearly visible on the thorax and abdomen of the subject.

Ciao Peter.
Splendido foto di questo coleottero con un esuberante nitidezza e eccellenti dettagli,ottimi i colori molto bella complimenti.
Ti auguro una buona settimana ciao Marco.
p.s. Grazie dei consigli.

Hi Peter,
Fantastic image of this beetle in the green; captured with fine details & sharpness.
Taken from a nice POV. Very well done & TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-06-17 7:39]

Hi Peter.
You managed to achieve a great 3D-look of the picture. Details of an attractive species are exceptional as usual for your macro shots. Natural light and colours are amazing as well as impressive composition. My compliments and kind regards.

Ciao Peter. Impressive DOF here and stunning details on graphic weft on the insect's body. Beuatiful colours. very well done.


hello Peter
super good sharpness and nice light
the colours and sharpness are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hello Peter,
Impressive photo with excellent clarity and colors. It is a wonderful image taken from a very nice and low POV and with exceptional light. Lovely composition. The details and sharpness are great.
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo Peter,
da hast du ja ein schönes Exemplar von einem Käfer gefunden. Mir gefallen vor allem die gelbe Zeichnung auf dem schwarzen Käfer und natürlich seine langen Fühler. Gute Schärfe und schöne diagonale Bildgestaltung.
Viele Grüße,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-17 21:47]

Very long horns for this beautiful beetle, lovely species and captured with fine composition, colors and details, a difficult exposure and you manged well. tfs.

Another beautiful photo of an interesting insect Peter! Very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-06-20 0:24]

Hello Peter,
The details are outstanding ! Lovely composition! TFS Tina

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