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Sicily spring colours / 1


Sicily spring colours / 1
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Raynox DCR 250 macro lens
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-09 9:53
Viewed: 3708
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trichodes alvearius (Coleoptera, Cleridae) su fiore di Calendula sp. (Asterales, Asteraceae)

In Sicilia i colorati fiori della calendula sono i primi a sbocciare.
In questi giorni cominciano ad arrivare su questi fiori i primi ospiti primaverili.
Quello fotografato qualche ora fa è un Trichodes alvearius.
Le sue elitre a bande rosse e nere spiccano nette sull’arancione del fiore.
Questa specie, molto comune in Sicilia, si nutre di polline ma anche di altri piccoli invertebrati.
La larva è commensale e predatrice delle provviste e degli stadi preimmaginali di Imenotteri Apoidei.

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Ciao Marcello,
Splendid shot of this beautyfully coloured flower and Calendula species my friend! Nice composition, super details too. TFS.
Have a nice week Amico!
Cheers,

Bayram

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-03-09 10:18]

Ciao Marcello,
a beautifully composed picture by you and also by nature - a very efficient collaboration here.
Well focused and pretty good sharpness.
The hairy beetle is sometimes not easy to reproduce dependent on light conditions.
I posted pictures of the species earlier. One is shown here!
Best wishes, Peter

Woooow Marcello, rendi onore alla Sicilia con questa splendida foto dai meravigliosi colori, magnifico il Trichodes che si pavoneggia sul superbo fiore di Calendula, eccellente nitidezza e grandi dettagli, ma soprattutto grande festa di colori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Marcello. Perfect composition with excelent details. TFS. Regards, Nazım

Hi Marcello,
I'm pleased to see you have spring and new insects already in Sicily. Here in England we still have cold, wet weather and nothing to see with 6 legs just yet. Your colours are just fantastic. Thanks.
Alan

Ciao Marcello,
Ah! this is truly beautiful in both the flower and the insect!
Best DOF in sharpness, vivid colour and details in the shot
a fine image well pleased
ciao
Tony

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-10 1:10]

Hi Marcello,
Wow...superb shot with such glorious colours and sharp details. The flower looks beautiful and the beetle makes it look majestic. Great lighting and exposure and I like your POV to portray it. An excellent DOF isolates it from the BG perfectly and the composition is marvellous. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

Hello Marcello,

Very nice picture of this cleridae. Beautiful presentation on the calendula. Good sharpness. Wonderful colours.
Cheers,
Mariki

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-10 10:37]

Hi Marcello.
Excellent use of wonderful macro lens. You have reached excellent DOF and superb reproduction of the cute flower and amazing beetle. I like rich colour shades of the petals, tiny hair on the insect, impressive soft lighting and wonderful smooth BG. Well done and TFS.
Alexei.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6421 W: 89 N: 15570] (65152)
  • [2008-03-10 16:08]

Ciao Marcello,mamma mia quanto ti invidio..ho preso tanto freddo e ho trovato solo una libellula congelata,invece da te ci sono gia' queste meraviglie...una foto spettacolare come sempre,i miei piu' grandi complimenti (oramai riconosco le tue foto nelle miniature della galleria anche senza leggere il nome sotto,sono dei capolavori inconfondibili).Luciano

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-03-10 17:28]

Ciao Marcello,
Splendido il fiore e l'insetto!
Bellissimi colori!
Saluti
Ena

Hi Marcello
Beautiful composition. All are wonderful. TFS. Regards, Bahadır

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-03-13 4:29]

Hello Marcello,
Magnificent close up.Well caught,framed and composed.Vivid colors and simple BG are also excellent.

Gran belleza y delicadeza en los tonos, además a juego. Buena iluminación y encuadre. Extraordinaria fotografía.
Buen fin de semana.

Hallo Marcello
What a delightful and sunny view. The details of both the flower and the beetle are just stunning and I cannot say one is better than the other. What a luck shot. The combination of colours is a lovely combination and creates a most appealing and bright sight. I like the way you fit the flower in the frame, makes the details more closely to observe and appreciate. Thanks for sharing. I appreciated this one very much.
Kind regards
Anna

Ciao Marcello,
this is a wonderfull macro shot with fantastic colours, perfect focus and ideal deeph of field
Very well composed
bravo,
friendly,
Pat

Hi Marcello,
you remind us all of the fact that the colors of Sicily are not blue and brown but yellow and orange, at least in spring. Superb!
Best regards
Dietrich

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-03-19 10:44]

Hello Marcello,
Lovely capture of this colourful Beetle on the pretty orange flower. Very sharp details of Beetle and flower that stand out against the soft green background. Very well composed too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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