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Today photo: Carabus morbillosus


Today photo: Carabus morbillosus
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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: 2007-11-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Raynox DCR 250 macro lens
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ground beetles (Carabidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-09 8:32
Viewed: 4126
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
COLEOPTERA, CARABIDAE


Carabus morbillosus alternans Palliardi, 1825

Descrizione. Dimensioni: 26-35 mm. Bronzeo-rameico o bronzeo-verdastro; bordo del pronoto e delle elitre con colori più brillanti. Pronoto arrotondato in avanti e ai lati, con angoli posteriori lobiformi, sporgenti in addietro. Elitre ovalari, allungate con fini strie puntiformi.

Distribuzione. Carabus morbillosus alternans vive solo in Sicilia ed Aspromonte (Calabria).

Habitat e Biologia. In Sicilia si incontra molto di frequente alle basse e medie altitudini, dall'autunno alla primavera successiva, nei terreni scoperti e con scarsa vegetazione. Entra in attività di notte. Di giorno sta nascosto sotto pietre, detriti, ceppi o tronchi di vecchi alberi caduti a terra. Si nutre principalmente di chiocciole.

Note. Questo bel maschio, riconoscibile per i tarsi anteriori allargati, l'ho incontrato proprio oggi sulle rive del Lago Rubino, in provincia di Trapani.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-09 8:40]

Hello Marcello,
This is an outstanding capture of this rare beetle that I can't recall having seen before. Impressive sharpness, beautiful metallic colour and fine pattern on the shield. It stands out very nicely against the background too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6520 W: 89 N: 15623] (65351)
  • [2007-11-09 8:59]

beh non ci sono parole,sei bravissimo,la messa a fuoco e' veramente perfetta,le sfumature di colore sono fantastiche,peccato non si possa votare 2 volte,complimenti,Luciano

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-11-09 9:13]

Buongiorno Marcello,
I can't hardly imagine that it is possible to present this beetle much better. The reflecting surfaces are ... search for an appropriate word now which obviously does not exist ... 'superbexcellently' shown. Visible textures and light are admirably presentes and well managed, respectively. A clear favourite picture for me!
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Marcello
Very intersting spieces to shoot,
Perfect details,composition and exposure,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck
Fartash

Ciao Marcello bello questo Carabus dagli splendidi riflessi metallici, sembra una Volkswagen con la carrozzeria tirata a lucido, macro estremamente nitida e ben dettagliata, che sei bravo non te lo dico più perchè lo sai da solo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Marcello,
that's a wonderful one, I love the metallic-colours and the very good sharpness, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-09 12:55]

Hello Marcello,

This is one beautiful Carabus!
You captured great details and colors
Great work
Dejan

Hello Marcello,
WoW! What a fantastic shot of this beetle!
Very outstanding sharp details and lovely metallic colours here!
An amazing pattern on the shield is so beautiful to me. We have also this species, but ours is more red colour on body.
Well captured and TFS,
Best wishes, Kevin

Magnífico !! Se me había pasado esta
toma tuya. Más que un insecto parece
una joya. Muy bien plasmados los colores
las texturas y excelente profundidad
y enfoque. Buena "caza"

Saludos Marcello.

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