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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000, 28-105 mm, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/7.6, 1/121 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Montenegro
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world (Chapter 2), Ground beetles (Carabidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-02 20:58
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Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another nice-looking Carabus species from Montenegro mountains. This time unknown, but... we are working on that...

Members of that genus are usually nocturnal species. However, high in the mountains, where the nights are cold, these insects display diurnal, or evening, activity. They are voracious predators and need some heat to be fast and efective. On the other side, if there's really cold - no prey will be available. You know how it is - only those that are flexible win :-)

By the way - it is a male - compare to the previous shot :-)

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2005-12-02 21:21]

A very good close-up shot, Michal.
Colors and details = excellent. Good natural background too.
Could it be a Carabus violaceus? One of the biggest in Europe? 22 to 32mm long. I am not an expert.
Nice shot anyhow! Congratulations.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-03 1:57]

A superb capture of this beautiful beetle. I love the iridescence and the details on him. Very sharp details and perfect POV. Well done, Michal, and TFS. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-03 4:50]

Hello Michal!
Wonderful capture.POV,sharpness,details,framing and compositon are excellent.TFS...:-)

Can't believe it! "Unknown" under your shot ;)
I don't know the ID, but I hope you will find it because I'm sure I have photo of the same or very simmilar beetle. I foun it sitting on the birch trunk.
The photo is very good technically and nicely framed.
Pozdrowienia :)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-03 6:39]

Unknown Michal? To jest robak, a konkretnie zuk ;-) Bardzo ladnie opancerzony i blyszczacy metalicznie. DOF akurat, ostrosc tez. Podoba mi sie kompozycja z tym bialawym zwirkiem w tle.

Tez żuczek jeszcze ładniejszy od poprzedniego - bardziej kolorowy i chyba dokładniej pokazay. Żuki to jedne z ładnejszych owadów w twoim wykonaniu.

Hi Michal,
Excellent shot, Very sharp detail, and the DOF is perfect. The metallic coloring is very well captured here. Nice work!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-03 12:20]

Michal, this is a very beautiful bug.

Excellent sharpness, pov and composition. The metallic colors of the bird are really great.

Fantastic detail on your beetle with good lighting and a nice POV. Way to go Michal. :)

Hi Michal,
Again a very nice one from your hand!
Beautiful colours and well captured. Rasor sharp this Carabus, also DOF is very good.
Great shot!
Regards and TFS, Ruud.

Excellent DOF, detail, exposure and sharpness again Michal. It looks indentical to the last post except for color...Perhaps the female of the species? Well done!
Thank you.

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