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stars & stripes
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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: 2005-08-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700, 35-280 - f2.8-4.2, @ ISO 50, Close-up +1
Exposure: f/7.4, 1/228 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world (Chapter 2), Feeding Time [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-07 21:01
Viewed: 4485
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trichodes apiarius (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Cleridae - Checkered beetles

This small beautiful beetle has very interesting biology. The larvae parasitise in beehives and the adults hunt for small insects attracted by flowers. You can find it commonly in southern and central Europe during the summer.

I apologise for such a short note but today I'm quite exhausted and got cold - just enough to go to bed as soon as possible... :-)

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To red45: Brrr....cedryk 2 11-08 06:45
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Hi Michal,
Excellent shot here. The colors and detail look superb. All the way down to the pollen on his body. Good composition and framing. Great notes!

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2005-11-08 0:05]

Hi Michal,
Very good shot and precise information of this tiny creature! This is probably the only chance for me to see that kind of beetle since it's not listed in the checklist of Scandinavian coleoptera. Thank you!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-08 2:53]
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So this is famous little predator ;-) Very colorfull and nice looking. Good composition on white flower, nice DOF and POV.
Teraz ty sie rozchorowales na dobre ;-) ?

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-08 4:17]

Beautiful and interesting macro that you have well done ! Congratulations Michal and thanks for sharing.

" the Life is so rare in the universe and the Nature so precious, we must take care of them! " Christian...

Hello Michal, very good shot. Great POV, great colours and very good details. Good visual impact. TFS.

Excellent composition, love all the pollen on the bettle legs. Colourful shot with nice details.

Hej Michal,
The colours are very nice and the details are good.
Well composed and POV.
Very well done.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-11-08 16:20]

Nice close-up Michal!

Sharp focus and excellent exposure. Composition is well balanced and main subject is off center. The shallow DOF is great and I love the color contrast of the bug.
Great shot and TFS

Superb shot Michal!
Good to see a beetle on TN. I know this species well and I have some photos of it too. No doubt very beautiful beetles.
Photo is very good, has nice lighting and great details.

Get well soon :)

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