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Ruptela maculata: for cedryk

Ruptela maculata: for cedryk
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Copyright: petru damsa (petrudamsa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 77 N: 725] (2544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-17
Categories: Insects
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-07 5:16
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Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have to beggin with a great THANKS to Michal Grabowski (cedryk) for beeing nice and do this identification for me. Without his help, this picture would be entitled "Jon Doe".

Name: Ruptela maculata
Family: Cerambycidae (long-horned beetles)

A rather large longhorn beetle with a black and yellow pattern.
Larvae prefers dead wood, often in smallish branches (therfore helping the "recycling"). Adults like umbel flowers, but they won't avoid other plants (here on Cirsium - thistle).
Widespread and common most parts of Europe.

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To thistle: Maximum possiblepetrudamsa 1 12-07 05:43
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Nice shot Petru!
It has great colours and details, nice lighting too. I just have feeling that the beetle is overhelmed a bit with the flowers that seem to be the main subject.
But the photo looks great anyway and I like it.

Hello Petru,
Thank you very much for such nice words :-) I'll always do my best if you have something to identify. Within my knowldge limits of course :-)
I like your shot - the main object isn't too big but it's nicely illustrated in the natural environment. I like the colours and contrast as well.

The species you posted is closely related to the one that Monika (thistle) has shown today, but it's not same.
Both species are common in Europe, their larvae feed on various deciduous trees (life cycle 2-4 years) and the adults feed on flowers.
Best greetings!

  • Great 
  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-07 7:16]

Artfully composed and very pretty Petru!
Well done!

Have a great holiday Petru!
Thank you.

  • Great 
  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2005-12-07 11:14]

On first look I saw only plang, but aftr detail look I saw a wonderful bug (long-horned beetle)Nice macro and good POV.

Hi Petru,
Great composition, a piece of art! Good DOF and very nice details, dynamics taken care of by diagonals... Well done, you did it again!
Pablo -

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-07 14:05]

Very nice shot Petru! Good use of flash, saturated colours, good details and sharpness. Interesting subject, thistles are great also!

  • Good 
  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-12-07 17:57]

A good shot, but I keep wanting to zoom in to see more detail on the subject. It nicely shows the habitat though, well done!

  • Great 
  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-12-09 23:58]

Hola Petru
Bonitos colores y composicion,excelentes contrastes, una bella foto.

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