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Tropinota hirta


Tropinota hirta
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/19, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-15 3:55
Viewed: 3903
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lesser known backyard inhabitatns:

This 10 mm Cetoniid beetle is not your usual Rose chafer, but Tropinota hirta, Zottiger Rosenkäfer, Cétoine hérissée. It sits and eats pollen on one of my weed species in the garden, Ficaria verna. The larvae live in decomposing matter. The species is found only in warm places of Switzerland.

ID is easy for once, the slightly curving up of the lateral elytrae indicate that it is a Cetoniid, flying with closed elytrae.

I will be gone for a while, see you again in June.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-15 5:40]

Hello Dietrich
Very sharp details and beautiful colors.
Regards
Razvan

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-04-15 7:06]

Lieber Dietrich,
ein perfektes Bild dieses haarigen Wesens. Dunkle glänzende Oberflächen und dazu viele feine Härchen
machen es nicht leicht, akzeptable Bilder zu bekommen. Der Meister des Blitzes hat es geschafft.
Ich wünsche eine schöne Reise, erfreuliche Erlebnisse, an die du dich später gerne erinnerst.
Schöne Grüße, Peter

Hola dietrichs, ya me enviarás pues esas "pictures" de mi País cuando puedas.

Tu foto interesante y típica de la época. Aqui ya se empiezan a ver insectos abundantemente pero llevamos varios dias de lluvias.

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-04-15 17:46]

Hola Dietrich.
Excellent and fine Macro. True colors, nice framed. I think I have seen this bug here before during summer time, any way You did a great work and very good note to read.
Saludos
Luis52.

Amazing details! the sharpness and the colors are excellent. parts of flower looks a bit overexposed on my monitor :-).

Hello Dietrich.

Excellent macro, nice composition and colors.

Regards.
Jose Luis.

Hello Dietrich,
Excellent presentation of this nice beetle. Very good details and colours. I wish you good time and see you back on TN in June, with new photos. Best regards,
Catherine

Hi Dietrich,

Another fine shot from you, with the usual excellent sharpness, detail and exposure, and a very attractive composition.

Thanks,
John

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-04-25 7:09]

Lieber Dieter,
Du bist jetzt weit weg von hier und durchquerst die schönsten Landschaften. Jedoch möchte ich Dir noch zu diesem Bild des Zottigen Rosenkäfers gratulieren. Ich hab ihn oft gesehen (den Käfer) aber so gut niemals erwischt. Farbiges, klares Bild.
Häb Sorg
Anne

Hi dear Dietrich ,
Excellent macro.
It has nice colours with great details.
Perfect shot

Regards
Saeed

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2009-05-05 14:13]

Very good one Dietrich! Great colors and a sharp shot full of great details, well done!

Mario

Hello Dietrich!
Interesting capture of cetoniid beetle. This is a common species also in Poland :) Very nice low POV and good sharpness/DOF.
Have a nice trip and come back home safety :>
Regards,
Radomir

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