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Clanoptilus elegans

Clanoptilus elegans
Photo Information
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: 2011
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 850, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-09 10:30
Viewed: 3379
Points: 6
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From the backyard:

Clanoptilus elegans (Olivier 1790) (Coleoptera; Malachiidae) is only 6 mm long. The Malachiids are known for their truly exotic nuptial rites. You may notice the many soft extensions at the neck, the sternites and the antennae. Pheromones are secreted as well.

ID: difficult. It could be Cordylepterus viridis as well, I am inable to tell.

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hello Dietrich
very goodpicture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

LOOK tomorrow a picture for you !!

Hallo Dietrich
You might have caught these to doing it in the backyard but boy they do it with shiny colours, glamour and glitz. It is indeed a very eye-catching image, not just because of the "moment of action" but because of the very bright colours and glamorous details seen on both of them. Pleasant composition and close to the eye point of view. The overall green colour in the image is very enjoyable. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Very nice macro shot, Dietrich. Y think you have captured the moment really well in pleasing diagonal framing.
Kind regards,

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