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Pseudovadonia livida

Pseudovadonia livida
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/32, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-20 6:19
Viewed: 1839
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Many thanks to Christodoulos (chrimakris) for the correct ID. It is nice to have a real pro in the neighboring island!

We saw many of those copulating, mostly, as here, on the stamens of Cistus creticus, at elevations above 1000 a.s.l in Mt. Meron, the Upper Galilee.

The abdomen of these beetles is about 10 mm long.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-06-20 6:24]

Hello Ishi.
What a impressive macro of this fantastic moment! excellent details sharpness, great point of view and beautiful natural colours, a very well captured.Regards Siggi

Hello Ishi,
Brilliant capture of a very interesting and nice species of insects. Excellent colors, good details and sharpness. I like very much the red colors of this nice specie. A splendid contrast against the background.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-20 7:18]

Fine species of beetle in courtship...lovely colors and details..contrast is good. tfs.

hallo Ishi
great sharpness and good details
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Interesting subject and great photo Ishi! Excellent composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness. This is not Omophlus for sure. Omophlus is a soft bodied genus in the subfamily Alleculinae (family Tenebrionidae). Your beetle is a species in the subfamily Lepturinae Family Cerambycidae. I think that it is Pseudovadonia livida (Fabricius, 1776)

Hello Ishi.
Impressive macro and great timing!. Excellent details sharpness and colours.

Ciao Ishi, fantastic maiting couple on beautiful flower, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-20 14:24]

Hi Ishi,magnificent macro of this couple of beetle mating,the bed is really beautiful,fantastic colors and great details,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-06-21 6:15]

Hello Ishi,
Impressive picture, colourful and full of life :-)
Goid choice of square framing too.

striking closeup, dash Ori

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