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Omophlus lepturoides with thanks to Ivan

Omophlus lepturoides with thanks to Ivan
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-08-27 14:40
Viewed: 4714
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ordo: COLEOPTERA - Beetles
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Tenebrionoidea
Familia: Tenebrionidae - Darkling Beetles
Subfamilia: Alleculinae, formerly Alleculidae
Omophlus lepturoides
characterized by black head and brown pronotum. All tarsal claws are serrated.
It ranges in Northern Asia and Europe incl. Italy, Greece, Russia, Germany, France, Spain, Hungary, Former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and Turkiye.
It damages crops and hosts on beans and peas, fresh fruit, roots, vegetables, grains, grasses, leaves, ornamentals, pastures, stone fruits, viticulture.

Adults feed on pollen and flowers, and chew the leaves and fruit of forest trees. Larvae live in the soil and feed on roots and tubers.

Vitis vinifera (grapevine), Prunus domestica (plum), P. persica (peach), P. cerasus (cherry), P. dulcis (almond), Olea europea (olive), Poaceae, wheat, maize, common sorghum, sunflower, soyabean, chickpea, lucern, Solanum tuberosum (potato).

Another shot of same beetle can be seen as Workshop.

Many thanks to my dear friend Ivan Kruys (argus), who kindly identified.

Tibor, J. és Bálazs, K., 1990: A növényvédelmi állattan kézikönyve 3/B Szerkesztette Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest. pp. 673.
PaDIL Pests and Diseases Image Library.

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hello Ahmet!
perfect close up of this red beetle
details and definition are good

best regards sERGIO

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-27 22:31]

Merhaba Ahmet,
Yes I thought that both the macros of this Tenebrionid beetle were excellent when you showed them to me! The sharpness, DOF and use of flash are superb.
Tesekkürler dostum!
Have a good weekend,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-08-27 23:52]

Salam Akhi Ahmet,
such a lovely shot of this beetle. i like the hairy body that so clear and sharp. The patterns of the perched object also gives a good visual impact to your shot. Well composed with good light.
Almost a week of fasting, time went so fast and the challenge in performing tarawih and zikir. Hope it will be a consistance practice for me for the whole life.
Getting a bit slow during this Ramadhan and many things to concentrate too.
Best of everything for this fasting month for us to grab.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-08-28 0:39]

Hello Ahmet
A fine capture taken with vivid colors, perfect focus and excellent details, clear BG too.

Merhaba Ahmet,
a superb macro shot of this beetle taken with outstanding sharpness, splendid bright colours, excellent POV and composition, i also like a lot the WS.
Best regards

Hello Ahmet
scatto perfetto su questo piccolo coleottero dove luce, colori e dettagli sono ritratti al meglio. Great work

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-08-28 4:47]

Beautiful closeup, fine details and colors. tfs.

Excellent close up, very sharp, vivid colors and well blured BG,
TFS, regards,

Hello Ahmet,
A wonderful macro picture and beautifully presented. Love the details that you captured. TFS and have a nice weekend.

Hi Ahmet
nice little beetle, great sharpness, good compo and dof, colr of bg nice but a bit noisy

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-08-28 9:58]

Hi Ahmet. This is a first class close up of this wonderful looking bug. You have taken it with such sharp focusing and fine detail. I can see every hair on its body. Your use of flash has gien bright natural colours. well done TFS.

have a good weekend.

Hi Ahmet
Very good sharp macro shot. I like POV. Background is nicely blured but there is a little noise especially on the left side
Best wishes

Hello Ahmet!
First of all I'm sorry for lack of answer for your question in email. Yesterday I presented a new picture in TN gallery but I have not check my email box (I returned from 3 weeks trip just 2 days ago...). As I see Ivan already gave you details about family and species name :)
Very nice picture of interesting species. I like low POV and details. On the other hand light is a little to strong as for me. Anyway, interesting presentation :)
Greetings from Lodz,

Hello Ahmet
you have captured this Omophlus Lepturoides very nicely with superb details, each fine details on his body is well seen, the colors are wonderful
Excellent pose and POV
Have a great WE

Ciao Ahmet, fantastic macro with lovely bug, great colors, wonderful details and superb sharpness, perfect focus and beautiful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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