Grubs N' Beetles
- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-12-13 2:36]
Wonderful captures and presentation.Colors,sharpness,details and note are excellent.
I am not shure about the adult [it is not Pterostichus melanarius for shure and I think it is not a ground beetle] but it is not a ground beetle larva. Carabidae has different kind of larve. Grubs are larvae of Scarabeidae or Lucanidae but not ground beetles.
I like the presentation but you must change the note
- clnaef (6814)
- [2006-12-13 4:07]
- nainnain (6259)
- [2006-12-13 4:56]
très belle composition et arangement
bonnes couleurs bon POV et DOV
bravo et merci
- Adanac (21378)
- [2006-12-13 7:01]
I like what you did with this, I find macro hard to do. Subjects are clear, details are good. Thanks for Sharing Rick
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-12-13 8:15]
I just dropped by to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday season.
Great macro's..luv this stuff :)
So Dave, is this what your having for Breakfast this morning?
:o) I think I'll just stick to the waffles and strawberrys thanks..:o)
oh but its a great shot ..:o)
Thanks for your comments on my photo " The end of the Storm" :o) Sorry , nope there was no rainbow as there was no rain..:o)
- jmp (8415)
- [2006-12-13 13:04]
Great image of this insect. Perfect details, exposure and collage.
TFS, José M.
This is not a ground beetle, the adult belongs to the bess beetle family (Passalidae), and the species is Odontotaenius disjunctus, known also as horned bess beetle or patent-leather beetle - more than likely these are its grubs. I know this species well as I was collecting it several times in Mississippi, overwintering in decaying logs.
In fact Pterostichus belongs even to another suborder Adephaga, while passalids are related to Scarabeidae and placed in Polyphaga.
- manyee (23770)
- [2006-12-14 3:55]
I can't say that I am a grub-lover,
but these critters sure are interesting
and have a certain beauty of their own.
You sure captured them artfully,
with excellent focus and exposure.
See something new everyday. : )
TFS. : )
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-12-14 7:29]
I see the new macro lens has arrived. Looks like you are starting off very well in the macro world. Nice sharp detail and a good fill flash exposure have these looking excellent. Great presentation and very informative notes.
- touristdidi (2490)
- [2006-12-14 7:29]
Not a life to desire! Interseting, but kinda ugly creatures! At a insect fair for kids, they were selling beetles to pin to your clothes with a chain attached to them, decorated with jewels, etc. (in the USA). I wonder if it was these. They ate only rotten wood.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-12-14 9:51]
even thought they give me the creeps it is a very interesting post. Very well presented in this split frame composition, very well documented.
Your captures are full of detail and of very good quality.
- bobair (44)
- [2007-02-13 22:10]
Hi Dave, this sure is an interesting subject to photo.You have caught these insects well ,as they so very organic and alive.The translucency of their pallid white skin shows very much detail and the adults are very clearly photoed as well,nice. Bob
- claudine (0)
- [2007-10-14 4:47]
I found one of your pictures that I didn’t comment yet :)! This is an original presentation of those tiny creatures; well realized with good use of flash that created nice brilliance and brought of some sharp details. Your notes are also interesting. Thanks!