<< Previous Next >>

Strangalia melanura

Strangalia melanura
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: 2007-06-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-09 10:17
Viewed: 3925
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well known backyard creatures:

This is the female of the Blacktailed longhorn beetle (Coleoptera; Cerambycidae; Strangalia melanura; Gemeiner Schmalbock)
peeping through a hole in a Geranium pratense flower. The beetle is about 7-9 mm long. The female can be told by the black middle line on the elytrae, widening towards the end.

Technical stuff: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D, Macro lens 100 mm; macro double flash with dispersers; monopd; 1/125 se; f/25, sunlight.
I had to treat the RAW picture for blemishes and a missing claw. The rest was as usual.

mariki, Alex99, touristdidi, marhowie, Miss_Piggy has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2007-12-09 10:23]

Hello Dietrich,

Very nice composition. Good focus and nice detail. Very beautiful colours.

Ciao Dietrich,
complimenti per questa bella foto.
Hai saputo cogliere un momento davvero particolare, ottenendo un'immagine nitida e dai colori naturali.
Posso inserire questa Stenurella melanura (=Strangalia melanura) nella galleria di Cerambicidi che sto preparando?


  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-09 12:14]

Hi Dietrich,not esy to made a perfect pic whit this little insects,yours is wonderfull ,thanks for share,Luciano

Bonito ejemplar y bien captado su entorno. Conjunto vivo y de atractivos colores que dan más interés a esta bella fotografía.
Saludos Dietrich

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-10 8:39]

Hi Dietrich.
I am amazed with beautifulness of the pictured scene and skill of reproduction. Terrific use of flash and sunlight,. DOF is my favorite and stunning. Details, sharpness, pleasantness and delicateness of the light and colours are fantastic. Bravo, my friend. Excellent refined work.

Joli contrate entre l'insecte et la fleur.
Bonne journée.

You always have beautiful, delicate pictures. The flower is past it's prime, guess the beetle choses where to pose! I never saw a beetle like that before! So very good! The hole is funny, I laughed at the title! I needed a laugh. He looks nosey!

Great image of this Longhorn Dietrich, and all the appendage's are in @ F/25..
Nice color, detail, and I kinda like the shadow cast with the flash...call me strange ;)
Happy Holidays,

Hi Dietrich,
this is wonderful,excellent work done.

  • Great 
  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-01-08 13:49]

Ola Dietrich

Belo besouro fotografado nesta foto, suas cores são bem chamativas.

Hallo Dietrich
I just love the colour purple! Anything purple draw my attention and Trek Nature is a new adventure to me, so it is so difficult to pull myself away from the computer screen. There are just so many talented photographers on the site and they all have such spectacular portfolios. I came across this lovely “Peeping Tom” in your gallery, and although it is not one of your most recent postings decided to give my smiley to this photo. This photo have so much character to it, and your title is most appropriate to the sight you have captured. It really look as if it is peeping through the hole in the leave. Although the flower looks a bit spoiled and seen better days it still remains purple and that will always be an advantage in my point of view. The beetles features are good, and I in particular like the tentacles. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Calibration Check