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Vivid Metallic Ground Beetle


Vivid Metallic Ground Beetle
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Raynox DCR 250 macro lens
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ground beetles (Carabidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-03 9:34
Viewed: 4311
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
COLEOPTERA, CARABIDAE / GROUND BEETLES

Genus Chlaenius - Vivid Metallic Ground Beetles

Medium sized to large ground beetles. These beetles are remarkable for the beauty of their colouration, often vivid metallic.
Pronotum has distinctive "punctures" . Head, pronotum, and elytra have fine hairs (setae).
Habitat. Usually moist areas (damp or wet localities), some semiaquatic.

This photo, made yesterday, shows:

Chlaenius velutinus (Duftschmid 1812)

Lunghezza: 20 mm
Questa specie vive nel Mediterraneo occidentale.
In Sicilia è presente la ssp. auricollis.
Testa e pronoto sono verde-rameico. Antenne, zampe e bordo laterale delle elitre gialli.
Si incontra tutto l’anno sotto pietre, ai bordi dei corsi d’acqua dolce, di solito in colonie, anche numerose.
Preferisce i terreni argillosi.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6525 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2008-02-03 10:08]

Non so piu' cosa scrivere,la difficolta' di riprodurre la corazza e' altissima.Come al solito ci sei riuscito perfettamente,grazie,Luciano

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-02-03 10:16]

Hello Marcello,
one very nice Carabid beetle, beautiful colouration!
captured with great details and in lovely pose!
best regards,
Dejan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-03 10:34]

Hello Marcello,
Excellent macro of this Metallic Ground Beetle very nicely in focus. Great sharpness and beautiful colours. Well composed too!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-02-03 10:37]

Bonjour Marcello
Très belle prise, magnifique couleurs, netteté et lumière, beau sujet.
Je suis très étonné de cette prise car dans mes latitudes on trouve ces insectes à partir d'avril-mai.
Amicalement Robi

Ciao Marcello!
Wonderful capture od Chlaenius species! Beautiful details and sharpness. I like aslo DOF and low POV.
Note is also interesting, I did not know about Sicilian subspecies of this insect.
If you agree I would like to add you picture to just created theme "Ground beetles of the world" :)
Friendly yours,
Radomir

Hi Marcello

Such a metalic colors. wonderfull. I like the bug on the ground. it shows its normal life instead of take it in the stodio. Nice composition as well.
well done
TFS

Babak

Ultimamente no pensaba en tí Marcello jeejeje... y veo que me había perdido unas cuantas tomas interesantes como esta. Aparte de la luz, lo mejor de esta toma es como captaste el volumen de este insecto, ligeramente aplanado. El colorido también está muy logrado.
Saludos y buena semana: Josep Ignasi Tejedor

Bonjour Marcello
C'est tout simplement superbe ! Quelle netteté sur les yeux de cet insecte! Cette herbe qui traverse l'image est très intéressante dans la composition également, donnant de la profondeur.
Merci de partager.
Antoine.

Hi Marcello,
very clear and well detailed image, surprisingly well detailed all over for the selected wide aperture. And perfectly frozen in motion at a rather slow 1/100sec shutter speed for this supposedly quick moving and restless beetle. Perfect demonstration of the iridescent metallic colours.
Thank you! My best regards,
Peter

la corazza verde dalle belle sfumature,e la nitidezza dei dettagli del coleottero fanno di questa cattura una delle piu' belle......
complimenti Marcello

buona serata sERGIO

Ciao Marcello,
You have done very well to capture the iridescence of this small beetle and to get such a good focus at a relatively large aperture. Very good, thanks.
Alan

Hi Marcello,

Excellent shot
superb compo with perfect sharpnes, fine details and lovely colors
excellent POV and DOF

TFS Thijs

A beautiful carabid with vivid colors of a metallic sheen Marcello, the POV and DOF are just ideal for the sharp capture which shows the beetle in its natural microhabitat. A perfect composition my friend.
Mehmet
p later

Hi Marcello,
A nice capture of this metallic beetle. Excellent composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao Marcello
ancora una immagine dove nitidezza, colori,profondità di campo generano un quadro di ottima fattura. L'insetto è meraviglioso. Grazie per avercelo mostrato in tutto il suo splendore.
Ivan

Ciao Marcello, splendidi colori metallici, il resto come al solito, magnifica nitidezza, grandi dettagli, interessante nota, appena smette di piovere ci provo anch'io a cercare qualcosa di nuovo in giro, complimenti, non ne sbagli una, bravo,ciao Silvio

hello marcello,
nice capture of the ground beetle, liked the pov and the composition, the metalic shine looks beautiful, sharp image,
well done,
tfs & regards
pankaj

Hello Marcello

A wonderful capture of this beautiful metallic beetlle! Perfect!
TFS
Bayram

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