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May Beetle

May Beetle
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-06 9:34
Viewed: 3247
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday, I detected the first May Beetle for 2008 in our area.
Among the pictures taken, only this one appears suitable for TN. I overlooked it yesterday and instead posted a picture of a 2007 May Beetle which I deleted later with the intention to post this 'fresh' one, today.

Species identification
- Melolontha melolontha
- family: Scarabaeidae

English: Cockchafer, Chafer, May Beetle
German: Maikäfer

- bright evening light
- ISO 400
- handheld

* Möller G, Grube R, Wachmann E (2006) Der Fauna-Käferführer I - Käfer im und am Wald. - Fauna-Verlag, Nottuln.
* Harde K.W. & Severa F. (1981) Der Kosmos-Käferführer. Franckhsche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart.
* Zahradnik J. (1985) Käfer Mittel- und Nordwesteuropas. Paul Parey, Hamburg, Berlin.

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wauw peter,
it's so big, I like your shot, fantastic details, not easy but very good and nice image, have a nice evening.
gr. jaap

Hola Peter, excelente definición y color, muy buenas texturas. Observo profundidad en la toma, posiblemente por la buena luz que tiene. Un saludo

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-05-06 12:55]

Hello Peter,

Very nice picture of this May beetle. I have never seen one and I know their existence since one or two years from my father in law. Beautiful composition and splendid colours.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-05-06 14:00]

Hallo Peter,
Du weckst Jugenderinnerungen mit dem schönen Bild vom Maikäfermännchen. Wir kriegten noch Geld, wenn wir Käfer eimerweise zur Feuerwehr brachten, aber es war uns Kinder rasch zu mühsam. Wir schlugen sie mit Stangen von den Bäumen herunter, was die Bäume wohl mehr schädigte als die Käfer es taten.
Mit besten Grüssen

Hi Peter,
A nice capture of this beautiful May beetle. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-07 3:29]

Hello Peter, Lovely composition and great focus on the insect from the top. Nice clarity ganesh smiely tmrw

Quite a macro, such textures visible.



Hola Peter.
lo que mas me gusta es el colorido. Yo tengo grandes problemas con los coleópteros, porque la luz del flash provoca reflejos y modifica los colores. Como te decía el colorido es bueno, natural, sin zonas quemadas ni sobreexpuestas.
Buena foto!

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