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Golden bath

Golden bath
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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ, 38-380mm built-in, Kenko Skylight1B+Raynox DCR250
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-09 5:04
Viewed: 4693
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Beetles or Coleoptera (scientific Latin name) are the order including the largest number of species not only in the class of insects (Insecta), but also in the entire animal kingdom (Animalia). Not less than a quarter of all animal species on our planet are beetles. Beetles occur in every part of the world and in nearly every type of habitat. Beetles are studied by a special area of zoology - coleopterology.

It looks like Cetonia viridiopaca, but this specie live only in Siberia, China and Corea!?

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Interesting beetle Sochirca and I have never seen one of these before and yes - it is really having a gold-dusted bath.

Very nice close-up with natural colours, good details and nice composition - could have improved it by giving it a rotation so the beetle were moving down from the upper right corner.

Very interesting picture, sharp and well lighted. Too bad the head is not visible, but that's typical of those chafers to bury their heads in flowers. As for the ID, more likely to be Epicometis hirta, of which another picture was recently posted on TN.

Hi Sochirca!
What a hairy Coleoptera :-)
SUPERB SHOT!!! Cute, nice and very beautiful!

Very nice macro of this hairy little beetle, Sochirca.
Nice colours, good composition and good details.
Well done.

I like this thin 'hair' !
So much detailed picture
Very nice, may be the focus point could be a little bit on the right (to have it all in the DOP area)

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-08-08 21:22]

This is not Cetonia, however of Cetoninae subfamily. This species is Epicometis hirta, very common on flowers in Central and Eastern Europe :-) Nice picture :-)

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