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Meligethes aeneus

Meligethes aeneus
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: 2009-06-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/19, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-15 1:46
Viewed: 3500
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Période noire in the backyard"

This seemingly nationalist presentation :-) of a Poppy flower in the Swiss flag colors and cross holds a rather innocent message: the black little things are Common pollen beetles, (Coleoptera; Nitidulidae; Meligethes aeneus (F.); Raps-Glanzkäfer; Méligèthe du colza).


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-15 2:02]

Hello Dietrich,

You absolutely right! First impression was that they view the flag of Switzerland. Then I read your description of what is cleared. Interesting how the combination of colors flag with nature. Original creation, congratulations.
Have a pleasant Sunday,

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-11-15 2:17]

Hi Dietrich

Mmmmm, to flag or not to flag. Which ever way, these little beetles are obviously
enjoying the feast of pollen that have befallen them.

A lovely macro of the centre of the flower. The multiple activities of the 17 insects
were just a bonus to round of a fine shot. Great details and lovely colours. The
beautiful presentation within a well managed composition makes this a pleasure to see.

Well done and TFS.

Hi Dietrich,
jaja, hier kann man schon Nationalbewußt sein, rot-weiss findet man eher als schwarz/rot/gold ;-) Aber ich werde mich darum bemühen ;-)
Das Motiv ist so hübsch, Mohn alleine ist schon wirkungsvoll - aber mit dutzenden kleinen Krabbeltierchen ist es das perfekte Bild für TN. Danke, gefällt mir sehr gut.

Liebe Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Dietrich!
So this time a "family" of Meligethes species! Great idea to present so small but so common and also unpopular among TN members beetle species.
Bravo and TFS!

Hallo Dietrich,

A superb macro capture of the beautiful flower with colorful details! The insect gang is very well shown :)
I like the sharpness and POV here with great natural colors. Well done composition!

best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-16 7:03]

Lieber Dieter,
Jetzt findest Du sogar die Schweizer Fahne in einem Blumenkelch! Und dicht besiedelt ist er. Ich wusste nie, wie diese kleinen schwarzen Kreaturen hiessen. Jetzt weiss ich es, dank Dir. Ein sehr interessantes und originelles Posting!
Ich glaube, ich bin die Einzige, die weiss, was mit der période noire gemeint ist :-)
Ae schöni Wuche

la vie en noir, Dietrich!!
good use of kenko tube

ciao sERGIO

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