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Cantharid beetles

Cantharid beetles
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Copyright: yiannis christofides (yiannis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 625 W: 0 N: 770] (5400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-10 10:05
Viewed: 3060
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The soldier beetles, Cantharidae, are soft-bodied, beetles. They are cosmopolitan in distribution.
Soldier beetles are highly beneficial in the garden as biological control agents of a number of pest insects. The larvae consume grasshopper eggs, aphids, caterpillars and other pests.
The adults are especially important predators of aphids and are pollinators.

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Hi Yiannis, my neighbour.
Really nice. Perfect. What a nice point of view. A lot of details. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

hallo Yiannis
super good sharpness and great details
the colours and light are beautiful
thanks gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-10 10:49]

Hello Yiannis,
Fascinating macro in excellent sharpness and details. Beautiful colours, nicely contrasting against the plain background. Great choice of composition.

Hello Yiannis,
fine capture of these beetles mating with good sharpness and a well chosen POV. I also like the beautiful colours and the splendid light.
Best wishes,

Ciao Yannis. razor details for the lovers! Fantastic light/colours. Very good DOF.


Hello Yiannis,
Beautiful picture.Great timing.Very good sharpness with Nice POV.
Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello Yiannis,
How lucky you are to catch such a beauty, from close distance. Amazing details, perfect WB and exceptional focus. Lovely blurry background and superb contrast.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Yannis, great macro of lovely maiting couple on beautiful flower, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

excellent close on these insects,Yannis
that in this period,even by us,are always extremely active!!!
ciao sERGIO

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-10 15:20]

Hi Yiannis,i know this specie and i know how are small these insects,a great macro in a difficult situation whit fine details,perfect exposure and colors,an acrobatic mating moment taken in the best way,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

hallo Yiannis
照的清晰 昆蟲也很有趣
構圖清新 很美麗 謝謝分享

Excellent composition with the Beetles mating on a well shaped perch, Yiannis.
Thanks for sharing this nice capture.

Πολύ καλή Γιάννη
Ενδιαφέρον θέμα , καλή σύνθεση, όμορφα χρώματα και εντυπωσιακή ευκρίνεια.
Καλή σου μέρα,

Hi Yiannis, A lovely shot. Great timing to get this scene. Very well done and tfs. JC

Lovely image of these mating beetles .. i had one in my gallery shot about 5 years back i guess :-) . The details and the colors are good
Goutham Ramesh

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-06-11 0:17]

Hello Yiannis,
nice capture cantharidae,thanks for sharing,regards..

Hallo Yiannis
The colour and details of these soldier beetles is just so spectacular! and it stands out so beautifully against the softcoloured backdrop. Wow what a beautiful species this is. Thanks for sharing a lovely macro. Best regards.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-06-11 3:45]

Hi Yiannis,
Very nice close-up of this couple insect.
Perfect detail and focus with good composition
and details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello yiannis.
A superb picture of mating soldier beetles.
good sharpness and colour.
great composition.
best wishes,

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-06-11 11:48]

hi yiannis,
great bugs mating capture with perfect expo and detail .. well done mate


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-06-11 19:38]

Hello Yiannis,
A fantastic image of this mating pair of Soldier Beetles. Focus is tac sharp resulting in superb detail and stunning colors. Composition is excellent and exposure is right on the money. Great work!!!

amazing sharpness of this couple, greetings Ori

Nice moment :o))))
Salut & have a nice WE

Hello Yiannis,
what a lovely time for taking picture.
Well done dear Yiannis.

Elegante composición de este conocido género.
Un abrazo,
J. Ignasi.

Hello Yiannis,
An excellent capture with fine details and clarity.Very well exposed and a lovely composition.
Best regards,

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