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European Oil Beetle

European Oil Beetle
Photo Information
Copyright: Alexandru Bogdan (bdragoiu) (72)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K-x, Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-17 8:25
Viewed: 1328
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
EN: European Oil Beetle
SCI: Meloe proscarabaeus
RO: MAMÓRNIC s. (ENTOM.; Meloe proscarabaeus) (Mold.) clăbuc, (Transilv.) morosliv, (Mold.) gāndac-negru, gāndac-puturos, (Ban.) gringoașe-puturoasă. (srusa dexonline.ro)

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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-17 11:12]

Hi Alex,a magnificent macro of this oil beetle,the quality is very very good despite the difficult light and its size,interesting post of this specie not often seen on TN. Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-17 19:23]

Hello Bogdan,
An awesome shot of this European Oil Beetle. The focus is super sharp showing exceptional detail. Colors are well saturated and natural looking. Exposure is perfect. Hard to believe you could get such wonderful DOF with just an f/8 aperture, but your image proves it could be done. I would be thrilled to capture such a nice shot!!

Great macro picture , Alexandru.
Well done.
Thanks for sharing.


Salut Alexandru,
Foarte bine surprinsa acesta specie interesanta de gandac. Am intalnit-o deseori pe camp fara sa-i cunosc denumirea. Detaliile si culorile sunt extrem de reusite.

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