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Megacyllene robiniae
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70s, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1, polarizer
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-23 19:22
Viewed: 3673
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Locust Borer
Bluish-black with yellow stripes. Legs red. Elongated oval shape. A member of the "Long-horned Beetle" family as evidenced by the long antennae. Adults eat pollen and nectar of Goldenrods.

Captured at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington ON

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Janice, jeanpaul, scottevers7, wallhalla15, valy67, pablominto, fyapici, elefantino, wkshelton, marhowie, cedryk has marked this note useful
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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-08-23 19:30]

Bonjour Sky!

Bravo encore une belle macro. Les couleurs sont parfaitement exposé et le focus est bien réalisé.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-08-23 19:55]

Hi Sky, This is a new bug for me! Strange creature and you show him well. Good composition, it is a bit soft, but the colours are good. TFS

Hi Sky,
A very nice macro on this Locust Borer. His colors match the flowers very well. Nice sharp detail with a pleasing gradual fall off in the DOF.Looks great!

Hello Sky,
I think that this is good because the insect is blurred and fusing with the flower, wich is similar in color.The focus is a bit soft, but the composition is very good.
Best regards

Hi Sky,
Nice captured with all details clearly seen. I like the color tone and blurring effect. POV, composition are great. TFS.

Hallo Sky,
sehr schönen Käfer hast Du da erwischt.
Sehr gut ins Bild gestellt, sehr schöne Farben und Schärfe. Danke für das schöne Makro.

Hi Sky !
What a strange but beautiful bug, I have never seen it before ! I love its striped body, and its colors are matching those of the flower. Excellent composition and POV, beautiful vivid colors, focus is a bit sot but not a big problem, still a wonderful shot. Very well done !

Hello Sky,
Interesting little fellow!
Bright colours and fine details make him stand out, even when posing on a yellow flower!
Well composed image!
Pablo -

very nice one Sky.
the composition is well seen and the point of view is good, very nice dof to, well seen and good job.
gr. jaap

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  • pat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
  • [2006-08-24 4:33]

Beautiful composition with this yellow striped longhorn beetle. The background is extremely well managed, where the subject merges into. The colours of the flower echoing is the yellow stripes of the beetle. Nice action shot, the beetle seems to be clipping off the pollen sack and feeding on them. TFS, Patrick

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-24 5:22]

Hi Sky
Good close-up shot again. Good colours, sharpnes, details and POV. Litle soft but good composition.
Well done mf


Hi Sky.
It looks super! Nice captured with all details clearly seen.

Hello Sky, nice shot rich in colors and details.
Lovely compo.


Hello Sky, excllent work, Great details, Perfect use of Light and DOF perfect colours excllent work, TFs Kyle

Hello Sky,
Nice POV and an overall pleasing frame. The black & yellow of the beetle works very well with the yellow flowers :)
I see you are using a polarizer? It will cut the light getting to your sensor? I would only use it in bright sunlight, this was indirect light??..we need all the help we can get in macro ;)
Well done & TFS!

Bonjour Sky
C'est une merveilleuse photo en macro que ce Joli insecte, Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et le BG et les détails sont tous très bons.
Bravo et merci...JP

Salut Sky
Merci pour cet photo. Très belle capture et une belle composition. L'insect est très intéressant. J'aime beaucoup le cadrage.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-24 17:51]

Hi Sky,
Lovely composition and great color combination. Very attractive.
Best regard, José M.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-24 21:23]

Hi Sky

A lovely shot of this insect.The yellows and blacks are good contrasting colours.Good on the DOF and POV.Well composed.TFS


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-25 10:04]

Nice capture with beautiful tones and good POV.
Greetings... Ricardo

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Hi Sky
Beautiful beetle.I have never seen it before. Very interesting. Great capture!
Best regards

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-10-28 21:20]

Hello Sky,
Very nice shot of this exotic beetle (similar a bit to our Clytus). Even if the focus is on the softer side, the picture is very nice.
Best greetings,

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