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Summer Couple

Summer Couple
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-09 8:56
Viewed: 3220
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a couple of
- Strangalia maculata
- family: Cerambycidae

German: Gefleckter Schmalbock

Species information
S. maculta occurs in large parts of Europe, but is more common in the middle and southern parts. It is furthermore found in Turkey, Iran , Syria and the Kaukasus.
Body length varies between 14 and 20 mm.

A flower-rich open area in the lower Martell-Valley in the North-Italian Alps. Vicinity of Burgaun at about 1100m.

* Harde K.W. & Severa F. (1981) Der Kosmos-Käferführer. Franckhsche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart.
* Zahradnik J. (1985) Käfer Mittel- und Nordwesteuropas. Paul Parey, Hamburg, Berlin.

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To Pentaxfriend: Thank you!batu 1 11-09 09:36
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hello Peter
a SUPER sharpness picture with 2 beauty's
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Peter,

Lovely shot of these longhoorns in action
good focus and sharp details
pity the white flowers are a little OE

TFS Thijs

Hallo Peter,

schon wieder ein Meisterstück von Dir. Diese Käfer wurden schon oft präsentiert, aber hier leben sie förmlich. Die Antennen! Die grosse Schärfe. Keine Sonne, kein Blitz, nur 1/100 sec. Ich bin begeistert.

Beste Grüsse

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-11-09 9:13]

hello sir
nice couple caught on camera !!!
beautiful details and colors
nice BG too

Hello Peter,
Excellent capture of this couple, with fine details and nice composition. Cheers,

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-11-09 11:42]

Hi Peter,
Very nice composition and DOV! Congrats. TFS.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-11-09 11:48]

Hello Peter.

Great capture. Colors are beautiful, sharpness is perfect and i like the POV you chose very much.

Gr. Hans

Buen acercamiento Peter, y con unos colores extraordinarios. Bien equilibrado el conjunto y una luz muy atractiva.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao Peter, lovely couple in nice action, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter,

Your photos are always excellent quality show featuring species. This is no exception! Although this time you've given an artistic touch to your work, with a nice background blur and excellent placement of the flowers as a basis. The details in the pair of insects are very good. As always, well documented.



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-10 0:56]

Hello Peter,
Again a very beautiful photo in superb sharp details. A pity that the flowers are a bit over exposed. The rest of the colours are splendid, including the OOF BG.
Very good composition and POV.

Hello Peter,
a superb macro shot of this pair of Strangalia maculata taken from an excellent lateral POV with outstanding sharpness and detail, very beautiful natural colours.
(Please, can you tell me about the ID of my picture of Erebia oeme? You can answer me here, thank you)
Best regards

Aaaaahhhh - gut gesehen, ich hoffe Du hast sie nicht gestört ;-)
Hi Peter, das ist ein erstklassiges Bild, die Farben sind toll.
Danke schön,
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-11 2:50]

Lieber Peter,
Dieser Käfer tumbelt sich auch auf meiner Wiese, aber ich hab kein einziges wirklich gutes Bild von ihm. So begrüsse ich Dein Tandem, das Du uns sehr beschäftigt und mit natürlichen Farben zeigst.
Hab herzlichen Dank und einen schönen Tag
Herzlich grüsst

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