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Flower Firework

Flower Firework
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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: 2007-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-30 4:41
Viewed: 3359
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The year ends but not photography!
In this spirit, I take the opportunity to thank all TN-friends for their interesting 'never-ending' contributions and also to wish them a likewise interesting and nice next year 2010!

Here I show probably the last picture for 2009:
Strangalia maculata from the family Cerambycidae on a colour-exploding flower reminding of a firework.

Best wishes, Peter

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hello Peter
this is aGreat colored picture
very good sharpness and good details
super shot Peter
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-30 4:55]

Hello Peter,
A fantastic capture of this Spotted Longhorn Beetle against a background of bright 'fireworks'! Excellent details and colours and well presented.
I wish you a Happy New Year too! Kind regards, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-30 5:10]

Hello Peter,
Fantastic photo in splashing colours. The contrasts are superb. Excellent sharpness and details. Great POV, DOF, OOF BG and diagonal composition. Thanks for your great contribution this year.
Whishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year,

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-30 6:04]

Hello Peter.

A great capture of this beetle.
Colors are great, the colors of the flower fits perfectly with those of the insect.
Very sharp and a nice POV.

Gr. Hans

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-30 7:47]

This is beautiful as it should be, fine species on very lovely flower. tfs.

The central/diagonal composition worked wonders here Peter, the natural colours of the sharp image are so soothing for the eyes. The cerambycid glows like a small golden brooch on that purple flower. Sure hope to see similar close up studies from you in 2010 too!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-30 13:24]

Wonderful Strangalia maculata on the great sharp flower!
Have a great 2010!

Hello Peter,
Excellent capture to mark the end of the year. This beautiful Cerambycidae is very sharp, with fantastic colors. I wish you a happy new year with a lot of nice wild meetings!

Hi Peter,

Definitely, excellent technique for photographing insects. A flower and an insect captured quite well, with an approach that meets each layer of depth in her role, very good light for the entire photo. It is a pleasure watching your work done with such care.

I wish a Happy New Year 2010 to you and your whole family. And many thanks for the support with the ID's this year! ;-)



The flower the insect is sitting on really looks like fireworks, Peter. This is a perfect image to bid farewell to the year coming to an end.
Having enjoyed looking at this picture, let me wish you a Happy New Year!

great closeup, and greetings for the new year! Ori

hello Peter
your last picture in 2009 is superb, this insect is very beautiful and taken with amazing sharp details, and perfect lighting and colors
really a great shot
Have a good night

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