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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sony SAL DT 18-200mm f 3.5-6.3
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-18 8:17
Viewed: 2289
Points: 16
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A big and fascinating insect (about 8-10cm in length). I tried to find what the species but did not succed! perhaps someone can help?
best regards

Many thanks to Christodoulos:
Oil beetle (Berberomeloe majalis).
German: Ölkäfer

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-18 8:23]

Hello Pierre,
Doesn't have any idea about the ID. But a beautiful and nicely sharp detailed macro in a fine diagonal composition.

Hello Pierre
Beautiful photo of Berberomeloe majalis . Wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-18 9:03]

Hi Pierre,
A very nice close-up of this interesting insect.
Good composition and details.
Regards Jiri.

Hallo Pierre
great shot of this big Beetle with great details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Pierre,
interesting species. Very good point of view. Nice presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Pierre,
Really an interesting species and you've captured with fine details including its natural surrounding.
Best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-19 1:11]

Bonjour Pierre,
On ne les voit pas très souvent ces méloidés..image naturelle et bonne netteté. Bonne journée, même sous la pluie.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-19 1:21]

Hi Pierre,very very rare to find and to see on the TN gallery,a great capture whit the best details,colors and exposure despite the difficult pose,veyr nice and strange,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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