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Direitos de Autor: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2004-08
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Olympus 740UZ
Exposição: f/3.2, 1/800 segundos
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): Sexy nature [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2004-11-29 4:49
Visto: 3320
Pontos: 21
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Two beetles from [I think] Longhorn family mating on the grass. Sometimes it's good to be a beetle :-)

Longhorn Beetles (Cerambycidae)

There are many members in the Longhorn Beetle family: some 15,000 species all over the world. In Western Europa alone some 100 species have been spotted. Longhorn Beetles usually do have very long horns, even though there are exceptions, of course. Many are also nicely coloured and they all give a slender impression. A few Longhorn species are very dangerous. Their larvae eat dead wood and do live inside pieces of wood in buildings. And because you can't see them (they do make little holes like the woodworm does) and because they can live as larvae for some 5 to 7 years, it may be too late once you spot the adults. Most species however are not dangerous, but live in stems of plants or reet. Some flies pretend to be dangerous by imitating wasps or other dangerous insects. In this way they hope to be left alone by enemies. Some beetles try the same trick.

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Well I have to write this one blindly 'cause my mum doesn't allow me to see those kink of photos :-).
Reat shot of a rare moment.
Well done.

Good capture of what would be an embarressing pose for humans but quite natural for these dudes. Lovely colours and good focus.

Pomysl i kompozycja swietne.. jednak jakosc techniczna zabila to zdjecie: jasne przepalenie na trawie i wyciagane na sile robalki do ostrosci. Czasem trzeba im pozwolic byc czesciowo nieostre ;) Bede marudzic bo robisz swietne zdjecia a ja bede Ci podnosic poprzeczke :)

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-29 14:13]

Buena captura de esta pareja copulando Grzegorz.
Excelente composicion con perfecto DOF y agradable encuadre (algo centrado).
La agudeza es aceptable con una interesante nota.

Good capture of this pair copulating Grzegorz.
Excellent composition with perfect DOF and pleasant frame (something centered).
The sharpness is acceptable with an interesting note.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-29 16:14]

Hi Grzegorz, very intimate picture and very good title. These do bear resemblence to longhorn beetles but they are of the family Cantharidae (Soldier and Sailor beetles) I'm not 100% on the species but this could possibly me C. lateralis?

Nice work.

Hi Grzegorz, great image of these beetles on the grass seed head.
I would agree with paul as to ident, have a look at this image of a soldier beetle or have look at the long list on google.
A wrong ident does not take away from the excelance of the image, learning about what we post is part of what TN is about, as they say nothing ventured nothing gained ;0))# nice one.

Greg, this is a very nice shot. Lovely colours and a great composition. Well done.

Dear God, hehehehehe, have we any pudicity left whatsoever... So what is the tantric nomenclature, guru Grzegorz : screw the DDT ? ... nirvaaahhhh ? or something on that figure I guess ...

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-30 12:15]

I am not sure about the ID, but I do know what they are up to! I'm to scared to say that I like this shot, but I do! Very well done.

Thanks for posting

It's really funny :-)

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  • NicoS (43)
  • [2005-03-15 15:55]

Nice picture with a good title. Probably they did not come further than chapter 1.
I love the sharpness of the foreground and the vague background.

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