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Rose chafer – Cetonia Aurata

Photographer: Iacopo I.
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Rose chafer - Cetonia Aurata

Rose chafer - Cetonia Aurata

In my personal imagery the Maggiolino (May bug) has something related to the mystic. Finding one in grass of my garden was always a great surprise giving a sense of luky. The problem is that Maggiolino is the common name my father teach to me and for this reason it has not been so simple to find some good information about it after shooting these photos… What I always called Maggiolino apparently is something different!

The Cetonia Aurata (rose chafer) is a beetle fairly common in Europe and America of the subfamily cetoniinae. Looking at it is possible to easily understand the origin of the name. Thanks to its deep green metallic color it seems to be artificial. Its size rarely is more than 0,75 in (1,5 cm) long. It can fly, but as a lot of other beetles it is not really elegant at it. It lives in the vegetation and eat plants, flowers and products of the plants. After mating, the females will lay eggs in about two weeks in shrubs or in the ground overwinter until the following spring.

I remember when I was a child and my parents told some stories about this beetle. In the old times young boys tied a thin rope at a leg of the bug and linked it to a wood stick. This trick let them to have a personal flying jewel to show to their friends.


OTHER RANDOM GALLERIES
Fresh snow on Arabba
Fresh snow on Arabba
Photographer: Iacopo I.

At the bottom of the Passo Pordoi in the district of Marmolada there is the beautiful village of Arabba in the municipality og Livnallongo del Col di Lana. At the altitude of 1,601 meters above sea level this small village, which has about 300 inhabitants, along the year hosts an incredible number of tourists from all over Italy and the world.

My eye, a digital image sensor for colour!
My eye, a digital image sensor for colour!
Photographer: Iacopo I.

The eye’s colour perception is one of the most interesting capability selected by the human being, and it is not far from how camera sensors work

Turkish portraits
Turkish portraits
Photographer: Iacopo I.

A trip in Turkey has been enough to feel in love with everything appeared in front of me. Black and white or colored my imagination sometimes goes back to that places thanks to some of these pictures.



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