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Lantern Bug (Thanks Vral)

Lantern Bug (Thanks Vral)
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Copyright: Ravi Kailas (rkailas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 135 W: 2 N: 175] (799)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/20 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-03 22:24
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A colourful insect from lowland evergreen forest of Thattekad Bird Sactuary, Kerala. I would appreciate it if TNers could with identification.
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I think it is a Rhinoceros Beetle, Ravi, though I have never seen or shot one myself. At least that single long horn suggests it. Could be a starting point for you.
You have captured this insect very well on the trunk of a tree. The POV is very good and the focus is quite ok. The colours are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing the image.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2009-02-03 23:25]
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Hello Ravi,

very nice capture of this "Lantern Bug" (Pyrops) with Colours and details. BG and composition are good.
Thanks for sharing

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2009-02-03 23:28]

Que voilà un insecte original. Belle récolte.
Bonne journée.

hello Ravi
beautiful picture
with very nice colours
greeting lou

Hi Ravi! Welcome back! and Good Morning!
An excellent macro capture of this wonderful coloured bug from lateral pov with great details and sharpnes as weel as nice composition.
TFS and cheers,

Hello Ravi,
This is a strange looking creature! Nature will always impress me. I like this POV and composition a lot. Its colors and shape are amazing. Well done!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-08 9:52]

Hola Ravi,
brillante macro y original insecto,
finos colores y foco.

Ravi, this is such a beautiful shot of this very unusual bug. You did a great job capturing this. Have a wonderful week, Bill

Witaj Ravi!
WOW! You did a great job capturing this. Beautiful picture with very nice colours.
Gratuluje i pozdrawiam - Roma

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