- nglen (36145)
- [2007-12-28 10:34]
Hi Haraprasan. A good close up of the Bug. you have captured it with fine detail and colours. a nice POv.a very shiny body. well done tFS.
A Happy New Year To You.
- joey (24909)
- [2007-12-28 10:51]
what an ominous-looking beetle!!
Those mandibles look really scary!
Excellent POV and composition.
Great detail and texture.
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-12-28 10:51]
superb close up with perfect sharpness, real colour and details to enjoy
the exposure and focus is spot on, not a bit of OE
very very well done indeed
- mariki (9477)
- [2007-12-28 11:00]
Great sharp picture of this beetle. Beautiful colours.
- batu (16383)
- [2007-12-28 11:40]
this longhorn beetle has vey impressive mandibles. I remember a bite from a similar species in Borneo.
Your picture is very sharp and shows surfaces and details of the beetle pretty good.
Best wishes, Peter
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2007-12-28 11:48]
Hello Haraprasan, very nice close-up of this beautifull bug, excellent focus and wonderfull colors,
- lousat (62666)
- [2007-12-28 12:15]
I don't know the ID but the pic is wonderfull,not easy to take so perfect whit this terribles insects..eheeh..happy new year,Luciano
- eqshannon (31139)
- [2007-12-28 12:37]
I really love my new 17"LCD monitor. It makes all of your shots 4 pointers...Great image in a way which you do so well...
- accassidy (2454)
- [2007-12-28 12:38]
Very sharp and clear picture of a very impressive beetle. Excellent colours and DOF, composition and frame. Regards
- Argus (50614)
- [2007-12-28 13:16]
This is a superb capture of an impressive Longhorn Beetle, the exact ID of which is a mystery to me. The large mandibles I imagine are used for combating other rivals rather than defence against predators, rather like stag beetles.
EConsidering the poor light you achieved excellent sharpness and DOF.
Well done and thanks for sharing this one,
- marcellr (3514)
- [2007-12-28 13:34]
complimenti per questa magnifica foto!
La bellissima specie, propria dell'India, che ci proponi è Acanthophorus serraticornis Olivier, 1795 (Prioninae, Acanthophorini).
Si tratta di un maschio, riconoscibile per le enormi mandibole.
Sul web trovi qui una foto di maschio e femmina.
Credo che questa è l'unica immagine sul web di A. serraticornis ripreso in natura.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-12-28 13:39]
I see that Marcello was faster! :) And here are congratulations for him. I agee in 100% this is male of Acanthophorus serraticornis.
Anyway, the picture is really great, I believe that it was a great experience to see such beetle in the wild!
BY the way, I fould information that Titanus giganteus from S America can be even 18 cm long :)
Best greetings from Poland,
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-12-28 20:12]
Can't get more up close and personal with a bug than you did here. Excellent job. The sharpness is superb showing ALL the details of this insect. Colors and textures are great.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-12-28 21:24]
Another very well focused shot with very good detail.
The texture of the beetle and the colours are vivid.
Very good POV and DOF.
You have placed it well in the frame.
- Silvio2006 (100462)
- [2007-12-29 1:41]
Hi Haraprasan, splendid macro of lovely bug with wonderful metallic color, excellent sharpness, very well done, HAPPY NEW YEAR ciao Silvio
- jcoowanitwong (13752)
- [2007-12-29 5:27]
Beautiful picture. You captured this longhorn beetle with great sharpness. Details are well seen. Lovely pov and composition. Very well done.
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-12-29 6:14]
Photographers...how do we walk through a field without stumbling...we are either looking in the sky for gracefully soaring birds or watching out for beetles in the grass. :)
Great shot - wonderful details and very nice and clear.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2008-01-03 9:16]
il y a juste un petit bout d'herbe qui vient cacher un peu la mandibule mais dans l'ensemble c'est reussi.
- bahadir (723)
- [2008-04-03 21:05]
Splendid close-up capture of this beautiful longhorn beetle in all respects. TFS.