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*To Luciano Gollini *

*To Luciano Gollini *
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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-16 2:05
Viewed: 3287
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I would like to dedicate this to Luciano (Lousat) for bringing some superb shots on theme caption "Time of Love". Got inspired from such a superb shots I tried to do shoot something similar. Hope you all like it. I think it the insect belong to cotton bug?

I found them mating in our park opposite to our house. It was hot and humid saturday as usual and the approach to their picture was not easy. Unfortunately my Tripod is having some problem and had to take hand held.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/250
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 180/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-09-13 13:16
Metering Mode: Partial
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 279 kb

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To radz: To Luciano Gollinigannu 1 09-17 02:24
To lousat: To Luciano Gollinigannu 1 09-16 03:27
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Good close up pic. The composition is good and you have shown good detail of the subjects using a shallow DOF, which in turn leads to the OOF BG.

Great!!! It's a fantastic gift to me!! And it's a very beautifull pic,not easy to take so perfectly the details in a shadow!Wonderfuls colors too,i must say you thanks a lot to dedicate this "time of love" pic,have a nice day ,Luciano ;-)

Hello Ganesan,

Very nice capture of this couple of beetles mating. Good POV and focus . Excellent light. Great vivid colours.

Hello Ganesan,
Çok güzel.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-09-16 4:57]

hi ganesh,
pretty decent image of this bugs so colorful and got good contrast with the background. tfs.

'It's the "Red District" I guess...perhaps it is indeed the colours which dramatize this image a bit more than others which participants are more earth toned...the red gives it the dynamics...red is a highly symbolic colour and I reckon it depends on which country one lives in to see what it means...VERY neat shot!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-16 9:51]

Hello Narayanan,
An excellent capture of these lovely beetles with excelent details,Sharpnes, lighting and even clarity friend. Great!
TFS and Regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-16 10:14]

Hello Narayanan,
Excellent photo. Sharpness, details and colours are amazing. Perfect POV. Very good blurred BG.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-16 10:23]

Hi Narayanan . A nice dedication to Luciano i am sure he will like it. You have captured such a brightly coloured pair. with good detail and use of the light. A nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

hi Ganesh,
is really unbelievable catch for perfect
details and focused..just the dedication to lousat(the king of webcam)

compliments sERGIO

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-16 10:51]

Hello Narayanan, wonderful shot of these insects in mating time with great details and lighting. Nice natural colurs and composition. TFS.

Hi Ganesan nice macro shot. They look sharp and colorful. Well done. Regards - Adil.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-16 11:31]

Hello Naranayanan,

This is an excelent close-up of these insects. Veru good DOF showing sharp details of the insects. Colors of the image are wonderfull beeing saturated and shiny. Nice contrast between the insects and background colors.

Thank you for sharing,

Hello Gnesh,
An excellent and nice timely macro shot of this pair of beautifully coloured insects in their "love time" with very impressive sharpness and clarity. Wonderful POV and composition. A paparazi shot:) indeed and it is worthy dedication to our friend Luciano.
Many thanks for sharing this fine image.


Hello Narayanan.
A true paint of the nature!
Fine sharpness, colours and details.
This green BG is great.
Very well composed also!
José Roberto

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-16 16:56]

Hi Ganesh,

Wonderful close-up of these bright red beetles with the big eyes. You captured the moment perfectly in fine detail. Background and composition are excellent.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-16 19:30]

Hello Ganesh! Fantastic macro, great exposure and a good dof! Very sharp details!


Hi Ganesh,

Good macro picture of the mating bugs,colors are having nice contrast.TFS.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-17 0:26]

hello Ganesan,
Very eye-catching your picture, the perfect subject for Luciano!
Very well done this hand-held picture. I like the composition and the coour-contrasts very much.
Best regards

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2008-09-17 0:50]
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Nice action you captured.
Good details and composition.

Hi Ganesh Ji,
A nice capture of these beautiful leaf beetles mating. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-17 3:34]

Hi Gnesh,
an awesome capture of clarity and detail, the bright red against the green is very striking indeed. Well composed with narrow but precise DOF.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-17 13:09]

Hello Ganesh,
this is a perfect photo to dedicate to Luciano, that's very thoughtful of you.
A fabulous macro of these two reproducing bugs :-)
The bright red colouring is really eye-catching.
Great sharpness and detail.
Superb BG.
You've got the focusing spot-on.

Well done,


Ciao Ganesh, great capture of maiting couple in nice action with fantastic colors, wonderful details and splendid sharpness, good dedication to our friend Luicano, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Narayanan,
what a nice capture for very beautiful beetles in copulation. SHiny red colors splendid, focus, POV and composition also great. TFS, best wishes

Hi Narayanan,
This one brought a smile to my face. Its like one of those moments that reminds us that mating is as normal as eating but we humans put ehtics and proper behaviour in place. I have to be honest I am glad they did. :)
A wonderful moment that surely did take some time to find.

Preciosa !!!!!!!!!!

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