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Photo Information
Copyright: Bjarne Eskelund (bjarne) (184)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-10 18:02
Viewed: 4894
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Meloe violaceus or Blå oliebille in my langues. It was the first time i saw the bug, but it is rather commond.
The shot is taken laying on the ground, suporting the camera om my rucksack.
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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2005-06-10 18:06]

Fantastic photo! Look of this bug killing me :) Superb sharpness!!!

This is a superb capture. I just love the detail, especially the head - what a great pose and stare :) Makes me think of darth vader for some reason!

Well done!

Very good macro indeed of this startling bug. Looks like something from outer space. The plain background is perfect to set off the details of the insect.

Such a wonderful picture! Looks like an alien, but cute.

Great close-up, Bjarne.
The POV, composition and sharpness are great.
The BG and DOf are also very good.
Excellent work.

I know this fellows well - very interesting species.
As for the photo, it's very good. The POV and composition are perfect.
I like it very much.
Well done!

Very sharp and excellent light. A lot of details are visible that most pictures of Meloe do not show. And the pose is striking indeed !
Well done.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-06-11 4:01]

Composition superbe Bjarne, ce coléopotrére ne peut aller plus loing sinon s'envoler.Belles couleurs et joli BG. TFS Didier.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-06-11 7:11]

Attention je vous regarde! Super macro, La couleur de l'insecte sort très bien ainsi que les contrastes. La profondeur de champs est parfaite. Merci

Fantastic shot, I love the way its looking at you - very alien in appearance.

Great composition and POV. The background is excellent. Well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-11 7:47]

This is awesome! The fierce look in it's eyes is absolutely fantastic! Sharp details, good exposure, great DOF & POV and a good composition complete this perfect picture. Well done & TFS!


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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-11 13:51]

Owesome shot Bjarne. Excellent light on the beetle. Magnificent details, Dof and wonderful composition with fine BG.
Very well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-12 10:40]

Bel insecte bien mis en valeur dans cette composition photographique. Bon point de vue et très bonne netteté.
Beautiful bug with good poses in an interesting & well done shot !

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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2005-06-14 18:03]

Hi Bjarne,

Excellent picture of this bug. Lovly colours and a lot of details. Great composition to.

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-08-05 18:12]

Hej Bjarne...

Skøn blå fyr i en rigtig flot position... Skarpheden på 'kræet' er perfekt og din rolige baggrund ser rigtig flot ud... Tak for synet... Ina...

This is perfect!
It's interesting, moody, colourful, crisp, well composed...I can't complement it enough!
It deserves many smileys!

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  • Jeppe Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 33] (193)
  • [2005-08-24 15:51]

Amazing creatures which we live amoungh every day - glad to know this one a little bug - thanks Bjarne for a fine view.

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  • manada (18)
  • [2006-06-03 1:16]

Perfect on details!
The bug is a real model...ha!
Very well done, Freddy

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