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Stag beetle

Stag beetle
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Copyright: Krzysztof Buchowicz (Kris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon Macro 100mmUSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-20 5:41
Viewed: 3936
Points: 24
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Stag beetle
This photo was taken - Provence-Alpes.

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Hi Kris,

Great catch without flash. DOF is just nice.


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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-09-20 7:06]

Hi Krysztof,
Ken's remark reminded me of a problem I often face: You have a wonderfull object ready to frame and then there's not enough light to create a sufficient DOF or a shutter speed. . A slight fill in flash can help a lot in this case. To be honest it often doesn't come to my mind to bring a flashlight on a sunny day.
In this picture I would have chosen F4.0 or F5.6 which would give a slightly better shutter speed than 1/50 sec. A soft fill in flash (even the build in from the camera) can help a lot.
But don't worry: I think you made a wonderfull picture and you deserve without a doubt my points. Composition is great.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-20 7:07]

Hi Kris

What a nice and big stagbeetle male you have here! He is impressive.
Good macro work achieved here; i love the details and the textures on its surface. Also, i find the small drops of water from the leaves very nice :)
Nice POV, good DOF and a beautiful composition all-in-all :)

Bravo and TFS

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-20 7:13]

Me gusta esta macro Kris con excelente POV.
Buenos detalles, aunque el foco no cubra la totalidad del insecto.
El trasfondo logrado es muy adecuado como también el encuadre elegido.
Puedo preguntarte por qué elegiste ISO 1600 en este caso?.
Saludos cordiales... Ricardo

I like this macro Kris with excellent POV.
Good details, although the focus doesn't cover the entirety of the insect.
The achieved background is very appropriate as well as the framing elect.
Can I ask why you chose ISO 1600 in this case?.
Cordial greetings... Ricardo

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-20 7:28]

Great shot of the stag beetle showing up the details well. I like the omposition and the water droplets!
Thanks, Ulla

le coleoptere est legerement flou sur l'arriere et il lui manque un bout de patte,mais la tête est bien nette et c'est la l'essentiel.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-09-20 11:06]

Hello Kris,
Despite the limited DOF this is a good shot of a stag beetle. Well-composed with focusing in the right place.
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-20 11:33]

Bonne macro,la netteté est bonne et spécimen interessant.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-20 16:08]

Hi Krzysztof,
Great details and excellent color reproduction. Texture in insect and leaves is fine.
TFS, José M.

Hi Kris!
Very interesting beetle you captured. i wish i see it:-) Great sharpness, colours here, that dews make this photo fresh looking!
Thank you!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-20 21:09]

Hola Kris.- Un exelente Macro, mucho detalle en este bello escarabajo. Luis52.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-09-22 18:02]

Great capture ! It's very sharp, great details and a good background. Thanks !


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