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Maybug flying

Maybug flying
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Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, 100mm f/2.8MacroØ58
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): images en vol [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-05 9:55
Viewed: 4628
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
This common, large beetle often crashes into lighted windows at night during early summer. It is a familiar beetle that belongs to the same family as dung beetles (Scarabaeidae). As it flies it produces an alarming loud buzzing noise, but it is harmless to humans. The ribbed wing cases or ‘elytra’ are reddish-brown in colour, and the head and the pronotum are blackish and covered in short hairs. The fan-like antennae are longer in males than females. The larvae are fat white grubs that typically have a curved body shape and live in the soil. They can grown up to 40 to 46 mm in length. ‘Chafer’ is a Middle English word which is thought to mean ‘to gnaw’. The prefix ‘cock’ is often used to signal maleness, but it may be a simple term of familiarity. The larvae are often called rook-worms, as rooks are said to have a particular love of both adult and larval cockchafers.
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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-05 10:11]

Hello Didier,
another great image of yours. It must be extremely difficult to have the focus on the right moment. A super image.
by the way, are you familiar with the work of Rene Krekels? A dutch photographer who specialised in flying insects.
See www.renekrekels.nl

Regards, Jacob

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-06-05 11:25]

Hi Didier
very impressive photo of this flying bug
it´s not easy to acheive this king of photo, and you caught it well, good composition, POV and colours...
good work.

Hi Didier,
Good in flight beetle image.
I like the blurred wings.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-05 14:00]

Hello Didier,
Excellent in flight macro again.DSharpness and details on head,motion effect on wings,BG and visual impact are wonderful.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-06-06 8:02]

Hi Didier

Another stunning insect in-flight from you!
Again the focus on the head is impressive and the sharpness level you manage to achieve is terrific, too.
Very good DOF as well as shutter speed - that allows the exact amount of motion blur needed.

Bravo and TFS

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-06 15:28]

Hi Didier.
Very impressive this in-flight shot.Your excellent caught movement of wings.Superb blurred BG and beautiful colors.Perfect your work of this special capture.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

bonjour didier
une de plus pour me rendre jaloux,je suis resté dix minute sur un clairon des abeilles hier et je n'ai pas reussi a le prendre en vol,je suis epaté.

Hola Didier,
He visto tu galería y veo que eres capaz de sacar los insectos en vuelo con mucha claridad y nitidez, a mí me parece fascinante y muy difícil conseguirlo, mi mas sincera enhorabuena, Saludos
José Ramón

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-06-18 14:55]

salut Didier,
voilà une image qui réveille l'oeil, c'est vif et coloré. Parfaite maîtrise de la netteté sur le premier plan, et flou suggéré impeccable.


Bonjour Didier,
You've done very well to stop the action at 1/200th mf. The wing blur here makes the shot great.
I hope to capture more flying insects myself very soon :)

Hi Didier,
No one does these flying insects better than you! Another really great in-flight on this beetle. The motion blur of the wings really implies a hectic flight. Sharp detail in the body and a great OOF backround. Looks great!

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