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Pyrochroa coccinea

Pyrochroa coccinea
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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: 2008-05-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, 100mm f/2.8MacroØ58
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): images en vol, Flying images 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-19 5:44
Viewed: 4137
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Pyrochroa coccinea – black-headed cardinal beetle (family Pyrochroidae)
This distinctively-coloured cardinal beetle has a somewhat flattened shape and comb-like antennae. The adults are usually found on flowers near the edges of woods. The carnivorous larvae live underneath dry bark, where they eat other insects –
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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-19 5:45]

Hi Didier,
Beautiful in flight macro.POV,motion effects on wings,moment you caught and visual impact are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

Hi didier!
It not very common to see flying insect on photograph. Great sharpness on head, nice colours and composition.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-19 6:06]

Hi Didier,

Nice to see a posting again of the specialist in photographing flying macro objects,again a great capture with great action,colors and BG,tfs this capture



Wow ! Your work is amazing! I just had a quick glance at your gallery and you've got soo many insects in flight ! I have never seen anything like it before. Your work is truly beautiful - You're off to my favorites list for sure! Awesome!

Best Regards,


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-19 10:27]

Hi Didier.
Once more great in-flight insect shot. I cannot imagine how to get such shots. Great technique of shooting and exposure parameters. DOF s perfect as well as the blurriness of the BG and composition of the shot. My congratulations.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-05-22 12:38]

Hi Didier,
you did it! I tried to catch a cardinal in flight myself, I choose a cool day, but all to no avail. Beautiful, it's a beetle in action not just sitting around and doing nothing. Of course you have some better picturs of flying beetles in your gallery, but never mind. Well done, Didier.
Best regards

bonjour Didier

merci pour la critique que vous avez écrit
à l'une de mes photos de petits oiseaux à l'envol,
vous m'ecriviez que vous faites de la photo d'insectes en vol,
pour pouvoir mettre en focus un insecte à l'envol
je présume doit être plus difficile qu'avec un oiseau

excellent macro photo à l'envol de cet insecte
prise avec un excellent POV, excellent cadrage
en laissant une très bonne place devant le sujet,
j'aime ce flou qu'il y a du corps (queue) et des ailes
qui temoignent le mouvement dans l'image, TFS


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