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Wasp beetle flying

Wasp beetle 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: 2008-05-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, 100mm f/2.8MacroØ58
Exposure: f/8, 1/300 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flying bees, images en vol, Flying images 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-26 7:28
Viewed: 5682
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Clytus arietis (Linnaeus, 1758)
ssp. arietis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE / Tribus: CLYTINI
Clytus arietis is one of the most common European longhorn beetles frequently visiting flowers. It is a broadly polyphagous species in deciduous trees and occasionally also in conifers.
ISO 800

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-07-26 8:18]

Hi Didier,

This is a very special photo! I think it was realy chalanging to take it. Image has very nice colors and is realy interesting showing the flight position of this insect.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-07-26 8:51]

Bonjour Didier,
clearly a rare and unique picture of a flying longhorn beetle.
I tried several times to capture starting Cerambycidae and also Elateridae, unfortunately with poor results only.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-07-26 8:53]
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salut Didier,
toujours aussi spectaculaires ces images en l'air. Le point de vue par dessous donne le sentiment d'assister à une chute.
Question : pourquoi le choix F/8 ?


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-31 6:28]

Bonjour Didier,
Though I have seen this species live and in many photos I have never seen a picture of Clytus arietis in flight. Some parts are sharp, but of course you needed a higher shutterspeed to get most of it sharply, but it looks good despite the high ISO.
Whatever, it is a fine and interesting image taken against a superb BG.
Merci et bon soirée,

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2008-10-09 3:32]

Nice one,they so fast in flight..Good attemt to catch in the action.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-11 9:49]

Bonjour Didier, belle capture, très impressionnant, excellent travail, merci!


Hello Didier,
I always enjoy your insects inflight :)
Very good color, exposure, and BG..Great sense of movement seen also..
Well done & TFS,

hi didier

I like this macro work showing a fine focus of the wasp in motion and doing a good job to freeze the action. This kind of shot is most difficult and it often results in spoils.

Good work.

tfs, bill

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