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Longhorn beetle

Longhorn beetle
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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: 2006-07-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, 100mm f/2.8MacroØ58
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 40-49 points, 50-60 Puntos (chapter 6), images en vol, Best of TN by Glem [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-26 8:39
Viewed: 5732
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
This time and thanks to Nikola, the ID of this insect must be correct. It’s Chlorophorus pilosus glabromaculatus and not Rutpela maculata !!

This beautiful Longhorn has a greenish colour which its scientific name translates (chloro for green). Indexed under the scientific name Chlorophorus pilosus, there is the subspecies glabromaculatus (with glabrous spots). It is true that its body is covered with hairs of a velvet aspect. Its cycle of life is distributed over 2 years. The adults meet between June and August in the western south of Europe. It is nourished on various trees chestnut, willow, oak... The larvae develop in the deadwood or under the bark of the trunks of the cut down trees and can cause damage. From: http://www.vertdeterre.com/nature/animal/insecte-clyte+poilu.htm
ISO 400.

taba, horia, marhowie, SelenE, wallhalla15, carper, izler, Kaszek, PDP, jchemas, dew77, limier, ciccio, jjcordier, firelord has marked this note useful
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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-07-26 8:55]

Hi Didier
It´s very hard ( at least for me ) to take photos of flying objects, when we imagine that the object is yet with a some centimeters and don´t fly in line....
well great picture, great focus under the circunstances (you got the head and eyes !)
well done.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-26 9:00]

Again a splendid shot Didier!
You fascinate me with your in-flight insect shot. Unfortunately i'm not skilled enough to do this with my current camera but i'm planning on buying another one next year and try more then.
Brilliant colors, spot on focus and very good POV.
Bravo and TFS

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-07-26 9:41]
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Hi Didier,
This is an excellent inflight photo...Very good capture of movement, and a very good capture of the expression on his face :o)) And thanks to this one I had a chance to explore your portfolio. Very well done! Congats. TFS

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-07-26 9:46]

Impressionant, superbe moment capture. salut

Excellent shot Didier, great lighting, details and sharpness, nice bg and contrast. Great colours and composition too. Very well done, thanks for sharing.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-26 10:15]

Hi Didier,

Again a perfect inflight shot,don't know how you manage it but you are remarkable good in these type of shots,for me its at the moment watching and enjoy it,well done and TFS,


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-26 10:30]

Hi Didier,
If something can fly Didier can catch it! Great capture from a right pov.
TFS, José M.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-07-26 10:34]

J'ai toujours une admiration sans borne pour les gens qui réussisent à photographier des insectes en vol. Bravo.
Bonne journée.

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  • did24 (122)
  • [2006-07-26 11:20]

Superbe macro bien réalisée
Compliments :-)))
Un petit regret : le montage en "carte postale" qui perturbe la lecture de la photo par elle même.
Bravo, suis client

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-07-26 11:26]

wauw Didier,
a fantastic capture, this is not easy but you did do it very good, a fantastic composition with a great pov, very good job.
gr. jaap

bonjour didier
cela frise l'agacement,a chaque fois des coleopteres en vol.je tous simplement enervé de ne pas arriver a un tel resultat.
merci pour le partage.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-07-26 12:59]

hi didier
wooow good timing and good exposure.
it says what are you doing? ;)
composition, colours, BG, POV, DOF and frame are great.
thanks for sharing

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2006-07-26 14:07]

Hello Didier!
Fantastic photo! Very hard to do but you're done it :) And this insect is looking into your lens ;)

Hi Didier,

You caught an amazing moment of this beautiful beetle with hi-tech! I love the pictures of flying beetles, especially jewel beetles, because as follows seem they body-color under the elytras. Your longhorn looks very funny! :)

Bravo! Nikola

What a beautiful bug, Didier,
I like the yellow colour and again this impressive sharpness of a flying insect.
Please tell me how do you do that?!?
It's realy magic!
Sabine - wishnugaruda

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-07-26 17:59]

Hello Didier, this is a great capture. Lovley sharp head and lots of action. It's a good composition too with the flowers on the right hand side. I like it. Well done.

*I've turned off my points, I cannot recieve and I cannot give. I'm sorry for the latter*

Hi Didier
Superb picture.
Great colors, details and great focus.
Excellent DOF and very good BG.
Love the frame

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-27 1:37]

Didier a trouvé la bonne recette pour capter les insectes en vol. Je suis réellement impressionné par vos clichés. Compliments pour ce travail de qualité.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-27 3:11]

Wonderful capture of a bug in flight, Didier.
Not an easy feat.
Love the extended wings and the composition.
The flower seems so far away.
TFS. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-27 6:36]

Hello Didier,
Wonderful in flight macro.POV,moment you caught,sharpness and details on head,BG,framing and composition are excellent.

A truely amazing capture.
Unbelievable eye contact and sharpness.
Stunning shot , very well done.

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  • limier Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 14 N: 235] (1055)
  • [2006-07-27 10:49]

Hi didier
All your file is full of shots like this and that is something so difficult for me.
Needs time and practice to became expert in this.
You are un expert and your shot are wonderfull.
Great colors,BG and Timing

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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2006-07-27 11:20]

Impresionante el vuelo de este pequeño insecto, gran POV and BG. TFS.
Jose Luis

Attraper cet insecte en vol est un exploit.Bravo, Didier!

Hi Didier,
WOW! Great inflight mf..
Well composed, with the important parts of the beetle very sharp, detailed and clear.
Excellent BG, light, color, and POV.
Very well done.

Hi Didier,
Superb action shot! Perfect timing, good detail, beautiful colours, excellent background.
Very well done!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-07-29 20:35]

Hi Didier
Funny and beautiful shot. Great colours, light, details, sharpnes, DOF, POV, BG and composition. Just great.
Well done mf


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