SAPROXYLOPHAGOUS AND VULNERABLE
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-01-01 9:40]
Hi Radomia. What a fine close up of the shiny beetle. You sharp focusing has given fine detail , with natural looking colours.. yoyu can see all the markings so well on the body. a good low POV. well done TFS. intersting notes thanks.
All the best for 2008.
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-01-01 9:44]
Thank you for a very clear photo of this rare scarabeid beetle and for the valuable information. Your "bugs-eye-view" has perfect DOF so every point of the beetle is sharply in focus, colors are good in spite of some unavoidable reflections originating from the fill-in flash, altogether a very good composition, TFS.
- red45 (31094)
- [2008-01-01 9:44]
Twoj post jest spozniony o jakies 8 lat, obecnie mamy 2008 :-))) Wszystkiego najlepszego!!!
Piekny chrzaszcz, caly czarny i blyszczacy. Idealna jakosc i jak zawsze swietna nota.
- marcellr (3514)
- [2008-01-01 9:47]
è per me davvero un grande onore la dedica che tu mi hai fatto.
La tua splendida foto mostra una specie veramente rara e minacciata.
Personalmente ritengo O. eremita una delle più belle specie di coleotteri Scarabaeiodea d'Europa.
Spero un giorno di potere ricambiare questa gradita dedica, fotografando una Osmoderma endemica di Sicilia: O. cristinae, descritta nel 1994 dal mio amico entomologo Ignazio Sparacio.
Grazie ancora e auguri per il nuovo anno 2008,
- joey (24909)
- [2008-01-01 10:02]
Greetings from Bulgaria!
what a great shot of this big beetle!
I have never heard of it before!
A very hard shot to take yet you have succeeded very well.
The POV is perfect and you have composed this shot with great skill.
Sharp and detailed with impeccable clarity.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-01-01 10:53]
as usual you have pin sharp detail and with an excellent composition too. It's great you were able to fins sucha rare specimen, congratulations my friend. Thanks for an interesting and educational posting!
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-01-01 12:03]
Great sharp picture of this beetle. Very nice detail and beautiful natural colours.
Happy new year!
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-01-01 12:04]
Hi Rado,this is a great pic,perfect under all corners of view and not easy to made so perfect,thanks for share,Luciano
- fartash (5161)
- [2008-01-01 12:13]
Very intersting spieces to shoot,
Perfect details,exposure and POV,Superb shot.
Best wishes for 2008
It is a pleasure not only to look at your beautiful captures (most unique this time) but also to read your informative notes. It is more and more difficult to find ancient forests, they are not productive, and unfortunately $ rules the world.
In our area, even natural reserves are being exploted :(
But when you go into them, wonders like this beauty can still be found.
Happy 2008 from Felipe & Cris.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-01-01 23:26]
You are right. I have met this species very often in our places. And it is a very attractive photo model/ I like excellent sharpness of the image and perfect fill flash work. As usual for your insect shots DOF is great. I like wide DOF so much. All the best to you in started year and TFS.
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-01-02 0:43]
Outstanding beginning to the new year. Wonderful shot. Wish you give us such beautiful images to enjoy throughout 2008, MF. I eagerly look foward to every moment here on TN with you and our entire community.
HAPPY NEW YEAR and a GREAT COMING 366 DAYS.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-01-02 9:11]
Wish you and your family a Happy 2008!
I like the composition in your work...
Nice presentention. Good photographer's note...
- Ena (2454)
- [2008-01-02 12:12]
Excellent photo for a star of the new year!
This is a great macro of a beautiful and rare scarab.
The abdomen looks quite swollen. I wonder if this is a female with eggs.
It looks as though the light was difficult so you have done a great job.
I hope you have a wonderful year.
(I'll have to catch up with some of your great posts I have missed)
- arfer (0)
- [2008-01-04 13:03]
A very good close up of this beetle. The focus is sharp with excellent details. The lighting is well handled and the colour saturation is very natural. Along with the notes this is a very informative and educational posting.
Very well done. TFS
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-01-05 1:47]
I'm sorry to have by-passed your capture of this interesting Beetle. I've only seen traces of this rarity in the mulm of an Oak tree in Ostergotland up north! Interesting to see this fine close-up. I like the low POV and the detailed legs!
Many thanks and all the best wishes for 2008!
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-01-05 4:27]
This is a great posting! The hermit beetle is rare in Sweden and strangely enough it is now mostly found where the rich land owners of the past planted oaks in the park-like grounds. These oaks have now become large and old and many are hollow to provide habitats for the Hermit Beetle.
This is a fine sharp image taken from an excellent POV and I'm sorry to have missed it earlier but I take the opportunity in wishing you a Happy and Successful 2008!
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2008-01-05 4:55]
A great shot at this hermit beetle. Sharp and well exposed image. The dark texture is clearly seen and appreciated. Sorry that I missed this new year picture. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy new year.
- GLEM (10)
- [2008-01-05 8:14]
encore une fois une image de très bonne qualité, la dof est précise, les couleurs intenses.
- MMM (11425)
- [2008-01-05 16:56]
Excelelnt presentation.Good POV and sharp image.Light and details are excellent.Colors are also very nice Nice.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-01-06 3:52]
A beautiful capture of this hermit beetle. I have heard of hermit crabs but a hermit beetle I am hearing from you for the first time. Excellent details and composition with informative notes. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- claudine (0)
- [2008-01-07 11:34]
Thanks for sharing this interesting specie! Details are very sharp in a nice composition and POV. I like the brilliance on the insect. Well seen!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-01-08 5:59]
Hi Radomir, great dedication to our friend Marcello, superb macro of rare beetle with wonderful details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
Hi again, Radomir,
that is a big surprise, less the picture but the species presented. Of course I heard of Osmoderma since my boyhood- beetle-collecting- times but I've never seen one, not even on a photograph. Here it comes, complete withvthe strange hick on the elytrae, one more quirk of evolution. Well done! Good dedication.
My best regards
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2008-01-22 11:38]
Excelente toma que nos muestras con gran composición, nitidez, claridad y mucho detalle este bonito escarabajo. Interesante nota. Gracias por compartirlo. Aunque con un pequeño retraso, te deseo que tengas un año lleno de felicidad.
- nkasot (217)
- [2008-01-27 7:02]
Nice shot! TFS. Nazim
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-01-27 7:16]
Buen encuadre y colores aunque con un evidente exceso de brillo en algunas zonas. Creo que aún así tiene mérito por la dificultad que entraña fotografiar a estos insectos de casi un solo color.
Saludos. j. IGNASI