- Patleboss (5950)
- [2007-09-21 22:45]
Very beautiful macro of this beetle climbing this flower of thistle, the photograph is technically perfect, I particularly like the colors and the splendid background
cheer and have a very nice week-end,
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-09-21 23:11]
je n'avais jamais vu une cetoine comme cela,en general on est ebloui par sa couleus metallique mais là on voit enormement de details sur les elytres c'est fabuleux.le resultat est vraiment tres bon avec pourtant un reglage grand ouvert du diaphragme.felicitations.
- squirrel400 (323)
- [2007-09-21 23:35]
Wow .. I wish I could have one of my macro shots turn out this well.. The sharpness is next to none and your contrast is super .. WELL DONE !!!
- batu (16383)
- [2007-09-21 23:44]
Good morning Ivan,
great picture of the beetle. The structures, surfaces and colours are shown very clear which is not so easy achieved with this kind of beetles (buried, dark and iridescent structures). Focus and sharpness are perfect. This is also true for composition and background.
Best wishes, Peter
- pirate (7474)
- [2007-09-22 0:29]
GREAT capture with good DOF and perfect BG with lovely compo
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-09-22 1:16]
Outstanding macro shot of this flower beetle with immaculate sharpness and lovely colour tones. The focus is absolutely spot-on and a great DOF lets it stand out from the neutral BG. The thistle looks beautiful and adds such nice colour to the frame. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-09-22 1:24]
That is an impressive fellow!
Great details have been captured in the beetle, wonderful colours also, and avoiding disturbing reflctions in the insect...
A fine composition with a good main diagonal!
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-09-22 1:30]
Neat macro, Ivan.
- schnoopie (964)
- [2007-09-22 2:01]
The sharpness is perfect. Nice colors and composition, too.
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2007-09-22 2:38]
Great sharp image. Great exposure, beautiful colors. Perfect OOF buckground. I like the composition but I am wondering about the bottom part. Maybe it could be cropped a little bit more.
Very good job
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-09-22 2:52]
Great macro Yvan ! So sharp and clear that it stands out brilliantly agains that blurred background. Great work my friend,
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2007-09-22 3:15]
Wow, this is a fantastic macro. Perfect sharpness, DOF and clear colours. Great POV and composition.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-09-22 4:32]
Hi Ivan, wonderful beetle with splendid details and great sharpness, excellent BG, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio
- gannu (14761)
- [2007-09-22 5:23]
Ivan I like the view and composition. What is amazing is the bug covering the entire flower and taking it as a bed. Ganesh
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-09-22 6:32]
f5.6 and still that much dof! I am impressed!
Superb sharpness, colours and details, perfect BG
I hope that someone can enlighten you as to the purpose of that limb! Very curious indeed!
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-09-22 7:25]
Very intersting shot of this Flower Beetle,
Perfect details,DOF and composition,
Fantastic colors and POV,Welldone.
Hi Ivan. This is not a beetle i have seen before so thanks for posting. sharp focusing with fine detail. and natural colotrs. sshowing the orange near the nose. a nice pov/DOF. good notes to go with the picture. well done TFS.
- demeve (6165)
- [2007-09-22 8:02]
What a beautiful capture.. Lovely Beetle feeding on equally
beautiful flower.. great composition and POV.. Well done
- marieproue (3674)
- [2007-09-22 8:56]
Quelle belle macro, tout est en focus, les détails sont superbes.
- go2stones (1279)
- [2007-09-22 11:12]
I wonder if it's the remains of a second set of wings like we see in some flies. Excellent view of the beetle atop an interesting perch. Great clarity and details.
- kapthakan (187)
- [2007-09-22 14:06]
Hi Ivan,a beautiful macro very good exposure,and focus.Clarity,details,coloration excellent on the flower beetle.Well done
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-09-22 14:52]
The beetle is so crystal clear that we can see every part of it. Wonderful position on the beautiful flower. Nice rich colors and a flawless background. This really is a beautiful picture.
- MMM (11425)
- [2007-09-22 15:17]
Lovely composition.Very sharp image whit excellent POV.Colors and detaisl are very good.The BG is very nice I like the color.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2007-09-22 15:59]
No había visto nunca aún este escarabajo. Un estupendo enfoque que permite ver con gran claridad la textura de sus caparazón. Enorme profundidad. Compiten en belleza la flor y el insecto ...
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi
- rousettus (19818)
- [2007-09-22 17:26]
a perfect macro shot with great details/sharpness. POV, composition, colors very nice. also good notes.
have a nice Sunday to you with Ulla.
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2007-09-22 18:14]
Sharp image with texture clearly seen. Nice blurred background. POV and composition are great. Very well done. Have a nice weekend.
- jmirah (4687)
- [2007-09-23 1:05]
Back later, cutting grass
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2007-09-23 1:11]
A beautiful beetle. We have something similar here but different colors. I will post it next time. The details and composition are excellent. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-09-23 1:47]
What a brilliant reproduction of this cute bug and wonderful flower. I am impressed with the exactness of reproduction of all details and texture of the bug, your low POV and impressive inclined composition. BG is wonderful at its smoothness and colourfulness. Lighting is perfect and is under your control. Superb, skillfully done close-up. Bravo.
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-09-23 5:37]
Very sharp & detailed Ivan.
Excellent use of ambient light with perfectly natural colors. The colors of the pink thistle head really stand out with the green beetle and green BG, nice combination..
The POV and composition couldn't be better :)
Very well done.
- anel (40574)
- [2007-09-24 5:27]
Very interesting post on a very common beetle, but like you I never noticed the appendix on the abdomen. The colours of your picture are most beautiful and harmonious, the composition excellent too. Thanks a lot also for the note.
- zumoduvas (2535)
- [2007-09-26 15:37]
Excellent picture, very good details.
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-10-02 3:01]
Precioso macro de bella composición,con gran nitidez y detalle. TFS, saludos
- tiklod (3397)
- [2007-10-03 6:39]
AMAZING picture. Details and DOF are breathless. BG is very nice. One of my favorite!!!
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-01-07 5:46]
Being a new member to Trek Nature I am still browsing if time permits. I think at this stage my eyes are working overtime to search for anything that will grab my attention, and I am sure by the end of the week I’ll be squint-eyed. It sure is a very difficult task, and it is easier said than done to pick and choose for a particular photo to critique. There are just so many talented photographers on the site and they all have such fabulous portfolios. Your own portfolio is filled with a selection of splendid photos and it was not easy for me to choose one to critique. I decided to give this “Flower Beetle” a go. This is an excellent capture filled with a wide variety of colours which really complement one another. The beetles metallic colours stands out well and the detail of the insect is first-class. I enjoyed browsing through your portfolio and this “Flower Beetle” are well presented. Thanks for sharing.
- foozi (25839)
- [2008-07-27 2:20]
must really thanks you for the concern and care in my post. identifying insects, butterfly and moth is really a difficult task for. You help me a lot.
This beetle is so exciting. Very clear and sharp image.
Look very textures creature. Really beautiful .
- ingridshaul (0)
- [2010-01-03 11:49]
I found your photo, when I googled Cetoniid beetle.
I see the difference between the Swedish and the South African is mainly, your's has horizontal, thin and our's length-wise, broad stripes. Our's had also a V-shaped marking on the top of the head. Last not least, the back legs of the South African beetle also had this wine-red stripe on the front of his back-legs, similar to reflectors on the pdals of a bicycle.
I always admired your wide knowledge of Insects. Now, I am even more now impressed - you identified your beetle!!
I wish, we had meadows with flowers. Your insects definitely look better sitting on flowers than ours on bricks (our drive, where I found it).
Your image is as sharp as an ink drawing, and the pastel colours of the background enhance the colours of the flower.
I like very much the tight control of depth of field, concentrating the view on the beetle and the flower-head.
Have a good week,