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my nightmares!!!

my nightmares!!!
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Copyright: Ersin UYANIK (eruyanik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 23 N: 1216] (5046)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A610
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-07-03 18:17
Viewed: 3434
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
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My nightmares are breeding ;-)

These are my nightmares indeed! :-) They get flying haphazardly in the air after the sun down. These nocturnal beetle's wings produce repulsive sounds (at least only to me) when they fly! It's pretty possible to land on your head or face very easily and incompetently!!! When i see them in the air i rush to my house, i'm not joking :-) But yesterday, i decided that i don't runaway and even try to take in-flight shots of theme. Wow! it's little bit scary and entertaining ;-) But i shot mating scene also in the complete darkness, even i didn't see theme without my cam, when i took their shots:-) Here you can see...

These chafers are about 4 cm long, quite big beetles indeed!

When i was checking my photos on the computer, i saw an interesting guest (or parasite), hey what are you doing there!!! You can see it on the WS. i uploaded another shot to shows the male flying to the female as a WS also...

Pine chafer - Polyphylla fullo

i rotated the photo 90 degree to the left for easy looking

Thanks for visiting...

valy67, loot, TAZ, ramthakur, dew77, gelor, horia, marhowie, sandpiper2, hekcik, jmp, phlr, liziafa, firelord, musin1002 has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To valy67: they are nice!!!eruyanik 1 07-04 08:35
To Xplorator: romeo and julieteruyanik 1 07-04 05:15
To ramthakur: safe journeyeruyanik 1 07-04 04:45
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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-07-03 18:25]

extraordinary shot, ersin! :-)
excellent "over 18"-composition with terrific details -
the small bug on the big beetle´s "thingie" is really amazing.
perfect sharpness and use of fill flash,
thanks for fighting your nightmares for us & take care, thorsten.

Hi Ersin ! I hate spiderrs, and you hate these chafer, we all have our weak points ! I like these bugs, they are nice - in my opinion. :-) The photo is excellent : colors, details, composition , POV, black BG, everything is very good. You have captured a great moment. Very well done !

Excellent job. All the three photos are great.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-07-03 21:19]

Hi Ersin
This is an absolute stunning capture of the moment and a sure way to overcome your nightmares. Meet it, face it, and beat it.
The workshops supplementing your posting is also very interesting, especially the small 'inspector of internal affairs'.
This composition is great, the colours are rich and well saturated, the details are truly amazing, the BG is perfectly complimentary, and the exposure was spot-on (no pun intended).
Excellent work my friend and TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-04 1:15]

These guys do look like nightmares, Ersin.
I'm with you... I would run in the house and hide too.
In real life, however, I have never seen these.
Quite an incredible capture here. The timing is excellent.
Very sharp details and great exposure and POV.
TFS. : )

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-04 1:25]

It is an outstanding shot for these lovers ! Colors, exposure, details, composition , POV, black BG are great.
Well seen and well done, Thanks Ersin for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-04 4:20]

Hello Ersin,
Wonderful capture.Lighting,dark BG,details,sharpness,POV and composition are excellent.

What a perfect shot in the dark, Ersin!
I found the workshops too very interesting.
Writing this from Dubai on my way to India.

Romeo and Juliet got very fat & ugly... but beautiful in weird way... Long live porn :)

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-07-04 5:01]

Bonjour Ersin,
Une superbe prise de vue ! Félicitations.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-04 6:26]

Very, very good macro, Ersin! The detail is absolutely amazing. Good POV and a very fitting dark BG.
Really well done. Bravo and TFS

Çok güzel, değerli bir belgesel fotoğraf...

Tebrikler, paylaşım için teşekkürler... Cengiz.

Hi Ersin,
Very nice. Excellent DOF and sharp detail, great use of flash. Very well seen from the black BG, great color, comp. & POV as well.
Very well done.

Great shot, good use of flash. Interesting moment you captured.
Cool workshop.
Well done.

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-07-04 12:01]

Hi Ersin,

Fantastic shot. Amazing close up.
Excellent DOF, POV, BG and colors.

TFS :-)

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-04 12:19]

Hi Ersin,
A great capture! Color, bg and moment are wonderful and WS's complete very well this photo.
TFS, José M.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-04 12:45]

Hi Ersin,

A great macro of the 2 taking care of the future,well seen and very well captured,


Hi Ersin,
Nice photo you made!
Great detail and shrapness.
It looks super!
TFS Malgosia

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-07-05 10:08]

Hello Ersin,

Wow! What a great picture you got there! It is a chance for all of us that you decided to go fight your nightmare ;-) It is like a 3 individuals party but not noticed by 2 of them ;-) Excellent pov and use of the flash letting us see clearly the details of these insects. The black bg is perfect in order to enhance the scene! Great work and TFS! (Reading your post it seems to me that I hear them flying and I understand what you feel: Washhhhh!)


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-07-06 3:27]

Excellent Ersin!
Full of details!
5* and TFS!

La toma es un documento naturistico impecable, ademas esta lo fotografico ,con nitidez, composicion, iluminacion armonica que la transforman en una lamina de libro.

Excellent, nothing more to say!

your note is very interesting! another amazing fact in macro world thx to photograph! I admire the courage you had and you did it very very good....details and sharpness are achieved very well, also the use of flash is very very crispy....I like to see this pict....bravo!!

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