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Timarcha gougeleti

Timarcha gougeleti
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Copyright: Jose Ramon Pato (JORAPAVI) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 677 W: 0 N: 629] (4643)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, Kenko extention tube 36mm
Exposure: f/14.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Magnificent Macros, Passion Unlimited [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-02 4:57
Viewed: 4823
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
diffuser and homemade reflector

Timarcha gougeleti
Gracias a Dmitry Gavryushin (Osmeterium) Ivan Kruys (Argus)y Andrés Baselga Por la ID.
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C'est tout simplement magnifique. Sans flash c'est vraiment bien. Bravo
Bonne journée.

Hello Jose,
Perfect macro picture. Details and texture are clearly presented. The pov and composition are great. Cheers to this lovely spring time.

Great macro...
I think I can see your reflection.
Nevertheless well composed and usiing a diffuser and reflector is a good idea...

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-05-02 5:54]

Hi Jose,

very impressive macro, your POV and detail are amazing. Good work.


Hello Jose,

Great capture! This is a Timarcha sp. (Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae), a lot of species in Spain, the closest match I was able to find is T. gougeleti.

Best regards,

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-02 6:04]

hi Jose,
waooooo, énorme macro, la qualité est exceptionnelle.
On dirait que les deux insects sont collés ensemble, le cadrage est excellent....génial.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-02 6:07]

Hi Jose

Another fantastic macro work from you!
The magnification level here is indeed impressive and thanks to that all the textures and details are so well visible! I'm actually enjoying the shape of their legs and "feet" the most.
Excellent POV and terrific sharpness, very well managed DOF and beautiful natural colors.
My hat's off to you!

Bravo and TFS

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-05-02 6:34]

Hola Jose Ramon!
Hehe, it's a great capture: Make love, not War!

Wonderful colours, perfect sharpness and smashing detail!

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  • Charo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 39] (456)
  • [2007-05-02 6:41]

Hola Jose Ramón,
Increíble foto, no es que me gusten mucho estos bichitos, pero la captura es sensacional y la nitidez asombrosa.
Saludos cordiales

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-02 7:15]

Hi Jose,
this is a wonderful picture with amazing quality.
Well done,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-02 9:12]

Hello Jose,
Nice to have you and such a brilliant picture as neighbour. Really amazing the quality you reach with help of your homemade reflector. Wonderful all these visible details. BRAVO.
Best regards

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-05-02 10:53]

Hola Jose Ramon, impresionante! parece que les has sacado brillo, jeje. Esto si es un MACRO con mayusculas! Felicidades! Carme.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2007-05-02 10:56]

I love it Jose,
great macro here, good pov and a great quality shot, the dof is nice too, good photojob, with my compliments.
gr. jaap

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-02 11:41]

selam Jose; amazing macro . nice colours, sharpness and details are wonderful! Excellent POV and pose at right moment ! Thank you for sharing,
All the best

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  • Luki (0)
  • [2007-05-02 12:17]

Hola José Ramón:
Me gusta la nitidez con la que has captado a los escarabajos y sobre todo ese par de "zapatones" sobre los élitros de la hembra que parecen ventosas. Enhorabuena y un saludo.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-02 12:28]

Hi Jose,

An amazing macro of this bug. The details are fantastic - it almost looks as if he is made of metals. Wonderful textures! He is fascinating to look at.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-02 13:26]
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Hola José Ramón,
First class macro of a pair of Timarcha sp. beetles in cop.
Excellent sharpness and detail set in a fine compo. from a good POV.
I wonder if this species exudes a red fluid from the joints when threatened?
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hola Jose Ramon.

Esta foto puede tener dos rombos.
Lo que mas me llama la atencion es en la patas que parece como que tienen ventosas.

Jose Luis.

Ola Jose,

Parabéns pela belíssima captura!!!
Riquíssima em detalhes , foco, luz, fundo, contraste...!! Perfeita!!
Obrigada por compartilhares tua imagem!
Saudações do Brasil,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-05-03 0:00]

Hola Jose Ramon. Exelente foto! Hermosa de verdad. Grandes detalles y precioso momento. Luis52

This is the height of perfection in nature photography, Jose.
There is not a thing out of place in this technically superb shot.
Goes to my favourites right away.

José Ramon, hay que aplaudir este magnífico trabajo. Lo definiria como: REAL, con la salvedad que así se ve mejor que al natural. Has dado vida a esa cópula (je je) mediante un enfoque extraordinario que deja apreciar los detalles más escondidos. La luz fabulosa... Parece que te haga la pelota pero es que esta foto me ha impactado. Enhorabuena !!!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-03 16:29]

Hola José Ramón,
¡Qué maravilla de detalles!¡Qué reflejos!¡Qué pose! Enhorabuena por este lujo de foto.
TFS, José M.

Preciosa imagen. Los colores y los detalles son magníficos. Magnífica!


Hola Jose Ramon,
Una macro espectacular! Los detalles y composición son una belleza.
Saludos - Shir

Wow Jose Ramon, splendid composition with great moment, wonderful macro with amazing details and excellent sharpness, great light and colors, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

Hola José,
this is a WOW picture. The Timarcha beetles are black and shiny, making photography difficult. So the diffuser and reflector were obviously good choices for lighting.Look at these details, it's such an interesting picture. My congratulations.
Best regards,

Cuantas y que bonitas me he perdido.
Tendré que sacar tiempo para verlas con calma.
Felicidades por esta para empezar, es muy expresiva :)
Un saludo.

Hi Jose,
Great shot!
Best regards, Leonid

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