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black-headed cardinal beetle

black-headed cardinal 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: 2007-05-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, 100mm f/2.8MacroØ58
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): images en vol [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-30 12:50
Viewed: 6330
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Pyrochroa coccinea – black-headed cardinal beetle (family Pyrochroidae)
This distinctively-coloured cardinal beetle has a somewhat flattened shape and comb-like antennae. The adults are usually found on flowers near the edges of woods. The carnivorous larvae live underneath dry bark, where they eat other insects –
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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-30 13:11]

Hello Didier,
Excellent in flight macro.POV,BG,moment you caught,colors and framing are wonderful.Have a great day!

Sure - this shot can only be from Didier!
Hi my friend and master of the flying bugs - it's wondeful and amazing again, I love your flying shots so much, excellent work, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-30 14:01]

Hi Didier.
Perfectly timing and excellent capture of this cardinale in-fly.Great caught this moment with very nice pose of this beetle.POV and colors are amazing.Very nice coloured blurry BG too.Superb job!
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Buffff. Impresionante. ¿Como has conseguido captarla asi? ¡Enhorabuena!


Amazing flight picture. It appears as if it is pouncing on some one. Brilliantly colored fore-wings. TFS.

Murali Santhanam

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-31 2:49]

Salut Didier,
je constate avec bonheur ton retour en force :D au premier coup d'oeil on sait qui a publié. Belle position équilibrée, couleurs saturées. Côté netteté y'a encore de la marge :).


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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-06-04 3:18]

Your flight macros are amazing! And this one is a fine example.

Your flight photos are incredible!! How amazing to capture such detail in a moving insect. The depth of field and background are great. The composition is perfect. Good stuff!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-06-08 7:24]

Bonjour Didier,
Vous êtes aussi de retour et j'ai manqué vos clichés. Vous devenez le grand master des insectes captés en plein vol. Je suis admiratif. Moi j'ai juste capté une Syrphe en vol mais involontairement ;-)
Compliments mon ami pour ce cliché très esthétique !

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-11 7:08]

Bonjour Didier,
You seem to have mastered a technique for capturing insects, especially beetles, in mid-flight. This is a fine capture of the Cardinal Beetle, showing some of the legs and part of the body sharply from a good POV and set in a fine composition with good lighting.
Merci et au revoir,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-11 11:52]

Hi Didier

These in-flight shots are just stunning. I love the poses captured and the colours



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-06 20:06]

Hello Didier

A beautiful in flight capture of this beetle.The colours are well saturated.The DOF and POV are very good.The OOF BG is well done.TFS


bonjour didier
l'été se termine et je ne suis toujours pas parvenu a prendre un coleoptere en vol,snif!!
bien vu pour celle-ci aussi.

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