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Lucanus cervus male

Lucanus cervus male
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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 45] (219)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-23 14:38
Viewed: 5040
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
June 18, 2007
Pegairolles-de-Buèges 340195 34380
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.800 3.583 485 m

Lucanus cervus male

Photographed close to the source of Buèges

The Lucanus or Kite (Lucanus cervus) concerns Lucanidés, very great family on a world level, but which in France counts less than one ten species. It is largest and most imposing of the European insects. It is also largest of our Coleopters, and the most impressive so much development mandibulaire of the males can reach spectacular proportions, which adds to the resemblance to the wood of cervidé.

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Good first crack of the whip. I am always fascinated by these critters, their sheer strength compared to body size always freaks me out. Well played all round.


Hello Joel,
Welcome to TrekEarth! What a great opening shot! This is a fine macro, sharp and detailed. I like the way the light is catching his armour-plated back making it look like polished leather. Good composition.
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Joel
Welcome to TN.
Hope you will upload more of these wonderful images in the near future.
Beautiful sharp and clear image of this giant with very nice details.
I've seen them fight in a film once with there big scissors hooked in to eachother and lifting there opponent.
Great to view such thing.
Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards and have a nice sunday, Harry

Hello Joel and welcome on TN!
Very good picture for the first presentation on TN! :>
Nice depth of field, interesting point of view and a rare species :)
Best greetings from Poland,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-06-24 4:15]

Joel, Very very fine and nice and clear.the shot is excellent and good POV Ganesh

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  • Charo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 39] (456)
  • [2007-06-28 12:45]

Hola Joël,
Este ya me gusta un poco más, digamos que me acercaría a él...
La foto estupenda, con gran nitidez y detalles.
Excelente toma.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-07-10 10:03]

Hi Joel.
I am glad to see the nice shot of the same beetle. Amazing details and sharpness of the image and perfect colour reproduction. Very interesting POV and great DOF. Diagonal composition of the shot is very impressive too. My compliments and best wishes.

Je ne voudrais pas tomber dans de l'antiféminisme primaire mais Monsieur est particulièrement spectaculaire ! (:¦
Bonne journée.

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