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Kâma-Sûtra with Stag beetle

Kâma-Sûtra with Stag 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: 2005-06-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, 100mm f/2.8MacroØ58
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sexy nature, Love beetles, 40-49 Points (Chapter 6), Mating, Insects around the world, Insect Mating [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-02 10:47
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The sexual behavior of some insects is sometimes surprising, as showing post of mating of Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus). The position of the male on the last photo could be observed with three recoveries!!

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-07-02 11:07]

Hé hé, on fait dans le porno maintenant? Bravo pour ces belles positions, bonne netteté des images et belles couleurs.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-02 12:30]

Very nice serie Didier,
very orginal to make such a serie, the bugs does the work you made the shots, very nice job,
gr. Jaap

Very romantic! Excellent pictures!

thanks for showing us this montage...it's an eye opener:) a great idea and lots of patience....fantastic!

hello:) nice shot:) exellent DOF:) I like POV here also:) these bugs are wonderful:)



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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-02 16:22]

Never saw these bugs in nature. They're just great same as your presentation. But what is on last photo? Half of 69 ;-))) ?

Bonsoir Didier,

Beaucoup d'humour pour ce montage très réussi! Le travail est parfait.
Composition: ****
Contraste(Sharpness): ****
Couleurs(Color): ****
PDC(DOF): ****
PDV(POV): ****
Note: ***
Merci pour le partage, cordialement,

Very good presentation!
The colour and details are excellent!

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-07-03 9:01]

so nice composition...
and your title is excellent..
you made me laugh much.. :))
thanks a lot for sharing..
very well done Didier

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-03 11:04]

Excellent le montage et le titre ! Ce montage est amusant et intéressant. Belle luminosité et netteté. Compliments didier !

Hello Didier!
Very nice presentation.All frames are clear detailed and well composed.Thanks for sharing.

An excellent post. I like the four poses in the quad arrangement. Nature is always very interesting. Nice Job!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-05 4:31]

Hello Didier!
Wonderful shots and presentation.Clear details,sharpness and composition are perfect.Excellent work!TFS...:-)

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-07-07 9:40]

I like this photo, Didier. Good serie. Excellent colours, sharpness and contrast. Very good job.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-07 10:52]

Didier, this is great, really great.

Excellent sharpness all around, as well as excellent POVs and compositions.

Congratulations on this very nice job.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-07 14:35]

:) This is great Didier. Parental advisory on this pictures! I like this series and the top right picture is the best. And, what on earth are they doing in the bottomright picture? ;)
Details are sharp and POV & DOF are great. You have got some hotspots (i.e. Overexposure) in some places, but that's only a minor nit. Well done & TFS!


Really great series of shots here Didier! Each frame has very good DOF, details & sharpness. Like your title also, Well done!

Oooooh Didier... C'est une photo à regarder quand les enfants sont couchés, ça.. ;-)
Quelle patience en tout cas, quel sens de l'observation ! car je suppose que tout ceci n'a pas pris deux minutes.
Bravo pour la qualité des images, et merci pour la leçon de choses.. ;-)

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2005-07-12 10:33]

...and another one for an "above 18", adult section.*g*
very cool shots & composition, didier! :-)
seems the beetles are really having fun.
thanx 4 showing & sharing,
take care, thor.

Very nice shots, love the way this has been presented and also looking at some of your other shots there just great. What programme do you use to create this ? Very busy bug indeed, Well done!

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  • pathy (73)
  • [2005-08-15 16:48]

tres belle composition de macro. une vraie leçon d'histoire naturelle !

bonjour didier
effectivement la position est surprenante,il faut supposé qu'il nettoye les outils apres usage!!!
belle composition.

Hi Didier,
fascinating series, very well arranged.
Thank you, and best regards,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-12-21 13:26]

Haha, Didier... C'est parfait!
Wonderful series....
It is indeed very interesting behavior,
and you did a great job capturing all the different phases. : )
We should start a new theme called Insect Kama Sutra. : )
TFS. : )

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