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red head beetles
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Copyright: Kean Hoon Tan (keanhoon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 228 W: 0 N: 239] (1264)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-22
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-24 10:06
Viewed: 5282
Points: 18
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Cerambycidae or Capricorne?

Longhorn beetle.

This photo taken during my last jungle trek to Mount Nuang, a recreation mount 24km from Bt 9, Kuala Lumpur.

This little friend stop on the leave for my photo session, appreciated that very much. As we go further, near a water line, there are even more infacts a group of them occupying a single plant. They feed on that plant.

To travel up the mountain, which is also tallest mountain in Selangor state, need about 8 hours. Anyhow my friends and i only stoped at 2 hours check point because we did not planned for overnight camp. We spent about 2 and half hours as the extra time has been used up for photo session.

Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Exposure Time: 1/79
F-Stop: f/2.7
Focal Length: 6000/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2007-04-22 10:48
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: No
File Size: 167 kb

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-04-24 10:08]

Hi Kean.
what a nice close up of this beetle. I like the way you used the shallow deoth of field. Nice!
Regards, Jacob

Hello Kean!
Fantastic close-up with great details (I can see even setae on its antennae!). I believe this is some Cerambycidae species :)
Best regards,

Hi Kean,
Nice shot on this beetle. Sharp and crystal clear image. Great color contrast. Seem you had a nice day trip to this Mount Nuang. TFS

Hello Kean
What an intersting Beetle to shoot,
Perfect focusing on head and lighting,
Excellent DOF, Welldone.


Hi Kean!

Very cool how you captured this beatle! The colors are nice. The red spots sets a nice accent.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-04-24 15:15]

Hi Kean,
great capture with a brillint POV and compsition.
Well done,

Impresionante Kean, quizás le falta algo de detalle ya que el color negro es difícil para los detalles. Aún así magnífica. Muchas gracias por tus comentarios y un saludos desde España: J. Ignasi Tejedor

Hi Kean,
An interesting beetle. The focal depth a bit short but with the focus in the correct site: the head and antennae. Leaf lines add more interst to the pic.

Hello Kean,
I want to compliment you on this headshot of an interesting Cerambycid. All details of the head are sharp, the colours good (it is notoriously difficult to picture a black animal). The best is the composition, the portrait.
Well done!
My best regards,

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