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Rhagium mordax

Rhagium mordax
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Copyright: Jan Gaisler (honza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Longhorn Beetles/ Cerambycidae Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-02 6:32
Viewed: 3475
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Longhorn beetle Rhagium mordax
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-02 6:43]

Hello Jan,
This is a fine sharp and well composed shot of Rhagium mordax.
Though this species is not rare it would be nice to have a note with circumstances and habitat, etc.
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-02-02 6:49]

Hello Jan,
What a strange beetle in this nice composition. The sharpness is good and offer interesting details on the insect. The DOF gives a 3D effect. Frame is simple and smart.
Congratulations and TFS.

Hello Jan!
After so many butterflies and dragonflies here we have a beetle! Thanks! ;)
And this is a really nice picture. Very good DOF and composition, nice contrast and interesting composition.
You picture also prooves that not an object (here very common forest cerambycid species) but the photographer is very most important "element" of good photo :)
Best regards from Poland!

Hi Jan,
A good image.
Especially the composition is well done.
Blurred background colours are coming back into the beetle; beautiful!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-02 7:05]

Hello Jan,
Excellent capture of this interesting Longhorn beetle. Great sharpness and good natural colours. Very nice composition!
TFS, Ulla

Hi Jan,
Excellent macro here!
With that upper POV you got incredible clear and razorsharp details on the insect.
It's amazing their colors and pattern on the body.
DOF is so good, despite the open value you got all the insect focused.
I like so much the left position of the leaf to make this composition.
Congratulations, thanks for share and best regards,

Hola Jan,
Excelente toma de gran nitidez y bella composición bien aislada del fondo, enhorabuena. Saludos

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-02-02 7:41]

hi Jan,
c'est un animal d'un autre temps, préhistorique ?
Sa tête est impressionante avec ces yeux énormes. Magnifique techniquement.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-02 7:57]

Ahoj Honzo.
Krasna kompozice s perfektne ostrym tesarikem.Pekny 3D efekt a moc se mi libi barvy.Moc pekne.
TFS Milos

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2007-02-02 11:25]

Hi Jan,
Wow this is an interesting and unusual little monster!Amazing clarity and detail at such an open aperture and you must have steady hands at such a slow shutter speed.Obviously you didn't have much light as it is a touch dark though not enough to spoil.Lovely natural colours.
Regards, David

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-02 15:39]

Very good macro Jan with excellent details of the insect from an interesting point of view.

Composition: ****
Sharpness: *****
Color: *****
Lighting: *****
Background: ****
Framing: *****
DOF: ****
Focus: *****
POV: *****
Frame: ****
Note: **

The bottom presents a slight noise although the sharpness on the head of the insect is remarkable.
Thanks and greetings... Ricardo

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2007-02-03 1:58]

Hi Jan,
Congratulations! You've succeeded extremely well with this shot, it's certainly a first class macro picture and of the right size for its motif (a minor flaw that the lower leg got somewhat out of focus but that's all right with me). The greens and yellows are perfectly rendered and the light is exactly right. Thanks a lot - I really like this shot,

P.S. Your note is short, but as long as you give an ID, which you did all to your good - or at least inquire for one to complement with later, which many people not always do - it's acceptable.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-03 12:04]

Hello Jan,
Magnificent close up.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear and razorsharp.I liked POV,lighting,DOF,framing and composition a lot.

Bonjour Jan,
Merci pour cette très belle photo, d'une netteté exemplaire. Tous les détails de l'insecte sont restitués, avec un bon cadrage et une jolie mise en scène. Bravo.

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