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a fluffy Scarab-beetle

a fluffy Scarab-beetle
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world (Chapter 2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-05 3:31
Viewed: 4316
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Common name : Scarab beetle or Bee beetle – Scientific name : Trichius fasciatus – Family : Scarabaeidae.
Description : Coleoptera of 14mm length. An extremely hairy beetle with wasp or bee-like black and orange-yellow markings on elytra ; thorax and abdomen buffish brown. Adults seen from June to September and visit flowers including thistles and thyme. Mostly associated with upland areas.
Photo : Cropped verticaly, resized and framed in 800x600 for TN.

Runnerduck, pgmoni, slrnovice2, Fisher, dew77, Signal-Womb, carper, liquidsunshine, hummingbird24, extramundi, JeanMichel has marked this note useful
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A great image of this beetle. This is commonly known here as the Bee Beetle, because of it's markings and size.
The image is a tiny bit soft, but the details captured are great.
Well done and thanks for posting.

Great macro, Christian.
This beetle is very soft and beautiful.
Well composed, nice colours and good details.
We call it, free transl."Bumble Bee Beetle"
Very well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-05 4:03]

Hello Christian,

A wonderful capture of a wonderful beetle. Well done on the details and exposure. Well composed also. TFS!


Excellente photo, où quantité de détails sont bien visibles. Le fond blanc rosé donne une réelle profondeur à l'image.
Très bon travail.

Lovely exposure Christian, against this white background. I would probably have cropped a little off the bottom of the image but you have him positioned nicely across a diagonal and it looks good. I've never seen one of these before, thanks for posting it :)

Excelent shot and well done on this composition and details.
Une belle vue, tres bien, bravo.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-05 9:34]

Very nice shot Christian!
Your bug is very good detailed.Composition is wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-05-05 10:27]

Very interesting beetle, good macro. I like the colours & sharpness. Good note and composition, too. Well done.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-05-05 10:50]

Beau cliché de cette trichie fasciée.
L'exposition est très bien maîtrisée, les blancs sont parfaits.
Une très belle compo, merci.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-05-05 11:15]

Excellent macro Christian. Good frame and good sharpness.

Very good shot Christian with excellent composition. The beetle is most unusual and holds my interest. Good work.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-05-05 13:09]

very nice one Christian,
the details are super, the composition is nice and the pov is good and the frame is good, very good job.
gr. Jaap

Great capture Christian,
This beetle does look nice and fluffy. Excellent details and exposure. The colours and sharpness are great.
Thanks for posting

Great macro, Christian. I think you handled the lighting well as your white BG is well done. Good detail and POV on this shot.
Thank you.

Are those antenna or pincers in the front?

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-05 22:58]

Christian, great composition in this macro.

It's a beautiful insect, and the picture is great.

Nice shot, well composed, good details and POV.
Well done.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-06 3:19]

Great shot Christian. Very detailed one with an excellent composition and nice frame too.
Well done.

Beautiful capture and excellent contrast against the background for this nice subject. It looks in heaven.
Your Ixus at 2.8 is a DOF machine, and amazed again with the auto mode exposure. Incredibly good allroad cam with minimun size. If I ever came acroos a second hand cheap one I will buy it, sure.

Salut Christian,
Le sujet ressort très joliment sur le fond, et lui donne une présence évidente. Très belles couleurs et composition très graphique. En plus, c'est un scarabée de montagne, ce qui lui ajoute un intérêt supplémentaire pour nous, gens des plaines. La profondeur de champ est un peu faible. On le voit surtout sur le dessus du scarabée; c'est le seul petit reproche. Une très belle photo cependant.

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