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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: 2006-05-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, 100mm f/2.8MacroØ58
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects around the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-05 5:49
Viewed: 7199
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Pretty May is the month of the lily of the valley and the month of the cockchafer!! Joined together here. The larvae of my breeding did not begin to them nymphose yet. The birth will be for the next year.
Common cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha). Also known as: Maybug and May beetle.Description : This common, large beetle often crashes into lighted windows at night during early summer. It is a familiar beetle that belongs to the same family as dung beetles (Scarabaeidae). As it flies it produces an alarming loud buzzing noise, but it is harmless to humans. The ribbed wing cases or ‘elytra’ are reddish-brown in colour, and the head and the pronotum are blackish and covered in short hairs. The fan-like antennae are longer in males than females. The larvae are fat white grubs that typically have a curved body shape and live in the soil. They can grown up to 40 to 46 mm in length. ‘Chafer’ is a Middle English word which is thought to mean ‘to gnaw’. The prefix ‘cock’ is often used to signal maleness, but it may be a simple term of familiarity. The larvae are often called rook-worms, as rooks are said to have a particular love of both adult and larval cockchafers.
ISO 400, NeatImage for the noise.
From: © Stephen Dalton / www.nhpa.co.uk

christophe, hansh, Nephrotome2, dew77, fiyo, eruyanik, AndyB, marhowie, thistle, elefantino, ALIRIZA, scottevers7, firelord, wallhalla15, metcher has marked this note useful
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Salut Didier

Excellente capture, superbe nettete et couleurs, l'arriere plan est bien flou, une bieb belle composition

Amicalement Christophe

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2006-05-05 5:55]

Very nice picure of this "meikever". I like the POV and the sharpness is ok. You captured the antennas well they are usefull at the determination.
Gr. Hans

Good POV. Very good sharpness. Extremely good colors.
Note very useful. I'm just wondering now if it's a male or a female on your pic.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-05 6:07]

Hello Didier!
Magnificent close up.POV,vivid colors,sharpness,clear details,framing and composition are excellent.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-05-05 6:33]

Fantastic shot Didier, very nice capture with a superb composition
Superb detail, and excellent bright colours. Very sharp and clear.
Thanks for posting

Hello Didier,
Wonderful macro! So beautiful beetle and flower! Two beauties in a frame and you managed perfectly.. Everything in the frame spot on! This is an exceptional capture! Congratulations...

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-05-05 7:10]

Hello Didier,
A nice capture of this cockchafer.
Excellent detail,nice vivid colours and very good dof.
Great shot.


Very nice capture ! It's great to have both the flowers and the maybug on the same photo, a real may-picture ! Good details and wonderful vivid colors. Composition is nice, and I love your BG. Well done !

Hi Didier, Excellent colors, POV, DOF, BG, Great work, TFS Kyle

Hi Didier,
Awesome shot, I like it!
Everything looks very nice and a pleasure to view mf..A great work.
Very well done and have a Great Weekend!

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  • Jannie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 6 N: 264] (1227)
  • [2006-05-05 10:16]

fantastic composition and detail. Perfect DOF and POV.

Great work

Hi Didier,
Exellent macro :-)
I like it very much!
Exellent colors, DOF, POV.
Well done :-)
TFS Malgosia

belle photo et qu'elle chance car les hanneton sont devenus rares.de tres bons details bravo.
bon W-E

Hello Didier,
Lovely shot! Did you put him there? It looks great: May Beetle on the May Flower (Polish names of this two both have the word May in it).
Picture has great details, lovely framing and colours. The BG is clear, but there are quite visible traces of postprocesing work in it.
Anyway, it's still a very nice shot!

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-05-05 12:44]

Hi Didier,

EXCELLENT close-up!!!
Live colors and very good details.
Well done!!!

TFS :-)

Great photo!
Colors are amazing, white is perfect balanced.
Good POW.

Hi Didier,
Marvelous macro. Point of view, sharpness, light, clear details and nice colors are wonderful. Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

Bonjour Didier,

Superbe macro, les couleurs et neteté sont exceptionelles.

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  • capa (16)
  • [2006-05-05 20:36]

Excelent photo , great colors and pov. A very balanced picture. \o/

Hi Didier,
Amazing! What a great shot. The colors and detail in this are superb. Your control on the DOF was perfect. Looks great! Pts. tomorrow


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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-05-07 11:22]

Privet Didier.
Soon and at us these beetles will depart. A beautiful picture with pleasant color scale.

Hi Didier,
This one is nvery nice even if it's not flying...
The colors are striking and details are just great.
TFS - Shir

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-15 14:21]

Didier, sincèrement vos derniers clichés sont extraordinaires ! Vous maitrisez parfaitement votre matériel et le résultat est magnifique. Bravo mon ami !!!

Great macro shot Didier. Great sharpness, details, clarity and POV. Great colours and composition too. Thanks for sharing.

Hi, Didier.
This is very beautiful one. Excellent coposition and sharpness. Nice BG. And fantastic insect.

Really nice photograph of this amazing arthropod it sets so beautiful on a very nice soft background. Well done Didier. :)

Hej Didier!
Niezmiernie trudne tematy sobie zadajesz i wywi±zujesz siê z nich znakomicie. Owad piêkny w kolorach i szczegó³ach, a na dodatek bia³e konwalie, jak¿e trudne do fotografowania, wysz³y nieprzepalone. To wszystko na ³adnie rozmytym tle.
Gratulujê i pozdrawiam - Roma

Excellente capture, superbe nettete et couleurs,

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