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Cockchafer flying 2

Cockchafer flying 2
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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/4.5, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects around the world, 50-60 points (chapter 5), images en vol [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-21 4:22
Viewed: 8102
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Another Common Cockchafer in flight.In this post I like the sharpness of abdomen and the fluttering of wings. I hope you like it. ISO 100.
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Hello Didier,
this is a action shot. Great colours, excellent sharpness and POV. This is a very nice composition. I like it very much. TFS.

Hi Didier,
that's phantastic, wow, what a moment, congratulations to this exciting shot.
Excellent sharpness on this difficult work, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-21 5:11]

Hi Didier
I remain amazed at how you people manage to achieve this kind of result with an insect in flight. Most of us can not even do it with big birds in flight what more these small little critters. I can see in my minds eye how you run after this guy with that 300D penned to your eyes. What about the obstacles that could come in the way? Are your photographic equipment insured for accidental damage?
This is a perfect composition and POV given the acrobatics you had to perform for this shot. The colours are stunning and the DOF is A1 showing amazing details. The OOF BG is absolutely marvellous and the lighting control was just great.
Very well done and TFS.

bonjour didier
c'est une excellente photo.moi je ne lui trouve rien a redire.

Fantastic action shot focus is spot on ..


The action shot is great and not easy to pull off as we all know! The Composition, POV, sharpness, DOF and BG make for a truley great pic. TFS,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-21 8:17]

Hello Didier,
I'm fan of your flying insect photos and this one is a perfect one as the others.Well caught,framed and composed.

Hello Dider, What a wonderful action shot, Perfct details, BG, POV great Job, TFS Kyle

Great shot; I like the space in front of the beetle too.

Hi garnier ,

A very well composed shot and with a great macro in flight. Love the colours achived on this pic, very good sharpness and details ,



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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-05-21 16:46]

WOW, what a capture Didier, excellent with the compo (enough space infront in direction of flight), beautiful colours with the reddish-green complementary colours contrasting nicely. Great capture of the texture, all those tiny hairs on the abdomen and the velvety textured wing covers.

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-05-21 18:01]

Hi Didier,

I like of your flying insects.
Excellent time, colors, details, sharp, POF, DOF and BG as always.
Well seen & well done!

TFS :-)

Hi Didier,
Another superb flying insect shot. Yor technique is excellent. Nice sharp detail and beautiful saturated colors. Excellent work!

Hello Didier,
Striking colors seen in your subject..looks fantastic against this excellent smooth green BG...Very well composed, great POV, exposure, and sharp detail..I know your secret :)
Very well done!

Bonjour Didier,
Ce hanneton volant est tout simplement magnifique!
Superbe composition à mon goût, il ne manque que le bourdonnement pour lui donner vie!
Merci pour cette superbe prise de vue.

Hello Didier,
Another lovely shot of a flying creature. The details on abdomen really are sharp, very good POV and framing too.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2006-05-22 13:55]
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Bonne image de cet insecte en vole Didier. Il aurait été préférable d'utiliser une ouverture plus petite afin d'avoir une plus grande profondeurde champs. La prise demeure trèsw belle.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-05-22 17:58]

Hi Didier,
Incredible catch! Excellent timing, great colours and details, very nice composed.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-05-22 20:58]

Bravo Didier pour cette belle macro en vol. Je ne sais pas comment tu fais mais je sais que c'est extraordinaire. Merci !


Bonjour Didier
C'est une très belle prise de vue avec ce beau petit hanneton.Les couleurs et les détails sont très jolis.
Merci et bon week end....JP

Hi Didier,
Wonderful close-up!
Sharp, details, colors and light are perfect!
Well done!
TFS Malgosia

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-05-28 4:39]

Privet Didier.
Always with pleasure I look on the insects caught in flight.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-30 1:38]

Pour moi cette nouvelle versoin de cet impressiionnant Hanneton est aussi un must ! Encore un cliché fantastique made by Didier. Bravo mon ami !

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-31 19:38]

Hi Didier
Wow great shot. Beautiful colours, sharpnes,details DOF, POV and BG. Wow in flight
Well done Didier


Hello Didier,

its been a while... and I am still impressed with these chafers you capture in flight. Very well done.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-06-09 16:57]

Świetne zdjęcia jest w czym wybierać. Doskonale złapany ten owad. Super.

Hi Didier,

I really like this picture. A fantastic action shot. Very well done.


You make a very meritorial work getting this without flash, although a bigger speed would give more sharpness, to see it in natural colours is really great!
Very well done.

Bonjour Didier,
Certainement vous êtes tout un expert dans des photos d'insectes en volant, quelque chose qu'il arrête mon, jusqu'à présent est extrêmement difficile d'obtenir.
Les détails que tu as recueillis, les couleurs et la composition sont magnifiques. Salutations

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