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Cetonia aurata

Cetonia aurata
Photo Information
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: 2004-05-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-16 3:55
Viewed: 3796
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The scientific name of this insect is Cetonia aurata.

Photographied in a peony...
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Good macro Christian
Good colors and good details.
Well done.

Excellent macro with great details and colours, very good quality.

great one Christan,
Fantastic colours, great dof,
Your macro's are exelent, great job

Very nice close-up. Love the metallic colour and the pollen on the head. Very sharp detail. Great work. Thanx Christian.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-16 7:15]

Excelente macro Christian.
Gran resolucion y nitidez... muy buena perspectiva y colorido.
Utilizas tu Ixus en automático o en algún modo manual?

Excellent macro Christian.
Great resolution and clearness... very good colorful and perspective.
You use your Ixus in automatic or some manual way?

Christian, I love this shot as it reflects natural colours. IMO we have to be very carefull with postprocessing as it may make things unnatural like too much sharpening and overemphasized colours.
This one has none of that, great shot!
Greetings, Jan

bonjour Christian.
belle palette de couleurs tons pastels.
tout est bon, la pdc, le cadrage et cet insecte impregné de pollen. bien belle prise.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-16 15:06]

Excellent capture. This beatle reminds me of the beatle like aliens in the movie "The Fifth Element". Lovely colors and DOF. Excellent shot!

Ah, a reminiscence of spring.. These beautiful and colourful beetles are amongst the first to appear in spring, but already by early June they're gone again.
Nice capture with good sharpness and DOF.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-08-16 17:04]

An excellent capture.
Very nice sharp detail and with great colours.
very good composition and DoF too.
Very well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-17 4:29]

Good shot Christian. The colours are strong and the composition good. The poor chap looks like he has been through the wars a bit with bits of missing legs. Well done.

Points tomorrow.

Boy, This is a GEM! If I was to describe it those terms I would say it is an emerald atop a ruby in a setting of gold!! I continue to see some of the greatest photos on TN I've ever had the pleasure to view! And the "Hits" just keep comin'!!! Great, Great photo!!

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-21 11:06]

VERY nice metalic beetle here, covered in pollen, with a nice diagonal adding interest to the compo.


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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-07-04 16:00]

Wspania³a praca Christian.
Doskona³a kolorystyka i detale.
Very well done.

Marvellous! Delicious colours. Excellently focussed. Tinyest details show incredibly crisp and clear. The composition with the reddish bottom and the yellow aura around the green and golden beetle is an eye catcher! Congratulations!

Most of the time they put their head deap in the flower and it is not woth a photo. This pic is brilliant. Astonishing colors.
Maybe the Cetonia could have been less centered but I don't mind much.

Hello Christian!
What a beautiful Cetonia photo! I like a lot mosaic of tones and perfect sharp details. Great control of DOF and light.
Best greetings,

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