Black Oil Beetle
Hi Ivan,a good pic but i seen better many times in your gallery,the details of this beetle are good only in the head and horn,the body isn't the best,it seems that your focus is better on the branch and not on the insect.Very good colors and metallic reflections.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano.
- soccer (2557)
- [2012-04-20 4:29]
Great close up of the subject. I like the POV, detail, sharpness and lighting you have in the image.
- josediogo1958 (11747)
- [2012-04-20 4:52]
Wonderful macro.Great composition,wonderful colours and great sharpness on focus.Lovely metallic reflections.
Have a nice weekend!
- oldferret (1837)
- [2012-04-20 5:18]
A nice shot of this beetle, good colours and detail of the head against a good oof bg. Nice pov. Have seen these on numerous occasions but like you say they don't keep still.
Have a nice weekend
- siggi (52850)
- [2012-04-20 7:27]
very nice close up shot of this insect and nice comp with nice colours.good POV particularly details well captured.Best regards Siggi
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2012-04-20 7:36]
very nice picture with good details of this beetle
the colours are very naturel
thanks greeting lou
- goatman04 (10573)
- [2012-04-20 7:45]
A very good capture with beautiful colors, details & POV.
As you said...the beetle was too active to achieve better sharpness & DOF.
TFS & best wishes
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2012-04-20 8:03]
An impressive set of antennae, Ivan.
This Beetle has a comic look; seems to be intimidated by the abyss beyond the log it rests on. My own imagination, of course!
Overall, a beautiful capture in the bright sunshine.
Hope you and Ulla are keeping well.
- nagraj (15166)
- [2012-04-20 8:25]
Very interesting beetle and fine notes about it, the shape of the antennae is stunning..you could have gone for 1/250 sec shutter speed which would have given you better aperture, I think. tfs.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2012-04-20 8:59]
maybe it's not you best close-up picture, not easy to shot this type of pictures with a 300mm and a extender, I think you need a macro-lens.
Nevertheless it's a fine picture with decent sharpness and details. Also well exposed with nice natural colours.
I do like the compo too.
Well done. mf.
Ha en trevlig helg.
Vi åker ned till Öland den 7/5 och stannar till den 11/5.
Hoppas att vi kan träffas då.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2012-04-20 10:24]
Great X-composition created by impressive insect and so nice piece of old tree. POV is really amazing as well as DOF. All insect is crisp sharp and surroundings are smoother extremely. Kind wishes and TFS.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2012-04-20 10:28]
Ciao Ivan, great macro of beautiful beetle, fantastic details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2012-04-20 13:50]
Ciao Ivan. Amazing metallic colours. Bit tender shapr MF. Lovely compo.
- buscape (7615)
- [2012-04-20 17:17]
fine capture of this little beetle with good sharpness and nice details like the head of the beetle. I also like the natural colours and your well chosen POV.
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2012-04-20 21:57]
I like the way you have captured this beetle looking like at the edge of a cliff. I have captured a few but failed due to harsh reflection on the back. This is well rendered details for an all black specimen which is not easy to achieve.
Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2012-04-21 11:38]
Excellent close-up of this insect with fine POV
and specially i love the way it is framed with
the background off-focus wood, excellent focus,
sharpness, and details of the subject, TFS
- jignasi (27917)
- [2012-04-22 1:34]
Artísticamente un excelente trabajo, pero quizás llevabas mucho "cristal" (lens)
en tu Canon 7D hehehe !
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi.
Today is Earth day, I would like to congratulate your serious and continuous effort to documenting the NATURE of our planet, let us come to make our planet pollution free for our future generation.
this is a very nice picture in all respect.
Anna added " We, the generation of now must encourage our children to get involved in nature and we must show and teach them our love for nature."
with best wishes.
- chrimakris (26007)
- [2012-04-22 9:36]
Interesting subject and beautiful photo with excellent composition and wonderful lighting.
- foozi (25839)
- [2012-04-22 22:00]
this is something special for me, as a new specie and a special name which i could not think of.
Lovely details especially the antenna and the dark shiny armor he wore.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2012-04-24 3:51]
Very nice photo of this beetle with a good sharp focus on the head. Fine natural colours, DOF and diagonal composition.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2012-04-24 6:35]
Now this is one beautiful beetle with striking metallic colours that is well seen amongst the overall black of the body. Wow, and the twirly, whirly antennas is really something to admire. This is a great macro and the beetle's colours are well seen in the beautiful sunlight. I like the point of view. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.