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Ascalaphe soufré


Ascalaphe soufré
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Copyright: Claude Naef (clnaef) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Magnificent Macros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-13 12:56
Viewed: 7754
Points: 122
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Comme promis hier, voici mon ascalaphe immobile sur son brin d'herbe, mais ailes déployées cette fois.
Son vol rapide et aisé lui permet la capture de proies, des insectes en vol, et parmi ceux-ci souvent des papillons.
Ses ailes faites de peau rappellent celles des libellules alors que son vol ressemble à celui des papillons.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-13 13:00]

hi claude; wow This is a beautiful capture, excellent macro work with great details and colours. interesting insect this is
Very well done! Thanks so much for sharing
ridvan

Hello Claude.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.

Regards.
Jose Luis.

Grands centre et profondeur de champ. Couleurs splendides. J'espère que ceci traduit correctement. J'ai voulu écrire ceci en français.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-13 13:21]

Hi Claude,
Yes this an absolutely open-wing capture! Great details and excellent oof bg.
TFS, José M.

Hello Claude
What a great sharpness,
Perfect compo and lighting,
Great POV,Welldone.

Regards
Fartash

Hi Claude, splendid macro with wonderful details and great colors, lovely blurry BG and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-04-13 13:39]

Hi Claude,
Fantastic shot. Saturated colours and sharp details. The POV and DOF are superb as also the lighting and BG. Immaculate neatness. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-13 13:41]

Hi Claude, this is a very good close up shot, the colour and detail are very good.the wing and head are very good , great sharpness and DOf. very well done.. TFS

Nick

Hi Claude,
I wish I also could see such a Mayflower with my own eyes, they are wonderful. It's a little like a picturewing-dragonfly. Excellent sharpness, I love it, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Tres belle photo. Beau contrate belles couleurs vive. Tres detaillee.
Les ascalaphes sont de tres beau sujet. Bon point de depard pour une photo reussie.
TFS
JM

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-13 14:42]

Bonjour Claude,
what a wonderful follow up shot for yesterdays post. First you showing this beauty in a resting pose, not it seems to stretch out its wings to continue flight. Very well timed and the DOF is right on. Sharpness, colors and details are excellent.
Great work.
Sky

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-04-13 14:43]

beautiful macro and pretty colors, perfect composition, good work. Greetings!

Another lovely submit good detail and contrast love the background blur tfs rgds Necip.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-04-14 2:36]

Bonjour Claude,
Superbe, voici le premier mot qui m'est venu à l'esprit. Ce neuroptère est très net et ressort bien du fond neutre. Sa pose bien déployée est intéressante.
Compliments et merci pour le partage.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-14 3:26]

Hi Claude

This is a magnificent macro work!
Not only is the insect you've caught here most impressively beautiful, but the pose is exceptional, too.
The details here are razor-sharp and the POV is outstanding, too.
Another key element is the DOF which is simply perfect, keeping all the subject is full-focus while blurring that BG wonderfully.
All-in-all: a brilliant composition!

Bravo and TFS
Horia

bonjour claude
l'insecte est tres interressant(la note aussi),j'aime ses couleurs qui sont bien exposées et ressortent tre bien sur le BG flou a souhait.
encore une reussite.
laurent

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-04-14 4:05]

Wow Claude! This does look like half Butterfly, half Dragonfly. A beautiful insect. You have caught it beautifully in good light with every detail and sharpness. Great POV Showing all the markings and wonderful colours. Good work, wonderful composition.
tfs
debz

Hi Claude. Beautifully clear macro of this insect showing a great amout of details in the fine wings structures. TFS. Murray.

Ça ressemble à un insecte en quête d'identitée Claude :) Superbe prise d'une espèce que je ne connais pas du tout avec d'excellents détails et une super exposition. Bravo pour cette belle présentation et ce fameux BG! Merci,
Claudine

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-04-14 11:10]

Hi Claude,
Fantastic shot,
Beautiful colors,
Details and sharpness are superb,
Well done

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-04-14 11:23]

Excelente macro por la composición limpia y con buena definición y una estética puesta en escena con el fondo bien difuso para realzar el primer plano.
El ajustado DOF brinda buen foco aunque los extremos de alas y antenas parecen estar fuera del mismo.
Me gusta la ligera rotación dentro del cuadro colaborando con la presentación.
Saludos desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Excellent macro par la composition propre et avec bonne définition et une esthétique mise en scène avec le fond bien diffus pour rehausser le premier plan.
Le réglé DOF bien que les extrémités d'ailes offre bon foyer et antennes semblent être hors de la mêmes.
Il me plaît la légère rotation dans le tableau collaborant avec la présentation.
Salutations depuis Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Una maravilla.
Sencilla y preciosa.
Valió la pena esperar...
Saludos Claude, JL.

Bonjour Claude
Qu'elle belle prise en macro de cet insecte que je n'ai jamais vu avant. Les détails, la prise de vue et la composition sont excellents. Ces couleurs sont spéciales et bien saturées; très beau BG aussi qui met bien l'insecte en valeur..
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-04-14 14:35]

Hi Claude.
Excellent macro.Very good focus,I like nice sharp details on wings.Good point of view and perfect pose of this insect.Very nice blurry BG too.Well done.
Best greetings Milos.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-14 16:07]

Hi Claude

Another great shot of this insect. Amazing shape. Great POV, lovely light and nice colours. Great composition

TFS

Karan

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-04-15 4:06]

Bonjour Claude,
De retour de vacances en Valais, je découvre ce magnifique ascalaphe. Aimerais bien en voir un de près. Je crois qu'on les trouve dans des régions plutôt sèches et à une certaine altitude.On en trouve aussi à Sion?
Bon dimanche
Anne

Hi Claude,
Great image.
Beautiful 'airplane':-)
Nice background.
TFS
Annick

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-04-15 11:59]

Bonjour Claude,
Beautiful image.
Never seenthis before.
Nice clear colos and details.
Great job.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-04-15 13:19]

Bonjor Claude, c'est une excellente macro que tu as réalisée. Superbe piqué, couleur vives, bonne composition et background bien réussi. Bravo !

Mario

Hi, Claude.
Interesting insect. I have never seen such one. Good sharpness and color. Peaceful BG.

Bonsoir Claude,
Belle réussite sur cet ascalaphe aux ailes déployée, avec une netteté parfaite sur l'ensemble du plan. La texture des ailes est parfaitement restituée.
Salutations
Hervé

Hello Claude,
Beautiful details and impressive colours!
This is macro work of first class, and the subject is well framed with educational quality!
Greetings,
Pablo -

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-04-16 4:51]

Hello Claude,
Great closeup picture of this insect.
Great color, position, sharpness, DOF and lighting.

Oz

Hello Claude,

great photo of an amazing insect. well done!

Regards,
Igor

Very well captured, excellent DOF with nice sharpness throughout the subject.
Best wishes
Achim

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-04-16 10:06]

Hi Claude,
Composition, colors, focus and lighting is very good. TFS
Selen

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-04-16 16:20]

Hola Claude.- Bello y nitido Macro. Colores naturales y con exelente fondo.
Luis52.

Hello Claude, :)

WoW! Amazing Macro, wonderful detail and colours, excellent DOF. Very well composed, thank you so much for sharing!

Ange

Superb detail, you really captured this shot, nice camera work!

Greg

Hello Claude,
A wonderful species. Well focused and exposed picture. Very distinctive long antennae and wings pattern. Crisp clear picture with nice blurred background.
JC

Hi Claude,
What an exceptionally beautiful image of this beautiful new life that has emerged. The quality of the image is just superb with the detail being seen clearly. Magnificent.
Cheers,
Debbie

Greet Claude!
You have tyle splendid pictures that to detach eyes hard. Exquisite insect. Very good sharpness, super colours and frame.
It congratulates and I greet - Roma

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-18 7:18]

Hello Claude,
Wow, what a superb macro of this beautiful insect. I love the sharp illustration of the wing pattern and the colour is wonderful against the soft grey background. A really brilliant shot!!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-18 20:32]

Bonjour Claude,
Excellent macro with fantastic details and nice colors. thanks for sharing this image as I have never seen one before.
Rick

Hi Claude,
This is fantastic! The details and colors are incredible but mostly the DOF is what I call perfect. I love everything about htis wonderful capture. :)

Hello Claude,
Sabine has named this insect as Mayflower in English, so I will go by that.
This is a tremendous capture which I missed for the life of me!
Easily one of the best insect macros on TN. It is just amazing.
Ram

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-20 23:13]

Hello Claude

Wow.absolutely stunning.Excellent focus and sharp detail.The DOF and POV are excellent.The OOF BG is wonderful.Wonderful shot.TFS

Rob

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-04-21 4:39]

merhaba Claude
wooow i had never seen like this insect and i do not know about its certain ID...
composition, point of view, background, colours, lighting, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing
regards
izler

bonjour claude
quelle réussite, des couleurs ,des détails etc... tout est super ainsi que ta note bien structurée
bravo une fois de plus
edith

Bonjour Claude,
Excellent shot, superb sharpness and great details. Very neat blurry BG. Lovely colors.

BL

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2007-05-02 13:23]

wow, this is fantastic, claude! :-)
terrific shot of the interesting insect with
it´s spread wings, great colors and awesome details especially on the wings.
well done & take care, thorsten.

This certainly is among the better insect photos I've seen on TN. It is technically so well done! It is a lovely photograph of a subject that is unusual to me.

TFS
Evelynn : )

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-05-20 20:30]

Hola clnaef,preciosa y exelente cactura iniguadable y nitida...Saludos

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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2007-06-03 15:04]

Hola Claude. Ayer estuve persiguiendo toda la mañana a varias como esta, pero había mucho viento y no pude fotografiarlas. Esta me encanta. Gran captura. Un saludo y TFS.

José Luis

Hi,
Beautiful colors of this insect.
Great pov and moment.
Regards,
Iulian

Hi Claude,
Excellent macro capture. Most unusual insect, done exceptionally well :)
I like it very much.
Howard

Muy buenas Claude
Una gran foto la que nos muestras, por especie y por el momento con las alas desplegadas.
Un saludo

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-02-04 16:10]

Hi Claude,
great pic! beautiful pose captured of this interesting insect!
lovely details and colors!
Dejan

Une très belle scéne, Claude.
Le papillion c´est très nette ce que permet voir les détails et sa beauté
Compliments
Raimundo

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-24 1:33]

Hello Claude,
I've missed this superb shot. It's perfection all over. Very high quality!
Regards,
Peter

Bonjour Claude.
C'est magnifique!
Can't remember enough from my high school French classes to write the rest of my critique in French! Needless to say, your image is wonderfully sharp, well composed and the OOF background really allows your subject to stand out in the image. Well done!
Cheers
Elizabeth

Terrible shot,verry good picture.Congratulation.Alin.

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