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Cétoine dorée


Cétoine dorée
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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: 2007-05-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon 100 f2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-31 10:29
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cetonia aurata
14-20 mm, Corps trapu, brillant, vert métallique à cuivré; faibles sillons longitudinaux sur les élytres à l'arrière. Sur les buissons en fleurs.
Aime les aubépines, églantiers et sureaux.
Vole seulement au soleil. Ponte dans des souches pourries; les larves y vivent plusieurs années.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-31 10:38]

Hello Claude,
Brilliant macro of this beautiful Rose Chafer. Fantastic metallic sheen and razor sharp details. The yellow flower makes an excellent background in this very fine composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Krima Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 5 N: 7] (8)
  • [2007-05-31 10:45]

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Nice bug...Vivid colors and nice composition
My best regards,
Crina

Hi Claude,
Amazing metallic colours. Good 'macro' with plenty of sharpness.
TFS
Annick

Excellent shot, Claude!
TFS
Ralf

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-05-31 11:09]

Hi Claude

Great macro with wonderful POV, colour and focus.

James

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-31 11:23]

Hi Claude.
Your image of the bug is brilliant. What a great DOF despite the use of 100 mm macro lens and amazing details. The surroundings are wonderful at high range. Great classic combination of green and yellow colour tones. Composition of the shot is so impressive. Bravo. Perfect done and TFS.
Alexei.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-31 12:32]

Hi Claude,
Wonderful macro shot of this insect. Brilliant mettalic colours and very impressive sharpness. Excellent POV to portray its entire features and a very neat focus. The yellow petals of the flowers presents a nice BG. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-05-31 12:49]

Hello Claude,
light and reflections are well managed here. Great depth of field and high sharpness show most parts of the beetle in an excellent way.
Best wishes, Peter

Bonjour Claude,
This is and outstanding macro!
I like so much your upper POV and the way you catched the light reflections.
Magnificent the metallic colours got on the insect, that cover a wide tonal range.
It's very good the intense colours contrast made with this vivid and well saturated colours.
Felicitacions et merci du partager.
Mes amities,
JM

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-31 13:17]

Bonsoir Claude,
Vraiment magnifique ta photo de la Cétoine dorée.
La lumière est très bien maitrisée, ce qui pour ce sujet avec fleur jaune et coléoptère brillant ne va pas de soi.
Bravo
Bonne soirée
Anne

A fantastic shot, Claude, I love the metallic colours and the motive is wonderful.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-31 14:05]

Hello Claude,
Fine capture of a Rose Chafer with excellent sharpness and DOF set in a fine contrasting yellow flower BG. Fine composition too!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-31 14:24]

Hi Claude.
Great macro of this beautiful beetle.Amazing colors and superb metallic effect on wing - cases.Nice compositin with good upper POV.Pretty sharp details.Well done!
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Wow Claude!

A super macro shot. The detail is unbelievable. I'm the same colour as the bug, I tell you. Very well done!

Jan-Hendrik

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-05-31 16:34]

Hi Claude,

Superb macro shot, I like the pose and POV and the detail is also very good, the metalic colours are excellent.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-31 16:41]

Hi Claude. A very good shot indeed. bright colours. very good lighting showing the green body of to its best.great detail and sharp focus. with a nice POV. well done TFS.
Nick..

Wow, this is impressive Claude. Such detail and wonderful metallic colours. The beetle looks superb against the bright yellow of the flower. Well seen and captured.
Cheers,
Debbie

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-06-01 1:49]

salut Claude,
excellente image, l'effet de brillance et de couleur est très bien vu. Bonne maîtrise de la netteté sur tout l'insect.

gl

Nice capture full of lovely colours. Excellent background, well composed shot,
Best wishes,
Achim

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-06-01 17:01]

Hi Claude,
Really a great control of exposure here! Light is beatiful and details are extremly good.
TFS, José M.

Belle photo de ce insecte bien coloré et très reluisant.les explications sont bien donnée car je le connait un peu plus maintenat. Amitiés Thomas

Salut Claude,
J'aime beaucoup la brillance sur l'insecte et ces détails. Tu l'as saisi dans un bel environnement tout en douceur. Merci,
Claudine

impresionante macro con unos colores,nitidez y composicion excelentes

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-06-14 11:24]

Hi Claude,

Great picture of this beetle
Great color, sharpness, DOF and background.

Oz

Hello Claude,
Amazing macro!
Well done on exposure and well done to avoid any unpleasant reflections from the shiny shell, sharp fine details...
Lovely colour contrast with a green beetle on a yellow flower!
Greetings,
Pablo -

Maravillosa imagen Claude.
Los colores aparecen perfectamente saturados y en contraste de manera armoniosa.
Una macro genial.
Saludos, JL.

'Allo, 'allo Claude:
Cétoine dorée ( Cetonia aurata ) is a beaut!

The metallic green coloration (but can be bronze, copper, violet, blue/black or grey) is outstanding! Tfs, Jay

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