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The White House Visitor

The White House Visitor
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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony SLT A57, Konica Minolta AF 28-75 F2.8 (D), Marumi 67 mm DHG Lens Protect
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-06 2:49
Viewed: 3536
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The White House Visitor Center is famous on over the world. My small countryside White House is almost unknown on the world :). However, it also is very hospitable and moreover it receives quests irrespective of ethnic nationality, skin tone and even intricate shapes. I hope that well-known The White House cannot brag of such visitors as mine can.

This is my second meeting with this insect:
Robots attack,
Break-dance or Dance of Winners.

I think this is the same species – Lucanus cervus.

Lucanus cervus is the best-known species of stag beetle in the West (family Lucanidae), and is sometimes referred to simply as the stag beetle. It lives in holes in old trees and dead trunks, in the forest as well as in groves. Forest management, in eliminating old trees and dead wood, eliminates at the same time the habitat and food of this species. Once quite common, the population of the Lucanus cervus, along with that of other species of beetles which feed on wood, is in steep decline, and is now listed as a globally threatened/declining species.

Despite the shared shot is looked like picture form manual of zoology I must register new visitor at my visitors TN-book by existing tradition :). By the way, forgive me texture and colour of walls of my house which contrast with Nature’s works strongly.

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Hallo Alexei
Another great macro work from you!
The details here are impressive and the point of view excellent. Also the natural colours look lovely, and the contrast between the beetle and the light background it is on is great. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Dear Alexei,
It's great to be your neighbour. :-) Simplistic yet very powerful macro photo with great sharpness and nice details, not to mention proper exposure. Minimalistic yet very pleasant. Great effort. Congratulations.
Best regards, László

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-06 3:30]

Hi Alexei,
A very nice close-up of this beautiful beetle.
Nice colours and excellent sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Mr.Alexei,
Excellent macro with outstanding depth of color.I like the way you have framed it.Beautiful shot with nice sharpness too.
Thanks for your great contribution here in TN,
Kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-06 3:53]

Hello Alexei,
Impressive beetle in superb sharpness, details and beautiful natural and contrasting colours. Fine composition.

Hallo Alexei
照的很清楚 很美麗的鍬形蟲 光線照的很柔和 但卻很清晰
尤其是背上的光澤 很美麗 兩隻角特別可愛
我也曾去看過昆蟲展覽會 也照的不少相片
不過還是野生的最美麗 也最有生氣 構圖清晰

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2013-07-06 4:22]

Privet Alexei
This is a great beetle, which hasn't met yet. On such surface look very well. Sharpness and colours are wonderful.
Regards, Pawel

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-06 4:44]

Hello Alexei.
Nice view of this stag beetle. Sharply focused and well composed. A splendid picture and tfs.Regards Siggi

Hello Alexei

The Stag beetle is really a amazing insect with lots of intricate profiles and prickly shapes making up its form especially the wine coloured horns in front and those comblike antlers. Nice capture inspite of the BG with the texture coming out nicely.


Hello Alexei

Great macro of this insect, with fine POV
from above to show its shape and details,
beautiful lateral light, great focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


hallo Alex
great sharpness picture of this big beetle
the details and colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hallo Alexei
A fantastic picture of this White House Visitor!;)
You do justice to make perfect picture of this honored guest.
perfect sharpness and colour.
good PoV also.

Impressive beetle and great photo Alexei! Good composition, fantastic lighting and very good sharpness.

Hello Alexei,
Brilliant capture of a very interesting and nice species of insect. Excellent colors, good details and sharpness. The focus and WB are perfect. I like very much the nice scene with this gorgeous bug. It is protected in my country but, still it is under threat because losing his habitat....
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Alexei, great macro of lovely Lucanus cervus, fantastic details, wonderful natural colors and superb sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Alexei.
Great photo of the Stag Beetle.
Cheers Dave.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-07-08 11:48]

Hello Alex,
Interesting guests you have in your White House :-). A species I haven't seen for years.
Excellent sharpness and the colours appear so natural. Not an easy task with this dark/white contrast.
Well done again.
Kind regards

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