- manyee (23770)
- [2005-03-29 3:46]
Fantastic macro! Very sharp details... gorgeous colors. Great composition with the diagonal presentation. Wonderful capture. Very informative notes as well. Thank you.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-03-29 3:50]
Jolie macro pour ce splendide insecte poilu ! Belles couleurs, mais PdC un peu courte pour les pattes arrières...
Well done !
- netfalls (0)
- [2005-03-29 3:59]
Nice shot but it would need a bit more details.
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-03-29 4:02]
Excellent picture and note Sebnem! This scarab looks great, very sharp with perfect details. BG isn't best but overall very good post!
- Comandante (1408)
- [2005-03-29 4:35]
Very,very sharp macro!
Details,DOF... everything except BG are wonderful.
- Xplorator (7719)
- [2005-03-29 5:05]
Guzelik ! Cool bug, the color makes him a winner !
- sAner (4750)
- [2005-03-29 5:13]
What a wonderful bug! I haven't seen it before. Very nice colors and details. Great note aswell. TFS!
- carper (8439)
- [2005-03-29 5:28]
It is an fantastic macro shot Sebnem,
Very profesional composition, very good heary details, this is an unusal beetle for me, I have never seen this one, very good pov and a nice dov, and a complete note, very good job.
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-03-29 7:18]
Nice top-shot Sebnem. I like the color and the furry side hairs give it some character! Excellent write-up, Thanx!
- Runnerduck (1851)
- [2005-03-29 8:56]
Amazing detail, this is a really sharp shot Sebnem, the colours are amazing.
Well done and TFS
- cafecrem (9248)
- [2005-03-29 9:56]
You made great macro. I love this insect... looks like something big and scary ;-)
- Esox (972)
- [2005-03-29 11:01]
A nice shot.
Good sharpness on the head of the subject.
Good colours too.
I especially like the fur aspect.
Good note too, very complete.
Good job you did, thanks.
- livios (16942)
- [2005-03-29 11:15]
Sebnem, to me, unusual insect. Very nice colors, great contrast and composition.
You did great.
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2005-03-29 12:04]
Very cute and fluffy. Excellent clear sharp details, good composition and fantastic colours. Very well done on this shot.
Thanks for posting
- pgmoni (2769)
- [2005-03-29 12:17]
Very good picture indeed ! The sharpness is amazing and the warm colours make for a excellent photo.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-03-29 12:42]
Very good macro Sebnem.
Beautiful beetle, never seen this before.
Great sharpness, very good colours and compsition.
Very well done.
- Ina (767)
- [2005-03-29 14:00]
What a lovely sharp picture... I love the colors a lot... TFS...Ina...
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2005-03-29 14:24]
Very impressive macro Sebnem, the detail and texture revealed on its back is stunning. Very well done.
Hi Sebnem, this is a very nice detailed shot. Nice composition and excellent focus. I'm wondering about the ID, it's definately of the Scarab family but the page you give is for N. American bugs. I can't give you an alternative ID though.
Its a nice shot. Exceptional color and details. Very well done.
We have a similar one here. We call 'em peanut bugs. They are reported to taste like peanuts. Wouldn't know though.. :) Not all Scarabs are dung beetles. I think this one is not one.
Amazing insect, this. Wonderful detail and color. I am very sure that I would not like to find one in my garden, but well done. TFS
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-03-30 20:31]
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Great visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
- naki (40)
- [2005-03-31 4:51]
Great shot Sebnem. I loved the colors. Very good DoF and perfect sharpness.
Very well done.
- Callie (7555)
- [2005-04-04 16:29]
A beautiful beetle, the ones with the hair normally carry "lice" or such parasites. Great colour, good diagonal. ry f26 or smaller, to get all the feet sharp as well
- gazo (91)
- [2005-04-05 9:05]
Great shot! Extraordinary sharpness. I never saw a hairy beetle. TFS
- fiyo (15161)
- [2005-04-18 8:26]
Harika bir böcek ve harika bir fotograf,tebrikler.
- VeTTe (684)
- [2005-05-06 10:55]
çok güzel bir böcek; ben bu fotografınızı daha öncede gördüm sanki.
sanırım diger sitelerde..
good colors; sharpnen and photo..
- Fisher (8915)
- [2005-05-07 9:03]
What a post!!! how did I miss this one.?
Excelent view, beautiful composition.
- malgosia (0)
- [2005-06-18 13:50]
Great capture, Excellent detail, colours, sharpness and composition. Good BG and great POV. Thanks for posting, Have a good weekend.
- nofer (2307)
- [2005-07-29 22:04]
Nitidez muito boa...!!! Cores ótimas. Ângulo ótimo.
Muito boa foto, boa macro!
- optic (0)
- [2005-08-12 14:46]
Wow i miss this great photo Sebnem! very nice macro, colours & light are great, sharpness + pov are perfect very well composed,
Thanks for posting & have a nice week-end,
- cedryk (5270)
- [2005-08-12 18:28]
Hi Sebnem! Excellent macro. You are right with the family but this is not a dung beetle, it's a member of subfamily Melolonthinae and those species do not eat dung but plants. Larvae are feeding on roots and the imagines on leafs. Sometimes they are serious pests in gardens. This one is something related to genus Rhizotrogus, but I do not know what species exactly is that. I like the colours, light and very nice contrast :-)
- RII (2862)
- [2005-11-26 19:18]
Wowww is a great macroooo, beatiful colors ans details...is a nice and great photo...congratulations.
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2006-05-15 6:05]
Félicitation pour cette très jolie prise de vue . C'est vraiment un bel insecte et les couleurs sont justes.
Félicitations pour la netteté et les détails.
Merci pour l'envoie et Bravo....JP
- limule (27)
- [2006-06-09 15:40]
beautiful shot; Just for info, it is a scarabidae, but it is not a dung beetle. This one belong to a subfamily that is eating flowers. In france we call it Hanneton de la St jean, because it appears around June 21, not every year actually. In the past, kids were used to capture 4 of them and to attach each of them at the corner of a match box. Each of them will of course choose a different direction to fly of walk
- pablominto (14563)
- [2006-08-05 1:12]
It is interesting to see the way you capture the textures in this little guy!
Very good hairy details, very pleasant composition...
Fine colours in this most convincing marco work!
- anavazao (3829)
- [2006-11-01 8:39]
Very nice way of framing the subjects, resulting in this fine dynamic composition!
Macro work is well done, with great details and fine colours...
You make very well use of lighting here! Take care Ana:)
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2006-11-02 4:00]
Fatastic picture of Scarab Beetle. Sharp with vivid color and clarity. Texture and details are clearly seen. A piece of fine work.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-01-05 8:56]
You at TN became hardly less. It is very appreciable.
I like the crisp sharpness and vibrant colours of this charming bug as well as perfect reproduction of the ground. Nice POV and wonderful diagonal structure of the shot. DOF is shallow a bit. We are waiting for you. TFS and best wishes.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-02-10 9:10]
Here we have a weekedn and as I promissed it is time to comment some of your photos! ;)
I like this member of family Scarabaeidae because of some reasons:
1.this is really very good picture, with great colours, nice DOF and POV.
2.note is very informative
3.the specimen is shown in the natural habitat (really this species lives - as a larva in the ground where larvae eat on plants).
4.it presents rarely photographed group of Scarabaeidae - subfamily Sericinae :)
TFS and best regards,
- izler (44)
- [2007-03-03 13:09]
guzel ve canli renkleri olan bu bocege harika bir yakin cekim calismasi yapmissin. bakis acisi, netligi, detaylari basarili bir calisma olmus
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-03-18 15:22]
Merhaba Sebnem a beautifull looking beetle very sharp detail and good POV lovely colours, iyi aksamlar selamlar Necip.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-04-01 16:57]
Ciao Sebnem, fantastic macro with amazing details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Shoot_Score (2376)
- [2007-04-25 1:19]
first I thought I was looking at a June-bug... but this one has a Santa Claus beard! More like BarbaRossa actually. Very nice macro. Thanx for showing! Jay
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2007-06-01 18:36]
There is NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING like coming to your site and enjoying the GREAT show you put out to the TN world.
Your notes are clean; done with "meticulas" care.
LOVE YOUR WORK.
Your Canadian TN friend,
- dkeith (0)
- [2010-07-10 11:59]
a very nice shot!
just to complete: it is surely Miltotrogus escherichi, a member of the Rhizotrogini (Melolonthinae)