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Climbing the curl

Climbing the curl
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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic DMC FZ50, Raynox DCR-250
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-21 14:54
Viewed: 5470
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A nice beetle, that leaves all its life cycle associated to a plant,Passiflora caerulea, here known with a guaranitic word, mburucuyá. This insect lives and its on leaves and flower.
The beetle is Cacoscelis nigripenis, Chrysomelidae family, here seen climbing a mburucuyá curl and cleaning an antenna. Background is a wood chair just behind plant, gives an strange but nice effect in my opinion.
I hope you like it

cicindela, valy67, ramthakur, Juyona, Ozgur70, eng55, sandpiper2, loot, ferranjlloret, JORAPAVI, boreocypriensis, sayat, anel, marhowie has marked this note useful
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Hola Hernan!
This is one of your best macro pictures! Not only sharp and with great clarity and DOF, but also with amazing composition! :)
Lovely picture my Friend! :)
All the best from Lodz,

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2008-12-21 15:30]

Hola Hernan !
Que bonita foto des este insecto, con excelentos detalles, hermosa composicion, y und fondo muy lindo que pone en valor al insecto. La forma de la planta es muy original y me gusta mucho, y me gusta tambien la posa del insecto, con una pata en la cara, y se parece que mira en tu direccion. (Perdon si estoy haciendo errores en mi español)
Agradecidos y saludos,

Hernan, the curling tendril in this composition is as significant as the Beetle itself. Both supplement each other in making this picture so very beautiful.
The pink BG has also turned to a super advantage in this picture.
The image is very sharp and colourful.
Well done and TFS.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-12-22 0:41]

Hola Hernan,
preciosa macro,
detalles y excelente calidad...
fino pov,
saludos y felicidades.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-22 7:47]

Hi Hernan,
Very nice close up.POV,details,sharpness,DOF and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

Hi Hernan

stunning shot of this beautiful beetle, the background chair is great, highlights the beetle perfectly. Excellent sharpness and DOF. TFS

I hope you and your family have a safe and happy festive season.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-12-23 15:50]

Hi Hernan

It gave me tremendous pleasure when I just noticed that you finally were able to upgrade your equipment and you are now using a Raynox DCR250 for you macros (close-ups). I have tried extensively to get hold of this lens here in South Africa, but for some strange reason it is just not available. Anyway, it's is a lovely capture of this Cacoscelis beetle. I just hope it was not tooooo drunk at the top of the "curl" (chuckle). The nicely isolated and neutral BG compliments the image and the sharp details are wonderful to view.

Well done MF and TFS.

PS. Pardon me for my short comment as I am rather pushed for time this year. It is more important that I want to thank you for the wonderful friendship you extended to me this past 2008. Also, I want to wish you and your loved ones a joyous Christmas and a wonderful New Year. May this Christ-fest and the imminent 2009 bring you everything that is beautiful and admirable, provide all your needs with blissful exuberance, present you with that which is edifying and inspiring, grant you blessed peace and harmony, and bestow upon you a myriad of worthwhile pleasures and breathtaking moments with close friends and dear family.

Hola Hernan,
Has logrado una bella composición con un fondeo de lujo. Interesante el documento.
Saludos cordiales.
Bon Nadal.

Hola Hernán,
Preciosa macro, buena definición hasta en los mas pequeños detalles, la composición es excelente, magnífica luz y color. Mis mejores deseos para tí y los tuyos en estas fiestas. Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

Los puntos mañana :))

Hi Hernan, great macro capture of this beautifully coloured insect on the curled sprout with an effective DOF!
TFS and Have a nice weekend!


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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-12-29 4:04]

The background is just amazing Dear Hernan as your work with that Raynox 250. The result is a great macro with amazing sharpness and details.

My best wishes for the New Year.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-12-31 5:11]

Bonjour Hernan,
Tu fais des images splendides avec ton nouvel appareil! Magnifiques aussi ici la composition originale de cette image et l'arrière-plan uni et de belle coloration. Bravo!
Je te souhaite à toi et aux tiens une bonne et heureuse année nouvelle

Hi Hernan,
This is an excellent macro mf.
And the beetle is doing something interesting..
Not only cleaning its antennae, but he's getting ready to open a bottle of wine with this corkscrew! ;-}}
Very well done,

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