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Lucanus cervus

Lucanus cervus
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Copyright: Jose Ramon Pato (JORAPAVI) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 677 W: 0 N: 629] (4643)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro, Kenko extention tube 12mm
Exposure: f/22, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world (Chapter 2), 50-59 points Chapter 7, marmottelolo theme, Magnificent Macros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-17 9:37
Viewed: 4902
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
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Vaya careto que le sacaste a este especimen :)
Te prometo que es uno de los escarabajos más expresivos que he visto hasta ahora.
Perfecta la composicion y el detalle de la textura negra muy conseguido.
Un saludo y gracias por esta aparición.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-07-17 10:00]

salut Jose,
olala, cette image va tout casser c'est sûr. Cette face est tout à fait exceptionnelle, un vrai robot sorti tout droit de la guerre des étoiles. Brillance, netteté, couleur, tout est parfait.


bonjour josé ramon
c'est tout simplement epoustoufflant de netteté!!!!!!

Great macro shot Jose!
Excellent POV and focus.

O my god - an alien!!!
Brrrrrr - I don't like bugs very much - special such big ones - beautiful but I feel fear, I don't know why. It's an excellent shot, Jose, it can't be done better, perfect sharpness and the motive is so interesting.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hello, very beautiful insect,very nice contrasts congratulations, thank you to share that

Hi Jose,

Excellent shot
PERFECT POV, DOF, sharpness, details and colours
nice to see your refection in this shot

TFS Thijs

Hi Jose Ramon, splendid portrait of this alien monster, great composition with wonderful details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • juanit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
  • [2007-07-17 12:31]

Hi Jose
What an excellent shot,Great POV and DOF. Perfect sharpness,must admit i too don`t like crawlies.This one looks like he is showing off sat there.

TFS Anita

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-17 13:36]

Hola José Ramón,
¡Una macro perfecta! Me encanta el brillo, la nitidez y el excelente punto de vista.
Abrazo, José M.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-07-17 15:19]

simply wonderfull

Hi Jose,
A very beautiful frontal POV of this stag beetle. Excellent details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

hi jose,
excellent work, the pov is wonderful here, sharp image with very good details, nice lighting, lovely bg, very well done,
tfs & regards

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-18 4:18]

Hi Jose Ramon,
an interesting POV of this awesome beetle.
Very sharp and defined with excellant detail on the armour.
Great composition and POV showing the underside of the beetle for a change.
Good DOF aswell.
Well done,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-18 5:17]

Hola José Ramón,
Great front-view shot of a female Stag Beetle with excellent detail and well composed on the moss against a good OOF BG.
Un gran saludo,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-18 6:41]

Hola Jose Ramon,
Impressive! Your POV is very good, showing us all the details on the face, focus, sharpness and details are great too. It's funny to see your reflection on its mouth (or nose?...)
Bravo and TFS

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-18 7:28]

Hi Jose,

Love this different view of the monstrous looking insect. Reminds me of Godzilla. This could not be sharper - the "armour" and the eyes are marvelous. Excellent black.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-18 8:10]

Hola José,
una macro magnifica,
incluso te veo reflejado en la cabeza del bicho...
un insecto extraterrestre,

Hello Jose
Excellent shot of this intersting Bug,
Great focusing, DOF and lighting,
Superb shot, Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-18 11:00]

Hi Jose.
Excellent macro.I really like your unusual superb POV.Very good exposure,perfect sharp details and very good DOF.Colors are beautiful and very nice blurry BG too.Small problem is white stain on BG,which a little entices of eyes.Superb this close capture.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-19 11:14]

It looks like an alien, great POV and pin sharp details. DOF and exposure are spot on. Stunning



Wonderful portrait! Great pov and posture looks amazing! Also it's technically great with that soft colours and spot-on sharpness. Using tripod and 1 second resulted with deep dof!
Only i can say BRAVO!

Hola José Ramón:

Guauu!!! que aspecto más temible que tiene el bichito, lo has sacado con tanta perfección que hasta se puede oler su aliento. Muy buena foto macro, extraordinaria diría yo tanto como para ponerla en mi galeria de fotos preferidas. Asi lo hago.
Felicidades y gracias por mostrarlo.

Un abrazo


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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-07-20 5:33]

what a warrior! superbe focus and details! very well. nice reflections on his body! tfs

Great pov and image clarity.

Dear Jose Ramon!
After 3 weeks of absence in Lodz and in TN gallery I am back to see what I overlooked :)
I started from Lucanus cervus female picture because it reminds me one day near Skopje where I found similar individual :)
Picture has very interesting and original POV, I like it a lot. Thanks to the composition the beetle looks like much bigger, and even if it is "only" female (not so huge mandibles like in males), it is still very impressive.
TFS this beautiful picture and have a nice afternoon!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-05 6:12]

Impresionante!! Tanto el bichejo como la foto en sí! Maravilloso el punto de vista y magníficos la nitidez, el fondo, la composición...
Qué bueno!

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  • Emiii Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 30] (103)
  • [2009-04-03 8:45]

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu, super photo, super position man

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