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Lesser Stag Beetle

Lesser Stag Beetle
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-740 UZ, Hoya +4 filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-15 13:12
Viewed: 3718
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Strange meeting with this beetle this afternoon. I am not very familiar with the insects but this one is very interesting.
Some informations about it:
Dorcus parallelipipedus of the Lucanidae family is 16 to 30 mm long and lives in dead trees sapwood and half decayed stumps. Lesser Stag Beetles are very common and can be seen everywhere from April to August.

You can see a nice picture of the face of this Stag beetle, made by Mariusz Wawrzyniak: here

Etrange rencontre avec ce scarabée cet après-midi. Je ne suis pas très familière avec les insectes, mais celui-ci était vraiment intéressant.
Quelques infos:
Longue de 16 à 30 mm, la "petite biche" ou Dorcus parallelipipedus de la famille des Lucanidae vit dans l’aubier des arbres morts et dans les souches à moitié décomposées. Très commune, on peut la rencontrer partout d’avril à août.

Vous pouvez voir une belle photo de la tête de cette petite biche, faite par Mariusz Wawrzyniak: ici

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hi catherine,
this little beetle is really eye-catching.
fantastic sharpness ! perfect DOF and i like this very clear black/green colour combination.
excellent shot !
TFS - carole

Bonsoir Catherine, superbe macro, très jolis détails, et ce n'est pas facile a obtenir sur une carapace noire, un grand bravo,

Hi Catherine,
A fine shot with good focuss and contrast.

Hello Catherine
Great capture of the lesser stag beetle - tack sharp and well composed. The uncomplicated BG really allows one to focus on the insect.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-16 12:13]

Hi Catherine. Great shot of the Stag beetle. such fantastic beetles. they look so strong. you have captured a good shot with a nice top POV. good colour and detail. very well done TFS. good notes too.

Hello Catherine!
Very beautiful picture of Dorcus parallelepipedus! Nice sharpness, details, composition and colouration. I like also natural pose of the beetle (even if it is rather strange to observe this woodland species in grassland area).
Very nice work!
TFS and best withes,

Ciao Catherine,
ottima foto in ambiente di questa bella specie.
Buona messa a fuoco e inquadratura.
Saluti dalla Sicilia,

Günaydin sevgili Cathy,

This is an amazingly beautiful capture of this cute fellow from nice POV with great colours, framing and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice new day MF!


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