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Forficula auricularia

Forficula auricularia
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Copyright: servane pauchenne (Servane) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 147 W: 6 N: 128] (1138)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D, Sigma 180 1:3.5 Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-30 0:04
Viewed: 3763
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Earwigs are Dermaptères.
About twenty sorts in France, the most known of them are Forficula auricularia.

These insects are vegetarian, but they appreciate from time to time a little meat, dead or alive, and occasionally can be cannibal.

Earwig is nocturnal, he dreads the drought, and he likes insinuating himself into the slightest crack or the crevice, especially if they are wet.

In France where we call it "earwigs", it is a part of insects which frighten at any age, this suggestive name by being largely a person in charge.
This fear is perfectly inequitable, because this curious naming of gimlet ears is bound only to the shape of the caudal appendix of the male which looks like the instrument used for that purpose by the jewelers of former days.

Another explanation comes because we find it frequently in the heart of peaches hardly half-opened by the maturity, where from the impression of drilling of the fruit. Knowing that halves of these fruits are exactly called ears, it can be an explanation.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-30 0:17]

Bonjour Servane,
an attractive picture of the earwig showing that this insect is not so 'unattractive'. The picture is technically perfect with super-sharpness. Colours, framing and composition are very nice, too.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-10-30 0:58]

Hello Servane,
Great shot with amazing sharpness and beautiful colors
Regards, Dejan

hello servane,
fine macro shot, the monotonus bg makes nice bg and offers good contrast to the insect, sharp image with good details, i liked the way you have framed this shot,
well done,
tfs & regards

Bonjour Servane,
Very interesting insect species - Dermaptera are rather rarely presented on TN. So at first - bravo for interesting object! Especially that itis showed with sharp details, beautiful colours and nice contrast.
Best withes from Poland,

Ciao Servane,
immagine eccellente di un insetto difficile da fotografare.

Hello Servane
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Perfect details,lighting and compositon,
Superb shot,Welldone.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-30 5:31]

Bonjour Servane,
Superbe photo de cette perce-oreille! Image très bien construite et harmonieuse. Lorsque j'étais petite, j'en avais très peur; probablement à cause de leur nom.
Merci et bon après-midi

Hello Servane,
You capture this little fellow with wonderful details!
Pin sharp and very attractive colours, the macro work is well done indeed...
Attractive composition, and an educational note!
Pablo -

Bonjour Servane,
Très belles couleurs, y compris de l'arrière plan, pour ce forficule. Les détails sont très bien restitués, notamment sur les cerques, dont la forme nous indique que nous avons affaire à "Monsieur".
Bonne soirée,

Bonjour Servane,
This is a well composed and well framed photo!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details involved in it!
the exposure and focus is spot on!
very well done and well pleased

bonsoir servane
bien vu cet insecte, voilà une belle prise, les couleurs sont parfaitement nettes et claires
beau travail,merci et bonne soirée

Superb shot and simplicity in itself, with great detail, colours and quality...
Well done.

Que voilà un charmant insecte que l'on voit rarement. Belle netteté.
Bonne journée.

Bonjour Servane,
WOW quelle belle pose pour nous montrer ses «crochets ou pinces»!!! Ce perce-oreille est très bien détaillé. Belles couleurs. Arrière plan qui laisse toute la place à ton sujet! B-R-A-V-O


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-03 2:59]

Bonjour Servane, ils ne sont pas faciles à photographier, ils sont constamment cachés ! Cette année les 'perce-oreilles' (on les appelle comme ça ici aussi) étaient partout dans le jardin mais il y a des années ou on n'en voit pas. Ta macro est super, avec un piqué du tonnerre, un éclairage parfait et des détails impressionnants. Bravo !


Bonjour Servane,
excellente photo de cet insecte qui est ma foi assez peu sympathique. La netteté est parfaite, les couleurs chaude et justes, très joli background, seul le cadre pourrais être amélioré ( j'aurais fait la ligne orange un peu plus fine ....enfin à mon gout évidement et c'est juste pour chipoter hein !!!! )
Bravo c'est un excellent post une fois de plus

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