<< Previous Next >>


Photo Information
Copyright: Darren Penrod (dpenrod) (6)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon Macro 100 mm F 2.8 USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-02 17:25
Viewed: 2955
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As I escorted a few friends across the street after dinner late last night when we noticed this incredibly large beetle slowly crawling across the street. I seized the moment and grabbed my gear for a few photos. I placed him on a barstool and used my hotshoe flash for some fill light. As you can see he was very defensive and even territorial at times. I am not sure what this particular beetle is but it measured over 1.5 inches. I'll look it up and edit this note later.


Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Silvio2006: Thanks for the advicedpenrod 1 07-06 08:38
To ldsouza: Thank youdpenrod 1 07-03 05:47
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Warm welcome to TN!! Very nice first post. Interesting subject and POV. Like the BG.

Keep the posts coming :)


very interesting portrait of a beetle, I think it lives on the oaks. A very good macro

Hi Darren, welcome on TN, superb macro with fantastic details and splendid sharpness, may be better with more DOF, very well done, have a nice Sunday, ciao Silvio

Calibration Check