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Horse of the Devil

Horse of the Devil
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Copyright: ana ribeiro (ana974) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-10
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-04-30 10:24
Viewed: 3215
Points: 38
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Hello dear friends and visitors!
This is a very large beetle very common in my region.
I´m very afraid of it because its bite is very painful.
I took this pic here because I´m a very brave woman!
Thanks for visite my gallery!
All my love to everybody!,

"Horse of the Devil" is the common name for insects of the Hymenoptera family pompilídeos, huntsmen spiders (syn.: Maribondo-hunter-hunting wasp), a beetle robust and generally dark in color, with occurrence varied in northeastern Brazil.

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To corjan3: Many thanks!ana974 1 05-03 08:09
To lousat: Many thanks!ana974 1 04-30 15:34
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Ciao Ana. The perfect colour/light's management for the flower. Godo details fopr the strange insect. Well done.


what a monster :) TFS Ori

Ciao Ana, fantastic monster on a lovely rose, beautiful natural colors, excellent sharpness, perfect focus and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hi Ana,
what an interesting species on this really beautiful flower. Colours as usually - excellent.
Yes, You are a very brave woman!!!
Congratulations from Poland,

Hi Ana,

Yes Ana quite a large Beetle and indeed you should be a little afraid, you don't mention your choice of lens used?,
To give us an idea of how close you where to the subject, (my choice of lens would have been a 500mm or longer) Hmmm :-),

Fabulous sharpness and awesome natural colours, great composition and very well done,
Congratulations Ana and TFS,
Best Regards,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-30 15:01]
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Hi Ana,this time the colors are perfects.....for a magic composition! How is nice this pink and how is perfect the sharpness everywhere,great details of this strange insect too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Hallo Ana,
a very beautiful macro shot, very good sharpness and splendid colours.
Best regards

Hello Ana

Excellent macro photo of this insect over its flower,
with fine POV and the way it is framed,
excellent focus sharpness and details,
excellent contrast between the 3 main color tones,



Hi Ana,
That is a pretty scarey beetle. In Canada we have something similiar to this beetle but here they are called Bees :-) Good joke, I was killing myself looking for the beetle. Amazing pink color of this flower with wonderful green contrasing leaves. Well done as always.

Interersante especie y bonitas tonlidades del conjunto.
Me gusta especialmente el control de la luz, sobre todo
en la rosa, aunque lógicamente penaliza el cuerpo del insecto.
Una imagen interesante para el fotógrafo y como enfrentarse
a las difíciles situaciones de luz que a menudo se nos presentan.
Saludos Ana: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-01 9:49]

Ola Ana,
A very very fine capture of a species of Carpenter Bee taken from a nice POV with good sharpness, colours and contrast against the pink flower in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Ana,

An impressive insect indeed, here seen busy collecting nectar!
A fine close-up with good details, and it looks like a large guy...
Exposure is well done, difficult situation with the black insect on the bright flower!

Pablo -

Hello Ana
Beautiful photo with excellent composition and good sharpness. The lighting and the colours are fantastic.

Helo aNa,
Two things struck me here first - the beautiful soft colours of the flower and the composition, which includes the bug. Then comes the rest and what also really impresses me is that you got enough DOF to render the whole flower in focus...even from the insect in the front to the leaves in the background. Congratulations on a fabulous image.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2011-05-03 18:24]

Hello aNa,
A fine image of this large insect, you are brave to get so close. You have provided an excellent view with your camera work here aNa, thank you for sharing with us.

ah! linda aNa , mi vois que tes fotos on beaucoup de succès.
Bravo, Bises
Gé vu

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-05 7:31]

Hello Ana,
Very beautiful photo of this terrifying insect. The colours and sharpness of the flower and wasp are both splendid. Great POV and composition.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-06-20 7:34]

Hello Ana,
very lively bee well seen on this pretty pink rose. the contrast is so good.
i like the details of the bee, well seen and featured.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2011-06-23 10:31]

Una foto con una luz y colores muy suaves que contrastan con el color negro del abejorro, está muy bien equilibrada. Enhorabuena.

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