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Stag beetle flying 2

Stag beetle flying 2
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Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, 100mm f/2.8MacroØ58
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 40-49 points, images en vol [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-10 8:03
Viewed: 5320
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Here a new photography of Lucanus cervus in full flight. This time the back ground is a rose tree with small flowers, located 3 meters in back of the foreground.
ISO 400.
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Amazing detail considering the insect is in flight! The Composition, Lighting and detail are all great for this action shot. I like the OOF BG, POV and DOF too. TFS,

Very , very difficult to get these guys.

You have done quite well here. Quite sharp considering the few moments you would have had to compile the shot.

The POV is great and allows us to see lots of the bettle in-flight.

Great shot.

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  • manibj (168)
  • [2006-07-10 8:21]

Hi Didier,
Perfect shot. Nice capture of this insect in fly with excellent details. POV & DOF is great too!
Well Done.

Hi Didier, una toma estupenda, debe ser dificilísimo poder fotografiarlos en vuelo. Estoy impresionado. Un saludo y TFS.
Jose Luis

Excellent capture, great work, details and sharpness are great, well done!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-10 9:25]

Hello Didier,
Magnificent in-fight macro again.I liked POV,motion effect on wings,solid body,framing,colors and composition a lot.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-10 9:45]

Hi Didier.
Regards from one flying insect to another. Great moment was captured. Colours are beautiful, DOF, POV and composition are great. Very well done. TFS.

bonjour didier
comme je le disais l'autre fois c'est superbe,combien de temps et de prise pour une comme celle-ci?
merci et bravo.

Excellent Didier.
Although the light in the BG is a bit distracting, I admit the moment is great and worths posting very much. I can see this from time to time here, but I think it must be almost imposible to catch them in flight. Nice one.

Hello Dider, excllent inflight macro shot, great details for this macro shot great colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect great Job, TFS Kyle

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-07-10 15:26]

Impequecable didier, un grand moment de capture. Bonne maitrise de la vitesse. Un saludo

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-07-10 16:31]

Hi Didier
Great action shot again. Great colours, sharpnes, light, DOF and POV.
Well done my friend


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-07-10 18:36]

Bonjour Didier!
Félicitations pour cette prise.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-07-11 3:10]

Bonjour Didier!

Breathtaking. I've never seen this beautifull beetle and you took its picture in flight. This is too much for me ;-) Fantastic work!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-11 11:16]

Hi Didier,
Another astonishing, beatiful and perfect flying insect from the master in moving bugs!
TFS, José M.

Hi Didier,
I think it's an excellent composition mf..I like the angle of the flyer, and the POV is simply the best :)
Very good detail and the OOF BG colors are excellent.
Very well done, & Thank You!

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-12 15:22]

Hi Didier,
Excellent capture, I have no idea how you get such clear and sharp pictures of flying insects. Excellent detail, great colours, good exposure although a couple of OE spots. Great work!

Outstanding! Superb shot - your colours are absolutely amazing - perfect OOF, DOF, BG.
A job well done...

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-07-13 5:07]

Hi Didier,
Nice inflight shot. Great details with good colours and focus. Also well composed within the frame. Very well captured and TFS.

Hi Didier,

Fantastic capture.
Very good time, details and expostion.
Well done & well seen.

TFS :-)

This is amazing macro photo. You must be very patient to capture the flying moment.Salute !
Nice to meet you. Thanks for sharing


Hello Didier!
Hey this is a beautiful beetle and i've never seen him unfortunately! this beetle very interesting with that jaws. and you took it in-flight, this is so surprising. i know that you have great on in-flight shots and your subjects are interesting always. This one show his rushing! Just amazing and exceptional!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-16 10:07]
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Incroyabble !!! Je n'ai jamais eu la chance de voir cet extraordinaire insecte et vous vous arrivez à le capter superbement en vol. Je pensais même pas qu'il pouvait voler. Cela semble être une femelle...
J'admire ce que vous faites Didier !

Capturer cet insecte en vol...un véritable exploit

Hi Didier,
AMAZING! you have mastered these types of shots very well. This looks great. The color saturation and detail is excellent. Well composed and framed. Very nice camera work here.

Hi Didier,

Right on!!!
Excellent shot and well done on the composition. Super work.

pts ;)

Hi Didier,
great details on this cervo volante in action!
Excellent, well composed, very dynamic capture.
The perfect focussing of this quck moving object is a masterpiece, indeed. Congratulations!
Thank you, and best regards,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-18 7:42]

Impresionante captura en vuelo Didier.
Nunca había visto una escena así, realmente.
Excelente DOF y POV que permite apreciar al insecto en todo su esplendor.
Adecuado encuadre y control de la luz, para que el insecto no aparezca sobre expuesto.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo.

Impressive capture in flight Didier. I had never seen this way a scene, really.
Excellent DOF and POV that it allows to appreciate the insect in everything their splendor.
Appropriate framing and control of the light, so that the insect not appear overexposed.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo.

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