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In flight

In flight
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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: 2007-05-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, 100mm f/2.8MacroĜ58
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-04 13:47
Viewed: 3164
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
For Luciano.
Oxythyrea funesta is a beetle species belonging to the family Cetoniidae, subfamily Cetoniinae.
This beetle is present in most of Europe, in the East Palearctic ecozone and in the Near East.
Larvae are up to 30 mm long, they feed on plant roots and can remain until next spring in the soil.
The adults appear early in the spring, they grow up to 8–12 millimetres (0.31–0.47 in) and can mostly be encountered from May through July. They are considered an insect pest that do not just feed on pollen, but rode the floral organs, especially damaging light in color buds and flowers.
Their colour is black, more or less bronzed. Most of the specimens shows six white spots in two longitudinal rows on pronotun and many other on elytra. They are completely covered with a white pubescence (easily visible in profile). Older specimens usually have no hairs, as they are rubbed off with time.
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Hello Garnier
Beautiful photo with interesting framing and wonderful colours,well captured.
Best regards

Impressive macro Didier! Excellent composition and wonderful colours. The BG is fantastic!!

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2011-11-05 1:32]

I think its hard to capture this insect in flight with so nice details and clarity ! and the colors are outstanding !!TFS Tina

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-11-05 3:15]

Hi Didier.
I remember your fantastic in-flight shots perfectly. You continue this line perfectly. Great job. It is difficult to imagine how you could do it. Colourful BG is simply splendid and details of the flying insect are very good. Bravo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-05 5:09]

Je l'avais vue dans tes vieilles photos hier soir,et la voila encore,magnifique capture,tres tres difficile a faire une photo comme ca,j'en ai vues des magnifiques dans ta galerie de 2007,quelle classe mon ami!! Merci pour la dedication et belle journee',Luciano

Ciao Didier, fantastic nflight capture of ugly bug, amazing details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

hello Didier
Great moment and good post on TN
very good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Didier,
Spectacular macro with great focus and very good clarity.
Wonderful contrast against the background.
It is a interesting species of insect and your composition and POV are outstanding.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-06 1:29]

Hello Didier.
This is a very good shot.It's not easy to shot, good sharpness and nice POV.
Well done.Best regards Siggi

Hello Didier,
Impressive captured of this beetle in-flight! excellent precise timing, good details sharpness and beautiful background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice Sunday,
Best Regards,

Ciao Didier. Ah ah! Amazing gift for our friend Luciano! Not easy to taken so well this specie while flying. Very well done.


Hi Didier,
Great in flight capture with splendid details and perfect DOF. Great work.

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