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Lucanus cervus

Lucanus cervus
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Copyright: Jose Ramon Pato (JORAPAVI) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 677 W: 0 N: 629] (4643)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro
Exposure: f/22, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-02 3:07
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
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published the female HERE
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hola Jose,
preciosa macro de esto Lucanus cervus

saludos sERGIO

Hola Jose Ramón,
Extraordinaria presentación de este escarabajo!
Me gusta muchísimo el punto de vista escendente, con ese cielo azul de fondo, en esa inusual pero original pose.
Los detalles, muy buenos, en especial las pequeñas patitas esas en las antenas delanteras.
Enhorabuena y gracias por compartir la foto.
Un gran saludo,

Hola Jose Ramon

Brilliant shot! Superb composition, excellent sharpness, excellent POV and DOF, excellent background.

One of your best shots ever I think.


Hi Jose,

Extraordinary super-macro shot. Nice beetle with crab like clasp. Liked the POV.


Ciao Jose Ramon, splendid macro, wonderful light and colors, great focus, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-02 6:54]

Hello Jose Ramon,
Excellent work . The sharpness and exposure here is excellent.
Very well done and thanks for posting.
Best regards Siggi

Suaves colores y contrastes desde un ángulo nada fácil pero que consigue mucha espectacular. Tonalidades reales y un buen encuadre.

  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-08-02 7:20]

Hi Jose,
nice to see this species in a different perspective in good lighting conditions. this looks like agitated to give aggressive pose.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-02 8:51]

Hi Jose.
You are very luck photographer. Yu have met this wonderful insect few times and managed to take amazing pictures as previous ones and this one. Great POV and fine diagonal composition. Details of the insect and colours f the image at whole are stunning. Bravo.
P.S. This year I have seen flying make of stag-beetle twice in the evening. I only could follow for it by eyes

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-02 8:57]

Hi Jose,very wonderfull pic,all is perfect and the insect is very impressive,i like a lot in particular the great details and the sky as background,thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

quelle belle macro
les details sont vraiment tres precis et tres nets
le cadrage en diagonale dynamise cette superbe photo

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-02 9:47]

Hi Jose Ramon,

I was fascinated by this Stag Beetle the last time you posted one and I still am. This is even closer up. An amazing looking insect with razor sharp details and wonderful colors. I love the diagonal composition and the lovely sky for a background.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-02 9:52]

Hi jose. This is a fantastic close up of the Stag Beetle. Your sharp focusing has given fine detail and bright colours. stands out so well against the blue sky. a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-02 9:57]

Hola José Ramón,
Superb! Superb!
A great shot of Lucanus cervus from an excellent POV with fine sharpness and composition at the tip of a shoot against the blue sky. This is one of the best shots that I have seen of this species. This has to go into my favourites!
Thank you!
Bravo y saludos.

Ciao Jose Ramon,
eccellenti POV e taglio compositivo con lo stupendo BG del cielo, formidabile definizione dei dettagli, splendidi i colori; un'immagine diu grande impatto visivo.
TFS. Maurizio

Hola JR,
Superb macro with top quality!
great pov with blue sky as bg, simply beautiful!
the subject is in top sharpness, good colour and details
my special compliment for a fine presentation
muchas gracias

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-03 2:58]

Hello Jose, This is amazing shot. i just wonder when you face the sky with the object what was your position. Great work and lovely colors and lighting. Ganesh

istny potwór z tego chrząszcza;-)
Pięknie udało ci się go podejść i pokazać jaką ma zróżnicowaną budowę. Owad jest dobrze oświetlony , zachowałeś naturalne barwy a kompozycja podkreśla jego rozmiary.
TFS and best wishes

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-08-03 14:03]

Hola Jose!

This is for sure best picture of this beetle I've ever seen! Fantastic details and sharpness. Unique composition with blue sky. Stag beetle is very rare her, thanks for posting!

Bonjour Jose Ramon
Très belle prise, excellente netteté et gestion de l'exposition. Ca me rappel des souvenir d'enfance... j'en ai plus vu depuis bien longtemps.
Merci pour le partage, amicalement Robi

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-05 4:38]

Hello Jorapavi,
Wow, what a fantastic capture of this great Beetle on a branch with the sky as a background! Perfect in all respects and very beautiful!!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-08-13 22:10]

Fabuloso José...
como si acabara de aterrizar del espacio,
excelente trabajo definición y hermoso foco.
y sorprendente bg,

Hi Jose, A superb macro capture of deer beetle with great clarity. Realy 1st number quality! TFS.

Hello Jose Ramon!
This is wonderful picture with great composition! I like the way you presented this male of Lucanus cervus :) The blue sky agains dark beetle looks very beautiful :)
All the best and TFS!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-09-04 5:53]

Hola José Ramon,
This is beautiful! Very good POF, DOF, background, focus, sharpness and composition. Gracias y saludos,

Hola Jos Ramon,
I love these Stag Beetles!
We used to keep them as pets at school in England.
A good clear shot,beautifully composed.
A wonderful image with plenty of detail and good colour.
Nice work.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-09-10 6:08]

Amazing detail and great sharp, nice cilors and composition

hello Jose
Super macro shot
great details and good composition
greeting lou

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