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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 417 W: 131 N: 1340] (11418)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-07
Categories: Nature, Macro
Camera: Nikon D 90, Sigma 150mm 1:2,8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/11
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-12 15:13
Viewed: 2315
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The common scorpionfly has a black and yellow body, with a reddish head and tail. The male has a pair of claspers at the end of its tail (for holding the female during mating), giving it a scorpion-like appearance, although it is not a stinger. The adult insect has a wingspan of about 35 millimetres (1.4 in), with wings that are mostly clear, but have many dark spots or patches. Its head, mounted with large eyes, is drawn into a prominent, downward pointing beak, which opens at the tip of its head.

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 7692307/100000000 sec
F-Stop: f/11.0
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2011-08-07 09:45
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 250 kb

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2011-12-12 16:03]

Hi Sergio,
Fantastic macro shot. Great details, light, sharpness & colors. I love the warm color & also the contrast. Very well done & TFS.

Well, another photo that does not get the attention it deserves :( great capture of this insect Sergio.. very sharp and detailed, great job..


Olá Sergio
Exellent...great placement. good colors, good light...good mood.
Um abraço

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-12-13 13:58]

Greetings Sergio,
To my eyes, a stunning macro with such sharp details. I would have thought that the scorpionfly's claspers,would have been more in focus than you have captured them,& wondered why you chose to have them softer than the main part of its body?I have viewed your outstanding macro's in your Italiainfoto gallery,so I understand that this was your intention,but wondered why?Hope you don't mind my question.


I have the same question as Ron. Stopping down to F16 or so would have seemingly captured all. They have amazing external claspers (colored to boot). Excellent, TFS.



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