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Hold on Tight

Hold on Tight
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mating, Insect Mating [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-30 3:34
Viewed: 3464
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken on a small island (see my yesterday's TE post) off the coast of southern Finland.
It was evening time and the light was great, the atmosphere very romantic and that must have influenced this couple. While I was watching them the male lost his grip and was only left hanging by his....well.... anyhow, he seemed to have started praying (no wonder...) and was just hanging there for a long while.

This seems to be Pyrochroa serraticornis

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-30 3:49]

Hi Shir,

A very nice composition,well seen and captured with good colors and details,I dont think I have seen this mating position before in the beetles kamasutra,tfs


Hi Shir
The atmosphere is great, what a light!
Very nice compo and great sharpness.


This is an interesting picture. Nice lighting and colors. Sharp focus. Great moment.

- Murali Santhanam

Hello Shir
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Perfect focusing ,BG and DOF,
Perfect lighting and sharpness,Superb shot.

Good Luck

bonjour shir
voila une position assez etrange,mais sympa.
bonne netteté sur les deus amoureux.

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2007-06-30 13:38]

Hi Shir,
This is indeed a most unusual pose you have captured here.The guy at bottom really does seem to be praying with his "hands" clasped together.Lovely late light making the image seem so warm and attractive and the detail is just perfect.Enjoy the rest of your weekend mate!
Regards, David

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-03 11:36]

Hi Shir

Stunning light and perfect DOF in this shot. Wonderfully sharp details, great POV and a great subject :)



Creí haber visto todas las posiciones posibles de cópulas entre insectos, pero con esta me has sorprendido :)
Buenos detalles, composición y fondo.
La gran saturación de rojo le da una atmosfera de "puesta de sol" muy artística.
Un saludo, Felipe.

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