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  • 4th Placement in the Top Ten in Black & White Stripes challenge in That’s Entertainment! on the 2011-01-17
  • 5th Placement in the Top Ten in Phobias challenge in All things Photographic group on the 2010-12-01
  • 9th Placement in All Hallow’s Eve challenge in Depth of Field on 2012-10-29
  • 9th Placement in the Top Ten in Bugging Out challenge in The World group on the 2011-05-25
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  • Featured in That’s Entertainment! on the 2011-01-17
  • Featured into Photographers of Canada group on the 2010-02-22
  • Featured in Around The World group.

Montreal’s Insectarium, Quebec.
This huge beetle was moving very fast, I took many photos and this one is the best. And I used a very shallow dof. It makes me think of a dangerous beast with it’s armour on it’s back.

Location: Montreal, Qc, Canada
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Date: 2008:06:08
Canon EOS 5D
Exposure Time: 1/10.0 seconds
F: 2.8
FocalLength: 90.0 mm
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows

Tags

beetle, goliath, insect, insectarium, macro, nature

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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Comments

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 4 years ago

    Great macro Yan.

  • Hello dear Sharon, thx for the great comment :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Fantastic – love the patternation on the beetle and the blur…

  • Thank you so much Christine for your great comment and fot the feature! I am so pleased with your reaction. All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1over 4 years ago

    Awesome macro shot.
    Congrats on your well deserved feature.

  • Hi dear Brandie, thx for the great comment :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    Its a great place if a person likes to shoot small scale monsters :-)
    Good job Yan

  • haha! Yeap indeed :) Thx for the great comment! Have a good day!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    What a stunning macro – how you managed to capture it ala all is a mystery to me. Congratulations on the feature.
    xx

  • Hello dear Anna, thx for the great comment :)
    What I did is that I hold the macro lens very close to the glass. And take many shots :). Take care.

    – Yannik Hay

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 4 years ago

    Awesome close up Yannik- fantastic DOF and composition
    Congratulations on the feature :-)))
    Nicely done my friend.

  • Thx again dear Yani and Renata for the great comment. This shot came out the best among those that I took on continuous shooting. The thing moves so fast! :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Rosina  Lamberti
    Rosina Lambertiover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work….
    cheers.rosina

  • – Yannik Hay

  • Craig Blanchard
    Craig Blanchardover 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS! Your photograph has been FEATURED in the Photographers of Canada group

  • Thanks so much Craig for featuring this art! It’s a great honour. All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

  • jethhro
    jethhroabout 4 years ago

    just good stuff

  • Belated thank you for your great comment and visit in my photo. I am sorry I missed your comment. Thx and take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Jocelyn  Parry-Jones
    Jocelyn Parry...over 3 years ago

    wow!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Belated thank you for the awesome comment :) Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

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