Goliath beetle by Yannik Hay

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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
  • 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

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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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  • SharonD
    SharonDalmost 5 years ago

    Great macro Yan.

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

    – Yannik Hay

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyalmost 5 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
    Brandie1almost 5 years ago

    Awesome macro shot.
    Congrats on your well deserved feature.

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

    – Yannik Hay

  • John44
    John44almost 5 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 Shawalmost 5 years ago

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

  • 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
    JHRphotoARTalmost 5 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 Lambertialmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful work….

  • – Yannik Hay

  • Craig Blanchard
    Craig Blanchardalmost 5 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
    jethhroover 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...almost 4 years ago


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

    – Yannik Hay

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