TIGER IN THE INSECT WORLD
le pov n'est pas le meilleur que j'ai vu,mais pas facile de ce mettre plus au ras du sol.
l'insecte lui est parfaitement net et detaillÚ.
Welcome back Radomir,
Excellent photo and lecture. I'm impressed by those eyes and their functionality. How big are they?
Hi Radomir and very nice to see you back here and posting!
Again, big congratulations to you for finishing the thesis!
This is a splendid photo and a wonderful presentation of this special group of insects.
They really are beautiful...no wonder they are your favorites. :)
The details on this particular one are terrific and razor-sharp, with excellent definition on the "skin" textures and the little hair on its body.
The colors are lovely and the patteron on its back is very well visible. I also like hte metallic reflection and those big bubbly eyes :)
The DOF is a crutial element in such shots, and you managed yours superbly and kept all the insect in full focus.
The exposure is spot-on and the flash management is exceptional (not too powerful...just enough for the fill-in effect).
Great POV, too and composition as well.
BRAVO and TFS
PS: i got your reply, but i've been a little busy myself lately. If you don't send a anuscript now it's no problem, but we would like to have something from "my great polish friends" for the secound volume :)
What an exactness of reproduction of this cute bug. Fantastic shot. We can see all smallest details at true colours and soft lighting. Bravo, my friend. Superb done. My compliments and TFS.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2007-03-15 11:12]
Excellent close up.POV,sharpness,clear details,lighting and framing are wonderful.
I nearly missed this one! Your TN name already told me that this is your favorite group of beetles. It is also one of mine, together with longhorns. Soon we expect to see campestris here which is our most common species but I haven't taken as good a shot as this one yet.
This shot is sharp and very well presented.
It deserves a lot of credit.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
- jmp (8413)
- [2007-03-15 17:21]
A beautiful beetle captured with excellent details and colors. Outstanding note! Welcome back to TN!
TFS, JosÚ M.
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-03-15 18:11]
Preciosa toma con excelente luz, y unos detalles de gran nitidez, gracias por compartirla. Un cordial saludo
I wish you all the best for your final spurt towards a PhD! What a way to announce it to us, with this excellent portrait of a Tiger beetle, poised for action like a Cheetah. I know that they are hard to photograph.
Give it to the jury!
I must say that thanks to this post I finally know where your TN user name comes from! And I understand why you pursue your photographic goals with such tenacity :)
Being so small this creature isn't much of a threat but in its world I'm sure it is a tiger. In your nice composition it looks big enough to see every sharp detail, including the mandibles and I must say it also looks scarry! As far as it concerns the composition, there is one thing I would like to add: it seems to me that you placed the bug a bit too close to the center of the picture. Adding some space in front of it would solve this problem but I don't know whether you cropped from the original or not. However this isn't much of an issue since the eyes of the creatures are fairly off the center. It's just my personal taste.
As I said before, the details are absolutely amazing! Razor sharp and well exposed! I also like the gradually fading ground due to the very well controlled DOF! A high quality picture of a great predator with a proper presentation! Congratulations and TFS!
With Friendly Regards,
Bardzo ladny wstep do trzyszczowego tematu na TN, chyba powinienes taki zalozyc, co!? :-)
Zdjecie bardzo ladne, choc ja bym tu chyba poprawil troszke kontrast...
in the preview shot I thought this might be a b/w, but how wrong I was. This little bug is full of colors and you captured this walking rainbow perfectly. POV, sharpness and details are excellent.
Very well composed and presented.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2007-03-24 17:56]
Great shot of this tiger beetle.
Good POV and sharpness.