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Tiger Beetle @ Cicindela

Tiger Beetle @ Cicindela
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron AF 70-300mm Tele-Macro ( 1:2)
Exposure: f/22, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-10 3:02
Viewed: 2291
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cicindela are generally brightly colored and metallic beetles, often with some sort of patterning of ivory or cream-colored markings. They are most abundant and diverse in habitats with sandy soil (though some prefer clay), and very often near bodies of water, even if seasonally transient; along river, sea and lake shores, on sand dunes, around playa lakebeds and on clay banks or woodland paths.
The genus Cicindela is (in its broadest historical sense) the largest genus of tiger beetles, and they occur worldwide. The status of the genus is constantly in a state of flux, as various authorities on different continents have vastly different opinions about which (if any) of the dozens of subgenera traditionally recognized within the genus are deserving of being accorded status as independent genera. Moreover, this is one of the few insect taxa in which the rank of subspecies has traditionally been used repeatedly, and essentially no two classifications consistently treat the various members of the genus as to which are species and which are subspecies. Treated as a single genus, and even with a fairly conservative estimate of species, there are over 850 [1] (or even up to 2,300) species in the group[2] (thus being almost equal to the subtribe Cicindelina (W.Horn, 1908), with several thousand published names applied, collectively.

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Hello Foozi
Interesting species and beautiful photo wonderful colors and very good sharpness.

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-04-10 3:28]

Hi Foozi

I have never seen this species before. It has some beautifull colors and you captured them well. Great details. Did you also try different points of view? Thanks!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-10 5:23]

Hi Foozi,magnificent capture in a very difficult situation! A black insect on a white background is always a great problem,and you work very very well,beautiful details and metallic colors,the best way to discover the magic body desing of this specie.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Salam Foozi,

A great capture with beautiful colors, sharpness & details. Nicely done & TFS.



Hello Foozi,
a very nice well captured insect you present us.
sharpness and colour is excellent. good POV.
best wishes.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-10 6:20]

Very lovely species, colorful and fine pose, beautiful one. tfs.

Ciao Foozi, great macro of fantastic cicindela,fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Foozi
Excellent macro of this interesting insect.Perfect POV and composition,wonderful colors and great sharpness.
Thank You
Kind regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-10 6:52]

Hello Foozi,
A beetle in impressive metallic colours, beautiful contrasting against the background. Good sharpness and composition. Taken from a nice POV.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-10 7:28]

Hi Foozi.
What a refined shot of a slim insect. Every feature of the beetle is reproduced precisely. Neutral grey BG is excellent canvas for such subjects. My warm regards and TFS.

hello Foozi
this is a super good picture
many details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Foozi,
A marvelous composition. Wonderful image. It is a perfect photo taken from a good POV. The details are fantastic. Very sharp and excellent natural colors.
Thanks for sharing! Marius.

Hello Foozi

A fine POV from above showing the shape and
patterns of the insect, excellent focus, TFS


Hello Foozi,
fine capture of this little insect with good sharpness and nice details. I also like your well chosen POV and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

Salam Foozi.
Nice capture of a tiger beetle against the clear background. The clarity is beautiful exposing the whole body in vivid details.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-04-11 1:48]

Hello Foozi,
An interesting and attractive species of Tiger Beetle. The POV is great and shows its featuires with fine sharpness, in a good DOF, natural colours and a in a pleasing composition against the contrasting light-coloured concrete BG.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-04-11 4:22]

Hello Foozi,
This is a special Cicindela with its amazing artistic coloration and patterns. Mostly very speedy creatures, they are not easy to "catch". You were lucky and have taken the opportunity for this good shot. Nicely shown on the sandy soil, its habitat.
Thanks and kind regards

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