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A Tiger Beetle


A Tiger Beetle
Photo Information
Copyright: Dmitry Gavryushin (Osmeterium) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 158] (517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, AF Nikkor 28-80mm 1:3.5-5.6 D (reversed)
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of Europe, Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-22 3:26
Viewed: 4479
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cicindela campestris (Carabidae, Cicindelinae).
This one is for cicindela (Radomir Jaskula).

About a dozen of these inhabited a 50m length of an old tractor track near a gas station on the M3 road (Moscow-Kiev). My strategy was to walk without much precaution and scare away a beetle, then spot the place where it landed and fall on all fours in order to come close enough to shoot. With a reversed lens I had to get quite close, at 10 cm or so. The sun was shining mercilessly, and it was about 30 degrees, so it took about an hour and a half and some sweat to make a number of decent shots.

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what a pity
picture not focused on the eye but very close and nice colors

aleks ;)
bye

Hola Dmitry,
Precioso curioso e interesante ejemplar, de momento para mí desconocido, la nitidez y los detalles son extraordinarios, la luz excelente. Saludos
José Ramón

Hello Dmitry,
These Tigers are beautifully colored. I don't think we have this one here in Texas.
Very good POV and details.
I did a WS to try & improve your post.
Howard

Hello Dmitry!
What a fantastic decidation! It is really a great honour for me! A tiger beetle! Thank you a lot! :)
I am really very grateful for it, especially that I know how difficult is to take a picture of these fast and mobile creatures. Bravo for the patience and for the effect :)
Best greetings from Lodz,
Radomir

PS. If you agree I would like to add this photo to my theme "tiger beetles of Europe" :)

Belle photo de ce superbe insecte qui est très coloré et tout ces détails sont très nets et bien visibles,poils,yeux,carapace etc... Amitiés Thomas

Dear Dmitry,
I just saw your tiger beetle, greeaat!!

I will not contribute to TN for a few months as I am undertaking an extended bicycle trip in Central Asia. My apologies. Thank you, Dmitry, for all you have contributed to make TN an exciting place!
See you again in autumn,
Dietrich

Hej Dmitry,
You had to bother, but it it is proper. Pretty beetle went out. Beautiful colours and splendid sharpness.
I congratulate and greet - Roma

UNA TOMA REALMENTE INETERESANTE PARA OBSERVAR EL APARATO BUCAL DE ESTOS ESPLENDIDOS CAZADORES MULTICOLORES
SALUDOS
CARLOS

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