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Sprinting Position

Sprinting Position
Photo Information
Copyright: Leo Baquerfo (shakerz) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 230] (1127)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 DI MACRO 1:1
Exposure: f/16, 1/3 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-10 2:57
Viewed: 3938
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tiger beetles may be recognized by their swift actions, large pointed mandibles, antennae that arise from the top of the head, long spindly legs which hold the body well off the ground, narrow thorax and broad, almost oblong, elytra. Ground color ranges from brilliant green, violet, or orange to greyish and black. They range in size from 10-21 mm long.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-02-10 3:10]

Hello Leo,
a first-class picture of the tiger beetle (probably Cicindela aurulenta).
You achieved an optimal point of view and exact focus.
I like the natural colours, the setting and the substratum.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Leo!
Yes, this POV allow to recognize the species name. It is Cosmodela aurulenta juxtata, a species well known from SE Asia.
Very good macro of this fast and very mobile beetle :)
Best greetings,

Ciao Leo,
un altra splendida foto di questa bella Cicindela.
Perfetta messa a fuoco sul soggetto e sfondo omogeneo e chiaro, che fa risaltare ancora di pił la superba forma di questo coleottero.

Hello Leo,
I surprised this is flash actually as it is so good. I do like it. Very good isolation of this wonderful Tiger beetle. And it must be said the depth of field is great!
Well done

Great sharpness and POV.
Best regards,

Hi Leo

Great shot of this tiger beetle. Excellent low down POV and sharpness.


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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-02-11 10:20]

Hi Leo,
Nice pic,
You captured this tiger beetle in fantastic pose, sharpness is amazing!
great work,


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