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Tiger beetle

Tiger beetle
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Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of Europe, Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-19 11:21
Viewed: 4126
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The most common tiger beetle species in Northern Europe, Cicindela campestris. It is found mainly on dry sandy soils. It flies readily when disturbed, but if you are patient and sit quietly with your camera, they will come close enough....
As their common English name suggests, they are fierce predators - look at those jaws!

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Hi, Philippe:
I's nice to see that so many people have been chasing tiger beetles recently. the Green Tiger Beetle may be the commonest, but it's also the most attractive. This is a nice shot, but a little more DOF to get the legs in focus would have been nice - you could have traded the high shutter speed for a smaller aperture here? I have done a quick workshop with your image - I hope you like it.
Regards, Nigel.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-04-19 12:13]

Bonjour Philippe,
Belle image d'une cicindèle! Ici, au Québec, nous avons la cicindèle à 6 points... Savais-tu que cet insecte est l'animal le plus rapide au monde (par rapport à sa taille)? D'ailleurs, lorsqu'il s'arrête, ces yeux ont à refaire le focus. C'est pourquoi il marche par coup...
J'aime bien le workshop fait par Merlin. Félicitations pour cette photo car je sais qu'il est difficile de s'en approcher...



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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-04-19 13:45]

Bonjour Philippe, super cette macro de Cicindéle. Belles couleurs et bon piqué. Ce doit être le periode de sortie de ces insectes car je viens d'en apercevoir ces jours ci, photos à venir! Le workshoop de merlin est bon. TFS, Didier.

Hi Philippe,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV, notes and framing.

Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-04-19 15:52]

Hi Philippe, nice shot of this tiger beetle. Details are clear and sharp with good colours and focus. TFS.

Hi Philippe,
Very good close-up.
Excellent sharp and details.
TFS Malgosia

Hello Philippe!
A nice picture showing a hard to photograph Cicindelidae beetle. Well done! :)
All what could be a little better is DOF and focus :)
Best regards,

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