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Cicindela hybrida

Cicindela hybrida
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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: 2006-04-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of Europe, Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world, PGMONI [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-04 13:41
Viewed: 4020
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cicindela hybrida is sligthly smaller than the more common tiger beetle Cicindela campestris. Like the former, it likes the sandy areas with little or no vegetal covering. In fact both species share the same spots in the "Réserve naturelle de Sclaigneaux", apparently in peace.
The Tiger beetles are very active predators of almost any other insects roughly their own size. They tend to run and hunt on the ground, but take flight swiftly when disturbed.

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Hello Philippe!
Because of the object I just have to write some comment to your picture ;)
It is not easy to photograph tiger beetles, they are fast, are can fly, they usually are observed just in the moment when they are fling away ;)
Anyway, you take a photo - my congratulation! :)
On the other hand a little better DOF would be nice to keep the eytrae and some parts of hear sharp :)
Best greetings from Poland,

PS. In Belgium only the nominative subspecies occurs (Cicindela hybrida hybrida).

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-02-04 14:40]

Hello Philippe,
very good close-up of this tiger beetle considering that Cicindelas are very fast and very shy, too. I like to see the natural colours and the natural surrounding. A beautiful nature document.
Best wishes, Peter

Magnifique et original insecte.
Bonne journée.

Hello Philippe,
Your record on this Tiger Beetle is excellent. Sharp and natural colors. Very well done and tfs this fine picture.

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