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Dark Carabus arvensis

Dark Carabus arvensis
Photo Information
Copyright: Lars Madsen (Lars_S_Madsen) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 39] (252)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/25.0, 5 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ground beetles (Carabidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-05 11:12
Viewed: 3818
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As always with ground beetles the challenges are to get sufficient depth of field and to control the light. Using flash one risks creating a lot of unwanted reflections on the dark surface of the beetle so I prefer to keep the animal in the deep shade and working with a tripod and cable release, hoping the beetle will stay still long enough to get the capture. The species is Carabus arvensis by the way. :-)

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Hi Lars,
These are indeed difficult to shoot but you've done a great job.
Good contrast and sharpness.
A good idea to keep the beetle in the shade and not use flash.
Good result.
Cheers & TFS

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