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Face to Face

Face to Face
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Copyright: patrick neuberg (pat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma EX 50mm F2.8 DG Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-01 4:14
Viewed: 4742
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the same tiger beetle, Cicindela campestris, I presented yesterday see here. As the temperature was low this last weekend of April (15°C), this normally speedy hunter could easily be approached, seeming straightway to pose for my camera.

In this frontview, you see its characteristic yellow "lips", the labrum, and its mighty jaws (mandibles).

Photo taken with the 50mm Sigma macro lens, on my D70 Nikon body. Built-in flash used, power set manually, in combination with a plastic diffuser sheet, atop of the lens. Camera was steadied against the Manfrotto removable sliding plate.

Camera settings:
size/quality : large, Jpeg fine ; Sharpness +1 ; iso [email protected] ; white balance : flash

PP done with Photoshop7, levels + burn tool, USM filter, vertical crop, resize for site.

Thanks for looking :-)

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Very nice macro shot. This is a scary picture !
DOF and POV spot on

Bravo Patrick pour ce magnifique cliché de cet insecte aux couleurs multiples.
Très bons détails, bonne PDC ...
La bête est "impressionnante" ;-)
Congratulations ; et Merci du partage !

Salut Patrick.

Superbe macro.
La netteté est excellent les couleurs aussi.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-05-01 5:53]

Patrick bonjour, excellent macro de la tête de cet insecte. Les appendice bucaux sont bien mis en valeur. Bon piqué et super POV. Félicitations, Didier.

Hi Patrick!
A formidable looking hunter, this beetle here!
You have captured its front "equipment" really very well. The details are crystal clear.

Hi Patrick,
Fantastic shot. Very good details and colour.
Well done.
TFS Malgosia

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2006-05-01 13:33]

:o) wauuu fantastic details and colors :o)

excellent close up, perfectly focussed, with superbly sharp details on the main parts - the eyes and the mandibles.
Looks very exciting and activating, a real "wildlife" shot taking from a daring and perfectly chosen point of view.
Outstanding contribution!
Thanks, and best regards,

celle-ci aussi est magnifique
vraiment de belles couleurs et pareil pour la netteté.

Very nice image, Patrick, getting that little beast's face in such nice focus had to be a challenge. Very nice composition too. I am very glad that it's little fellow and doesn't have a taste for humans.

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