|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The tiger beetle, Cicindela campestris, is a speedy hunter, chasing other insects. Its carnivorous larvae are living in vertical pits in sandy ground, lurking for some appetizing prey to pass by, catching them with their long jaws.|
This beetle was not that speedy as temperatures were quite low this last weekend of April, so I could photograph it with ease.
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 diffusor sheet, atop of the lens. Camera was steadied against the Manfrotto removable sliding plate.
size/quality : large, Jpeg fine ; Sharpness +1 ; iso [email protected] ; white balance : flash
PP done with Photoshop7, levels, USM filter, burn tool.
Thanks for looking :-)
PS : see here for a front view
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