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Spring heat / Cicindela campestris

Spring heat / Cicindela campestris
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Raynox DCR 250 macro lens
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of Europe, Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world, Bayram's Favorites-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-19 10:27
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spring gives all its heat to the earlier insects, for example to this beautiful pair of Cicindela campestris.



Cicindela campestris siculorum Schilder, 1953

Descrizione. 10-14 mm. Verde brillante. Lati del pronoto, scutello, zampe, fronte e primi 4 articoli delle antenne rameici; inferiormente di colore verde-bluastro. Disegno elitrale bianco formato da una lunula omerale e una apicale divise in due piccoli punti; un punto bianco nel mezzo del bordo laterale e uno sul disco. Fronte e primo articolo delle antenne pubescenti.

Distribuzione. Cicindela campestris ha geonemia paleartica con numerose sottospecie geografiche. In Sicilia vive la ssp. siculorum.

Ecologia. Nelle belle giornate dei mesi primaverili e autunnali questa bella cicindela entra in piena attività. Si incontra soprattutto lungo i sentieri soleggiati e nelle radure di aree boschive.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2008-03-19 10:35]

Magnific,I like this foto very well!

What a beautifull shot of this pair of Cicindela in mating. This not only perfect capture my friend, it is also a significant document. Splendid composition.
TFS and regards,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-19 10:39]

Grandissimo!! Sei pure riuscito ad eivtare quei fstidiosi riflessi che questi insetti provocano alla luce del sole,un grande scoop perfettamente colto,i miei piu' grossi complimenti,Luciano

Ciao Marcello, bella coppia in azione, splendidamente a fuoco ambo gli insetti, nitidi e senza riflessi, non facile, ma che sei bravissimo ormai lo sappiamo tutti:)
Se non ci risentiamo Buona Pasqua, ciao Silvio

Dear Marcello!
This is your third picture of tiger beetle species and third perfect presentation of my favourite insect group! Fantastic to see the subspecies which is endemic to Sicily (I have to say that it is still absent in my entomological collection, even if I posses some 15% of described taxa). Anyway, I always like to see something new and unusual, but when I see pictures of Cicindelidae which show tiger beetles not observed by me in the wild - I am especially happy! :>:>:>
So many, many thanks Marcello!!!
Best greetings from Lodz! (where no tiger beetle species is still active now... :< )

Thanks for your kind words on my recent image, Marcello.
Raynox 200 seems to be a powerful lens. You have captured these two green mating bugs in the form of a macro extremely efficiently.
Marvellous details and colours.
Well done and TFS.

Hello Marcello,

Excellent picture of these Cicindela couple mating. Great composition, POV, DOF and sharpness. Splendid light and colours.
Very well done,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-03-20 3:09]

Bonjour Marcello,
Excellente image de ces deux Cicindelas en pleine action. Je connais ces insectes et je sais combien ils sont rapides. Mais heureuesement qu'il étaient occupés! C'est une image pour Radomir!
Un grand merci et bonne Fêtes de Pâques

Dear Marcello,
amazingly well detailed close-up of that very pretty and colourful couple of Cicindela beetles in seemingly passionate loving embrace. These beetles being just as volatile and alert as flies, it even more impressing to see such a closely and well appoached, well detailed presentation of this species. Thank you!
With best regards,

Oportuna captura Marcello. En general bien captada a pesar de ese potente sol que tanto molesta por los reflejos y las sombras. Bello color. Ya tengo ganas de encontrar alguna vez una Cincindela. Buena Semana Santa (Pascua).

Josep Ignasi Tejedor

Hello Marcello. You have captured both these bugs during their wonderful moment. Excellent sharpness under good lighting. The fg image is interesting providing good perspective in the shot. Well done and best regards. Jusni

Ciao Marcello,
I really liked the beautiful and unique colour of the these insect!
super macro with perfect sharpness, good colour and details in a whole!
the exposure and focus is perfect
well done

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