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Cicindela hybrida mating

Cicindela hybrida mating
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of Europe, Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-11-22 2:17
Viewed: 2432
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The beetles will have 11 to 16 millimeters long and a relatively variable body colouring. In addition, usually they are colored greenish copper colors, it give copper-brown or bluish copies. The lower surface is metallically green, the Oberlippe is bright. The neck sign is colored with many kinds in rainbow-colored. The Deckflügel carry white or yellow point/tooth binding (marks). The basal mark " into for instance the form one; C". The forehead (Frons) is not unbehaart, also underneath the compound eyes is bristles. The missing hair differentiates between the kind of the similar mountain sand run beetle (C. sylvicola), whose forehead is behaart. The first feeler member has only at the point few white bristles.(Wikipedia)

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-22 2:23]

Hello Siegfried,
lovely moment well frozen. These insect are very fast in their movement. You really grab the opportunity to capture their action.
well presented with sharpness first class and the dramatic shallow depth.


Hello Siegfried,
What a superb capture. Wonderful composition with splendid colours and focus. Great composition.

Lovely capture of a stunning busy couple friend Siegfried ! Lovely point of view and fine dept of field indeed! The sharpness ....! Have a great day and wonderful week my friend!
George Veltchev

Ciao Siegfried. An "hot" shot in good detaisl and DOF. Beautiful natural colours.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-11-22 5:00]

This is real beauty, fine composition and details. A simple background is ideal for this frame. tfs.

Hello Siegfried,

what an great macro shot with good composition and sharpness.
Exellent detals ansd dof.
Fine colours.


Wonderful tangle of legs and antennae in this mating image, Siegfried. The Tiger Beetles look fantastic against the sandy BG.
The macro image is remarkably sharp with great details on the subjects. The ambient light has been used to perfection.
Thanks and regards.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-11-22 6:56]

Hi Siggi,
Splendid photo of this mating Cicindella,it is a very hard work, it is a very fast moving Insect, great shot, TFS!

hello Siegfried
great pose with good details and good sharpness
the colours are very good naturel
greeting lou

Cześć Siggi,
widzę, że dzisiaj zafundowałeś nam ładną parkę. Owady te wyglądają jakby żywcem wzięte z "Gwiezdnych Wojen". Super zdjęcie ze świetną ostrością.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-22 10:57]

Hello Siggi,
A splendid view of this pair of Longhorn beetles showing very sharp details and lovely natural shiny colours. Beautiful light and very well composed.
TFS and besst wishes, Ulla

Hi MF Siggi,

You've caught quite an intimate moment between these too, the focus looks perfect. Great work MF!
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-22 11:28]

Hello Siggi,
Another excellent addition to your collection. Fantastic sharp detailed photo in a very good DOF and natural colours. Taken from a perfect POV.

Ciao Siggi, great macro of fantastic maiting couple, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

A beautifully executed and very detailed macro-study in perfect focus and exposure Siegfried, the mandibles of the male really look formidable. TFS indeed!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-22 14:49]

Hi Siggi,new and fantastic macro,i like a lot the details of metallic colors too,impressive focus,sharpness and the best POV to understand better what happen's..ehhe...Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hello Siegfried,
Nice to see that this great predator can also take time for love! Interesting to see the sexual dimorphism. Details and colours are excellent. Well done! Cheers,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-11-22 23:23]

Hello Siegfried,

Splendid how you focused on the two beetles.
Great pose with good details and good sharpness
The colours are very good naturel too.
Nice done, TFS.

Best regards,

Sin palabras Siegfried !!
magnífico manejo de la luz con un resultado fabuloso en los colores.

Hi Siggi.
This is a beautiful double captured in well exposed details and fine framing. Perfectly timed capture in fabulous framing.
Kind regards,

Hello Siggi
great capture of this loving couple i a sandy environment, the insects are precisely detailed and very well composed, lighting is also very good
Have a good night

hallo Siegfried
very nice macro shot of beautiful Cicindelid in copula. focus, POV/DOF and sandy BG very nice. nicely composed and presented. thanks for sharing. best wishes

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-24 11:47]

Hello Siggi,
A great capture of C. hybrida in copulo. The POV and camera settings are just right to show these two Tiger Beetles in fine detail and colours against a suitable BG.
Well done and thanks,
With kind regards,

Czesc Siegfried! Swietna scena. Doskonala ekspozycja, perfekecyjna ostrosc. Makro wrecz na pokaz, jak malowanie. Dobra notka informacyjna. Klaniam sie!

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