- bobair (44)
- [2008-05-30 22:12]
well I glad that you do have enough patience as your efforts are well rewarded with this rather colourful looking and well detailed beetle.The emerald green metallic sheen is a very eye catching indeed and I have seen dragonflies with the same colour as well but didn't get very good captures of them.A well focused and detailed shot with an interesting point of view.Thanks for sharing this little jewel with us all. Bob
- pvs (14464)
- [2008-05-30 23:48]
An indeed fast one,I believe they call it in holland zandlopertje (Sand walker),that says it all,I am impressed with the quality of this small beetle with your telelens,tfs
- waminda2020 (320)
- [2008-05-31 0:20]
ivan - a beautiful captire - i like the steely green colours! good composition and depth of field - well done and thankyou for sharing....mark
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-05-31 0:59]
Hi Ivan:) my dear friend,
You changed your fav. subjects today. But this Green Tiger Beetle is excellent in all way as your other shots. TFS.
Have a nice weekend!
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-05-31 1:06]
Excellent close up.Colors,sharpness,details and framing are wonderful.Have a nice weekend too.
Thanks for posting.
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-05-31 1:15]
Very good picure of this Tiger Beetle. Excellent POV. Very good sharpness. Superb light and colours. That is an insect that I have still not met.
- Amadeo (3323)
- [2008-05-31 2:19]
Hola Ivan, buen macro, con excelente definición y detalles, luz y color. Un saludo
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-05-31 2:56]
tonos y buen pov...
- aes_thor (2489)
- [2008-05-31 3:05]
Excellent macro with perfect details, light and nice colours.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-05-31 3:47]
Hi Ivan, lovely bug with splendid metallic colors, superb details and great sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- batu (16383)
- [2008-05-31 4:26]
it's always impressive for me to see close-ups of these shy and ultra-fast beetles.
Besides these strong photographer-unfriendly properties, their iridescent surfaces constitute the next problem.
Therefore, thank you for sharing this admirable and sharp picture of the tiger beetle.
Best wishes, Peter
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-05-31 6:47]
Bellissima macro, ottimo POV, molto bella la composizione, eccellente nitidezza, bellissima la luminosità e i colori. Grazie e compèlimenti. Ciao Maurizio
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-05-31 7:01]
I may be the only person on TN who at the age of 18 had a sharkskin green suit which looks just like this...I am always stopped in my tracks when I see it so common in insects such as this one so sharp and clear...but alas why it is called sharkskin I do not know..as sharks skin has no to little sheen at all...Very well seen in the proper lighting Ivan. You are the grand master of identification of all carbon based forms!
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-05-31 7:07]
This Beetle certainly has a hunter's equipment on its face, Ivan.
The insect is really good looking and despite the problems faced by a photographer in shooting this fellow, you have done a marvellous job with your lens.
The green shiny colour on its back and copperish red on the rest looks beautiful.
It is a very good shot, indeed.
Thanks and regards.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-05-31 9:27]
I can just picture you chasing this beetle! But I have been known to stalk birds frequently. I don't always catch them though. It was worth the chase for this - the irridescent green is wonderful. Excellent details from head to the bottom of those long legs. He stands out well from the sandy background.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-05-31 9:35]
Hola Sr. Ivan.
Los colores en verde metalico de este insecto lucen de maravilla gracias a la calidad de la imagen. La iluminacion es perfecta y la pose del bicho es muy buena, mostrando asi sus finos atributos en el ambiente Natrual.
Saludos Sr. Ivan, y que tenga un buen fin de semana en compañia de su esposa Ulla.
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-05-31 9:36]
On the road now and just marking now, will be back later...
I just returned from 4-days field studies with my students where I had possibility to "meet" Cicindela campestris too :)
This picture of male is really nice and has good quality. I like it a lot. Bravo also for patience and natural colours :)
All the est from Lodz,
PS. If you agree I would like to add your photo to 2 tiger beetle themes :)
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-05-31 17:29]
stunning macro shot of this insect, WOW ! look at that right eye
severe glance on you, very fine POV, DOF and framing,
superb focus on the subject, on this image's environnement
this insect is the contrary (le contraire) of camouflage,
great luminosity of the image, with great sharpness and details,
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-05-31 21:19]
Ivan, I never knew people do that for a photo!I am soooo happy you just captured it naturally, and did nothingof that kind!
very well done, this must've been a very difficult macro, especially handheld!
Very well done!
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-06-01 4:23]
Great work on this..and you had all that fun chasing em' :)
Excellent POV and comp with nice detail, exposure, DOF, and colors..
I've done some insect macro with the cumbersome MIII, but today I'll try working with the 400D. It has the additional crop factor which will be helpful.
Nice shot of this Green one :) Insects are not easy to photograph and you did good work here.
TFS / Hälsningar
Jag har lyckats att fotografera en rosenfink men inte med bästa kvalitet. Hade inte med mig min stora kanon :(
Vi har en riktigt sommar :)
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-06-01 17:09]
What an incredible capture Ivan, the colors are brilliant and sharpness in amazing. Wonderful work and thank you for sharing.
- anel (40574)
- [2008-06-02 2:41]
The Cicindelas are always a challenge if you don't choose the fridge solution. Finally you caught it quite well, in a nice pose, showing its shiny metallic colour. I already ran quite often behind them without big success.
Thanks and best regards
Very nice shot of this Green Tiger Beetle. I've found a few mini tiger beetles but never one as magnificent as this!
Wonderful colours and good light.
Good sharpness and fine detail.
I am stunned by the macro capability of the 300mm f/4 and a converter... what the lens' minimum focusing distance?
Very well done once again,
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-06-02 9:29]
Hello Ivan, Nice shot and superb note. Lovely sharpness and excellent view. Ganesh
- arfer (0)
- [2008-06-03 21:30]
Excellent close up of this green tiger beetle.
The details are sharp.
Well exposed with vivid ,well saturated colours.