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Cicindela campestris

Cicindela campestris
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Copyright: yiannis christofides (yiannis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 625 W: 0 N: 770] (5400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of Europe, Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-12-26 6:24
Viewed: 2921
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cicindela campestris is a species of Tiger beetle. They are inhabitants of dry places, often seen running fast over bare ground. They are found in Europe from Spain to Cyprus in the south and to Finland in the north.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-12-26 6:57]

fabulous colour palette and stunning detail with this, Yiannis, .., great capture indeed

hello yiannis,
very nice macro with great detail and colour.
perfect light.
best wishes,

Hello Yiannis,
Excellent closeup,captured with great details,nice natural colour and clarity.
TFS and my regards,

Hi Yiannis,

This is a really exceptional capture. These guys (tiger beetles) that occur all over the world are sooooo fast they run into their prey because their nerve impulses are slower than their incredible "running" speed. Very weary and difficult to photograph (I've not been successful). Very natural, perfect focus and great POV. IF you could have directed some fill light from the right, the shadow would have been eliminated ... BUT incredible as is.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-26 8:38]

Hello Yiannis.
Excellent close up of this green tiger beetle.The details are sharp.Well exposed with vivid ,well saturated colours.Regards Siggi

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-12-26 9:19]

Hola Yiannis, que hermosa foto de este exótico insecto de bellos colores metálicos, me gusta la composición y el entorno, además del contraste con el fondo de tonos obscuros...saludos y felz año nuevo...

Hi Yiannis,
very good capture of this bug. Amazing colours. Excellent sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Yannis, great macro of lovely cincidela, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

  • eagleowl (243)
  • [2012-12-26 11:41]

Hello Yiannis.
Super sharpness and with great details
the colours and light are beautiful.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-26 12:49]

Hi Yiannis,a perfect capture of this beetle never seen in my country,magnificent result,you take very very well the difficult metallic colors of this specie,excellent details too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

nice tiger beetle, greetings Ori

Hi Yiannis
very difficult to make this picture, is an insect that runs very

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-12-26 16:22]

Hello Yannis!
Wow!!! This beetle is like a jewelry!!! Nice macro,my friend!
Happy New Year!

PS: thanks for your lovely comments in my last pic!!!!

Hello Yiannis,
I looked at this image last night but was called away and I returned to it this morning for its great detail and wonderful colours. It is also new to me as it does not occur in our part of the world, so that is a bonus. Very well done.

Εξαιρετικό κοντινό Γιάννη. Φανταστικά χρώματα και εντυπωσιακή ευκρίνεια. Πολύ ενδιαφέρον θέμα.
Καλή σου μέρα

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-12-27 6:11]

Fine image of this colorful tiger beetle..good composition and lighting. tfs.

Hello Yiannis

Nicely done this difficult exposure to reveal the subtle iridescent colours, so typical of such beetles. Fantastic sharpness to show the texture. Fantastic capture.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-27 7:07]

Hello Yiannis,
Wonderful macro of this Tiger Beetle in beautiful colours and excellent sharpness. Nice contrast against the background.

hello Yiannis
super good shot of this beetle
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greetinglou

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2012-12-27 9:06]

Merhaba Yiannis,
çok net ve detaylarıyla çok güzel fotoğraf..tebrikler...

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-12-28 6:03]

Hello Yiannis
very lovely insect and you have shown its special featires so nicely.
well presented top shot and its lively view.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-12-28 10:04]

Giasou Yiannis,
Excellent macro shot ..
Very nice photo of this Cicindela campestris in excellent sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours
Best wishes,

Ciao Yannis. One of the best for this specie MF. Razor details exciting colours and metallic reflections.


Hi Yiannis,
This is a very nice closed up,good point of view and sharpen image.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-12-31 5:37]

Hello Yiannis,
Amazing to see that you have taken this picture in december. In my country we see these beetles just in summer.. Very fast they are and you did well!
Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-12-31 9:49]

Lovely species expertly captured. Great colors and perfect framing of the subject.

Happy 2013!


Hallo Yiannis
What a super macro! The details captured is splendid and so beautifully portrayed, especially the almost metallic green colour on the shield and on the tips op the paws. I also like the markings on the rock on which it is sitting, as it adds to the beauty of this image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Yiannis,
Another masterpiece from close range. Excellent sharpness. Perfect details as usual and lovely natural colors. The composition, the light and exposure are very good. Fantastic razor sharp details.

Geia sou Yianni.
Lovely image, great positioning of the insect and very nice colours.

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