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"Tiger Beetle"

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Copyright: Kevin Seo (undoredo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 2 N: 698] (2740)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-23
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-30 5:12
Viewed: 3614
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
* Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)

* Appearance:
Despite its name, the six-spotted tiger beetle in Minnesota might have no spots-or as many as four white spots along the posterior edge of each wing cover. This half-inch-long, iridescent green or blue-green insect has conspicuous sickle-shaped mandibles (jaws) and large, bulging eyes on the side of its head.

* Range:
Common in the southern two-thirds of Minnesota and the eastern United States, it ranges from New England and southern Canada south to Florida and as far west as North Dakota and central Texas.

* Habitat:
This beetle is found primarily in deciduous forests and adjacent open areas. Watch for it on sunny trails, logs, and stones. Sometimes it turns up in urban yards and gardens.

(Source: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/volunteer/mayjun05/mpbeetle.html)

TN friends, Thanks for looking and I hope you like it. :-)

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Hello Kevin!
This is really fantastic capture! So sharp and detailed! Great colouration and DOF. Simply lovely creature presented in fantastic way! I really know how difficult is to take picture of these fast and mobile insects so bravo for very good presentation!

PS. If you agree I will add this photo to my theme "Cicindelidae of the world" :)
By the way, do you think that it would be possible to add this uniqe photo also to tiger beetle gallery of the PES? (you can find link to this site in my intro).

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-30 5:39]

Hello Kevin,
Terrific capture of this beautiful Tiger Beetle. Excellent sharp details and lovely metallic green colour. Very well composed too! (I think cicindela above is green with jeallousy! :-))
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hi Kevin,
PERFECT focus and details! Great amazing colours. Depth of field is excellent.
Thanks for sharing,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-01 22:33]

Hello Kevin,
This shot of a tiger beetle deservs much more attention.
This is a superb macro taken from a fine POV with excellent sharpness, Great lighting, contrasting BG and composition. Well done and TFS!

Beautiful capture Kevin
Stunning colour, excellent sharpnes, details and DOF.

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