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tiger beetle

tiger beetle
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Copyright: Fernando Simoes (fern) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 21] (446)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-05
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-08 21:17
Viewed: 3696
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The tiger beetle is a metallic green species, an iridescent insect which regularly provides a flash of color to spring woodland walks. Cicindela sexguttata, called the Six-spotted Tiger Beetle despite the fact that some individuals have only 5, 2, or even no white spots, usually appears early in spring, having spent the winter as an adult hidden in the same burrow it had pupated in the previous fall (a very few adults can still be found in fall). Like all adult tiger beetles, Six-spotted Tiger Beetles are voracious hunters that hang out on sunny vantage points using their massive eyes to scan for potential prey, and for potential predators

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-05-09 2:55]

A very good exposure on this beautiful beetle, Fernando.
You did a great job bringing out the iridescence.
The details are very sharp too.
Too bad the tip of one of the hind legs got cut off.
Sometimes I hold the camera at a 45 degree angle,
in order to catch the subject at a diagonal,
to make it fit better.
TFS. : )

Hello Fernando!
This is really nice capture of this fast and beauty tiger beetle species. I like details and DOF. Note is also interesting. As I see this is a male specimen (very characteristic first pair of legs).
TFS and best greetings from Lodz,

PS. If you like, please feel free to see some of my pictures of tiger beetle species here :>

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