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Tiger Beetle

Tiger Beetle
Photo Information
Copyright: Angelo Nardo (nardophoto) (9824)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Sigma 300 f/4 Apo Macro HSM, Digital ISO 250
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of Europe, Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-06 0:49
Viewed: 4446
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tiger Beetle - Calomera littoralis nemoralis - OLIVIER 1790

The Tiger Beetle is a Coleopter predator with diurnal habits from the flight express and nervous, than it moves also running on the sand. In order to photograph this individual I have suffered a lot.


La Cicindela è un Coleottero predatore con abitudini diurne dal volo rapido ed irrequieto, che si muove anche correndo sulla sabbia.
Per fotografare questo individuo ho sudato sette camicie.

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Bella foto, ottimi i colori e la definizione!


Hi Angelo
I like it very much It is very difficult to take a good sharp photo of fast and skittish tiger beetles. Nicely composed photo of a killer in natural environment.

I am waiting for the note :-)
Best wishes

Bellissima foto macro! Immaginavo anche la difficoltà del riprenderlo in natura. Certi insetti sono tutt'altro che facili! Ottimi colori e nitidezza.

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

Hola Angelo,
Excelente captura de este bonito escarabajo, gran nitidez y detalles, bonita luminosidad, saludos
José Ramón

Hello Angelo,
I did't know this insect but your shot is beautifull, superb colors and many details, really well done

Alla fine vedo che ci sei riuscito a fotografare la cicindela.
Bella sia i dettagli che i colori

Dear Angelo!
Relly I have to say that I found this picture thank to last presentation by Marcello Romano (you commented this photo :>) and because I am a fan of Cicindelidae I just had to write some words of comments :)
Tiger beetles are not easy to photograph, they are fast and very mobile and usually escape before we take photo. Your capture is very nice for watching :>
The only suggestion I have that actual name of this species in Calomera littoralis nemoralis not Lophyridia :)
TFS and my best regards,

PS. Please feel free to see my "version" of this tiger beetle here.
I also added you picture to 2 themes: tiger beetles of Europe and tiger beetles of the world :)

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