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A Tiger Beetle / Lophyra flexuosa

A Tiger Beetle / Lophyra flexuosa
Photo Information
Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/120 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of Europe, Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-29 10:26
Viewed: 6595
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dedicate to Radomir Jaskula (cicindela)



Lophyra flexuosa (Fabricius, 1787)

Descrizione. Colore bronzo-rameico o verdastro. Parte inferiore del corpo verde-bluastro. Disegno delle elitre di colore bianco-giallastro, formato da una lunula omerale, una apicale, una fascia mediana e una macchia alla base; due macchie presso la sutura e una quarta fra la fascia mediana e la lunula apicale.

WORKSHOP: Side View.

Distribuzione. Dal Marocco ad Israele, Spagna, Baleari, sud della Francia, Italia, Tripolitania, Fezzan. In Sardegna vive la ssp. sardea, in Sicilia la ssp. circumflexa.

Habitat. Vive lungo le spiagge sabbiose, ai bordi di stagni nel retroduna. In Sicilia si incontra da marzo ad ottobre.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-12-29 11:28]

Buongiorno Marcello,
you reproduced the colours of this species professionally.
Fine details are visible and the surface is nicely shown.
I think that the specimen is hardly visible when resting motionless on the ground.
Best wishes, Peter

ciao Marcello
straordinaria foto per bellezza di colori
e perfezione dei dettagli,sono d'accordo con Peter,in modo professionale.....
complimenti e
auguri per un felice 2008

Dear Marcello!
This is a great dedication and I am very honoured by you! Thank you very much for so great presentatio :)
As I see you presented both sexes - male in main picture and female in workshop. It is good to see them in one place. I am also very grateful for showing a species which I known only from entomological collections and picture (I have never seen it in the wind, but who knows, maybe some day :>)
Note is short but gives intersting information.
Once again thank you for this great dedication!
Best greetigs and all the best in 2008 my Friend!

Ps. I added this picture to two themes: tiger beetles of Europe, and tiger beetles of the world :)

Splendida Marcello, grande definizione dei dettagli e magnifico il disegno con splendidi colori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Marcello,
Beautiful insect; very colourful. It has wonderful patterns.
Good POV.

Ciao Marcello,
Excellent macro with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details to enjoy!
the exposure and focus is spot on
very well done

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-29 14:05]

Hola Marcello,
gran macro y color,
detalles excelente y pov...
espléndido trabajo,

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-12-29 14:12]

Bonjour Marcello, great macro shot with perfect details and gorgeous colors too. Congratulations and Happy new year, Didier.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-12-29 16:07]

hi marcello
beautiful details, colors are really great
fantastic capture of this nice insect
regards, Dejan

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-29 17:02]

Hai una collezione di foto esagerata eppure riesci ancora a sorpenderci,questa e' fantastica nei dettagli e nei colori e priva di fastidiosi riflessi che caratterizzano le mie..eheheh..grazie maestro,sei un grande !! Luciano

Supongo que vas a triunfar con esta fotografía por su gran belleza. A destacar lo bien captado que esta el abdomen y el juego de patas. Muy
buena luz y un bello conjunto.
Saludos: J. Ignasi

Hi Marcello,
This is a colorful Tiger Beetle. Great sharpness with fine detail clearly seen. Lovely composition. Very well done.

Hello Marcello,
what a wonderful picture of a Tiger beetle, taken from straight above! Usually a beetle from straight above looks like out of a collection, but this one is full of life, colours and a gleam in the eye! I've never seen his species, it takes a specialist like you and Radomir to find and appreciate the beauty of these ferocious beasts. Good you dedicated it to cicindela!
My best wishes for the New Year, Marcello,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-30 12:17]

Hi Marcello.
I am amazed with details and sharpness of the image of the wonderful beetle. Excellent soft light and natural colours. Impressive BG and its reproduction. Well done and TFS.
P.S. Tanks for kind comments and greetings. My best wishes to you too.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-31 2:38]

Hello Marcello,
This capture is most impressive, the metallic colours are striking and the details very sharp. Amazing colour of the legs too!
Really great to see this Tiger Beetle presented so well!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Marcello,
Thanks a lot for the wishes. A beautiful capture of this tiger beetle. and a lovely dedication for Radomir. Very good details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Bonsoir Marcello
Quelle beauté cet insecte ! Des couleurs et une netteté à copuer le souffle ! Bravo.

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