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On your mark... Get Set... Go!
Photo Information
Copyright: Leo Baquerfo (shakerz) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 230] (1127)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 DI MACRO 1:1
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/3 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-09 14:52
Viewed: 4253
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Fastest land insect in the world (tiger beetle) taking a pose before sprinting at a speed of about 5.6 mph. To convert its relative speed into human terms, a 6-foot man would move about 1026 feet per second or approximately 1/5 of a mile per second or 720 mph. This speed almost breaks the sound barrier at sea level (732 mph). Believed it, or Not???

Camera set-up
Canon 20D, Tamron 180mm, f18, 1/3sec, ISO400, flash 580EX, lens hood and battery gripped were detached from my camera and my body lying flat on the ground. Waiting patiently....

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To cicindela: Tiger Beetleshakerz 1 02-09 15:38
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Hello Leo!
Amazing portrait of this tiger beetles (do you have picture presenting this specimen from different point of view? I would be able to say something about name of the species :>). Lovely sharpness and details. I like a lot also perfect eye-contact.
By the way, please feel free to visit my tiger beetle saga, in one of this presentation some data about the fastest species of Cicindelidae are given :)
I would like to add this picture to the theme tiger beetles of the world, I hope you will agree for that :)
Thank you for showing this wonderful picture!
Best greetings from Poland,

  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-02-09 17:07]

Belissima foto de nitides e PC muito bom , exelente, boa técnica e equipamento.

Ciao Leo,
complimenti per questa foto, dall'inquadratura insolita e dall'ottima messa a fuoco.
Sono curioso di sapere di quale specie si tratta: attendo altre foto.

Hello Leo,

Very nice presentation of this tiger beetle. Great POV and DOF. Sharpness is excellent. Very nice irridescent colours.
Well done,

  • Great 
  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-02-10 1:16]

Hi Leo,

What an interseting macro. Very good DOF and sharp clear details of insect's head. Nice light and good colors too.

Thank you for sharing,

  • Great 
  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-10 2:39]

Hello Leo,
Very good shot!
Good POV!
Interesting composition!
Good sharpness too!

  • Great 
  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-02-10 10:40]

Beautiful macro capture Leo! POV is fantastic, great pose and beautiful details!
Great work!

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