Hi Radomir! How's it going?
What a fine clear shot of this specimen of Tiger beetle, Radomir! Magnificent!
I just had a brief look at the pictures of your Tiger beetle saga :) You seem to know a lot about them! Informative note, Academic(!).
Based on the other pictures, I think your imaging is also improving. This may be the best (clearest) image (shot) so far, altough it does look slightly under-exposed.
This may be caused by the use of Fill-flash, but I wouldn't worry too much about it, if I were you, because the shot is very well done :) Some cameras may/tend to under-expose if Fill-flash is used. Because of the slight under-exposure, colors are (now) in their shadow-range of luminance (120-), and as a result, color reproduction and imaging is not optimal.
So, what's needed here is a little Post-Production to compensate for the slight under-exposure to further improve imaging of this fine specimen of Tiger beetle.
That said, All in all a very good shot!
I hope this may be helpful.
Well done, TFS!
Best regards, Dimitri.
- zetu (16941)
- [2009-05-23 7:14]
Very interesting you capture, I like details and perfect focus.
- jlinaresp (17292)
- [2009-05-23 8:37]
What a detail level in this macro! simply amazing, look at the grains of sand, so perfectly! same detailed as the joints and angles of the insect. Wonderful job, congratulations.
Have a nice week end!
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-05-23 10:02]
Hi Radomir. What a fantastic looking beetle. Your sharp focusing has given very fine detail over the whole body and head. It has lage eyes for its size, with such natural looking colours. very well done TFS.
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-05-23 10:22]
super sharpness picture
good details andlight
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-05-23 11:25]
Ciao Radomir, fantastic bug with splendid metallic colors, fine details and wonderful sharpness, superb macro, very well done, buon week end, ciao Silvio
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-05-23 12:44]
A superb capture of this Tiger Beetle showing it very sharply in a fine pose. Beautiful light and colours too. They're obviously sun worshippers as so few species like it here up the north!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- Argus (50626)
- [2009-05-23 12:59]
Yes indeed Radomir, a fine coincidence!
This macro of C. litoralis litoralis is a marvellous illustration of the species, the sharpness and DOF being ideal and portayed on the sand as if it were a set specimen with the legs perfectly displayed.
We have C. hybrida near us and it flies in July, but you have it in Poland of course!
Greetings from Ĺhus,
- red45 (31094)
- [2009-05-23 13:12]
Widze tu powrot do korzeni :-) Superszybki zawodnik, pieknie zlapany. Dobra perspektywa i szczegoly. Tlo wiadome - piasek :-) Moi zdaniem moznaby troszeczke rozjasnic zdjecie. Nie wiem czy mi sie wydaje, ale zwierzak chyba zgubil gdzies kawalek przedniej nogi?
- roges (6264)
- [2009-05-23 13:15]
Hello Radomir !
Chociaż nie w moim smaku "to owady, ale ... obraz jest doskonały.
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-05-23 23:48]
Ten Ci sie znowu znakomicie udal,ale ta cala kolekcja jest na wysokim poziomie.Doskonala ostros i kontrast,swietne kolory.Bardzo dobra robota.Pozdrawiam Siggi
- Noisette (7821)
- [2009-05-24 12:21]
what a beautiful species of tiger beetle ! and the shot is so sharp, each details is good visible and i like also the decor of sand who makes a great contrast with the beetle
Have a good evening
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2009-05-24 13:30]
Nice to see a post of one of your favourite insectses again.
You always get these Tiger Beetle shots so perfectly sharp and well exposed.
This one also looks perfect.
I love the detail on the dark surfaces.
Very nice work and great notes as usual.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-05-25 11:51]
Hi My dear friend Radek,
A great macro capture of this Spanish cicindelid wit neat details, excellent DOF/POV and nice composition.
TFS and greetings from Kizkulesi (Mersin province)
- glazzaro (4605)
- [2009-05-25 14:57]
Good detail, well taken macro with just the right amount of catch light.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2009-05-26 8:03]
A cute looking tiger beetle. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-05-26 21:49]
You have great collection of pictures of the beetle. Few weeks ago I began to picture it too with my new prime telelens. I hope soon my shots will be so nice as yours. Excellent sharpness and details. Composition of the shot is spot on. May be shot is really underexposed a bit however, you have used all capabilities of your equipment. My kind regards and compliments.
- joepan (82)
- [2009-05-31 22:25]
Another fine Tiger!
Yesterday I found another one here (Borneo) that I've never seen before (Posted in TN on 31st May). Wonder if anyone can ID it?