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Fastest Land Insect in the world

Fastest Land Insect in the world
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Copyright: Leo Baquerfo (shakerz) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 230] (1127)
Genre: Protoctista
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 DI MACRO 1:1
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-21 16:54
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tiger Beetle are notorious for their swift movement. Very alert and very fast, in fact, they are the fastest land insects in the world. It took me for more than 4 hours of observation and exhausting chase to get this image.

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Hello Leo,
a very interesting picture with nice soft background sets off the beetle.
Thanks for sharing!

Hola Leo,
Welcome to TN. excellent point of view and details. Colors and background are very well.
Maybe you could post a greater image, but´s my opinion.

Nice shot with great details and sharpness. Admire your patience. Thx.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-03-21 18:35]

Hi Leo,
And you got it well ! Four hours and a good prize. Colours fantastic, DOF and POV,
I liked especially that you got everything of the beetle in focus..
well done,

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-03-21 21:23]


Superbe macro ici,les couleurs sont fantastique et parfaitement exposée. Félicitations pour les détails et le Bg qui fait bien ressortir l'insecte.
Bravo pour la qualitée de l'image.

Merci Leo et bienvenue sur TN.


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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-03-21 21:26]

Hi Leo,
Excellent macro shot!
Great sharpness and detail, very nice colour and POV.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Leo
Your perseverance really paid off. Outstanding capture of an unusual insect. Tack sharp with interesting coloration.

Hi Leo,
Indead a very nice picture. Beautiful colors!!
But I would suggest little more depth at f11 or f13 would have given much more sharpness at the back side legs of the insect.
Also a shot from top of the insect would have captured the entire insect with complete color details of it.
All the best!! Happy clicking!!


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-22 3:35]

Excellent macro shot!
Perfect on everything!
Above scale photo!
Keep on going and TFS!

Hello Leo,
This is a great shot! I perfectly know how difficult it is to capture this fellows, so I'm not surprised with the 4h to get this shot.
Picture is very good technically, has perfect POV and framing, superb colours too.
VERY WELL DONE and Welcome to TN!

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-03-22 12:20]

Privet Leo.
Details - each hair is seen. Depth of sharpness and color are very good. An excellent macrophoto.

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  • pat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
  • [2006-03-24 14:24]

Excellent portrait of this cicindellid beetle. You are right, they seem indeed the most difficult to capture and most speedy little runners. Great sharpness, beautiful background, excellent lighting showing his hairy feed nicely. Thanks for showing, Patrick

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-03-25 21:29]

An excellent first post, Leo.
Nice composition and point of view.

I wish you the most cordial welcome on TrekNature.
In the pleasure to admire your next posts and to read your notes and critics.
Thank you for sharing a so beautifull picture and for the enjoyment which it give to me.

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