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Copyright: Amir Jafary (amirsun) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 26 W: 15 N: 23] (659)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Your Favorites, Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-04 4:43
Viewed: 4941
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear visitors.
This is another shot in my insects series. I don't know the real name of this insects...
(Cicindela asiatica Audoin et Brulle)
Special tanks for Cicindela note.

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Hello Amir,
This is strange insect again. Unfortunately, if it's in a green place (like on a grass or on a flower), the photo would be great. Finally, I think a little bit more dof needed. I don't know its id too. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards,

Hello Amir,
This is a nice shot of the tiger beetle of family Cicindelidae. Most probably it's Cicindela campestris. These beetles are very much related to ground beetles (Carabidae), and are also predators. Many species of genus Cicindela are also a good flyers and escape rather this way than just running away.
Best greetings from Poland!

Hello Amir,
very ferocious looking tiger beetle, a very quickly moving beast.
Dynamic direct point of view, well focussed on the head.
Maybe a little bit too closely cropped or taken.
Little depth of field creating blurred body parts, which is good for the "drama", but not so good for descriptive purposes.
Over all, an interesting and activating contribution, requiring a quick and skillful photographer in action.
Thank you! Best regards,

ID: Cicindela campestris, Green Tiger Beetle,
or a similar looking closely related species.


Hello Amir,
Very nice closeup with sharp details and composed well (just a bit tight). I like the POV. Interesting looking beetle with good colors and DOF. Well done!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-04-04 8:46]

Hello Amir, very interesting shot of Carabidae. I agree with cedryk about determination, it's Cicindela campestris. Beautiful colors and good DOF too. TFS, Didier.

Amir, great photo , Perfect Bg colors for the color of the subject, BG, Details and composure, Is right on target. TFS Kyle

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  • babak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 234] (1202)
  • [2006-04-04 10:39]

Very nice shot well done my friend.

Formidable looking creature! Details of the first half are very clear. Maybe the angle of the shot blurred the rear.

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  • Bicos (108)
  • [2006-04-05 9:43]

Hola Amir, curiosamente me ha llamado la atención ver ese bicho por que hace como una semana también lo fotografié yo.
Lo encontré en el monte entre arenas húmedas y algo de fango.
Claro que el resultado de mi foto no es tan bueno como la tuya. Me gusta mucho el color y ese primer plano de la cabeza, es realmente asombroso que un bicho aparentemente tan bonito llegue a ser tan feo de cerca verdad?

Se tarta de un "Cicindela campestris" o comúnmente "escarabajo tigre" lo realmente asombroso de ellos y como característica específica son sus mandíbulas, ya que son muy poderosas. Un bicho tremendamente inquieto.

La composición la noto algo justa de encuadre, aunque sé que no es fácil la toma en sí.


Dear Amir,
A small but important correction according to determination by Cedryk and other colleagues. This is absolutely not Cicindela campestris Linnaeus, 1758, but a similar (only for the first view!!) species named Cicindela asiatica Audoin et Brulle, 1839. This species is restricted to Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Caspian See region only. Notes about occurence of Cicindela campestris from the area of Iran are known from N part of this coutry, but they should be confirmed by new observations (because of missidentifications).
You can see the Cicindela campestris on in gallery by "emmari":


Best regards from Poland,

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