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A Tiger Beetle (15)
Osmeterium Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 158] (517)
Cicindela campestris (Carabidae, Cicindelinae).
This one is for cicindela (Radomir Jaskula).

About a dozen of these inhabited a 50m length of an old tractor track near a gas station on the M3 road (Moscow-Kiev). My strategy was to walk without much precaution and scare away a beetle, then spot the place where it landed and fall on all fours in order to come close enough to shoot. With a reversed lens I had to get quite close, at 10 cm or so. The sun was shining mercilessly, and it was about 30 degrees, so it took about an hour and a half and some sweat to make a number of decent shots.

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Osmeterium Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 158] (517)
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Edited by:marhowie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5731 W: 1197 N: 98] (486)

Hi Dimitry,
I added canvas top, cropped behind.
Contrast adjusted and a very light amount of selective USM to your subject. Slight NR BG also.
Howard