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Tiger beetle

Tiger beetle
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Copyright: Nagesh Vannur (nagesh) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 69] (362)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04-14
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-04-14 3:15
Viewed: 1190
Points: 18
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April brings out tiger beetles along our sandy trails through the Grass. This is the only common Tiger beetle in our dandeli forest area and he'll be around for weeks. They can have bigger spots than this or no spots at all. Almost didn't stop to photograph this individual on the way out of the area.

Name :- Tiger beetle
Scientific name :- Cicindelinae

Description :- Tiger beetles are a large group of beetles known for their aggressive predatory habits and running speed. The fastest species of tiger beetle can run at a speed of 9 km/h (5.6 mph), or about 53.87 body lengths per second. As of 2005, about 2,600 species and subspecies were known, with the richest diversity

Location :- Dandeli Forest, Western Ghats of Karnataka
Date :- 14-Apr-2015
Camera :- Canon EOS 60D
Lense :- EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Exif :- É/8.0 100.0 mm 1/125 400 Flash (off, did not fire)
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-04-14 9:00]

Hi Nagesh,this is a masterwork! Fantastic macro of this small and curious beetle,the sharpness is the best as possible and the metallic colors are very very bright,a great capture,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Beautiful macro shot; sharp, good compo and background.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-04-14 18:46]

Hello Nagesh,
Truly an outstanding macro image of the Tiger Beetle, displaying awesome detail and gorgeous metallic colors. Love it's large eyes and fierce looking mandibles. Nice lighting and attractive clean BG.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-04-14 21:22]

Hi Nagesh
Wonderful insect, amazing details and colors.


Hi Nagesh,

wonderful beetle , sharp and TOP photo!!!!

Thanks for sharing.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2015-04-15 2:43]

What a beautiful beetle and picture. Thank you very much for sharing it. Whata a excellent color, sharpness and details.
Congratulation. Saludos.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2015-04-15 9:10]

Hello Nagesh,
really a phantastic picture of the tiger beetle: perfect focus,
high sharpness, nice natural colours and attractive composition.
Best wishes, Peter

hallo Nagesh
GREAT!!great!!macro picture
i like this family beetle with so beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Nagesh, great macro of fantastic beetle, wonderful metallic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2015-04-15 20:38]

Maravillosos colores los de esta macro, lujosos detalles.


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