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Lophyridia aulica

Lophyridia aulica
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Copyright: Oz Rittner (Oz1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, Sigma 105 macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of Europe, Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world, Insects and other small creatures gallery [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-16 6:27
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Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lophyridia aulica, small Cicindelina specie (12mm) from the Carabidae family.
it is praying on small insects an known for amazing eye sight and running speed combined for a super predator.
shot was taken near a small lake in central Israel very near to the sea shore of the mediteranean sea.

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Very good detail and sharpness showm. The composition, POV and DOF are all great. TFS,

Very nice and sharp. toda, Ori

Hi Oz,
Amazing details and captures.
Nice that you could catch this fast running critter.
Would be nice to see what camera/lens where you using
TFS - Shir

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-06-16 9:26]

Hallo Oz,
another excellent picture posted by you. Spines and surface structure of the wings are well presented. These beetles are very shy and restless. Therefore, I particularly admire the real good close-up.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-06-16 10:29]

Great mpicture of this beetle.
Great DOF, BG, POV.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2006-06-16 10:37]

Wonderful details on this insect. It has some lovely colors in it. Nice shot


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-16 11:02]

You captured the iridescent colors on this beetle very well, Oz.
Great POV showing the beautiful markings on its back.
Very sharp details and good diagonal composition.
TFS. : )

Wow! The detail is crisp and sharp on this. The 105 micro nikkor is really working great for you, you have fantastic close ups. :)

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-17 3:58]

Excellent shot Oz!
Perfect DOF and stunning on details!
5* and TFS!

Dear Oz!
Only a small correction - the actual genus name for this species in Calomera not Lophyridia.
By the way, very nice picture!!!
Best regards from Poland,

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