something cicindela related

for a blog named after tiger beetles it seems about time. This is Cicindela rufiventris, a common species found throughout the eastern US.

August 13 2006 318Taken using a  Nikon D70, 105mm macro lens, and ring flash.

Not my best image, but one of, if not my first good shots of a tiger beetle. Getting this image was tough – I had to slowly crawl along the ground, trying to get close enough to get a good shot while hoping not to scare away the beetle.

One response

  1. Rick Berken

    Again… Impressive! I used to do some macro stuff with home made lenses. I cannot imagine what it would take to get this shot!! Stealth! Patience!


    June 27, 2009 at 10:01 pm

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