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    Tiger beetle

    The tiger beetle is one difficult bug to shoot. It's habitat is on sandy ground where it looks for small insects as it's prey. It's very skittish and so very difficult to approach even if one is on 'all fours' as it would quickly fly off when it sense danger. This is the first time I managed to get a portrait shot of it.

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    Re: Tiger beetle

    And the shiny colouration is obviously another potential problem; but these shots have worked well.

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    Re: Tiger beetle

    Fantastic shots,your patience was deffinatly rewarded, what type of macro did you use?

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    Re: Tiger beetle

    Nice images, the detail and color are wonderful. Your patience shows in these captures, good work Steven.

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    Re: Tiger beetle

    fellas, thanks for the compliments

    Geoff, I diffused the external flash to avoid the potential reflections from shiny bugs

    Mark, did you mean macro lens? I use both the Tamron 90mm and 180mm. For this bug, the 180mm was employed otherwise it's near impossible to get the portrait shot.

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    Re: Tiger beetle

    yes thanks steven, great shot again

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