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Cicindela hybrida (tiger beetle)
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The whole insect you can see:

Image size
1280x853px 1.26 MB
Canon EOS 50D
Shutter Speed
1/6 second
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jun 28, 2014, 7:36:45 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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absolutely stunning , the focus of this photo is amazing!Well done !
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Usagi-Atemu-TomHobbyist Photographer
Wow, just wow. Your photo of this tiger beetle, it's all of the sudden as if we have stranded into a new world full of animals we've never seen before. This shot is simply amazing.

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VexFoxProfessional General Artist
that's a beautiful insect. you can see each individual facet on the ocelli, and the details on the mandibles and pedipalps are phenomenal! Let's not forget how amazing the settae look.
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Look at that pretty beetle. :)
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JWright-3D-GraphicsProfessional General Artist
dam bugs can get real ugly close up 
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Supernatural - Paranoid Dean Supernatural - Paranoid Dean Supernatural - Paranoid Dean Supernatural - Paranoid Dean Supernatural - Paranoid Dean Supernatural - Paranoid Dean Supernatural - Paranoid Dean Supernatural - Paranoid Dean :tatatatatatatatatata: :tatatatatatatatatata: :tatatatatatatatatata: :tatatatatatatatatata: :tatatatatatatatatata: :tatatatatatatatatata: :tatatatatatatatatata: :tatatatatatatatatata: killit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Kill it. Kill it with fire.

Great pic though! LoL
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lol I get the reference!
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Beautiful and scary.
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It almost seems he's smiling
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the best photo of it's type that I've scene in awhile!!!
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TootsieBearHobbyist Photographer
Jaws: This time ants are the ones with the might chompers.
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Wow!! Truly an amazing shot, the colors are so crisp and vibrant! Well deserved DD! :) (Smile) 
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i can call this the drug bug

or high bug

or 420 bug

hella awesome shot btw
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Sketch-ShepherdHobbyist General Artist
So creepy... but also so beautiful!
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it's amazing how such a simple creature can have so much personality in just it's natural body and structure alone. bugs and insects may not be capable of having personalities, but the overall nature of a creature and it's purpose is so clear in the way it's body is shaped and the colors and so on.

it's like how people express themselves with their hair and clothing, but as though they had no choice but to wear their personality and purpose on the outside permanently, and yet it's no such a bad thing because they're all comfortable to do so.

i dunno if i'm rambling, but i get such an emotionally boosting feeling thinking about how small and microscopic creatures are free of worries about fitting in, and how they all know their place in life and don't have to worry about being judged and singled out, because their society is so basic and simple. that has both its good and bad sides but anyway...

//i must have lost a lot of sleep and blood because i sound like a crazy person right now XD//
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I hope I don't get eaten by this thing.
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ChuChu-jellieStudent General Artist
I can't stand bugs but it is so intriguing! Are these colours the bug itself or an effect? If it is an effect you have done an amazing job, and if not, your camera outstanding, all that detail!
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Relinquish022Student Artist
NO! no no no no no no no.EXIT PAGE! GO!
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I bet they are terrible kissers.
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I've never something so terrifying and beautiful at the same time!
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