Cicindela pulchra on white

Two more photographs taken with my new diffuser, this time the spectacular Cicindela pulchra (beautiful tiger beetle). Which one do you like better?

Photo Details: Canon 50D w/ 100mm macro lens (ISO 100, 1/250 sec, f/16), Canon MT-24EX flash w/ oversized concave diffuser. Standard post-processing (levels, unsharp mask).

Copyright © Ted C. MacRae 2010

16 thoughts on “Cicindela pulchra on white

  1. That is a ridiculous amount of shiny prettiness. I would love a copy of this for my office.

    You are, however, inducing a wicked case of camera-envy…curse you!

  2. I think I like the first one better in general because the exposure for the head is just about perfect. The second one is a better picture of the wing covers and general abdomen area, though.

  3. I’m just catching up – oh my gawd, that’s a gorgeous beetle. I’m all about the color – and blue is my favorite. Dazzling. If I had to choose, I’d pick the first photo as my favorite – all about sharp focus on the eye, and the overall exposure is better, IMO. We get to see more of that brilliant, bright, metallic blue on the second photo though. Awesome, Ted!


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