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Two hunters in the sand ... not for you weak hearted
Posted By: Rense, 08-12-2009, 09:36 AM

These two animals live in our inland sand dune and heathland systems, and I had the fortune to meet them today. They are hunters, which is most obvious on the beatle. It has enormous jaws!

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08-12-2009, 09:40 AM   #2
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Outstanding images Rense. Very fine.

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lovely shots love the beetle ?. thing ? what is it ?..

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Great shots Rense, how did you get so close to the lizard?

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fantastic shots, very crisp, what lens ?

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Outstanding images Rense. Very fine.

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Thanks for the compliments Tom!

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lovely shots love the beetle ?. thing ? what is it ?..

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Thanks Richard. It's a beetle indeed, Google 'Cicindela', and you'll find more....
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Great shots Rense, how did you get so close to the lizard?
Thank you Gary! Hmmm....shall I tell you my secret or not? It's called cropping, and you can find it in all pp software .

And of course, it was a rainy day, so the lizard was a little slow. The lens was at about 40 cm.

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fantastic shots, very crisp, what lens ?

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Thank you. Made with the Pentax-A 100/4 macro, handheld.
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Wow Rense, those two beetle shots are superb, especially the last one. I can see you gettin' some interest from a magazine if these are not magnified by croppin'.

Fantastic, nonetheless.

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Wow Rense, those two beetle shots are superb, especially the last one. I can see you gettin' some interest from a magazine if these are not magnified by croppin'.

Fantastic, nonetheless.
Thanks Paul. I cropped this photo about half size (in both directions).
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I really like the beetle shots man, it's so clear. I wonder what kind of beetle it is, it looks like a good hunter for sure.
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Second bug means business, well seen and caught.
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Wonderful shots of the lizard but that beetle is brilliant. Great shots. Almost looks like he/she has ivory tusks. Well done!

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These bugs don't bug me.
Hey, great captures Rense.
Thanks for sharing them.
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I really like the beetle shots man, it's so clear. I wonder what kind of beetle it is, it looks like a good hunter for sure.
Thank you! It's a Cicindela species.

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Second bug means business, well seen and caught.
Thanks a lot!

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Wonderful shots of the lizard but that beetle is brilliant. Great shots. Almost looks like he/she has ivory tusks. Well done!

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Thank you Mike! An elephant bug.....

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These bugs don't bug me.
Hey, great captures Rense.
Thanks for sharing them.
Thanks Ash!
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