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Cicindela hybrida (tiger beetle)
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Given 2014-07-04
JAWS is an intense macro of a tiger beetle which you can view in full form here. This piece is truly impressive due to the angle and the fact that ELKAPL has gone even closer to shoot the subject. Colours and detail are extraordinary here. ( Suggested by Miguel-Santos and Featured by 3wyl )
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Usagi-Atemu-Tom Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist 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.

Sincerely
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Chris-Pull Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic! 
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firefox2171 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
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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:iconsomekindaspy:
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Look at that pretty beetle. :)
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JWright-3D-Graphics Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student General Artist
dam bugs can get real ugly close up 
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:iconclockwisecat:
Clockwisecat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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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Catilena1890 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Kill it. Kill it with fire.

Great pic though! LoL
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:icondeterminedgaurdian:
DeterminedGaurdian Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
lol I get the reference!
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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful and scary.
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:iconamongthefirst:
AmongTheFirst Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It almost seems he's smiling
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:iconchaos-in-compounded:
chaos-in-compounded Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
the best photo of it's type that I've scene in awhile!!!
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TootsieBear Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Jaws: This time ants are the ones with the might chompers.
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MysteryBandit Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY MOTHER OF POOP I JUST GOT NIGHTMARES
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mayannes-art Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!! Truly an amazing shot, the colors are so crisp and vibrant! Well deserved DD! :) (Smile) 
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:iconcolorfulshark:
ColorfulShark Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
i can call this the drug bug

or high bug

or 420 bug



hella awesome shot btw
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:icondemonlemon:
Demonlemon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
beautiful
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:iconshinywhitewaters:
ShinyWhiteWaters Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So creepy... but also so beautiful!
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Voaz-Kzrhovb Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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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chichichichipndale Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I hope I don't get eaten by this thing.
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ChuChu-jellie Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student 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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Relinquish022 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Artist
NO! no no no no no no no.EXIT PAGE! GO!
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:iconklarkkentthe3rd:
KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
I bet they are terrible kissers.
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TheAwesomeTRex Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
I've never something so terrifying and beautiful at the same time!
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:iconjohn-peter:
John-Peter Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations :)
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:iconjesus-lizard:
Jesus-lizard Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
look at that smile!
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:iconsia-the-mawile:
Sia-the-Mawile Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is weird but really cool! I like bugs
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KINLINK Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
increible!
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Ixentrick Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
What a face! :lol:
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Wonderful, congrats on the DD!
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RocketchuGirl98 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
what kind of bug is that?
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PeppermentPanda Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Tiger beetle ;o
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RocketchuGirl98 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ok thank you I was just woundering
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PeppermentPanda Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
You're welcome~ :)
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RocketchuGirl98 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
oh and you did a good job on that too 
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Wow! There's just about every color of the rainbow here! Cool shot and congrats on the DD :clap:
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Oxnot Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Cool shot!
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ShittyChickenBang Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Good gracious! What a close up!
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:iconnatakiro:
Natakiro Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing photograph! The details and vibrancy are just so wonderful! Excellent shot. :love:
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
AMAZING capture! Wow, so much detail, so clear, and the colors are unbelievable! Congrats on the DD!
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x--CampTwilight--x Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
wow, such amazing colors in this!
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EdsonAndrade Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic.
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:iconhellknightleon:
HellknightLeon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
LOOK how happy he is! Who's cute? YOU ARE!
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing
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JayoneStudios Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
I can feel it crawling on my skin! GET IT OFF ME!!!
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:iconzuorai:
Zuorai Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
It's so colorful! ;v;
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours are stunning in this!
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Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014   Photographer
Stunning piece from your outstanding collection!
Excellent execution, highly inspiring and absolutely deserving the feature today. Congrats. :clap:
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TheFunnySpider Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's an amazing photo with wonderful and sharp details and stunning colors.
Such a beautiful insect. :D
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June 28, 2014
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 50D
Shutter Speed
1/6 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jun 28, 2014, 7:36:45 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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