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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jewel Bug of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-23 7:53
Viewed: 3056
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Scutelleridae are otherwise known as shield-backed bugs, a reference to the fact that their shield is continuous, not divided. Because bugs in this family are usually brightly colored, they are also known as Jewel bugs. These insects feed on plant juices, and are closely related to stink bugs.

Scientific classification -
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Scutelleridae

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Fantastic photo and fantastic insect. I like the delicate OOF buckground and perfect sharpnes on main object. Very good idea with a green frame.
Very good job

Interesting bug....great brilliant color!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-23 9:35]

Hi Sumon,
this macro looks great, those metalic colors are very eye catching.
POV is great to get a nice it shows off a lot of details.
Very nice sharpness and DOF is excellent.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-23 9:38]

Hi Sumon.
Very nice macro of this interesting colorful bug.Beautiful POV.Very good shallow DOF with sharp details on bug and very nice blurry BG.I like his colors with pretty metalic effect.Well done,thanks for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

Hi Sumon,
An excellent macro on this Jewel Bug. I really like your composition and framing of the shot. The fill flash exposure really brought out the rich colors in the bug. Nice sharp detail. Well done!

Hi Sumon,
Looks like I have the same bug in file. Considering whether to post or not as the quality is not quite good.
For this picture, the shield-backed bug is well in focused with excellent blurred background. Color are vivid and perfect composition. Regards,

Well taken close up, nice detail and color.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-23 11:49]

Hello Sumon,
Super sharp macro of a Jewel Bug. Great lighting and compostion on a leaf so postioned that it forms part of a fine blurred and contrasting BG.
Very fine shot and good presentation.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-23 11:57]

Hello Sumon,
Wonderful capture.I liked POV,framing,details,sharpness and especially vivid colors a lot.

The name Jewel Bug suits this species, Sumon.
It is a very attractive race of bugs by virtue of the colours and patterns on its shiny outer wings.
This is a wonderful capture again. The POV facilitates the capture of its unique features very well.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-23 13:30]

Hello Sumon,
Brilliant macro of this bug in stunning metallic colour. Great focus and sharp details. I like your composition very much!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-23 14:09]

Nice macro of this insect. Very well composed and presented in nice frame. Nice colors, excellent details.

Hi Sumon,
it's realy a jewel - I love the colours and the single drop on its body.
A beautiful shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-05-23 14:35]

Hello Sumon,
nice capture of this metallic bug with optimal depth of field and superb sharpness.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Sumon,
TN is like a zoogeography book. We can find a lot of different animal photos from different countries. I also saw very nice photoso in your pages. This incect also great. Very nice composition, brillant colors, nice BG. Greetings. Mustafa

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-05-23 15:46]

Hi Sumon,
Great macro of this jewel bug with lovely colors.
Nice clear details and sharpness.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-23 16:12]

Hi, Sumon,
buena macro,
colores y tonos espectaculares,
bello trabajo,

Ciao Sumon, splendid jewel, great macro with wonderful details, beautiful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Wow...Looks like it's coming out my screen. Good POV and you've captured the irridescent sheen on the body. DOF just right and great detail too. Best, Brat.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-23 22:12]

Hello Sumon

A lovely crisp image of this jewel bug.The colours are excellent with great focus and sharp details.Very good POV and DOF.The composition is well done.TFS


Hi Sumon,
Excellent macro of this bug! Gorgeous irradescant colours and great sharpness and details. Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

bonjour sumon
excellente la couleur,les reflets metaliques ressortent super bien.
la netteté est les details sont extra et le BG est parfait.

Muy buena profundidad de campo: El trabajo con la luz me gusta y los contrastes verde-beige- metálicos excelentes.

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