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Unidentified Bug

Unidentified Bug
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-01 0:00
Viewed: 3228
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Friends, this is a fresh picture of a bug I saw for the first time during my trip home in the Himalayas recently. It was perched on the creeper-like rose bush the early leaves of which are exactly the same colour as that of this bug. Initially, I thought it was a leaf, but on closer scrutiny, I found that it was a bug.
Since I could not establish its exact identity, I have classified it among True Bugs. If someone has definite knowledge about it, I would be obliged if enlightened.

Hemiptera (pronounced /hɛˈmɪptərə/) is an order of insects most often known as the true bugs, comprising around 80,000 species of cicadas, aphids, planthoppers, leafhoppers, shield bugs, and others. They range in size from 1 millimetre (0.039 in) to around 15 centimetres (5.9 in), and share a common arrangement of sucking mouthparts. (Source: Wikipedia)

Thanks for looking.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-01 0:03]

Hello Ram,
An excellent close-up of this insect with the wonderful colors and beautiful patterns. Details are razor sharp. He looks fantastic against the background and leaves.
Best regards Siggi

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-01 1:51]

Hi Ram
What a lovely bug today!
Perfect details and colors.
Great sharpness.

One of the most bizarre creatures I have ever seen, Ram! What a wonder of nature! Good job!
George Veltchev

Hello Ram
great macro for this little Hemiptera with great colors and details. Optimal light management.

Ciao Ram, I don't know id, but it's a splendid bizare bug, great macro with fine details, wonderful colors and superb sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-01 8:39]

Hello Ram,
What a beauty! Fascinating bug in beautiful natural colours, great sharpness and a very good composition.

This is such a crazy guy, Ram, wow, the design is marvelous and I like it so much.
Very good sharpness and pretty light, also brilliant colours, thanks.
I hope you feel at home now, all the best for you, take care
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Ram
I've never seen this kind of bug with this design! Interestingly enough, do not seem just as "camouflage"! ... How will they do to avoid predators? ... Well, the truth is that it is an insect you have photographed beautiful and perfectly. POV is very eloquent, and composition nice to see. Good work, thanks for sharing, Jesús

Hola Ram

Interesante la naturaleza, adoptando a animales con unos colores y formas tan extrañas que se escapan a nuestra visión normal. Gracias a estos macros tan buenos, podemos apreciar totalmente estos fenomenos y preciosos insectos. Gracias por compartir esta gran toma.

Un saludo Antonio

hello Ram
this is really a beauty
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-01 12:51]

Hello Ram,
What a beautiful Bug you found and a superb image too! Details are ever so sharp showing its beautiful markings and colours. A great view of the antennae too! Very well done!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

A real fine rendering of a beautiful smallish bug (maybe a juvenile?) Ram, you've produced just enough DOF with an f/5.6 aperture to "float" the sharp bug image above the not so sharp BG. A perfect composition my friend, TFS it indeed!

Hello Ram
this beetle have very beautiful colors and markings, and the top POV shows it very well,
great composition and a fine decor
excellent details too
Have a great WE

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-06 2:50]

Hello Ram,
such an exciting bug in good sharpness and the details are outstanding. i like the way you places it on the branch.
What a beauty and what a strange creature you captured to be shared.
Nice natural colours and i think this is the baby.
Very well presented view.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-11 3:56]

Hello Ram,
Have to come back on this strange shaped Hemitera-bug. Amazing colors and patterns, a most special creature. It is so exciting to find species almost nobody knows and to show it to interested people over the world. Hope you will make a lot of other discoveries of ths kind.
I wish you a nice weekend
Kind regards

Hi Ram , This is probably the first for me , but the anatomy is similar to a shield bug's . Splendid colors and a nice capture.
Goutham R

Such an interesting looking bug you have captured Ram! You are a lucky man to have a chance to meet this kind of amazing creatures! Himalayas is a dream for me! Rainforests too!

Unidentified bug is not an unidentified bug as long as you meet and observe it. Now you know it and appreciate of its beauty, just you couldn't find the latin name.

By the way i'm doing well and still taking photos whenever i have spare times and beautiful sunny days!



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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-04-10 19:31]

Hi Ram
What a rare bug. Interesting shape, color and pattern.
Magnificent picture.


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