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Lychee Shield Bug Nymph

Lychee Shield Bug Nymph
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-15 8:30
Viewed: 3841
Points: 46
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Nymphs, Lychee shield bug.
Chrysocoris stolli
Scutelleridae family
Heteroptera order.

I found these nymphs huddled together on one morning under soft sunlight. Recently I have posted mating of this species, which are green in color. The nymph have yellow color on their backs. The adults emerge from this nymph after molting, which I happened to capture, will post it later.

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hello Nagaraj
this is a super picture with great sharpness and good details
the coukers are beautiful
great shot
greeting lou

Hi Nagaraj,
A nice capture of these trio. Very beautiful juveniles. Your capture is excellent with sharp details and very good composition under low light condition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2010-08-15 9:49]

Hello Nagaraj,
A brilliant capture of these three youngsters keeping close together. They're very beautiful and your capture is very sharp showing fantastic details and colours. A fine background and well composed too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2010-08-15 9:59]
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Hello Nagaraj,
A top class macro of three Bug nymphs huddled on a leaf. I like the composition, lighting and colours with the sharpness and BG up to your high standard.
Interesting to see that the nymphs are more warning-coloured than the adults.
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5114 W: 166 N: 13090] (48959)
  • [2010-08-15 11:19]

Hello Nagaraj,
Excellent photo in splendid colours. The contrasts are gorgeous. Great sharpness and details. A surprising, pleasing composition. Very good blurry BG.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-15 11:38]

Hello Nagaraj.
A great shot. The details are so sharp, and the colors are wonderful. I like the composition too. Well done and TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hello Nagaraj,

what a great shot from this 3 bugs.
Good pov and detailed picture and razor sharp.
Fine colours.


Hi Nagaraj,

Awesome and funny post! i wondered what are talking about now:)
Excellent in every way!
TFS and have a nice new week!


Hi Nagaraj,

A very beautiful macro!
Tripartite meeting of the wonderful moments you've captured.
Timing, Vibrant colors, excellent detail and very Sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.

Best Regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3050 W: 3 N: 8714] (40570)
  • [2010-08-16 7:13]

Hello Nagaraj,
Very besutiful nymphs of shield bugs. Amazing their coloration, like little jewels. A cute trio in conversation!
Very charming! Sharpness, light-management and composition are excellent.
Kind regards

Hi Nagaraj,
quite spectacular, these bug larvae. You did a very good job, usually the metallic reflections always give headaches to a photgrapher. I am glad you also came up with an ID, that is not easy with larvae. Thanks for the presentation.
Best regards

Hello Nagaraj
what a great macro shot of trio of very beautiful bugs, with superb colors and great sharp details. light using, exposure, POV/DOF and composition superb. thanks for sharing this beauty. well done.

Hola nagaraj

Vaya los has pillado mientras conversaban, una fantastica imagen y fantasticos colores metálicos. parecen sus caparazones de espejo. muy buen POV y perfecta nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6294 W: 89 N: 15426] (64585)
  • [2010-08-17 8:29]

Waaw! What a pic my friend! This is fantastic! How i like the perfects metallic reflection of colors,what a sharpness and composition too.This is the pic of a day,no doubt.My best compliments,have a nice time,LUCIANO

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-17 14:05]

Hi Nagaraj,

What a wonderful trio of these beautiful babies. They are so small and so perfect with beautiful markings , gorgeous colors and excellent details. I love they way they are posing on the leaf. A stunning picture with the green background making the orange color jump off the screen.


Hallo Nagaraj,
a very beautiful macro shot of these Nymphs, outstanding sharpness and lighting, splendid bright colours, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

Originalidad y efectividad en esta captura.
Buenos brillos y colores. Preciosa.
Saludos Nagaraj.

hello Nagraj
great capture of this nice trio, this image is sharp and well composed,
superb DOF and very beautiful green BG
have a good night

Ciao Nagaraj, lovely trio of beautiful bugs, splendid metallic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Nagaraj,
Very nice macro shoot.TFS

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-05 4:16]

Hello Nagaraj,
what a meeting they are having. The view is so lively in its glimmering golden reflection. you have presented and composed it so well, giving an attractive and exciting scenery.
These small bugs are really difficult to capture in good details as you did.
Well done.


Hello Nagraj.
Great find of a troop of shield bugs. Nice details and well exposed shot.

Hello Sir,
what a nice trio of Lychee shield bug.
great colour and good composition.
with regards,

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