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Baby jewel bug

Baby jewel bug
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Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon coolpix L110
Exposure: f/5.0
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-10-16 10:56
Viewed: 3010
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Jewel Bugs belong to the family Scutelleridae or shield-backed bugs, due to the fact that their shield is continuous and not divided. Bugs in this family are usually colourful with metallic colour of spots.

Shield-backed bugs are plant suckers. They can be distinguished from other bugs by their scutellum (the third of the four pieces forming the upper part of a thoracic segment of an insect) completely covered the whole abdomen and wings. This is why sometimes they are mis-recognized as beetle. They are easily distinguished from beetles by having sucking mouthparts and the shield on the back is continuous, not the divided wings cover with separation at the middle.The little ones have orange on their exterior and once fully grown the orange disappears and it then has the neat shiny metallic coat with distinct black dots.

Nature is always known to be a master at camouflage. One would think the bug's eye-catching metallic coat could work against it. But nature has its own designs. If they were easy prey, you'd find lots of birds and other predators around.

Maybe they taste horrible or maybe they are even poisonous or emit some kind of a fluid in such an eventuality.Because the bugs are usually brightly colored, they are known as Jewel bugs. Since these are green they are also known as emerald jewel bugs.

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Hello Kapil.
Very nice shot of this beautiful jewel bug. Perfect OOF green background, good sharpness and exposure
I like it very much.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-16 11:01]

Hi Kapil,this is a great capture.A very difficult work in this light and whit a little bug like that,great metallic colors and excellent sharpness too,very well done,have a nice week,Luciano

Hi Kapil,
nice and beautiful. Great point of view. Amazing colours. Excellent composition.
Have a nice week,

Ciao Bapil, lovely baby bug with fantastic metallic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

wow a beautiful plant sucker!!! ;0) love the brilliant greens!!!!!

Impressive macro Kapil! Very good composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness!

Hello Kapil,
Another excellent image. Lovely natural colors and perfect focus.
The clarity, light, exposure and sharpness are superb.
It is a wonderful capture from close range with impressive details.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-10-17 0:18]

This is Lychee Shield Bug, a nymph, beautiful image. tfs.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-17 4:16]

Hello Kapil,
very beautiful image of this splendid bug! Excellent detail and light; very nice colours and contrast with background.
Thanks of sharing

Very good macro of this little Bug, Kapil.
Your skills are getting sharper and sharper.
Well done and TFS!

hello Kapil
very nice pose with beautiful colours and good details
thanks greeting lou

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-17 22:57]

Bonjour Kapil,
Un petit insecte aux couleurs inhabituelles et que ressemble aux petites coccinelles avec une couleur différente.
Belle composition et belle image.

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