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The true bug

The true bug
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-18 0:08
Viewed: 2335
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN.

Although the word 'bug' is commonly used for almost any insect, the Hemiptera are the true bugs.

The order Hemiptera consists of three main suborders; Heteroptera, Sternorrhyncha and Auchenorrhyncha, with around 80,000 species worldwide and over 1,700 having been recorded in Britain. They are variable in form, but nearly all have piercing mouthparts, known as the rostrum, for sucking the juices from either plants or animals (depending on the species of bug). The adults usually have two pairs of wings, with the forewings in many cases hardened, although some species have reduced wings or no wings at all.



Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 7D
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/128
F-Stop: f/16.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 1000
Focal Length: 50/1 mm + ET 31mm
Date Taken: 2012-04-16 18:33
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Home made diffuser D-Diff™
File Size: 238 kb

© jusni nasirun 2012

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Hello Jusni,
fine capture of this bug with good sharpness and nice details. I especially like the vivid red colour of the bug against the blurred green background. Great composition, I like it.
Best wishes,

hi Jusni,
you are correct about the ORDER of this bug. but what is the ID?? quiz time!
okay, no suspense. lets come to the point :)

here goes the bio-data of this insect:

Order: Hemiptera
Sub-order: Coleorrhyncha
Genus: Dysdercus
Species: Cingulatus
So, this bug is 'Dysdercus cingulatus'. which is commonly known as Red Cotton Bug.

see your problem is solved! :)

now can you pls help me in getting the ID of my bug [as given below]? am in mess :(


and Jusni, it was a good shot! a nice macro.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-18 2:16]

Hi Jusni,your choice of points of view to take bugs is always original,and this is another magnificent example.Beautiful capture whit a top quality of details and very bright colors,nice contrast between red and green background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello jusni
A pleasant capture of this beautiful insect I like the color and the Depth of field.Well done!
Regards Hedesan

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-18 4:15]

Hello Jusni,
Beautiful photo in great clarity and splendid colours. Excellent sharpness, details and taken from an original POV. Nice blurred background.

hello Jusni
very nice and sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2012-04-18 4:48]

HI Jusni

What a nice bug, the colour are so beautifull. The picture is impressive: lot of contrast, sharpe as we want, everything is ok.

Very nice

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-04-18 4:51]

Great macro shot of this interesting species, Jusni!
Perfect POV and very good sharpness; beautiful colours and nice contrast with a green blurred background. Very well done!

Super shot, Jusni.
You have achieved a 3-D effect in this stupendous macro image of a Cotton Stainer bug. The lateral POV shows the white markings on the red abdominal side of the subject and the black markings on top of its abdomen extremely clearly.
Congrats for this great image!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-04-18 5:21]

Hello Jusni,
This is superb!
A very fine macro of a True Bug belonging to either the Lygaeidae or the Phyrrocoridae family.
Excellent POV showing the upper and some of the underside with fine sharpness, DOF and natural colours against a good clean BG.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-18 6:08]

Fine viewpoint and lovely bug with excellent colors, well captured. tfs.

Hello Jusni,
Nice shot on this true bug. Well seen against soft background. The colors are well saturated. TFS,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-18 8:46]

Hi Jusni.
What an amazing subject. This wonderful and unknown for me species is looked on a cute bud superbly. Composition of the image is simply sweet and BG is splendid. All is great. Bravo.

Beautiful photo Jusni! Interesting subject, very good composition, wonderful colours and great sharpness!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-18 11:59]

Hello Jusni.
Beautiful capture of this bug.Details and colours are perfect.I like composition so much and very nice your used point of view.Pretty blurry BG too.Very nice done!Best regards Siggi

Hello Jusni,
Wonderful image with great clarity, perfect focus and very nice colors. It is a exceptional photo taken from a good POV. This is a gorgeous insect. Thanks for sharing!

Hello Jusni

Excellent macro with fine POV and framing,
beautiful light, excellent focus sharpness
details and contrast, TFS


Hallo Jusni,
another very beautiful macro shot, fine details, brigth colours, excellent point of view
Best regards

Hi Jusni,
Fantastic shot of this red good looking bug with great details & sharpness.
This red bug well stands out in the greenery. Good POV & its a nice composition. Well done & TFS.

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