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Cotton Stainer

Cotton Stainer
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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: 2012-04-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 50mm + Kenko 20mm ET
Exposure: f/22, 1/180 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-18 0:29
Viewed: 2057
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN,

Pyrrhocoridae is a family of insects with more than 300 species world-wide. A common species in parts of Europe is the firebug. They are part of the order Hemiptera which are also known as the 'true bugs'. A few are important crop pests. They are called cotton stainers because their red bodies get crushed along with the cotton they eat when it is harvested, and these stains are difficult to remove. Their feeding mechanism also cuts the fibres and hence affects the growth of the cotton ball. They caused massive problems in the United States during the industrial revolution.



Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 7D
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/181
F-Stop: f/22.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 50/1 mm
Date Taken: 2012-04-10 20:44
File Size: 210 kb
jusni nasirun 2013

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-18 3:04]

Hello Jusni,
What a strange insect with its patterns of bright colours. A photo taken in excellent sharpness and from a good POV. A pity that the background is so noisy.

These colours - unbelievable.
thanks for showing


My favourite subject, Jusni.
I like your POV. It shows the very red side of it with beautiful white spots on it.
Diagonal presentation also has its own charm.
The BG is a bit noisy, but that does not affect the appeal of this lovely picture.

Hello Sir. .
Realy great pic...with very good sharpness and splendid colour ....
The red colour with white spots are well shown by you ....fantastic pic with great pOv .
thanks for sharing ....

Hello Jusni,
a class one macro.
fantastic detail and very perfect colour.
nice dark BG is also enhance the beauty of this pic.
best wishes,

Hello Jusni

Excellent macro of this colorful insect,
with fine POV, DOF and framing, beautiful light,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details,
excellent contrast of the color tones, TFS


Hi Jusni,
nice point of view. Great colours. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing

Hi Jusni,

An excellent macro, great detail and colours, a nice diagonal composition and splendid dark bg. A good note also.

TFS regards Bill.

Ciao Jusni, a little too noise on BG, not disturb so much for me, but you can easly remove by Neat Image, It's free, fantastic colors, fine details, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Jusni,
Sorry late replying.Nice picture of this Cotton Stainer.I like its details on body.You have captured it well with nice sharpness and POV too.Colour is really nice.Blurry BG(bright portion little noisy/dark portion looking ok)helping to concentrate on subject.Well done.
Thanks Jusni for this picture,
Kind regards,

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-18 15:51]

Hi Jusni,sometimes i can see magnificent surprises in your gallery,and this is a fantastic example.What a beautiful bug,the design is really strange and magic,great choice of point of view to see the white lines between the red,great details and exposure too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-19 7:14]

Very colorful closeup of this bug..good lighting. tfs.

Amazing insect and great macro Jusni! The colours are fantastic! Impressive sharpness too!

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