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Fulgoridae @ Lantern Bug

Fulgoridae @ Lantern Bug
Photo Information
Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor 70-300mm / F 4-5,6 G AF
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-12 3:58
Viewed: 2841
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This insect was shot at a protected rainforest known as The Royal Belum.

The family Fulgoridae is a large group of hemipteran insects, especially abundant and diverse in the tropics, containing over 125 genera worldwide. They are mostly of moderate to large size, many with a superficial resemblance to Lepidoptera due to their brilliant and varied coloration. Various genera and species (especially the genera Fulgora and Pyrops) are sometimes referred to as lanternflies or lanthorn flies, though they do not emit light.
The head of some species is produced into a hollow process, resembling a snout, which is sometimes inflated and nearly as large as the body of the insect, sometimes elongated, narrow and apically upturned.

From Wikipedia

The Royal Belum State Park is a huge park in the northern parts of Peninsular Malaysia. It is part of the even bigger Belum-Temengor Forest Complex (BTFC) that is shared with Thailand. Together with Taman Negara National Park it is one of the oldest rainforest in world, dating back over 130 million years. Belum is a state park and not an official National Park. This means that local government is allowed to use the area for production forest and it is open for future development. There are efforts to get the government to gazette Belum as a national park, though up till now only a part of the huge forest is conserved and protected as state park. Belum has the potential to become one of Malaysia's premier eco-tourism destinations, if managed well.

From http://www.wonderfulmalaysia.com/royal-belum-state-park-malaysia.htm

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-12 4:05]

Hi Foozi,a great surprise from Belum,i seen your pics on facebook and this is really a beautiful place.What a spectacular and rare bug,its design and its colors are really fantastics,and your very professional macro is the best way to discover this malaysian beauty,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-04-12 4:17]

Hello Foozi,
A superb capture of this impressive Lantern Bug. The POV is perfect and the details are well seen against a clean contrasting BG with top sharpness and natural colours.
Thanks neighbour!
Best regards,

Hello Foozi,
great capture of this strange beetle with perfect sharpness and lovely details. I also like the beautiful colours, your well chosen POV and the dark blue background.
Best wishes,

Salam Bro.
It has been a while and you pop up with this fine specimen. Lovely details with the red torch pointing up the sky.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-04-12 4:30]

What a interesting species and a very good picture! Thank you for sharing it. It is the first time that I see this one. Un saludo.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-12 4:30]

Hello Foozi,
What a creature! Fantastic macro in great sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Splendid contrast against the plain background. Taken from the best POV. Nice vertical composition.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-04-12 4:37]

Amazing insect species, very weird too. Well captured with good viewpoint and details. tfs.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-04-12 6:32]

Salam Foozi,
I never have seen until now ..
The composition and the colours are fantastic, the sharpness is impressive. Beautiful macro shot with great details and colors!
Best salam & wishes,

This insect fascinates me the most since I have never seen it with my own eyes, Foozi.
You make me happy by posting this outstanding picture of it.
The name 'Lantern Bug' fits this interesting creature like the proverbial glove.
Marvellous capture with spot on focus and a wealth of details and colours on the subject.
Thanks and regards.

Hallo Foozi
this is super !!
i like the picture of this Bug great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Salam Foozi,
An excellent macro with fine colors, details & POV. Well composed & presented. Great work & TFS.
Best regards!


Ciao Foozi, great capture of fantastic strange bug, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Amazing insect and GREAT photo Foozi! Excellent composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!

Strange insect but well focussed and with nice colors


Ciao Foozi. Impressive! Details and sharp perfect against the soft BG. Woinderful colours. Just a strange subject MF.


Hello Foozi
Superb photo, excellent detail, good background. Very interesting and beautiful insect
regards yiannis

Hello Foozi,
I haven't seen such specie before!!You have captured it nicely with nice light and sharpness.Focus is really nice.I like its
POV and details too.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hi Foozi,
What a fantastic photo! Excellent light management, awesome contrast, perfect sharpness, pleasant composition. Due to the flash it seems like a blue hour photo. Majestic job, bravo!
Best regards, László

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-12 13:39]

Hi Foozi,
Excellent macro shot. Nice and interesting insect.
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Very nice image .
Regards Jiri.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-07-27 3:23]

Hi Foozi,
wow what an amazing capture of this wonderful spicies !
I have never seen something like this , outstanding details,
excellent composition, colors !
Well done !
Best regards !

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