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Living in the darkness

Living in the darkness
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-11-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/10 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-03 14:54
Viewed: 1836
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I photographed this cockroach in the caves of Bellamar, the light was really low, we were pretty much in the dark. I fired the flash without focusing and I was lucky.

Class: Insecta
Order: Blattodea
Family: Blattidae
Genus: Periplaneta
Species:P. americana

The American cockroach (Periplaneta americana), also colloquially known as the waterbug,but not a true waterbug since it is not aquatic, or misidentified as the palmetto bug (see Florida woods cockroach for the differences),is the largest species of common cockroach, and often considered a pest. It is also known as the ship cockroach, kakerlac, and Bombay canary.

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Hello Luciano,
Well captured this Cockroach even in such difficult situation. Natural color and well framed vertically.
Thanks for showing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-02-04 7:14]

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful photo of this Cockroach in splendid colors and excellent sharpness. Nice to see it against this background.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-02-04 11:21]

Hi Luciano,
Nice shot of a cockroach. Amazing colors and nice composition.
Despite the difficult light in good details and focus.
Regards Jiri.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2016-02-04 13:51]

First time i see a cockroach with such big antennae.
Accurate exposure and focusing.
Great work.

Hello Luciano

Excellent macro of this insect, with fine POV, DOF,
and framing, excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hello Luciano,
Despite that I do not like this type of insects (remind me of infestation in urban places where humans live....), this is a perfect photo with amazing accuracy, details and colors. Thanks for visiting my gallery!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-02-05 9:58]

Ciao Luciano,
Fine macro photo of this cockroach ..
Good sharp details and a nice composition.
Best wishes,

hallo Luciano
great sharpness and nice details
i like the red colours of this specie
thanks gr lou

Ciao Luciano, non Ŕ che gli faccia bene il flash a queste creature abituate al buio, ma evidentemente la luce era molto scarsa, il risultato Ŕ molto buono, ma probabilmente avrÓ dovuto comprarsi un paio di occhiali da sole, ottimi dettagli, bravo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Liciano,
I love this shot. It is playing so cheerfully well with the good taste of a nice composition in pleasant colours - and the inevitable disgust that most of us feel by the sight of la cucaracha. Very dynamic, lively and cheeful, and a bit nasty and rebellious, too. Thank you!
With best regards,

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