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Little Spring Bug

Little Spring Bug
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 14-54 f/2.8-3.5, Hoya 58mm skylight
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-25 8:17
Viewed: 3072
Points: 21
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I could take a picture of this small bug (Heteroptera) with a body length of about 7 mm only.
Species identity:
- Himacerus mirmicoides
- family: Nabidae
Bright frontal sunlight produces strong shadows of the insect on the stone and allowed for f/18 and thus a suitable depth of field.
In contrast to my previous pictures of the last weeks, this one was taken with my 14-54mm lens in combination with an Olympus Digital Extension Tube Ex-25.

Notice the nicely seen mouthparts used for sucking!

- natural light
- ISO 200
- handheld

jcoowanitwong, Alex99, XOTAELE, cicindela, ramthakur, heidi, JORAPAVI, sily has marked this note useful
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Hello Peter,
Beautiful picture of this strange bug. Beautiful sunlight and matching background color. Crisp clear and well exposed picture. Sorry that I cannot help with the ID. TFS this fine image.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-25 9:21]

Hi Peter.
DOF makes wonders (together with you). Great exposure parameters and excellent choice od shooting scenery and POV. Very impressive stone and BG. Reproduction of this tiny bug is perfect at high range. Lighting and delicate colour palette are very pleasant for look. Composition is very good as always. Perfect done and my best regards.

Unos detalles formidables en este peculiar insecto. Colores muy suaves que destacan del fondo en el que está inmerso.
Buena nota. Un saludo, JL.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-03-25 11:27]

Magnifique insecte bien net.
Bonne journée.

Hello Peter!
Nice photo of rarely photographed group of insects. I will try to identify it tomorrow ;)
On the other hand a little better DOF in some parts of picture (head and legs) would be good :)

Impressive macro of this tiny bug, Peter.
The picture is sharp and you have really achieved a grand depth of field through your camera settings.
I am surprised to note that you have not been able to ID this insect; in fact, most of us always look up to you for ID problems :-)!
This is just an observation and not an aspertion on your vast knowledge and erudition.
Best regards.

Well composed, Peter.
Good sharpness as well.

Witaj Peter!
Pretty bed-bug. Good sharpness. Nice frame.

I congratulate and greet - Roma

Hola Peter,
Excelente toma de esta minúscula especie, la nitidez y detalles son fantásticos. Saludos

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-03-29 17:22]

Hello Peter,
Its a great macro picture of this bug.
Great sharpness and color.
We can see by its big mouthparts that this species is a predator.


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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-03-30 17:29]

Hi Peter!
I saw this one the other day and tried to take a photo but I guess it was too small for my camera, it was blury. Great sharp shot on natural light with superb details, well done!

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