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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, Hama sky 1A (LA+10) (IV) 58mm
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-25 12:04
Viewed: 3486
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tiptoe through the tulips..*g* not quite, more stinker in the rose bushes.

It´s always a time for firsts, so here is my first shield/stink bug,
nothing spectacular, but i thought
i´d show it, looks like it is still a young one.

Shield bug and stink bug (or shieldbug and stinkbug)
are common names applied to various insects of the
Hemiptera order (the "true bugs"), in the Heteroptera
suborder. Shield bugs have glands in their thorax
between the first and second pair of legs which
produce a foul smelling liquid. This liquid is used
defensively to deter potential predators and is
sometimes released when the bugs are handled
carelessly. The stink comes from aldehydes such as CH3
− (CH2)2 − CH = CH − CHO, and is chemically similar to
pheromones. The nymphs are similar to adults, except
smaller and without wings, the nymphs also have stink

The nymphs and adults have piercing mouthparts which
most use to suck sap from plants, although some eat
other insects. When they group in large numbers they
can become significant pests.

[from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shield_bug]

elefantino, liziafa, marhowie, soccer, hekcik, carper, aido, Alex99, firelord, RAP has marked this note useful
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Hi Thor, great details and sharpness in this close up.
Good compo and note.


Hi Thorsten,
EXCELLENT close-up!
Very good DOF and sharp.
Well done!
TFS Malgosia

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-25 13:49]

Hello Thorsten,
Congratulations on your first stinkbug. : P
Great POV. I like the way it is coming toward us, those long antennae in the forefront. Its tilted position exposes the sharp details on the back. Good light and colors.
TFS. : )

Hi Thorsten,
geniale Schärfe und so warmes Licht.
Das Foto ist erstklassig und mir gefällt die Ansicht von vorne und oben. Ganz ganz toll, Danke und liebe Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-07-25 16:25]

Hi Thor,
Perfect macro work! Very sharp and detailed, great colours and well framed.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Thorsten,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great week

Hi Thorsten,

Really a spectacular shot. The details are incredibles, i appreciate as well the illumination, is great, not overexpose and is perfect for leaves.
Seems a bit to the "Vinchuca" a stink bug that trnsmites Chagas illness, caused by Tripanosoma cruzi and affect heart.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-26 4:36]

Hello Thorsten,
Wonderful close up.Exposure is spot on.Colors,sharpness,POV,details,framing and composition are excellent.


Great Sharpness, detail, Composition, Lighting and POV. TFS,

Hi Thorsten,

Excellent macro.
Details, sharp, colors, exposition and composition are pefect.
Very well done!

TFS :-)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-26 7:16]

Hallo Thorsten,
Das ist super geworden. Gestochen scharf, man erkennt genau alle Strukturen dieses Tieren. Das Licht ist ebenfalls toll. Großes Kompliment für dieses herrliche Makro.

Hi Thorsten,
Excellent work man :)
The framing and POV are great. Very sharp and detailed, excellent color, DOF, and use of flash..
Very well done and TFS!

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-07-26 9:38]

Hello Thor,
Whow, what a great catch, so sharp and a very nice POV.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-07-26 11:36]

a ver nice one Thorsten,
great pov, fantastic composition with fine details, the shot is a pleasure, very good job.
gr. jaap

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-26 15:54]

Hi Thor,
Excellent! Lovely shot, great detail and exposure, perfect DOF but what really makes this for me is the framing/composition. Plenty of space below the bug with no immediate foreground really adds a sense of depth. Great shot!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-26 23:19]

Hi Thorsten.
Excellent macro. (That is interesting, that yesterday I have photographed precisely the same bug.) Great POV and DOF. Sharpness and details are outstanding. You have made picture with wonderful colours and deeply impressive BG. Perfect done and my best regards.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-07-29 6:36]

Gran macro Thorsten.
Excelente DOF y POV con perfecta nitidez y colores naturales.
Tal vez el cuadro sea un poco ajustado en el margen superior, pero no desmerece la calidad de la presentación.
Saludos... Ricardo

Great macro Thorsten.
Excellent DOF and POV with perfect sharpness and natural colors.
Perhaps the frame is a little tight in the superior margin, but not be unworthy of the quality of the presentation.
Greetings... Ricardo

Composition: ****
Sharpness: *****
Color: ****
DOF: *****
POV: *****
Note: ***

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-08-01 14:59]

A fabuolous composition with superb POV, well-handled dof and good fill-in flash

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