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Fire Man III
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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ, 38-380mm built-in, Kenko Skylight1B+Raynox DCR250
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-09-12 7:29
Viewed: 5039
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Hemiptera is the largest and by far the most sucessful of the Hemimetabolic insects (having young that look like wingless adults and a sort of metamorphosis that does not involve a pupa). There are at least 80 000 named species and probably many more. about 11 000 named species occur in North America, 5 600 from Australia and 1 600 from the UK. Traditionally they are divided into two groups the Heteroptera and the Homoptera (Sternorrhyncha, and Auchenorrhyncha) based basically on wing stucture but now they are the order is divided into three suborders, Sternorrhyncha, Auchenorrhyncha and Heteroptera with the Auchenorrhyncha now belived to be more closely related to the Heteroptera than the Sternorrhyncha.

The hemiptera range from 1 mm to 11 cm in length, their antennae usually only have 4 or 5 segments. Two or 3 ocelli are usual and their compound eyes are normally well developed. The main feature of the group is the mouthparts which are of the piercing/sucking type. the mandibles and maxillae form 2 pairs of piercing stylets and are contained in a flexible sheath derived from the labium. All the Homopterans and many of the Heteropterans feed on plant juices, though many of the Heteroptera are predatory and some are useful as controllers of plant pests. The 2 groups can often be distinguished easily as the Heteropterans have a large pronotum and a relatively small mesonotum and metonotumu whereas most Homopterans have a small pronotum and a large mesonotum and slightly smaller metanotum. Further to this the wings of the Heteropterans are usually held flat over the body and the forewings which are hard and stiff almost like beetle elytra have the end part soft and membranous; therefore Heteropteran forewings are referred to as 'hemi-elytra'. Homopterans usually hold their wings over the body like a tent and the forewings are entirely sclerotised with no membraneuos tip.

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Beautiful composition, great POV and DOF, very nice colour.

Hello Sochirca, This great colors and details with a nice POV. I like the way you've composed this in a landscape frame. Excellent note, Well done.

Very nice shot!
Lovely, very natural colours, perfect composition and very good POV. The lighting could've been maybe a bit better, but overall this is very good shot.

Hi Sochirca,
I like this shot because of the color contrast between the red and the green.
The point of view is excellent and the background is perfectly blurred and contrasts with the foreground.

Hi Sochirca, good capture for your camera plenty of detail and very good colours. superb note to acompany it.

Clear, sharp and the lot of fresh green all in a good light, nice !

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-09-13 6:36]

Une belle composition, la lumière et la netteté sont parfaites.

Félicitations !

It a good shot of the insect Sochirca but Im not sure if there's enough for the horizontal framing. Great note BTW 6/10 Well done.

Bonsoir Sochirca,
Magnifique capture, les couleurs sont superbes et un extraordinaire POV. La lumière et les détails sont d'une perfection.

  • Georges Silver Star Critiquer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-23 15:36]

Le contraste est fort joli ici et la mise au point reussi.
J'admire ce cadrage bien pensé bravo

  • Great 
  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-24 10:57]

Great close-up!
I love the color contrast, the bug really stand out. Composition is great and that "cinemascope" cropping is fantastic. Sharpness is right on the bug and DOF blur is well located behind the insect. As I always say: Visual impact worth more than half of the success of a picture, the rest is for technic. This one has a lot of VI (Visual Impact). 10/5. TFS

Beautiful macro!
The colours are beautiful and the subject prety

  • Great 
  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-26 7:25]

Hi Dan,
I've been looking through your gallery, you have some great shots here. I like this a lot, I think the detail is excellent and the colours are just beautiful. There is no noise anywhere and the format/framing is perfect. There is a lot of depth to the image too, this really is a great photograph.

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