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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world (Chapter 2), 40-49 Points (Chapter 6), Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-08 3:40
Viewed: 4524
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This true bug remainds me rocket ready for its orbital mission ;-) Picture taken during hot, summer times, I don't remember exactly where.

Hemiptera is an order of insects, comprising some 67,500 known species in two suborders, Heteroptera and Homoptera. Originally the Homoptera were treated as a separate order. Members of the Hemiptera, and of the Heteroptera in particular, are sometimes called "true bugs". The name "heteroptera" comes from their forewings having both membranous and hard portions. It is also this which gives the order its name, hemiptera, coming from the Greek for half-wing.

Species of order Hemiptera occur worldwide; they are distinguished from all other insects by both adults and nymphs having piercing and sucking mouthparts housed in a long "beak". These are used mostly to feed on plant juices, but some species are adapted to suck blood from animals or other insects.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2005-11-08 4:02]

Hi Grzegorz,
Marvellous picture of this little bug in a beautiful composition with lovely colours and detail. Many thanks for this shot and for the accompanying note!

Hello Greg. That´s a very good macro. Great POV and very good details. Great colours and excellent visual impact. TFS.

Hi Greg, I think of them more like helicopters, rising on one spot and changing direction when they want to. But now you mention orbital, I understand that that is more correct, like the Moon landing machines.

I don't like them at all!! They live on our tomato plants and veges and suck away at them, causing lots of damage. Good photo though:)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-08 4:34]

Beautiful and interesting shot that you have well done ! Funny title ;-) Congratulations Greg and thanks for sharing.

" the Life is so rare in the universe and the Nature so precious, we must take care of them! " Christian...

I love this idea with a rocket in orbital mission :-)
Great colours and wonderful composition.

No tak, prawdziwa rakieta gotowa do startu :-)
Dobra czysta kompozycja, fajne boczne swiatlo, detal.
Kaszlace pozdrowienia :-)

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-11-08 6:53]

Perfect shot of this nice bug. Excellent sharpness and very nice colors.

Hi Greg,
Perfect title for this superb composition. Looks like he is still trying to climb higher and can't figure out what happened to the leaf. Beautiful greens and sharp detail. Nice shot!

Very sharp details with perfect light and color Greg. Well composed and this pose/POV at leaf tip is great! Well done. Thank You.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-08 10:32]

Hello Greg!
Wonderful close up.It's crisp clear and razorsharp.Lighting,POV,colors and composition are excellent.

Great capture Greg,
Excellent POV, detail, colour and sharpness. Good exposure and well composed.
Love the title, great shot.
Thanks for posting, have a good week.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-11-08 13:41]

owad doskonale sfotografowany, świetnie widoczne detale, ładne kolory, ciekawy opis. Dobra robota.
Pozdr. Al.

Superb shot Greg!
POV is simply perfect, details as well.
Whole photo is very clear and has lovely colours.
I really don't like this bugs, but I like your photo a lot.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-11-08 14:50]

wau wonderful details !!!
great macro shot

Hahaha, Greg, your headline is wonderful - also the bug, of course, together is the shot of the day. Sharpness is so excellent, I can see every little hair. Very good job, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

HI Greg,
I like the pose and POV of your "rocket". The details and colours are very good.
Very well done, my friend.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-11-08 17:44]

Excellent, and funny. Very good detail, focus spot-on. Nothing more to add to previous comments.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-08 19:37]

Grzegorz, great title, great picture.

I enjoy sharpness, pov and composition; excellent contrast between the bug and the background.

Hello Greg!

The sharpness of the details, brightness of the colors, and the title, make for a wonderful photo and excellent composition.

Personally, I think we should send them all to space...:-))

Thank you for sharing.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-11-08 22:48]

;-) Great title!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Capacity of evocation in me: strong.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Greg.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-11-09 15:29]

Fantastyczna fotka Grzegorz.
Świetna kompozycja i powalająca jakość, widać każdy włosek.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-11-09 17:19]
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Hi Greg, great title! I'm pretty sure this is Dolycoris baccarum, in case you are interested.

It's a good composition and nice details. A very good view of this bug.

Very well done.

Hi Grzegorz,

Excellent point of view and nice composition.
Excellent title going with the picture too.
Well done !!!

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