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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: 2004-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-10-26 4:00
Viewed: 2507
Points: 16
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Common Polish bug, one of Hemiptera. Length about 1-2 cm, found between trees in park. But this one is really strange - look at its left side. There is something that looks like an autoalarm red LED :-) I don't know what is it? Maybe some kind of parasite? I hope TN community will help to resolve this enigma.

*hvr_oosterzele - Thanks for explanation! I wonder why this mite has so bright colours? Maybe it wants turn atention of some kind of predator which make possible its expansion?

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To marhowie: Invasion ?red45 1 10-26 07:29
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Sorry can't help on the ID or the red light for that matter. Nice strong compo with soft green tones. The DOF is a bit small but still nice.

really nice macro, dof is good, green colors are plesant.
the red led is verry funny, you should have caught it from an other angle to see it better.
nice done.

Grzegorz, I would also say that this photo has good composition but the DOF could be a little better to include more of the bug. I don't see your F stop or shutter speed here? The red protusion is a communicator so that this alien can beam-up to the mother-ship!;-)

It's indeed a parasite, as often seen on bugs. Probably some kind of a mite.
Good shot, DOF could be better though.

Very nice picture with beautiful green color.
The LED seems to be a parasite...Maybe the DOF is too small.
Anyway, welldone.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-26 9:37]

On the ID i cannot help, but I have a theory that excludes alien envolvement. Sometimes even insects have parasites and "bloodsuckers" invading them - may this is some type of parasit. On the other hand, maybe Howard is right.

The image is sharp and I really like the setting

Thanks for posting

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-10-26 10:14]

Cette composition photographique est très jolie à mon gout !
Et cet insecte avec sa 'diode rouge' est super ;-)
Well done !

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-26 14:45]

I think Hans is correct but I soooo wanted Howard to be right!

Good shot Grzegorz and well seen, I also think F3.2 is too little DOF for this shot. Good capture.

I like this warm green. This color talks about summer, leisure, repos and hope ;-) I love this green hope and this lazy bug!

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