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Copyright: Norbert Gorski (hekcik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D, Industar 2,8/50mm, RAW ISO 200, Extension Tube
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-24 16:45
Viewed: 3848
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hemiptera is a large, cosmopolitan order of insects, comprising some 67,500 known species in three suborders. Traditionally these taxa were treated as two separate orders, Homoptera (= Auchenorrhyncha plus Sternorrhyncha) and Heteroptera; the former name is now obsolete (the group was paraphyletic), and the latter name is falling into disuse, often replaced by Prosorrhyncha. Members of the "Heteroptera" are typically called "true bugs". The name heteroptera comes from their forewings having both membranous and hard portions. It is also essentially this same feature which gives the order its name, hemiptera, coming from the Greek for half-wing.

Members of the Hemiptera are distinguished from all other insects by both adults and nymphs having symmetrical piercing and sucking mouthparts housed in a long "beak". They are thus limited to a liquid diet. Most species feed on plant juices, including seeds, but some species are predatory (on arthropods and sometimes small animals), and a few are adapted to suck blood from mammals.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-06-24 17:56]

nice portrait of this interesting bug, norbert! :-)
good pov and composition, cool green-red-brown-colors,
but a little more sharpness than only on the head would be nice.
good job & take care, thor.

witaj!! Piekne makro!!

Te pluskwiaki calkiem ladnie pozuja, co widac na zalaczonym obrazku. Szczegolowy portrecik. Super!

Znakomite jak zawsze :-)
Brak slow :-)
Pozdrawiam Malgosia

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-25 13:30]

Hello Norbert,
Very nice macro.Dof you managed,sharpness,details,blurred BG,3D effect and composition are wonderful.

Hello Norbert!
Very interesting shot! I don't understand that how did you get that shallow dof with the flash! Very interesting pov and pose! Dark tones in the frame give a gloomy mood! Your bug should be sloe bug - dolycoris baccarum! Thank you!

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-06-26 3:38]

Great macro shot of thisbug head.


Nice close work Norbert,
You have done an excellent job with this head shot, with the head, eyes and single antenae in sharp focus..Well seen fron the sharply OOF BG.
Well done and Thank you!

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-10 5:45]

Hi Norbert,
I always think insects like this look quite fearsome when seen close up. A great shot, nicely framed, perfect detail and colour. I think the DOF is a little shallow, but DOF is such a subjective thing and that's just my opinion. Nice work.

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