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Copyright: Malgosia Bisinska (liziafa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 399 W: 0 N: 346] (1231)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, 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: 2006-08-05 12:38
Viewed: 4418
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Green Shieldbug (Palomena prasina)

This common bug has a flattened, shield-shaped body, as the name suggests. It is bright green in colour with delicate flecks of black that look like small puncture marks. In November, the insects darken in colour and spend the winter hibernating with a dark-bronze colouration. Although the sexes are similar in appearance, females tend to be larger than males. Like all bugs (Hemiptera), the green shield bug has specialised sucking mouthparts, which in this species are used to feed on plant sap. This species belongs to a sub-order known as the ‘true bugs’ (Heteroptera) in which only the tips of the wings are membranous; the rest of the wing is hardened. When the bug is at rest, the wings are held flat over the body and the membranous parts of the wings overlap.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-05 12:48]

Lovely shield bug. Lovely colours, excellent POV and nicely sharp.



Hi Malgosia,
I don't like those bugs, have them in my garden, but your shot is very nice and sharp.
Wonderful colours, very well done, and thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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

Congratulations! Nice!

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-08-05 14:34]

what a nice green shieldbug, malgosia! :-)
superb composition and pov directly on the face,
good sharpness and very great colors, just a bigger DOF would be nice.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

Hello Malgosia,
This is another very nice headshot from you :)
Excellent color and light. Very well focused and sharp where it must be, with great detail. Great POV also..
Very well done.

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-08-05 16:22]

Ciao Malgosia,
Bella foto macro, bellissimo il primopiano, brava!


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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-08-05 17:07]


Woooooow... brak mi slow... CUDENKO!!!
Przepiekne kolorki, ostrosc tam gdzie
trzeba, kadr wysmienity.


Hello Malgosia,
this is a very fine macro shot. Excellent details and good tones of colours. A great capture, very well done. Thank you for posting.

Fajna fotka, bardzo w twoim stylu. Dobra GO i fajne kolory.

Salut Malgosia
Magnifique photo que ce bel insecte au couleur de camofflage.J'aime beaucouo tous les détails et les belles couleurs .
Belle présentation et très beau back ground
Merci et au revoir ....JP

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-08-06 18:20]

Hi Malgosia,
Great macro! Very good lighting, excellent details.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-08-07 1:09]

Ha! What a cute pose this Shieldbug has, Malgosia, he makes me smile. The dots certainly show up, and the feeler out saluting looks so funny. TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-08 8:38]

Hello Malgosia,
Very nice POV on this one, nose to nose, focusing on each other. Great sharpness and lovely colors.
Wonderful macro.

Hi Malgosia, I like this shot, it is so sharp and the colours are great. It could *maybe* do with a bit more DOF but it is also great as it is so no quibble there. I love the POV and the composition. Great BG and lovely detail. Very well done, TFS :)

Swietna robota. Ostrosc idealnie tam gdzie trzeba, kompozycja tez super. Brawo!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-21 6:30]

Hi Malgosia
Great close-up shot. Great colours, sharpnes, details, light and POV.
Well done Malgosia


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-21 12:51]

Hello Malgosia,
Wonderful close up.POV,sharpness on head,lighting,framing and composition are excellent.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-01-14 19:55]

Hello Malgosia!
I think this guy is talking to you, showing something to his right side!
Very nice capture, with amazing details and colours!
Happy 2007!

Hola Malgosia.
Me encanta el colorido de este chinche verde. La nota explicativa es excelente.
Muchos saludos

Malgosia, this is an excellent macro. Good job. Thanks for your comment on my fly shot. I hope you have a great day. Bill

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-18 8:56]

Hello Malgosia, great subject and a beautiful image! Incredibly sharp focus and a perfect exposure, very well done, thanks!


Hello again Malgosia, another superb macro shot with wonderful details and DOF. TFS.


Ciao Malgosia,
spettacolare cattura, mi piace il tuo punto di ripresa frontale ed "aggressivo", molto bella la composizione con la messa a fuoco selettiva, ottima definizione, molto belle le tonalità di verde e ottimo uso del flash.
TFS. Maurizio

Dear Malgosia,
Excellent macro of Green Shieldbug with superb POV. TFS.

Witam ponownie! :)
I ponownie fajne zdjatko, tym razem odorka :)
Ciekawa kompozycja i interesujacy punkt widzenia. Podoba mi sie kadr, zwierzak tak stoi na krawedzi, ale jednoczesnie wyglada jakby wchodzi w obiektyw :)
Pozdrawiam serdecznie!

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