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Hidrometra stagnorum

Hidrometra stagnorum
Photo Information
Copyright: Roberto Colino (robertcolino) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 113] (1025)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-17
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-28 14:02
Viewed: 1988
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hydrometra stagnorum is a water bug. He lives on the surface of calm waters unpolluted. Rests on solid ground. Not wet by hydrophobic small hairs having in the lower abdomen.
It feeds on mosquito larvae, small crustaceans and small animals near the surface. Always has her antennae inside the water to detect prey by the vibrations they produce. Catch prey with their mouthparts and absorbs body content.
They lay eggs on aquatic plants along the water. Just take three weeks to become adults.

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  • Great 
  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-05-28 14:10]

Muy interesante este insecto palo o de la familia de ellos. Gracias por compartirlo en enhorabuena. Un saludo.

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-28 23:13]

Good to see this water bug..good viewpoint for nice image. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-05-29 0:33]

Bonjour Roberto,
Wow!! Excellente photo de ce petit insecte, pas facile à photographier. Et tu nous le montres latéralement, bravo encore plus! Parfaite netteté et belle lumière.
Un grand merci!

Interesting subject and great macro Roberto! Impressive POV, very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

Excellent image with good focus and colors.

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