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Sqush Bug 3rd Swiss image

Sqush Bug 3rd Swiss image
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1185 W: 87 N: 2161] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100, Cokin 58mm close-up +4
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Swisss Trip [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-13 6:15
Viewed: 6115
Points: 23
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The 3rd image from the Swiss adventure was aken on the 1st evening shortly after arriving, I post it today because it is a rainy , cloudy day here in Winterthur so no good picy's sofar.

(Coreus marginatus) the Squash Bug is so named because in the USA it's favourite food is members of the squash family making it an agricultural pest. Here in europe it prefers mebers of the Rumex family like Dock and Rubarb.
It can be seen between April and October across the middle and south of europe, becoming uncommon in the cooler north. overwintering as adults it emerge on warm spring days. there is no larvel stage as the eggs hatch out as small bettles but with-out wings and go through several moults as they grow the last one revealing the wings, allowing them to spread out and find unrelated mates, so keeping the species strong by not interbreeding.
shadows and Highlights
Burntool to some of the very bright edges
USM to sharpen
Crop image to size
save as to presserve exif information

red45, chiliu, TAZ, LordPotty, ellis49, sandpiper2, Paulosousa, Luc has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-06-13 6:28]

Heavy armoured bug, Robert. Good to see your pictures from Switzerland so fast! I like its surfaces, details and colorfull BG. Also note is excellent!

Excellent macro!
Great colours,details,well composed.

An interesting insect Robert.Not one I am familiar with.
I've missed a few posts lately so I'll have to go back again and check them out.

Robert, it is great to see this insect with such detail.
good composition.

Hi Rob!
This is amaying photo! great details, superb colours and very difficult to do. For me it is very hard to be at the same level like eyes of insects :-))))

Salut Robert,
Trčs belle macro de profil pour cette punaise.

Beautiful shot of this ugly bug, Robert.
Good details, nice colours and well composed.
Very well done.

The composition, DOP, color are very good.
I will have taken the shot a little bit more higher, in order to see the all head.

I like the composition and of course the sharp details you get with your camera. Well done.

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-14 4:03]

You were whith my neighbours in Switzerland and you didn't come to see me in France ;-)
Beautiful insect in an interesting & well done macro !

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-06-14 11:05]

Cześć. Świetna kompozycja , piękne światło
dobra ostrość. Fajna fotka.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-06-15 15:16]

Hello Robert.
Personal assessment of the photo: great. Excellent composition.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.
I wish you have a good trip.

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