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Lygaeus saxatilis

Lygaeus saxatilis
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-10 5:08
Viewed: 3956
Points: 24
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Harlequin Bug
Punaise à damier

Heteroptera of the family Lygaeidae (Bodenwanzen)

Size: 8,5-12mm
Habitat: Dry and sunny places, sometimes too in bog areas
Distribution: Southern part of Central Europe, S'Europe
Diet: Polyphag

This bug has been rarely shown on TN and for me it was the first time I saw it. It is charcterized by a Pronotum with three red and two black stripes. It was posed very close to the ground on this White Clover.

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hello Anne
Great compositio with good details and beautiful colours
very nice to see this bug
i am going on holiday see you after 4 weeks
greeting lou

Hello Anne,
Excellent composition with fine details and superb colours. Lovely capture with very good focus and clarity.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-10 7:30]

Hello Anne,
What a wonderful composition showing the colourful bug on a White Clover. Beautiful colours and lovely 'whites' as well as sharp details. Asa usual a beautiful soft background too.
Many thanks and have a nice evening! Ulla

The flower is worth retaining in this interesting picture of a Bug, Anne.
Needless to say, this is another very pleasing composition from your camera.
There is yet another bug digging into the flower, but it just remains anonymous within the frame.
Thanks and regards,

Ciao aNNE, beautiful composition with lovely bug and splendid flower, wonderful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-10 9:36]

Hi Anne,
Splendid photo, great colors and lights, TFS!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-10 12:02]

Hello Anne,
Fantastic macro in a great DOF and diagonal composition. Excellent sharpness and details. Splendid bright colours. Beautiful OOF BG.

Ciao Anne. Another hard sharpened compo with excellent details and light's management. Wonderful colours.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-11 7:34]

Bonjour Anne,
A very nice macro of this species of Fire Bug. I don't know whether we have this species in Sweden but I recently Photographed another species of Lygaeus that I shall post sometime.
TheComposition with the White Clover flower, the POV, sharpness and colours make this a nice image to view.
Merci et bon fin de semaine,

Hi Anne,

Stunning close-up capture of this beautiful bug on a beautiful flower head. Excellent POV, your composition have worked very well with the background.
TFS and have a nice WE MF!


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-06-12 3:15]

Hi Anne,
Very good macro shot with great composition and excellent colors.The sharpness and details are very fine.TFS.

Ciao Anne,
bellissima macro in cui coesistono splendidamente due primi attori: il fiore di trifoglio e l'insetto, eccellente definizione e magnifici colori luminosi, accurata ed elegante composizione.
Grazie e complimenti
Buon pomeriggio e buona domenica
Con amicizia

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