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Calocoris biclavatus

Calocoris biclavatus
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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: 2010-06-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My purple obsession 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-15 5:07
Viewed: 3169
Points: 32
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Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Miridae
Size: 5- 8mm

This Heteroptera Bug is posed on buds of a Moltkia-flower. Striking are its red legs, which made me see this tiny creature.

Thanks so much to Dieter (meyerd) for the ID. He already has shown in his gallery the nymph of this bug.

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Hi Anne,
A nice capture of this beautiful bug and beautiful flower buds. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Liebe Anne,
guter Versuch, die Komposition mit der spiraligen Anordnung der Blüten und der Wanze. Aber die Schärfe ist nicht ganz da.
Das Vieh ist Closterotomus biclavatus (=Calocoris biclavatus) , eine Miridae. Ich hatte einmal eine Larve von der gleichen Art auf TN montiert, aber Dein Bild ist das erste Adulttier davon auf TN.
Herzlich grüsst Dich

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-15 7:37]

Hello Anne,
What a beautiful composition in wonderful colours! The antennae and red legs of the Bug are nicely in focus and look really good against the smooth background. Lovely flower buds too! I like it!!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

hello Anne
super composition on the bleu flower
great sharpness and good details
i like this shot Anne
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-15 8:16]

Hello Anne,
Although it's not a totally sharp photo, it is very beautiful. The colours are splendid, also in the matching OOF BG. Fantastic composition with the bug in top.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-15 8:45]

Bonjour Anne,
A superb composition of this Heteropterid on the flowers. The bug is wel shown with fine sharpness against the natural OOF BG. Nice that Dietrich could ID it.
Merci et bonne soirée,

Hi Anne,
this is a beautiful picture with lovely colours.
The bug is in a unusual but very fine pose, the picture is also well composed and well isolated from the BG.
Well done


Hello Anne,
What an interesting bug. Great details and good focus. Nice capture.

Hello Anne,
A picture built fairly original, is like a "bug staring into the abyss" ... very interesting work! Moreover, this photo has a beautiful background, full of depth and perfectly faded. Greetings, Happy week, TFS

Bonjour mon amie Mother:)

Impressive work, it all looks very sharp and clear. The POV particularly enhance the image. Love the composition and frame here.
TFS and haev a nice new week!


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-15 23:23]

Good colors of the flower which is dominating the image, the bug is alright but a lighter background would have enhanced the beauty of the bug. This is good for a vertical frame too. However, its good to see the species. tfs.

Hallo Anne
The colours of these blossoms are truly beautiful. It is rich and vibrant and has a royal feeling that surrounds it. I like the light that shines just at the right spots, emphasising the lovely colours to their best. Off course the insect is an additional bonus, but in my personal opinion the purple flower win loose hands. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Anne,

A very beautiful macro!
The shape and position of flowers ready for the flight of small insects already very good.
Timing, composition, excellent detail and Sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.

Best Regards,

Hello Anne,

Two for the price of 1.
Great image and good sharpness from the flower and insect.
Very fine natural colours both.
Exellent details.
Well done.


ps I am posting this week another grasshopper.


Excelente composición, con un buen encuadre y equilibrio. El conjunto de colores interesantes y llenos de misterio por sus curiosas tonalidades.
La luz roza el límite pero en conjunto más que aceptable.
Saludos Anne: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao Anne, bello scatto, ottima la composizione e lo sfondo che richiama i colori del fiore in primo piano. Veramente una composizione molto artistica. Complimenti.

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