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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: 2013-05-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-17 2:42
Viewed: 1898
Points: 32
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Size: ca 2cm

Plecoptera are an order of insects, commonly known as stoneflies. There are some 3,500 described species worldwide, with new species still being discovered. Stoneflies are found worldwide, except Antarctica. Stoneflies are believed to be one of the most primitive groups of Neoptera, with close relatives identified from the Carboniferous and Lower Permian geological periods, while true stoneflies are known from fossils only a bit younger. The modern diversity however apparently is of Mesozoic origin.

Plecoptera are found in both the Southern and Northern hemispheres, and the populations are quite distinct although the evolutionary evidence suggests that species may have crossed the equator on a number of occasions before once again becoming geographically isolated.

Stonefly Nymphs live in trees.

All species of Plecoptera are intolerant of water pollution and their presence in a stream or still water is usually an indicator of good or excellent water quality.(Wikipedia)

I'm not able to identify the species and I read that even specialists have problems sometimes.

I have discovered the newly hatched stoneflies by the presence of several hunting sparrows.These must be a fine meal for them.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-17 4:01]

Hi Anne
Again a perfect capture!
Cristal clear details, perfect colors!
Great BG and DOF!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-17 4:08]

Salut Anne,une capture vraiment super avec des details impressionants,je pense qu'il n'y a pas des papillons chez toi aussi dans ce primtemps baigne',mais quelque chose on peu la voir encore comme cette espece.Mes compliments et belle journee,Luciano

Hallo Anne,
wie ich sehe hast du dich auch gerade mit den weniger attraktiven Spezies beschäftigt. Dir ist es sogar gelungen ein nicht nur ein interessantes, sondern auch ein schon gestaltetes Bild zu machen. Neben der guten Schärfe samt den vielen Details, gefällt mir vor allem der farblich hervorragend harmonierende Hintergrund.
Viele Grüße,

Hello Anne,
Beautiful picture of this Stonefly.Nice sharp focus on the subject with good details.Natural colour and natural habitat made it beautiful.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-17 6:22]

Hanging by thread..err..grass pods..looks like its froze in front of you...good image. tfs.

hello Anne
SUPER picture with great sharpness nice light and beauty colours

great to find this specie

gr lou

Hello Anne
Superb photo, perfect point of view and composition, excellent detail. Nice setting with the grass, beautiful insect.
regards yiannis

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-05-17 9:50]

Luciano l'a dit si bien, .. un travail "impressionnant", Anne, .. le rendu du détail, expo et PC sont remarkablement bien réussis, .. c'est une capture d'un certain niveau ..



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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-17 10:03]

Hi Anne,
A very nice close-up of this insect,we publish it also in the meadow. Excellent detail and focus. Nice colours and good composition.
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-17 11:04]

Hello Anne,
Fantastic photo in splendid clarity and natural colours. Impressive sharpness, details and composition. Great DOF.

Ciao Anne, great macro of fantastic bug, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good wek end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Anne. Top quality! Details and sharp are perfect against the blurry BG.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-05-17 13:50]

Good picture Anne! in a very good position and from a good point of view. Also with a very good composition. Congratulation. Saludos.

Bonjour Anne

Superbe macro de cette insect, avec un excellent POV
pour nous montrer de ses details et le cadrage en diagonale,
belle lumière, superbe focus, netteté, et détails, TFS


Hi Anne, Perfect focus and color balance. Very pleasing picture. TFS, JC

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-19 22:55]

Hello Anne,
Awesome details and focus! Great POV and colors as well as BG ! tfs Tina

Hello Anne,
This is really a beauty....What I like most are the fantastic details, clarity and contrast against the background. As usual a perfect focus and WB. Another lovely image from a close range with excellent sharpness and fantastic focus. Sorry I have no more green smiles left for today....

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