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Nezara viridula 2

Nezara viridula 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-26
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-02 8:33
Viewed: 2593
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nezara viridula Linnaeus, 1758.
Southern green stink bug, Green vegetable bug

Nezara viridula is a species of the family Pentatomidae. It is a bright green shield bug with a length of 7-12mm.

According to Wikipedia Nezara viridula is a cosmopolitan species, living in tropical and subtropical regions of Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe between 45 degrees north and 45 degrees south. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is believed to have originated from the Ethiopia region of East Africa, from where it has spread around the world thanks to its strong flight and human trade routes.

It is a highly polyphagous herbivore, able to feed on plants from over 30 families. It has a preference for legumes, preferring to feed on plants that are fruiting or forming pods. Because of its preference for certain species of legumes, such as beans and soybeans, it is an economically important pest on such crops.

In Cyprus Nezara viridula is a very common and widespread species.

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Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Excellent work using Macro here.You have taken it nicely with well focus and POV.Sharpness is nice and blurry left side BG is well matched here.Well done.I like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-02 9:07]

Very strange for me to see an adult taken in February,i must to wait few months to see the same...ehhe...nice capture in the best exposure,perfect details,maybe a bit undersaturated.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hallo Christodoulos
Strange bug for my
i like this composition to see this bug very good
colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-03-02 9:34]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Very nice macro ..
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
have a nice weekend,

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of lovely bug, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2013-03-02 11:18]

Hello Christodoulos!
Great shot showing this Nezara viridula Linnaeus...Nice to see so many good details.Well done!TFS
Nice w-end!

Hello Christodoulos

Great macro of this insect with fine POV and framing,
excellent light, great focus, sharpness and details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-02 12:44]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic macro of this bug. Beautiful light and colours, great sharpness, details, DOF and diagonal composition.

Hello Christodoulos

If you would keep this insect small in the
image and with its environment it would be
a great and impossible exercise to the human
eye to found it in the image, great camouflage, TFS


So the bugs and beetles have started showing in your part of the world, Chris.
What a beautiful macro capture of this green Stink Bug!
In a picture like this, nothing is left to imagination.
Thanks for sharing this picture that demonstrates the notion of perfect macro imaging.

Hello Christodoulos.
Another fine bug specimen captured nicely in pleasing tone and details.
Thanks and have a great weekend.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-03-03 4:37]


I like the different greens that make up your excellent photograph.



Hello Christodoulos,
Another nice spices captured with great details and excellent sharpness,POV,composition and the colour scheme is remarkable too.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Christodoulos,
As usual a top quality image with superb focus. A very nice specie of bug with amazing colors and splendid shape. Incredible sharp silhouette.
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-03-03 11:49]

Hello Christodoulos,
Another Pentatomidae in your gallery. You show it with a fine picture, all in green shades and with a good decentred composition. Interesting note..we will have a look at our vegetables :-)

σύνθεση λιτή αλλά απόλυτη, φωτό στα στάνταρς σου!
νά σαι καλά!

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-03-04 4:01]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent N.viridula,interesing white band margine,regards..

Ciao Christodoulos. DOF and details are impressive. Another professional pic from you MF!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-06 4:06]

Hello Christodoulos
very impressive capture of green bug on green leaf. Very sharp and good features and details.
The shiny skin is splendid.


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