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Camptopus lateralis

Camptopus lateralis
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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: 2014-04-24
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-09 5:47
Viewed: 2275
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Camptopus lateralis (Germar, 1817). Nymph

Camptopus lateralis is a bug in the family Alydidae (Order Hemiptera). The adult is 12-15 mm long with dark brown coloration. It is not very visible until it takes to the air, flashing its bright orange abdomen.
The ant mimicking nymph is very distinctive.

Camptopus lateralis is found in southern Europe, the Mediterranean and western Asia. In Cyprus it is a common and widespread species.

anel, Hormon_Manyer, tuslaw, marius-secan, lousat, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-08-09 6:00]

Hello Christodoulos,
What an amazing creature! Yes, the resemblance with ants is striking. Excellent shot, original posting.
un grand merci!

Hi Chris, my neighbour in the gallery today,
Fantastic macro shot with amazing aharpness and details on the insect. A good photo, but probably not your best due to the overexposure / lost details detected on some small parts. But everything else is really impressive, and I'm glad you returned to the site. Welcome back!
Regards, László

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-09 6:25]

Hello Chris,
Fantastic macro in perfect sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Taken from a perfect POVwith a perfect background. It looks indeed like an ant.

Hello Christodoulos-Well captured this little Bug.I like its BG and against it such nice coloured Bug.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice WE-Srikumar

Hello Chris,

Hope you are doing fine. Nice to meet you after a long time. This is a marvellous shot as ever, for you are a master photographer and one who pays attentions to all the details and the result is a classic like this. Elegant in every way! Thanks a lot for sharing,
take care, warm regards,

hallo Christodoulos
SUPER=super good
i like the picture very much
So good sharpness nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Christodoulos

What an amazing little mimic bug this is..Superbly captured.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-09 8:35]

Hello Christodoulos,
What an awesome looking macro you have displayed. The body features of this tiny nymph really does look similar to that of an ant. Your choice of an f/13 aperture resulted in some excellent DOF and the exposure is right on the money. Great job!!

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of fantastic bug, fine details, superb ssharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
As usual a perfect shot with excellent details and WB. Another interesting image with excellent clarity and sharp details. The photographers note are useful. What an unusual insect.....very interesting....
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-09 15:48]

Hi Chris,absolutely great this capture.An excellent macro but a very very interesting specie first,a very small nymph that i never seen before,very well done!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-08-10 4:48]

Excellent macro of this little animal! Great compo and point of view with great sharpness. We also have this little animal here in Southern Spain. Saludos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-08-13 21:47]

Hi Christodoulos.
Shapes of the insect and flower are very special and attractive. Direct POV is great and gives a nice idea about pictured subject. Colour palette of the shot is fine and (as you have written) natural. Perfect use of long telelens for close-up shooting. Warm regards and best wishes.

Ciao Christodoulos. Just a professional close up! Well done.


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