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Fourth Nymph

Fourth Nymph
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Copyright: Adam Hays (Adam73) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-05
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-23 16:48
Viewed: 3141
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Siphanta acuta

The fourth nymphal instars are yellowish-green marked with red, black and pink marking. Wing pads, or incompletely developed wings are present on the 4/25 inch (4 mm) long body. Legs are pink. About half way through this stage, a striking change occurs in the appearance of the instars. The new red markings found in the earlier portion of this stage fade to yellow-green, paler than the rest of the insect body such that the insect changes from mostly red to green. It takes about 2 weeks for this color change to occur.

source: http://www.extento.hawaii.edu/Kbase/Crop/Type/s_acuta.htm

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-10-23 18:00]

Hey, kiddo, where have you been?
I have been worried about you and your family.
That is a neat little creature you have captured here.
Fantastic macro with incredible sharpness.
The exposure is really good too, bringing out those subtle colors on that delicate nymph.
Well, you'd better write to me and catch me up on your news.
TFS. : )

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-10-23 18:49]

Great shot of this planthopper nymph Adam,
Very sharp and detailed with beautiful colors. Just the right exposure and DOF to make this such a beautiful image!!
TFS. Very informative notes!

Definitely what TN is all about and you were able to carry it onto the fall...so very well and great notations... added in..white or whitish is hard to work with but you seem to have little problem..

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-23 23:11]

Hi Adam.
I am glad that you are here again. I also like your new macro shot. Pictured creature is amazing. Its details are stunning. DOF and flash use are perfect. Well done and TFS. I hope your excellent equipment (and you) will gift us many new wonderful shots. My best wishes.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-10-25 13:49]

Hi Adam
Excellent macro work.
Nice colours with excellent sharpness detail.
Regards Jiri.

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