<< Previous Next >>


Photo Information
Copyright: Francisco Arango (farango) (434)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic G1
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-13 12:32
Viewed: 3857
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pyrrhocoridae is a family of insects with more than 300 species world-wide. A common species in parts of Europe is the firebug. They are part of the order Hemiptera which are also known as the 'true bugs'. A few are important crop pests. They are called cotton stainers because their red bodies get crushed along with the cotton they eat when it is harvested, and these stains are difficult to remove. Their feeding mechanism also cuts the fibres and hence affects the growth of the cotton ball. They caused massive problems in the United States during the industrial revolution.


Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hola Francisco,
Una macro con cualidades técnicas de primer nivel!... ¿Usas el lente que trae la G1 de paquete?.... Ciertamente el resultado sorprente! Lo único que puedo sugerir es que para la próxima uses un POV en donde aparezcan los ojos del insecto, eso provee más elocuencia a un macro.
Gracias por compartir.

Calibration Check