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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-06-20 3:31
Viewed: 2273
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm not sure what this is.
Thankyou for your comments
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Hi Joey,
Really sharp detail an almost perfect DOF (shame about the very top of the head) and a wonderful green BG. The beatles shell has a similar pattern shape to some turtles almost.
Great shot.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-20 4:52]

Joe, wonderful but slightly OOF on the eye side. May be would have been class from the front side. Still nice macro shot. ganesh

Hi Joe,
A lovely capture of this strange looking tortoise like mite. A front portion is a bit OOF but a lovely capture. Thanks a lot for sharing.

ha ha It's a stegasaurus! kidding :) Wonderful detail - great exhibit of a very interesting creature. You do find the strangest bugs!

Hi Joe,
very nice shot,
very nice bug!

It's a bug.
...and it's not on the edge but almost.
Nice contrast. B Focus..A Interest...A Colors...
You pass 3.90

Bob Washington State

Voilà un curieux insecte. Intéressant.
Bonne journée.

Hi Joe,
I've got no idea either. I'm sure some expert will tell you. Anyway, you presented it in a very artistic way. The single piece of grass and the insect holding on to it is wonderful. The details are as sharp as my lawyer and the DOF is spot on. I love the little spots of the flower is the BG.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-20 10:16]
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Hello Joe,
interesting POV, and the narrow DOF works here very well.
Great macro, excellent sharpness and great composition.
Great colors, the texture comes through very well.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-20 11:14]
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Hi Joey

This is a really great shot - the composition is great and I also like the contrasting forms/textures. The insect is nicely in focus too. As to what it is - who cares, so long as it doesn't find its way into your bed!! ;)


Hello Joe,
All I can say right now is that you pictured a nymph of heteropteran bug belonging to Pentatomidae family (shield bugs). I will try to findd out more.
Nice capture with great details and well controlled DOF.
Best greetings,

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-20 13:26]

selam joe; nice macro shot of this interesting insect,good details presented,nice BG and POV well captured with splendid colours TFS

The shape of back of this bug suggested a Shield Bug, which has been confimed by Michal, Joe. He is an expert in the field.
The focus on the back is really very good, giving excellent details and colours. The head and antennae have gone out of focus, but that is quite understandable, keeping in mind your perspective.
Well done and TFS.

Hey Joey, :)

Man, I love your website! Very well done!

This is a great photo, with wonderful detail. Great sharpness, with a nice DOF. Well done!

Thanks for sharing, missed you all!


Hi Joe I think I can name your Bug as a Forrest Shield Bug Pentatma rufipes a fairly common bug though I had not seen one before last week a little older than this one but still sub adult I think I will post later.
Looks to have been taken on another of the very dull days we seem to have had this spring.The detail in the back shell is very good but the DOF is a fraction short I think F8 would of reduced the speed to 1/100sec which would still of been hand holderable but given you enough DOF to get the eyes in and probably the antenae though they might of been moving too much, they seem to wave them about a lot;0)).
TFS yours Robert

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