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Green bug of wood

Green bug of wood
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Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, 100mm f/2.8MacroØ58
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): images en vol, Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-24 5:32
Viewed: 4791
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Palomena prasina (L.) Insecta, Heteroptera, Pentatomidae. Green bug of wood
Description. The adult measures 12 to 14 mm, its tegument green, smooth, is marked many small black spots in hollow, the margin of the pronotum is yellow-reddish. The antennas consist of 5 articles, 2nd and 3rd have the same length, 4th and 5th are reddish. The eggs green, are laid grouped. The larvae are green (here on the picture, it’s a larvae stage 3). The openings of odoriferous glands (odor of bug) laterally open with the ventral face metathorax close to the base of the posterior legs.
Biology - Very common, polyphagous, one finds it in particular on Pommier and Pear tree, when the orchards are located near woodlands, like on wild and cultivated herbaceous plants. - the embryonic evolution lasts 15 to 21 days, the larval growth passes by 5 stages and lasts 5 to 6 weeks.
Cycle life. The imagoes winter and take in autumn a darker colouring, even brown, they take again their activity in April. They feed then are coupled. The layings are deposited on the sheets of the plant-hosts. Only one annual generation.
ISO 400

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2007-09-24 5:42]

Very difficult and nice composition.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-24 5:50]

It is most unusual to see these shield bugs captured in flight.
Superb composition, fine colours excellent details

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-09-24 6:35]

Bonjour Didier,
Bravo pour cette prise! Très intéressant de voir cette punaise voler.. et c'est encore une de tes images si bien conçue avec des couleurs harmonieuses et un sujet peu commun.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-24 7:56]

Hi Didier.
You are great master of in-flight shooting. Your such pictured are fantastic as well as this one. I cannot imagine how can to take such picture. BRAVO. Terrific macro, timing and details of the insect. My congratulations and best wishes.

Hi Didier,
that's a typical Didier-shot, wonderful and amazing, I love it, you know that!
So difficult to catch them flying, I always wonder how you do that!
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-09-24 11:30]

One more amazing flight shot.

Bonjour Didier, heureux de vous voir réapparaitre sur TN, vous revenez en force avec une magnifique punaise vert en plein vol, les couleurs sont superbes et la mise au point une fois de plus exceptionelle, moi je dois me contenter de les prendre au sol, et encore, faut pas qu'elles bougent trop vite hein !!!!
Bravo et merci,

Bonjour Didier!
What a fantastic capture! The flying bug is amazing! Fantastic timing, perfect DOF and details! I like this photo a lot!
My congratulation and best greetings from Poland,

Hi Didier,
as usual with you: those flying insects are an exceptional sight. Wonderful, this Green bug. Thanks for the presentation inTN!
My best regards,

Hi wow amazng shot
I like you perfec timing
good colours and focus for thsi very fast shot
Tfs Toba

Hello Didier,
Another excellent flying insect you bring us..Your trademark ;}
Really like the POV and composition on this one. Great detail and wing blur effect denoting flight nicely :)
Very well done.

Bonjour Didier
Tes photos relève de l'exploit, très belle prise
très technique, belle couleurs et maitrise de l'exposition, bravo
Amicalement Robi

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-02 12:04]

Wow I have never seen an in-flight shot o one of these. Great job. The colours are beautiful as is the framing of the shot. I have no idea how you managed to capture this. Bravo



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-03 19:43]

Bonjour Didier, j'aime bien ta série d'insectes en vol, c'est différent et très bien fait. Celle-ci est superbe avec un bon focus, un très bon background et beaucoup de mouvements. Bravo et merci !


A mind-blowing capture of this green bug in flight, Didier. I am much impressed with that blurred wing movement while the subject stays in sharp focus.
Well done and best regards.

bonjour didier
encore une reussite,votre exposition doit etre tres interressante mais helas vous n'abitez pas la porte a coté.
un leger bruit dans le BG mais pas bien grave vu la difficulté de la prise.

Hello Didier. I am absolutely blown away by most of your photos. You are a master in flying insects. I think that it would be fair if I catch the same insect sitting still, then we force him to fly and then you make your photo. Now it would be more or less fair to compare our photos :). Ok better not as I still may lose :)

Hello Didier,
Wow, you have very talanted skills of capturing in flight.
Your photos are all amazing to me. :-)
Excellent details and sharpness, lovely colours and nice POV, well composed too.
TFS and best wishes,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-22 9:59]

Hello Didier

Amazing how you freeze the body so well in flight.The focus is sharp with excellent sharpness of detail.The lighting and colours are well done.Nicely composed in the frame.TFS


hi didier!
this is not so easy!
great capture with good quality
very well done!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-28 3:27]

Hi Didier,
Outstanding inflight shot. Very difficult but amazingly handled. I like the motion blur on the wings. The lighting and BG are great and highlight the bug perfectly. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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