- RP1 (251)
- [2008-04-26 12:40]
Extraordinary colourful bug!!! Composition and sharpnes are perfect.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-04-26 17:08]
Many thanks for being with us for 1 year now and much appreciated for your wonderful works from the past and will see many more coming!
this is a real fine and beautiful macro, captured well with perfect exposure and focus with great details
From NZ Tony
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-04-26 23:24]
Congratulations with your 1st anniversary on Trek Nature. I have always appreciated your visits to my gallery, and enjoyed your critiques. The "matchsticks legged" insect is a great looking photo and I am glad Smitha has pestered and pushed you to photograph this interesting looking creature. The details are well captured and are clearly seen, especially the huge eye, that appears to be looking backwards to you. This insect reminds me of those weird looking people or aliens out of a Sci-Fi movie, with eyes at the most obscure places on their face or even their bodies. The white flower you have captured it on highlights the texture of the body well and brings out the almost maroon colour of the insect. Hope the year coming will able you to make more frequent postings than in the past. Thanks for sharing and thanks to Smitha for being your willing righthand.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-04-27 4:10]
Anil, you lazy lump, you made Smitha drag a stool for you to take this picture?
But then all is forgiven when I look at the stunning capture of a stunning bug you have posted on the occasion of your first anniversary on TN :-).
What a fantastic capture of this very interesting bug I have never seen before. It has a kind of body I would associate with a fictitious creature from the outer space.
Sitting atop a white flower, it looks fabulous.
Smitha has shaped and motivated you into a skilled nature photographer, so wake up, man, and start giving us pictures of this calibre before your next anniversary.
Thanks for sharing the picture and take care.
- goutham_ramesh (12237)
- [2008-04-27 9:45]
Congrats for compeleting one year at TN. This is a wonderful picture of some kind of borer bettle excellent composition and colors.
It is an interesting and challenging picture for identity. For certainity it is a bug and not a beetle as characters for coleopterans is not met with. the bug probably a pentatomid bug nymph and yet to reach its adult(imago)stage. The Taxonomical position has to be ascertained by experts.
Any bug (Hemiptera/Hetoroptera) shall have mouth parts which can only pierce plant/animal and ingest itself with food in rather liquified form.The wing covers in beetles is called elytra is tough and in bugs it is not so tough like beetles(exceptions like Jewel Bugs).
Thanks for sharing picture.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-04-28 14:28]
Very nice macro work, the quality looks great..
Excellent detail, color, DOF, and exposure with your flash.
It's an interesting POV, interesting insect as well.
Wish I could help with the ID.
Very well done,
- rcrick (68)
- [2008-04-28 15:50]
Many congratulations on your fist year with TN, wonderful shot with excellent detail, the exposure is perfect showing beautiful whites in the flower, the bug looks surpurb too amazing colours, well framed and composed, all the best,
Cheers Rick :)
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-04-28 19:11]
Hello Anil. Congratulations on your first anniversary. Awesome bug with super sharp image especially the eye. Excellent work and hope to see more post from you to come. Very well done and keep shooting and sharing. Best regards. Jusni
- japiey (405)
- [2008-04-30 23:25]
CONGRATS, DEAR ANIL... ONE YEAR IN TN !!
Perfect image to celebrate the day..
Wishes to your lovely family....
I like the way you captured this image.. and the tiny bug's position in frame.
The blurry b/g and the white flower adds the spice..
I would like to thank your wonderfull partner who always drives you to shoot images, and for the creative help given for this shoot.
Take care, dear friend.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-05-13 8:39]
Congratulations on your first year on TN - I hope Smitha can persuade you to be more active in the future and show us more of the fascinating wildlife of Kerala.
How observant to find this fascinating bug!Very interesting details and beautiful red colour. I wonder if anyone will be able to ID this, I hope so! Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-05-13 8:48]
Great that your wife persuaded you to take this excellent macro of what I think is the nymph of some species of Assasin Bug, certainly a species of True Bug. The sharpness, DOF, composition and POV are superb.
A great image to mark your first anniversary on TN and I congratulate you for that!
TFS this beauty,
Best regards, Ivan
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-06-12 8:38]
Congratulations on your 1st anniversary (sorry I'm a bit late)
This is a beautiful macro. Well done and TFS