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Lygus Pratensis

Lygus Pratensis
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Copyright: marie christine guegan (mariki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Samsung digimax D103
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Heteroptera [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-14 6:05
Viewed: 4710
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lygus pratensis

Size: 6-8mm

It is the most common species of this species of this genus and widespread all over Europe, Nothern Africa, the Middle East, Nothern India, China and Siberia. In Great Britain single brooded, on the continent double brooded in Central and Southern parts. More common in high growing herbs and other medium sized plants than in trees. The adults appear in late summer and autumn and overwinter. They are able flyers and may fly great distances to find good places to spend winter in straw or mosses or under loose bark. The animal is quite variable, especially in colour. It may be rather greenish, but sometimes it is all brown. This species comes to light at night and is often caught by moth collectors in light traps.

(source: www.gardensafari.net)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-14 6:08]

Hello Marie,
Lovely captured with good details. Very good composition, pov and lighting. Goog notes too.
TFS, Siggi

hi Marie,
This is very beautiful specimen, nice patterns and design, well captured with the flowers. however i felt the image size of the insect bit small and can not appreciate it well enough, did a workshop, hope you don't mind. tfs.

  • maurydv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3099 W: 115 N: 9490] (36428)
  • [2008-11-14 7:21]

Ciao Marie Christine,
bello il taglio compositivo per questo piccolissimo insetto, la margherita offre una bellissima cornice, buona la definizione con ottimi dettagli, ottima la resa dei colori. WS è utile, ma penso che l'originale evidenzi meglio le piccole dimensioni dell'insetto.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-14 9:39]

Hi Marie,
Lovely close up.POV,colors,details,composition and visual impact are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2008-11-14 10:43]

Hello Marie
Very nice details, colors, exposure and contrast for the Lygus on the white daisy.
Very particular with a great focusing

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-14 11:05]

Quelle jolie composition Marie, très belle lumière et excellente netteté , du beau travail!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-14 11:31]

Hi Marie. A fine close up of the Bug, Which your top POV shows all the markings on the back so well. with good detail and natural colours. stands out well from the bright yellow of the flower. well done TFS.

Havea nice weekend.

Hi Marie,

nice composition from this insect en flower.
Great details and sharpness, also beautiful colours.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-14 14:16]

Hallo Marie Christine,
Originele foto in een beetje somber licht. De scherpte is erg goed en in zo'n foto komt de grootte van het beestje erg goed uit. Prachtige compositie dus.
Goed weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-14 14:17]

Salut Marie,c'est vraiment fantastique,les details de ce petit lygus sont excellents,les couleurs aussi,pas facile dans un fleur blanc,la choix tu temps d'expo a ete' vraiment parfaite,mes plus gros compliments,bon weekend,Luciano

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-11-14 22:10]

Hi Marie,
Wonderful shot which looks very artistic. The bug is perfectly positioned and the image is tack sharp with lovely soft colours. Superb light handling and perfect DOF. Very nice composition.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-14 22:27]

Hi Marie.
Once more wonderful close-up from you. I welcome this amazing subject, fine POV and very impressive framing of the scene. You managed to reflect nice colour palette of all parts of the flower and small insect perfectly. DOF is great. Well done and kind wishes.

a very nice one Marie,
the pov is wonderful, good depth in it, the details are good, a very nice nature macro, good one Marie,
have a nice weekend.
regard Jaap

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-11-15 4:48]

merhaba marie
another great capture from your beautiful portfolio
composition, POV, DOF, light, colours, sharpness and details are great

Hi Marie,
A nice capture of this beautiful bug over the lovely flower. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Mariki, lovely little beetle with fantastic details and splendid sharpness, beautiful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-11-16 21:16]

Hello Marie,
Very nice capture of this beautiful bug on a lovely flower. Details are superb and lovely composition.
Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Marie
This is surely a “love bug” if I look at the heart shaped pattern on the back. The colours blend in well with one another and remind me of the colours we mostly find on pearls. The yellow and white flower is the perfect backdrop and highlights the details and the colours of this insect well. Judging by the size of the white petals and reading your notes I can imagine this being a tiny insect. No matter the size, it is indeed a eye-catcher. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

hello marie,
harika bir çalışma olmuş,
çiçek ve böceh harika bir kompozisyon olmuş.

Hi Marie,
Excellent macro shot of insect which i have not seen before. Details, colours and sharpness are excellent.
TFS and cheers,


Hi Marie,

Beautiful shot of this male "Lygus pratensis"
in dutch this is a "Weidewants"
Excellent sharpness and great colors

TFS Thijs

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