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Deraeocoris ruber


Deraeocoris ruber
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 583 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-16 2:10
Viewed: 4051
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Better known backyard inhabitants:

This Soft bug (Heteroptera; Miridae; Deraeocoris ruber (L.)) may be small (7 mm) but it is colorful and highly noticeable. On the picture it looks as if it was looking for nectar in the Mentha flowers but it is also piercing into the seeds underneath. The same bug may also eat aphids on fruit trees (see workshop version). Somewhat surprising is the fact that the bug appears in different color variants (see workshop: dark variant).

ID: E. Wachmann et al. 2004 (Die Tierwelt Deutschlands: Wanzen Vol. 2, Goecke& Evers, Keltern Germany) was much appreciated. There are about 300 species of Miridae in my region, a dozen of them belong to the genus Deraeocoris. D. ruber occurs from northern Africa over all of Europe up to the Caucasus except for the high North.

Post-processing: Besides the usual cropping, sharpening, contrasting I had to stamp a few details on top.

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Hallo Dieter!

Die Qualität Deines Bildes ist hervorragend. Du hast eine gute Tiefenschärfe erzeugt und das Insekt wie auch die Blume mit ausgezeichneter Schärfe und vielen Details darstellen können. Zudem besticht Dein Bild auch durch eine sehr gute Beleuchtung. Klasse Arbeit! Dazu kommt, dass Dein Bild einfach gefällt, ohne dies genau beschreiben zu können. Du wirst staunen, bei der ersten flüchtigen Betrachtung erinnerte es mich an einen farbenfrohen Weihnachtsschmuck oder eine köstliche Süssigkeit... Ob bei mir Grippe im Anzug ist?

:-)

Grüessli

Markus

Hello Dietrich,
Great capture with a beautiful POV, a remarkable good DOF and with fine details.
Very well done.
Pierre

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2009-01-16 2:40]

Hello Dietrich!

I like name of this specie. I tried few times and I must say this bug is really soft :-) Very well taken macro, good details. Small flowers made very nice composition. Another interesting creature from your serie.

This Soft Bug is so well captured it gives a veritable three-dimensional impression, Dietrich.
You too have fallen back of your stock of pictures taken in summer. It is a gem of a picture -- very pleasant to look at with those lovely flowers.
Thanks and regards.
Ram

Hallo Dietrich,
das Bild ist so lebendig, ich mag diese frischen Farben und besonders die kleinen Härchen an der Pflanze.
Der Käfer glitzert auch sehr schön, rund herum überaus gelungen, bin begeistert, vielen Dank und lieben Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2009-01-16 5:32]

Hello Dietrich,
Excellent macro of this colourful Bug on the Mentha where it really stands out. I like your POV, details are very sharp and colours beautiful. I like the interesting antennae! A good one in the Workshop too!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hallo Dietrich
Absolutely delightful viewing pleasure has unfolded in front of my eyes upon opening your images. What a lovely “picture” Details of both the flower and the insect is bright and clear and well displayed. Everything is just “pretty” This is an image for a little girl’s room. I really like the hairiness on the flower and the big eyes of the insect. It is well focused, super sharp and the composition is lovely. An image that is presented in a most pleasant manner and which I enjoyed looking at. Just love the unopened flower buds.Thanks for sharing.
Best regards
Anna

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3050 W: 3 N: 8714] (40568)
  • [2009-01-16 6:11]

Lieber Dieter,
Wieder ein farbenfrohes, schönes Insektenbild. Schön aufgebaute Aufnahme, mit feinen Farben und einer bunten Wanze. Schön auch deine WS-Bilder. Ich glaube, dass diese Kreatur auch irgendwo in meinen Bildern versteckt ist, muss mal vergleichen.
Ich hoffe, dass es Dir gut geht, höre nicht viel von Dir:-(
Herzlich grüsst
Anne

bonjour Dietrich
superbe composition avec ces Fleurs aux tendres couleurs et l'insecte aux couleurs plus vives
Les details sur l'insecte sont stupéfiants
Merci pour le partage
Jacqueline

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1081 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-01-16 13:32]

Lieber Dietrich,
tolles Bild! Die Wanze und die dertailreiche Blüte sind superscharf gezeichnet.
Auch Farben und Licht gefallen mir gut. Es wirkt alles sehr natürlich. Natur fast zum Anfassen!
Schöne Grüße, Peter

Hi Dietrich,

A very attractive image, the colors, composition and interesting subject combine to make a great photo. Nice note too.

Thanks,
John

Hola Dietrich,
Magnífica foto de este chinche tan colorido, buena nitidez mostrando el mayor numero de detalles, iluminación muy precisa y bien distribuida, saludos
José Ramón

Hi Dietrich, an amazingly superb macro capture of this soft bug which is novelty for me. Details, sharpness and composition are great as usual MF!
TFS and have a nice Saturday!
Cheers,
Bayram

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