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Copyright: Marek Michalski (Markus) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 2 N: 49] (189)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-07-08 3:33
Viewed: 3637
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the most spectacular European true bugs - assassin bug Rhinocoris iracundus. It's probably hunting, sitting on sage flower. This insect is quite fast flying, with characteristic sound, which helps to find it ;-)
The rostrum (beak) is only partially visible, but i have no better picture yet...
Post-processing - crop, sharpen and white balance.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-08 4:48]

A nice capture.
Great colours and detail,excellent DOF.
Good work,well done.


This is a great image, you don't normally see the underside of bugs and insects. Excellent dof. The colours are really strong and vibrant.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2005-07-08 12:09]

Swietne zdjecie! Srogon bardzo ladnie kontrastuje z tym kwiatkiem. Super ostrosc! Gratuluje! Jesli chcesz, spojrz na mojego assassina: http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Europe/Poland/photo17961.htm

Nice one Marek, well worth sharing , the details are very good, if there was to be a small nit it would be the bright edge of the salvia petal which could be darkened just a fraction so it does not attract the eye so much. Otherwise it shows a lot of detail TFS

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-07-09 13:19]

Witam, dolaczylem i ja :-)

Marek, this is a very nice photo.

Excellent and vivid colors; greatpov and sharpness.

I guess I have already posted a similar one. If you want to check it, please, refer to www.treknature.com/gallery/South_America/Brazil/photo14069.htm

I did a workshop.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-10 15:58]

No tak, nie mow jeszcze, ze zrobiles go na lace obok nas ;-) Poluje na takiego od dluzszego czasu ale bez powodzenia. Podoba mi sie poza pluskwiaka - zlapany w momencie przelazenia z kwaitka na kwiatek jak i kolory.

Witaj Marku,
Fajnie ci wyszedł ten robak. Też zrobiłam takiego: http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Europe/Poland/photo17883.html
Ale twój chyba jednak wyglada lepiej bo bliżej można mu sie przyjrzeć!

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