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Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 1000D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, Extension Tube
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): JlinaresP's Uncommons [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-09 18:27
Viewed: 4197
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Leafhopper "upgrading" to a new stage.

Oncometopia sp.


Leafhopper is a common name applied to any species from the family Cicadellidae. Leafhoppers, colloquially known as hoppers, are minute plant-feeding insects in the superfamily Membracoidea in the order Hemiptera.

Leafhoppers are found all over the world and constitute the second-largest Hemipteran family. They have at least 20,000 described species. The tribe Proconiini of the subfamily Cicadellinae is commonly known as sharpshooters.


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Olá Paulo,
Por todos os santos, isto é fantástico! ... grande foto, dramática, natural, um momento impressionante!
Por causa de você, eu estou incomodando a cigarrinhas no meu jardim, espero tirar uma boa foto deles em breve! :) Até agora, tudo que eu acho muito errado abordagem, esses insetos são muito pequenos e eu só tenho uma câmera compacta, mas vou tentar!:)
Saudações, obrigado por compartilhar esta foto maravilhosa!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-06-09 20:02]

Hello Paulo,
I do not know how you do it each new image amazes me more and more. Incredible image capturing the transformation of this leafhopper.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-06-09 20:24]

Hello Paulo
Wow! Superb! Is this an alien?
Thanks for sharing

Hola Paulo

Que buena toma e impresinante momento que has tenido para ver el nuevo cambio de fase de este insecto.
Es una de las cosas más insolitas de la naturaleza, esas transformaciones

Perfecta imagen

Un saludo Antonio

Hi Paulo.
Very good photo of the leafhopper good colours and details.
Cheers Dave.

Wonderful transformation well captured with sufficient brightness, great dept of field and sharpness, Paulo! You have been in the right place in the right moment certainly!
George Veltchev

ola Paulo!
perfect timing for show us this important moment
excellent and precise details of this metamorphosis
thanks sERGIO

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-10 2:13]

Hi Paolo
Waw...what a beauty!
All are perfect in your capture!

amazing photograph. taken in time. congrats.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-10 4:10]

Hello Paulo,
What an amazing picture..looks like coming out of some science-fiction film. Incredible, really! Perfect shot technically. A most interesting posting.
Thanks and kind regards

hello Paulo
super sharpness picture and great details
beautiful colours and good light
greeting lou

Great moment, very nicely captured.
Sharp-n-Neat image.


Hi Paulo,
woooow, that's amazing, I've never seen such a hopper in this pose. The colours are fantastic, you captured realy a special moment.
Thanks for sharing it with us
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-10 12:12]

Hello Paul,
What a wonderful photo. Never seen something like this. Your photo is made in superb quality! Great sharpness, details and brilliant colours. A little masterpiece!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-23 5:36]

Hello Paulo,
this is an amazing shot. well seen and well shown in its full uniqueness and beauty.
you have shown something so special and it is such a big effort here.


Magnífica. Linda composição. Parabéns!


I notice that this image has been made using a standard lens and extension tubes! Very few people use such techniques these days...

The moment itself is very well captured . The colours and sharpness are amazing.

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