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Leafhopper Nymph extruding excess sugar

Leafhopper Nymph extruding excess sugar
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Copyright: vipin baliga (vipinbaliga) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 12 N: 44] (460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 500D T1i, Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS + Raynox DCR 250, 58mm Kenko UV
Exposure: f/29.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-29 3:32
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Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A leafhoppers' diet commonly consists of sap from a wide and diverse range of plants.
The excess sugar and water is extruded as silky waste from behind.

Natural Cotton candy producers I would say... ;-)

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Hi Vipin
Impressive insect and impressive photo. The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

Spectacular, both the photograph and the action depicted! regards Yiannis

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-29 5:57]

Hello Vipin,
Most interesting and well taken shot of this leafhopper. Thanks also for your explanantions about the silky "tail" of this creature. Perfect sharpness and fine contrast with the dark background.
Kind regards

You have a nature photographers eye to find subject, well done my friend. Good colour and optimum sharpness is the strength of this picture and also the rare moment.
Thank you Vipin,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-01-29 7:21]

Hello Vipin,
A truly impressive macro of this little Leafhopper showing intricate details and beautiful colours. It stands out beautifully against the dark background!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

hello Vipin
super sharpness Macro shot with good details and lovely colours
nice pic.
greeting lou

Thanks for posting such a fine photo of such an amazing creature, with such an interesting note. This is exactly what I was looking for.
Fantastic work !

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