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Stink Bug

Stink Bug
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-10 2:01
Viewed: 2468
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pentatomoidea is a superfamily of insects in the Heteroptera suborder of the Hemiptera order and, as such, share a common arrangement of sucking mouthparts They are commonly referred to as shield bugs, chust bugs, and stink bugs.
There are about 7000 species under Pentatomoidea, divided under 14 to 15 families.
Pentatomoidea are characterized by a well developed scutellum (the hardened extension of the thorax over the abdomen). It can be triangular to semi-elliptical in shape. Pentatomoidea usually have an antennae with five segments. The tarsi usually have two or three segments.

Shield bugs have glands in their thorax between the first and second pair of legs which produce a foul smelling liquid. This liquid is used defensively to deter potential predators and is sometimes released when the bugs are handled carelessly.

The nymphs, similar to adults except smaller and without wings, also have stink glands.

The nymphs and adults have piercing mouthparts, which most use to suck sap from plants, although some eat other insects. When they group in large numbers, they can become significant pests.

Species that resemble pentatomoids are found in the superfamily Coreoidea.

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Hi Foozi,
Wonderful close up.I liked colors of BG a lot.
POV,sharpness,lighting and composition are also perfect.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-03-10 5:02]

Good colors and viewpoint, the perch is interesting too. tfs.

Good top POV and composition with this insect, Foozi.
I guess you went a bit too close to snip off the tips of its antennae in the original shot. Never mind; it still is a very impressive capture.

hi Foozi,
nice photograph of this bug. good clarity.

Ciao Foozi, great macro of lovely stink bug, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Foozi
Great sharpness picture of this beautiful Bug
good deatils and nice composition
I like to more space behind the picture
thanks greeting lou

Hi Foozi,
perfect point of view. Great sharpness and details. Amazing colours.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-10 12:08]

Hello Foozi.
Great macro of this stink bug. Excellent detail seen in the head & body. This POV works well showing the top of the insect and its markings nicely. Well done.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Foozi. Intereresting POV here and amazing light. Excellent sharp and details against the green BG.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-10 15:36]

Hi Foozi,really a great choice of point of view from above to create this magic effect 3D! I like the total sharpness on the bug and the great optic effect create by the dead grass like a star.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Foozi

Great macro of this insect, fine POV,
beautiful light, excellent contrast of the
color tones, great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Foozi
Beautiful macro with wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!

another excellent composition in this fine scene, great your photo performance!
regards Foozi

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2012-03-13 22:45]

Ya Foozi,
Assalamu alia kum wa rah math ULLAH hay wa bara ka tu hu,
It is well lit nicely composed and crisp sharp and this gives me the idea of lighting for small objects or insects, TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-03-18 9:37]

Hi Foozi.
Fantastic shot by subject and by quality. Shape of dry plant, blurriness of the leaves as a BG create a wonderful surroundings for brilliantly reproduced insect. Details are simply stunning as well as lights and colours. Perfect work. My compliments and TFS.

Hi Foozi!
Fantastic macro! Wonderful composition,impressive sharpness and lovely colors.Congrats!
Have a good day and thank You,
Kind regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-03-24 4:59]

Hello Foozi,
A very sharp and luminous picture of a Stink Bug, but unfortunately you have cut a small part of the antennae. Very interesting dry plant too and nice color-contrast. I probably would have chosen another composition, more square, as you usual do.
Have a nice weekend
Kind regards

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