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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: 2010-11-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron AF 70-300mm Tele-Macro ( 1:2)
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-11 2:44
Viewed: 2133
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Scutelleridae is a family of true bugs. They are commonly known as jewel bugs or metallic shield bugs due to their often brilliant coloration. They are also known as shield-backed bugs due to the enlargement of the last section of their thorax into a continuous shield over the abdomen and wings.[1] This latter characteristic distinguishes them from most other families within Heteroptera, and may lead to misidentification as a beetle rather than a bug. These insects feed on plant juices from a variety of different species, including some commercial crops. Closely related to stink bugs, they may also produce an offensive odour when disturbed. There are around 450 species worldwide.

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Great composition, DOF, BG, lighting and colour of the subject. The sharpness and detail shown are also well done.

Salam Foozi.
This is a difficult shot to keep the shiny back in fine colors and details. The red underside adds beauty to this well perched capture.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-11 3:08]

Hi Foozi,a very good macro where the capture of the metallic colors make the difference,nice point of view and very interesting little bug.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-11 5:51]

Hi Foozi.
What a cute subject, impressive colours and nice details of the leaf and bug. However, I prefer a bit smaller aperture when I use a telelens at long end. DOF is shallow a bit. Naturally this is matter of taste and I like watch work< which are taken at different style. My warm regards and best wishes.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-11 6:27]

Hello Foozi,
Beautiful photo in splendid metallic colours. Excellent sharpness and details. Fine diagonal composition.

Hello Foozi
Great macro.Wonderful composition,beautiful colors and great sharpness.
Thank You,
Kind regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-11 6:45]

Fine colors and beautiful bug, all green are excellent. tfs.

Hello Foozi,
excellent photo with brilliant colors. The clarity and contrast against the green background are great. I love the razor sharp details and the wonderful POV.
Thanks for sharing!

Salam Foozi,

A very nice capture with lovely colors, details & POV. Nicely done & TFS.



hello Foozi
very nice picture with good composition of this beetle
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Foozi, great macro of lovely bug with fantastic colors, beautiful lighting BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Foozi,
nice green colours. Very good point of view. Nice composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-11 11:08]

Hello Foozi.
This green bug has great reflection and looks beautiful against this green leaf and background. Light and composition are fine too.Best regards my friend.
Best regards Siggi

Hallo Foozi
What a beautiful macro of one of nature's living jewels. It is exquisite. Lovely composition, excellent point of view, and the colours are really special. If only I could be so lucky to photograph a beauty like this. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Foozi,
Fantastic colours, also with the complementing background, and very good composition and overall quality. A real pleasure to view. Well done.

Hello Foozi

Excellent macro of this insect, with fine
POV and appropriate vertical framing,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Foozi
Amazing species and beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful BG and fantastic colours.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-04-16 2:07]

Hello Foozi,
A very nice macro of what I think is a Cotton Bug taken from a good POV with fine sharpness and natural colours in lighting that shows its iridescence against a clean BG.
Thanks and h ave a good week,

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