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Insecto Palo

Insecto Palo
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close, Digital ISO 100, Raynox DCR-250
Exposure: f/8, 1/4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-10 13:00
Viewed: 3696
Points: 14
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Phasmatodea (sometimes called Phasmida or Phasmatoptera) are an order of insects, whose members are variously known as stick insects (in Europe and Australasia), walking sticks or stick-bugs (in the United States and Canada), phasmids, ghost insects and leaf insects (generally the family Phylliidae). The ordinal name is derived from the Ancient Greek φάσμα phasma, meaning an apparition or phantom, and refers to the resemblance of many species to sticks or leaves. Their natural camouflage can make them extremely difficult to spot. Phasmatodea can be found all over the world in warmer zones, especially the tropics and subtropics. The greatest diversity is found in Southeast Asia and South America, followed by Australia. Phasmids also have a considerable presence in the continental United States, mainly in the Southeast.

F8 - 1/4" - Tripod - Diffuse flash.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-10 16:41]

Hi Felipe,a great macro from this lucly meeting,this is a magician of camouflage and is very difficult to see,excellent work whit fine details and perfect colors,it's nice to see something of different on TN,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,LUCIANO

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-08-10 18:54]

Hello Felipe,
What an attractive and unique looking stick insect. The ones I have seen around here are usually like yours, brown in color. I did spot a green species in Costa Rica last year, but the photograph didn't turn out very well.

Hi Felipe & Cristina!
Good to see you posting again after years.
Your thumbnail of this super macro gives no clue about what you actually have shot until we open it.
This is a brilliant macro of a Stick Insect sprawled on a stick.
Excellent sharpness and details.
Thanks and keep posting!

Hallo Felipe
One really have to look very sharp in order to see this insect as it is very well camouflaged and one would pass it by very easily. This is also something I have now only seen for the 1st time and find it very interesting. I did not even know of their existence. Thanks for sharing such a fascinating subject. Best regards.

Ciao Felipe,
Complimenti innanzitutto per aver visto un insetto tanto mimetizzato, poi per la bella presentazione. Buona domenica.

hallo Felipe
i like this picture
great sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-08-14 7:05]

Muy buen acercamiento Felipe a este insecto palo. Buenas texturas y foco sobre su cabeza. Enhorabuena. Un saludo.

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