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Spring 2005 Week I

Spring 2005 Week I
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-12 3:35
Viewed: 4380
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday I searched my photo archives and found many interesting pictures taken in spring time. Most of them was taken by my old Olympus, so theirs quality wasn't good enough for cropping. I decided to make serie of 4 pictures presentation with theme - Spring 2005.

Today first one - few shots of Cabbage bug. Pictures were taken in The Botanic Garden, in quiet area full of nettles. These bugs have got four colour variants - red, orange, yellow and white. As you can see on two of my pictures Cabbage bugs are mating in different colour configurations ;-)

Remember Mendel's Laws?

Mendel's law of segregation, also known as Mendel's first law, essentially has four parts.

1. Alternative versions of genes account for variations in inherited characters. This is the concept of alleles. Alleles are different versions of genes that impart the same characteristic. Each human has a gene that controls height, but there are variations among these genes in accordance with the specific height the gene "codes" for.
2. For each character, an organism inherits two genes, one from each parent. This means that when somatic cells are produced from two gametes, one allele comes from the mother, one from the father. These alleles may be the same (true-breeding organisms), or different (hybrids).
3. If the two alleles differ, then one, the dominant allele, is fully expressed in the organism's appearance; the other, the recessive allele, has no noticeable effect on the organism's appearance. In other words, the dominant allele is expressed in the phenotype of the organism. However this does not always hold true: Today, we know several examples that disprove this "law", e.g. Mirabilis jalapa, the "Japanese wonder flower" . This is called incomplete dominance. There is also codominance on a molecular level, e.g. people with sickle cell anemia, when normal and sickle-shaped red blood cells mix and prevent malaria.
4. The two genes for each character segregate during gamete production. This is the last part of Mendel's generalization. The two alleles of the organism are separated into different gametes, ensuring variation.

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Hi Greg, these are fantastic bugs.
You have made an excellent collage with great pictures. Itīs a super work. I like it very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-12 4:02]

I do like the four colours Greg, but are they the same? I guess they are as they are all mating with different coloured mates! Very interesting, and your collage is good. The insects are nice and sharp and the greenery is fresh too. Well done.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-12-12 4:08]

Hi Grzegorz.
excellent collage,very interesting, great bugs,nice colors and details.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-12-12 4:14]

Perfect collage Greg. Very nice pictures with excellent sharpness and colors, very good note.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-12 4:44]

Hello Greg!
Very nice captures and collage.All frames are crisp clear and razorsharp.Framing annd composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Mo' stinkies! Yikes... but they are beautiful in a crooked way!

Cool bug! Four different coloured races of the same specie and no segregation!
We have to learn a lot from Mother Nature!

Regards, Petru

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-12 7:26]

Grzegorz, this is indeed a lovely collection.

Great pov and sharpness in all of the photos.

I like the vivid colors and the green shades too.

Excellent job.

Great presentation Greg,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Enjoy your week.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-12-12 20:56]

Eurydema oleracea
Family: Pentatomidae

Do the colours really get inherited according to the Mendel's Laws??? I think it may be far more complex in that case but who knows for sure....

Anyway, a very interesting post and an informative note.
Best greetings,

Hello Greg!
Wonderful historical captures;).All shots are well detailed and composed.Thanks for sharing.

I have just told Heinz how I like multiple compositions and this one is "on the spot", it looks like a game of colours :)
Very wood idea to recover this plenty of material we all have parked in our archive, due to lack od quality for a close up, combined in multiple layouts. Very good work. Regards, Felipe.

HI Greg,
your picture show well how these bugs have variations in colours.
WEll composed, good details and nice colours.
Well done with the presentation.
Great work, my friend.

Every frame is sharp & detailed with excellent color and light Greg. An excellent presentation. Well done! Thank you.

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