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Insect thorn
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Copyright: Juan Jaramillo (BeBe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30
Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-04-25 10:42
Viewed: 4774
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Order (Orden): Hemiptera, Sub-Order: Homoptera
This insect probably belongs to the family Membracidae, common name Treehoppers, they appear like thorns on their host plant. This one looks like protecting the eggs.
The insect is very small, only like 1 cm long.
For this picture I used a Single +10 Close-up filter.

Este insecto probablemente pertenece a la familia Membracidae, muchos de ellos parecen espinas en la planta hospedera. Este parece estar protegiendo sus huevos. Es muy pequeño pues solo tiene aproximadamente 1 cm.

Place: La Ceja, Antioquia, Colombia.
Date: apr 22 2006

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-04-25 12:43]

Hola Juan
Rarísimo insecto muy bien fotografiado, mostrando muy bien los detalles. Gracias por compartir.
José M.

Hi Juan,
Great macro, with very good details and POV. I do feel it can be enhanced to do the photo more justice. Please see my WS.

  • Great 
  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-04-25 13:51]

Hi Juan,
Where is the front and where is the rear?
Nice photo indeed with diagonal composition, good details and POV. I agree that exposure can be enhanced.
btw - Do you do any post capture noise reduction? I get quite some noise with my FZ30

  • Great 
  • Jannie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 6 N: 264] (1227)
  • [2006-04-25 14:11]

Great composition and very good detail of this peculiar insect.

Good job and TFS

Hi Juan,

This is definitely a Membracidae treehopper, to be more specific, it's a Polyglypta sp. (Smiliinae, Polyglyptini).

Best regards,

What a strange insect ! Life is marvelous. Good shot, well done Juan !



Hola Juan,
Curioso insecto, nunca había visto uno así. Bien la composición, el foco no es bueno del todo, la parte de arriba está un pelín borrosa; los colores están un poco apagados, tal vez le podrías dar un poco más de contraste y saturación. Intentaré un WS.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-06-14 0:36]

Hello Juan! So diferent, so nice! Excelent capture to TN! Great details! TFS!

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-10-29 6:12]

Fantastyczny owad, dobrze skadrowane i dobra ostro¶æ. Fajna fotka.

  • Great 
  • Artur Silver Star Critiquer [C: 43 W: 0 N: 8] (1102)
  • [2008-03-29 19:32]

Polyglypta sp

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