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Portrait of a Treehopper

Portrait of a Treehopper
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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: 2013-01-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18-55mm + Kenko 20mm Ex Tube
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-06 1:48
Viewed: 2816
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a handheld shot as getting into bushes shooting insects is very sluggish and clumsy, so difficult.
Additional 20mm KENKO Extension tube is used.

Treehoppers (more precisely typical treehoppers to distinguish them from the Aetalionidae) and thorn bugs are members of the family Membracidae, a group of insects related to the cicadas and the leafhoppers. About 3,200 species of treehoppers in over 600 genera are known. They are found on all continents except Antarctica, although only three species are found in Europe.
They are best known for their enlarged and ornate pronotum, which most often resembles thorns, apparently to aid camouflage. In some species, the pronotum grows to a horn-like extension, but even more bizarre and hard-to-describe shapes are also found.
Thorn bugs, due to their unusual appearance, have long interested naturalists. Distinguishing males from females is accomplished only by looking at the male genitalia. Individual treehoppers usually live for only a few months, but they belong to a lineage that is at least 40 million years old.

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太有趣的東西 這個角度看蟲 有太多的解讀
不錯阿 照的很清楚 很有趣味感

Wow Foozi
Great details!
Perfect exposure

Hello Foozi,
What a great portrait of an Alien like interesting creature captured with an outstanding details and sharpness.Excellent macro with nice PoV.TFS and my regards,

Wow Foozi, this is a macro!!! Terribly good!!

hello Foozi
great sharpness and good details
nice composition with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Foozi,
Beautifully captured this Tree Hopper.Although it was not a easy task to capture because of bright light which was coming from back.But You have captured it with nice colour,sharpness and DOF.

Well done.Thanks for sharing such exceptional species in TN.
Kind regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-02-06 6:14]

the viewpoint you chose made this small wonder so bizarre...well captured. tfs.

What a wealth of details on this Tree Hopper captured in super macro mode with extension tube, Foozi!
A great portrait, indeed.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Foozi

WOW ! amazing this insect, with the frontal POV
obtaining that amazing expressive glance,
great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-06 7:51]

Hello Foozi,
Incredible sharp detailed macro of this treehopper in difficult light conditions. Excellent frontal POV.

Hello Foozi
Super macro! Excellent point of view and composition. Good detail. Amazing image!
regards yiannis

Hi Foozi,
beautiful and really unusual photo. Incredible insect. I have never seen it. Beautiful colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-06 9:00]

Hi Foozi,the perfect pic for a horror movie advertising..ehehe..what a great idea this point of view toc create this spectacular face to face,great macro and impressives details,the background is overexposed but was impossible to make different.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Foozi. Great POV for the impressive face to face. Perfetc light's management. Excellent details/sharp.


Ciao Foozi, fantastic portrait with amazing details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2013-02-06 21:43]

یافوزی السلام علیک ورحمتہ اللہ وبرکاتہ
Excellent, that it opens the door of exploration for the rest of viewers and here I see the power of macro and extension tube, perfect focusing in nice depth and colours, TFS.
Best regards,

Impressive POV for a great macro Foozi! Excellent composition and very good sharpness too!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-02-07 12:45]

Hello Foozi
Excellent macro.Razor sharp image with fantastic details.
TFS Michel

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-02-09 19:14]

Hello Foozi,
Outstanding macro shot!!! Love the superfine detail and wonderful exposure dispite the difficult lighting you had to deal with.

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