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Formosan Termite

Formosan Termite
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-08 7:29
Viewed: 2737
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN.

The Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus) is an invasive species of termite. It has been transported worldwide from its native range in southern China to Formosa (Taiwan, where it gets its name) and Japan. In the 20th century it became established in South Africa, Hawaii and in the continental United States.

The Formosan subterranean termite is often nicknamed the super-termite because of its destructive habits. This is because of the large size of its colonies, and the termites' ability to consume wood at a rapid rate. A single colony may contain several million individuals (compared with several hundred thousand termites for other subterranean termite species) that forage up to 300 feet (100 m) in soil. A mature Formosan colony can consume as much as 13 ounces of wood a day (ca. 400 g) and severely damage a structure in as little as three months. Because of its population size and foraging range, the presence of a colony poses serious threats to nearby structures. Once established, Formosan subterranean termites have never been eradicated from an area.


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Hallo Jusni
super good macro with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Superb macro of this termite from your archives, Jusni.
Immaculate focus, razor sharp details and rich colours.
The ground for BG goes well here.

Hi Jusni,
a lot of details. Nice natural colours. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Jusni
A superb image of a formidable beast.
Excellent detail and exposure, nice background.
Wonderful to see
regards yiannis

Hello Jusni,
Nice macro and captured with fine details,excellent clarity and a lovely composition.

Hello Jusni,
A fascinating photo with a very interesting insect. Razor sharp details, very nice natural colors and perfect exposure. Nice composition. As usual a excellent image. Fantastic clarity and lovely contrast against the background!

Hello Jusni,
Nothing to say much.Top class presentation with focus,sharpness and natural colour.
Well done.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-08 11:46]

Hello Jusni,
Excellent macro in clear flash light and colours. Very good sharpness and details. Nice contrasting background.

Ciao Jusni, great macro with amazing details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-08 14:31]

Hi Jusni,great macro of this small termite,not easy to have details so perfect,bright colors too,your camera show us all the muscles today..ehehe...Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Amazing insect and impressive macro Jusni! Very good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness!


Brilliant close up shot with natural colors. Don't you think that by changing the angle you could get rid of the reflections on the insect.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-09 5:22]

Hello Jusni,
A special posting, we don't see Termites so often and a note which is highly interesting and informative.

Hello Jusni

Excellent macro of this insect with fine POV,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details,
great contrast of its dark color tones
against the clear background, TFS


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-09 12:31]

Hi Jusni,
Really very nice macro. Good composition
and perfect details.
Regards Jiri.

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