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Green Vegetable Bug

Green Vegetable Bug
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-16 1:03
Viewed: 3465
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nezara viridula

Identification: Medium-sized(body length 12mm), familiar, uniformly apple green or brownish green, with a row of 3very small white spots between prothorax and scutellum.

Biology: Recorded from indigenous potatoes

Habitat: Bush veld and subtropical forest.

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Hi George,you like the risk choosing this impossible point of view but the result isn't the best,you work very hard whit the sharpening and the sides of the body are overexposed...i like a lot the contrast between the red of eyes and the green.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Ciao George, fantasstic portrait of Nazara viridule, splendid eyes, fine details, beautiful blurry BG, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hi George
Wonderful shot of this lovely Nezara viridula!
Perfect sharp details.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-05-16 2:50]
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Hello George.

A difficult angle to make a picture with sufficinet DOF but you have succeeded well in this one. All details are very well to see.
It's a matter of personal taste, the black part on the right is disturbing the picture a little, i think.
But overall a well presented picture.
Have a nice sunday.

Gr. Hans

Hello George,
Amazing details and colours. The composition is interesting.
Very good focus and clarity. The contrast between the red eyes and the green
body is excellent.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-05-16 7:31]
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Hello George
Excellent macro taken with great details, the black band from right side doesn't look very well but make photo interesting.
Well done!

Hello Mr. George!
The composition and POV are of championship! a poem really! ... seems that the insect had intentionally posed for the photo!
Unfortunately, impossible not to notice the strong overexposure in places like the edge of the leaf and lateral stripes of the insect, this has created negative impact on the visual harmony of photo. My dear friend, I think that this time the flash was too much. However, I leave the two points because I am in excellent spirits today! haaaaaaa haaaaa haaaa! :) Also, I know how hard it is to ensure that "all is well" in a macro made with flash!
TFS, have a nice week, hugs from Venezuela, Jesús

nice shot, love the red eyes, really stand out on the green,great detail and sharpness as always


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-16 12:21]
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Hello George,
Wonderful shot of the green bug. Very neat image and lovely green colour . You have managed the lighting well and captured a nice pose. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Best regards Siggi

Hallo George,
a superb macro shot, you took an artistic picture with a very good management of the flash, outstanding sharpness, excellent frontal POV and very nice composition
Best regards

Hello George,
Beautiful photo. Excellent natural colors, sharpness and contrast.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
Hello Vanni

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2010-05-16 15:44]
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Hi George , well this one is interesting , that big negative space there is really an eye catcher and makes for an interesting composition, love the point of view for this shot , also good detail and sharpness. I think the exposure and use of flash here is fine and gave good color clarity and contrast.

Hi George,

Stunning macro of this green bug.
The detail is very good and I like the composition which helps him stand out when he would be otherwise camouflaged.
The background is nicely OOF and the eyes add a nice bit of colour.
Great capture and TFS


Namaskar George Veltchev,
Wonderful Macro Picture. Beautiful colour, contrast and sharpness. Nice POV.
Nilotpal Patra.

Ciao George. Not best sharp here so like the details. Too noised and OE. Good compo and nice colours.


Interesting viewpoint and fine colors, experimental one. The black space could have been reduced with including more of green at left. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-19 5:07]
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Hi George,
thanks for liking my red vivid flower shot.
This bug is dramatically composed. The excitement is seeing its two small red eyes staring onto you.
The sharpness is superb and it is an excellent work. the overexposed part is noticeable but I still like it as it always happen to me, and I dont have much choice either.


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