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'Over My Dead Body!'

'Over My Dead Body!'
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-25 7:30
Viewed: 3388
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During my recent visit to my native place, I noticed a big horde of Stink Bugs of all types on a pumpkin vine. It was evening time, the insects were well fed and they were fooling around or sitting still sometimes in large groups.
I captured this scene when one moving Bug found another lying on the vine motionless. It simply climbed over it and moved forward. This is when it was right on top of the other.

Pentatomidae, Greek: "pente" (five) + "tomos" (a section) is a family of insects that includes some of the stink bugs and shield bugs.

If disturbed, stink bugs will emit a pungent liquid, whose rancid almond smell is due to cyanide compounds. Their antennae are 5-segmented, which gives the family its name. Their bodies are usually shield-shaped. The stink bugs have thick wing covers known as shields.

Many stink bugs and shield bugs are considered agricultural pest insects, because they can create large populations; they suck plant juices and damage crop production, and they are resistant to many pesticides. However, some genera of Pentatomidae are considered highly beneficial; the anchor bug, which can be distinguished by the red-orange anchor shape on the adult, is one example. It is a predator of other insects, especially Mexican bean beetles, Japanese beetles, and other pest insects.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hello Ram
Well detailed macro shot of these bugs, good composition and colors. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-25 7:42]

Hello Ram,
Very nice scene of these bugs. Excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Taken from a very good POV in a fine composition.

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely maiting couple, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
PS don't miss the butterfly that I'll post this evening

Interesting and beautiful photo Ram! Good timing, very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.

Such is life. I believe this picture displays American businessman as good as any, although it was not your intent.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-08-25 10:29]

Bonjour Ram,
Belle macro de ce couple d'insectes, détails très fins, belles couleurs et excellente netteté.

Ciao Ram. Razor details/sharp with impresive DOF. Great work MF, best compliments!


hello Ram
very good moment to take this picture
great details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ram,
Perfect timing for this image. Details, sharpness, colours and composition are excellent. Well done!

Hello Mr. Ram!
I might think otherwise, and it is a simple exchange of positions! ... You have done well to clarify! ... Good photo, very eloquent! Here we have a huge variety of such insects as well, I hope to post some soon! ... When they pass from one stage to another, often make very attractive colors.

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