Milkweed Assassin Bug (Zelus longipes)
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-01-25 4:20]
Superb macro of a red assasin bug with great sharpness and detail and contrasting well against the green leaf from a fine POV. Great ambient lighting as well.
Well done Haraprasan, and thanks for sharing this beauty,
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-01-25 4:21]
Beautiful bug. I have never seen so colorful bug. Great sharpness, great vivid colors
Very good job and interesting subject
- kjpweb (4788)
- [2008-01-25 4:26]
Good one! Very vivid colors! Bravo! Cheers, Klaus
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-01-25 4:44]
Brilliant looking bug. The red and black contrasting well against the green background. Sharp details and very good looking indeed. I hope you won't mind if I add this in my theme.
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-01-25 4:45]
Hi Hara,perfect under all corners of view,not easy to made so perfect,very great work and usefull note,thanks for share,Luciano
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-01-25 5:24]
Being an assasin or not, the bug you present us with looks beautifully shaped and colored from your viewpoint and that bright-green foilage really enhances your composition. Thanks also for the detailed (and a little blood-curdling) information.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-01-25 5:31]
Where did you find it? It is very beautiful and splendid coloured. Your capture also great with great sharpness and amazing details. Green leave very nice for BG, its colors supply more contrast on bug's red and black parts. informative and good notes. TFS, well done my friend
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-01-25 5:43]
What a splendid macro of this bright Assassin bug. Excellent DOF, impressive details, beautiful light and fine colours. It stands out very nicely against the green leaf. Well done! Interesting note too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla
- crs (3551)
- [2008-01-25 5:45]
Very good macro. Excelen colors and DOF. I like the way you used the frame as it gives more depth to the photo. Lighting is excelent making you feel as near the living bug.
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-01-25 6:13]
Nice picture of this assasin bug. Very good sharpness and great colours.
Hello again! ;)
This time the "most recent photo" :)
Lovely colours aof interesting bug species. I like POV which allow to see the shape of insect and its different colured wings. For me the contrast between insect and leaf looks also very nice :)
Bravo and best regards,
- carmia (2240)
- [2008-01-25 7:33]
incredible image and colours
great work. cARME.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-01-25 8:17]
Hi Haraprasan, superb macro of wonderful bug with splendid colors, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-01-25 8:22]
i am not regular these days at posting or writing critiques, i just saw your galery and was glad to see the work you did in recent past, your 200th shot is awesome,i hope to see the new camera pictures soon, this is a fine capture of this colourful insect, i liked the pov and the composition, the image is very sharp and the colours are well saturated,
tfs & regards
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-01-25 8:58]
I am amazed by the assortment of insects you present. This is a marvelous macro - looks like you picked it up and placed it on the leaf in the pose you wanted. Superb details and wonderful colors.
Good day MR. Haraprasan
Certainly a fine top view of this lovely bug you captured. Hey, this "nature thing" has really got hold of us, didn't it? Calling (assassin) bugs and (robber) flies and all other manner of scary creepy crawlies lovely or beautiful (chuckle). No, there is beautiful and there is beautiful and this is definitely BEAUTIFUL.
The red and black colours are in stark contrast to the bright green BG formed by the leaf and it makes the insect stand out in the frame. The details are well captured by the appropriate DOF and the exposure was excellently controlled showing great contrasts and textures in the black and red areas on the insect.
Well done and TFS.
PS1. Don't worry about my health; I am fine at the moment. Miss Piggy is taking exceptionally good care of me. Thanks so much for your appreciated concern and also for your excellent and cordial manners you always present. It is a great characteristic or attribute you posses and always so pleasing to read one of your critiques, but you are most welcome to call me Loot and Miss Piggy is comfortable with and responds quite well to Anna.
PS2. Sorry I missed your 200th posting, but a BIG CONGRATULATION on the fabulous milestone and may the still be many more to follow. Your portfolio is growing into an impressive collection of fine photos. Great stuff MF.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-01-25 8:59]
Great colours here, plus excellent detail and exposure.
- batu (16383)
- [2008-01-25 9:33]
a nice presentation of this colourful bug.
I like the achieved sharpness of the surface structures which is also due to the exact focusing.
The colour contrast between leaf and bug is ver attractive.
Best wishes, Peter
- marcellr (3514)
- [2008-01-25 10:47]
splendida e coloratissima specie, che ci presenti con un'ottima immagine.
Mi piace soprattutto il contrasto fra il rosso acceso dell'insetto e il verde della foglia.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-01-25 10:49]
This is really a good fine macro of a bug!
the exposure and focus is spot on in total sharpness, vivid colour and details in the shot
have a wonderful weekend
- joey (24909)
- [2008-01-25 13:25]
impressive shot of this deadly Assasin Bug!
It really stands out against the green BG.
I love the shadow.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-01-25 13:58]
color y detalles...
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-01-25 17:14]
Impresionante y bella captura Hara. Los colores son encantadores y el fondo muy adecuado. Buen enfoque y una excelente luz.
Saludos: J. Ignasi
- dejo (2242)
- [2008-01-25 19:20]
great macro picture, beautiful pose captured and lovely colors,
nice, green background,
best regards, Dejan
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-01-26 2:45]
Fantastic photo with perfect clear contrasting colours and great sharp details. Very good DOF and POV.
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-01-26 6:07]
Amazing color! So brilliant and vivid! Wonderful!!!
Great focus/sharpness. well done!
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-01-31 3:09]
This is a great capture with super details!
The colour pattern really makes the fellow stand out, and the strong green background enhances the insect even more...
An effective composition, and I notice with pleasure the fine shadow!
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-11-04 15:27]
Hi My beloved friend Haraprasan,
An excellent capture of this red assassin bug in a fine composition. Details, sharpness and BG great my friend.
TFS and cheers,
Ps. In this season, every Monday and Tueasday I have got so many obligations in both diurnal and nocturnal education. therefore, in these days I have limited time for the feedback. Hence I can make my comments/critiques at the night time after resting. sorry for the delaying...