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Red predator

Red predator
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Copyright: Kean Hoon Tan (keanhoon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 228 W: 0 N: 239] (1264)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-20
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-06 8:19
Viewed: 3491
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sorry for not having the ID for this insect.

However, it was sucking the fluid from its prey, in this case a small honey bee.

It about 1.5cm in length when i spotted him. i believe this a mature one. In fact i saw a few smaller of its kind hanging around the shade on the same huge lime stone.

Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Exposure Time: 1/25
F-Stop: f/8.0
Focal Length: 6000/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2007-05-20 11:14
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: No
File Size: 182 kb

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Hello Kean
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
I don't know the ID also,
Great lighting, BG and POV,
fantastic color and DOF,Welldone,friend


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-06-07 3:01]

Hello Kean,
Amazing insect indeed. If you would have cropped it a little, more details could be seen.
Thank's to present such an unusual creature.
Best regards

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-07 12:26]

Hi Kean Hoon,
Very interesting and colorful insect. This is good nature shot because of the activity. The POV is good and there is nice detail and excellent deep colors.

Hello Kean,
Good timing in getting this shot. Well seen against white stone. My wild guess, this may be a species of Assassin Bug. A well done picture. TFS.

Nice shot! The white background really enhances the strong colors of the red and black insect. I don't know its identity either. Hopefully someone will know. Reid

Witaj Kean,
Your insect is very similar to our "Rhinocoris iracundus" ( it is at me on gallery). This very curious, that in so distant countries, homothetic little creatures are. your has black legs, and my red. You can find out it how Your insect was named was?
You have picture beautiful. Super colours. To be visible details and what this worm it acts.
I greet warmly - Roma

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