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Formosa termite

Formosa 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
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-27 5:08
Viewed: 2965
Points: 42
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Hello friends in TN,

Taxonomic name: Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, 1909
Synonyms: Coptotermes intrudens
Common names: Formosa termite (German), Formosan subterranean termite (English)
Organism type: insect

Coptotermes formosanus is a subterranean termite with an affinity for damp places. Wherever there is wood (cellulose) and moisture there is the possibility that this species can inhabit that location.

Occurs in: natural forests, planted forests, urban areas

Thanks for viewing.

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This is an absolutely stunning capture of a Termite I have seen for the first time, Jusni. It could even be the first of its kind on TN.
Superb macro capture that shows all the unique features and colours of this insect very well.
Thanks and regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-27 5:37]

Hi Jusni.Your lens show us today the muscles.What a fantastic macro and what a spectacular details,a very professional work and a perfect pic of this rare guest of TN,i like it!Have a nice evenign and thanks,Luciano

amazing creature, TFS Ori

Hi Jusni, neighbours today my good friend, very nice capture of this creepy looking insect, fabulous clarity and detail, splendid lighting with good use of fill-in flash, lovely vivid colours, great effort here Jusni and very well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-27 5:47]

Hello Jusni,
Despite termites being common in the tropics, they are rarely seen on TN.
A very fine macro of the Formosan Termite. The good dorsal POV shows its features with excellent sharpness and natural colouts against a very good contrasting light BG and the composition is just right.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Ciao Jusni, great macro of lovely Formosa Termite with fantastic details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-27 6:07]

Hello Jusni,
Fantastic macro of this Termite in great clarity and very beautiful colours. Excellent sharpness, details and diagonal composition. The contrast against the light background is gorgeous.

hello Jusni
This is a super picture to placed on TN
Great sharpness and great details with beautiful colours and good light
i like this Insect
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-27 6:51]

Hello Jusni.
The shot has lovely vivid colours.Superb details and sharpness.The textures and colours of the Formosa termite are excellent.Very good POV.Best regards Siggi

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2012-01-27 7:26]

Very interesting shape of this termite
with a big head.
Great clarity and rich details on this picture.

Hello Jusni,
Excellent makro shot of this very interesting Coptotermes formosanus, great sharp and colorful details!
Regards, Joska

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-01-27 8:58]

Salam Jusni,
A very interesting insect ..
Great macro of fantastic insect, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details.
Best wishes,

Amazing insect Jusni! Impressive macro with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Excellent photo of this magnificent insect.
Very good detail and light from a good point of view.
A very colourful and impressive insect.
regards yiannis

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-01-27 10:20]

Increíble. Una gran foto con una calidad superior. Gran enfoque, luz y color. Enhorabuena.

Hi Jusni,
nice species. Great sharpness and details. Amazing composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Sharp, coloured well and posed fine. I assume you did ask it to pose int his way:-) good camera control from a man who is well respected for photography in his country.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-01-28 0:15]

Looks like an alien, what shapes and colors, well captured. tfs.

Hello Jusni,
Very interesting insect for me captured in a beautiful composition. The details, sharpness and colours are great. Well done!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-29 4:08]

Hi Jusni,
A very nice close-up of this insect. Nice colours with excellent detail.
Regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-01-29 17:03]

Hello Jusni,
Can you imagine how large this guy would be if his body was in proportion to the size of his head. Outstanding image filled with exceptional detail and beautiful coloration. Excellent DOF due to your choice of an f/18 aperture and wonderful exposure. Well done!!

Hello Jusni

Great macro of this insect, with fine POV,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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