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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-03 22:12
Viewed: 3506
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this insect while walking in "Suan Thonburirom" park. This insect looks like Coreidae to me. Hope I correctly identified.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera (true bugs)
Family: Coreidae (leaf-footed bugs)

Coreidae is a large family of insects of the order Hemiptera (the "true bugs"), including some of the largest members (> 4 cm) of the entire order. There are over 1800 species in some 250 genera.

The hind legs are often modified, sometimes in elaborate ways; it appears that males of at least some species use these hind legs in combat over territories. All members of the family are exclusively phytophagous.
Some species in this family with hind legs expanded and somewhat leaf-like, and those are commonly called Leaf Footed Bugs. Their antennae are four segmented.
Some species in this family called Tip wilters because they suck out the plant juices just below the tip of a new branch causing it to droop and wilt soon afterwards. They are common pest species in many crop plants as well as garden plants and vegetables.
Eggs are typically cemented beneath foliage of host. One or more generations per year. Coreid adults are relatively slow moving and are seen on the tips of shoots. Nymph stages are fast moving. All of them are with strong repellent odours.

Wikipedia, Bugguide.net,

Information on the flower.

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Amaranthoideae
Genus: Celosia

Celosia is a small genus of edible and ornamental plants, similar in appearance and uses to the amaranths. They are sometimes called cockscombs or wool flowers for their brightly colored, woolly flower heads which resemble cockscombs. The name "cockscomb" may be restricted to those whose flower heads are crested by fasciation.


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hi jitti,
lovely shot,
well composed,
nice pov, lovely colours,
tfs & regards

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-03 22:33]

Hello Jitti

A beautiful composition of this insect.The DOF is excellent and the details are razor sharp.The colours are well saturated and the flower really stands out.It looks great against the blurred green BG.superb.TFS


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-04 4:06]


A very beautiful macro again from you!
The sharpness of the details is impeccable here!
I also like the strong contrast between the insect and the "hot"-red flower it is on, the POV and the DOF you chose for this shot.
Also the lighting is exceptional and the composition great!
Cheers and Happy 2007!

Hi Jitti,
Superbly capturing this insect. Great sharpness, and very neat blurry BG.
Great shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-04 6:05]

Hello Jitti,
Excellent sharp capture of this bug on this fabulous flower! I love the bright red colour against the dark green background. Great composition but perhaps I would have cut it more on the left or right.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-04 6:06]

Hola Jitti, es precioso el pov. y los detalles, buena nitidez... excelente trabajo, saludos

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-01-04 7:10]

Hello Jitti,
I appreciate this lovely macro. The bug is nice and the shape of flower is beautiful.
The "+++" : subject, POV, sharpness, DOF, light, colors, OOF background, composition, useful double note...
The "-" : ?
Congratulations my friend and TFS.

Hi Jitti,
Very rich color saturation and tack sharp detail in this shot. The OOF green backround really is a beautiful contrast to the red flower.
Excellent shot!

Hello Jitti

Excllent shot, perfect colors Bg POV DOF, excllent details, I reall like this POV alot

TFS Kyle

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-04 9:02]

Hi Jitti.
Amazing in its colours picture. I especially like how you managed to reproduce the red details of the flowers. It is not so easy. Great sharpness and details of the insect. You have selected DOF extremely well. Whole bug is in focus and perfect detailed. BG is simply beauty. It highlights the charm of the flowers and bug excellently. Superb done. It is really piece of art. BRAVO.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-01-04 12:01]

Hi Jitti!
You've turned this insect photo int an artwork, using this brightly colored blossom. Very sharp and with great details, as always are your shots.
Thanks and best regards!

Hello Jetti
Tres belle prise de vue que ce manifique insecte on croirait voir udes armoirie sur sa carapace.Belle composition et les couleurs sont superbes ainsi que les détails.
Merci et bravo...JP

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-05 7:36]

Exquisitos colores JC con gran punto de vista realzando la escena principal con un impecable fondo verde difuso.
La nitidez es aceptable con apropiado foco y agradable encuadre.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Exquisite colors JC with great point of view enhancing the main scene with a impeccable diffuse green bottom.
The sharpness is acceptable with appropriate focus and pleasant framing.
My best greetings... Ricardo

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-03-27 5:01]

Hi Jitti,

This is a very original and colorful photo. The combination of green and red is superb. Also great POV and DOF. My compliments!


Hello Dear Jitti
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Perfect focusing,colors and BG,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-19 1:09]

Hi Jitti,
Nice capture!
Lovely colors!
Nice composition!

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