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Carpocoris purpureipennis

Carpocoris purpureipennis
Photo Information
Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-02 13:28
Viewed: 3104
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mr. Carpocoris (or Ms?) was quite hidden in a Wild Carrot when a very big and strange animal came close to him, masking sometimes the sun and making noise with a strange black thing. Frightening! Finally, the strange animal went away and Mr. Carpocoris has found his shelter.

The Carpocoris purpureipennis is a Heteroptera of the Pentatomidae family. The colours can vary. This shield bug can be seen from May to September.
M. Carpocoris (ou Mme?) était paisiblement caché dans une carotte sauvage quand un grand et étrange animal est venu près de lui, masquant parfois le soleil et faisant du bruit avec un étrange objet noir. Effrayant ! Finalement, l’animal étrange s’en est allé et M. Carpocoris a retrouvé son abri.

Le Carpocoris purpureipennis est un hétéroptère de la famille des pentatomidés (punaises). Ses couleurs peuvent varier. Il est visible de mai à septembre.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-02 13:46]

Hola amiga,
bella macro,
estupendo foco y color,
agradable iluminación,

Hi Catherine
Another beauty. Good sharpness nice composition with bug in right down corner. Perfect OOF background Nothing to critique ;-)
Best wishes

Great detail, lighting, and POV. :)


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-09-02 17:14]

Hello Catherine,
This is a very nice macro, great colors and sharp composition
.. Well done


Nice shot and composition. Lovely colour tone.

superb details on this shield bug i love the feel of this image for lots of reasons but mainly the clarity and colour.tfs

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-03 0:32]

Hello Catherine,
Wonderful close-up shot. Very pleasant colours and sharp details. Excellent POV and a fine BG. Very interesting flowers. Very nicely composed.
Regards Siggi

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-09-03 0:44]

Hello Catherine,
Good photo, texture of the back is very attractive and sharp. Interesting BG.
Regards, Pawel

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6482 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [2008-09-03 1:26]

Salut Catherine,j'ai fais dans ces jours des photos comme ca (pas le meme insect) mais je trouve que les carottes sauvages sont un background exceptionel,tu ne trouve pas? Mes compliments pour les parfaits details et couleurs du capocoris,pas facile,il a lui aussi des mauvaises reflections et le capturer si parfaictaiment c'est un gros resultat! Bon Mercredi,Luciano

Very very beautiful shot! Absolutely great natural colours! Great dof and composition! Very nice sharpness and detail too!

Hello Catherine!
Superb macro! Very well composed, full of details.
Very good POV and DOF. Smooth BG.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-03 5:45]

Bonjour Catherine,
Une image très bien construite, très artistique pour présenter une punaise qui dévoile ici une beauté insoupçonnée. Les carottes sauvages sont elles aussi photogéniques! Une image magnifique
Bon après-midi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-09-03 7:07]

Hi Catherine
Very good macro photo.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-03 9:39]

Hi Catherine. I took some garden rubish to the dump and now keep finding shield bugs in the car. Your POV shows this one off so well . Good detail and warm colours. I am always amazed at their shells. wel ldone TFS.

Hello Catherine,
wonderful picture of this beautiful bug.
Great sharpness and splendid details.
Fantastic colours and a nice background too.
I have taken a picture of this bug on Monday, but still didn't have time to post it. Thanks to you I do know the species now.:-)

hi Catherine,
nice atmosphere and beauty visual
well composed with great sharpness and BG

best sERGIO

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