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Should I stay or should I go?
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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: 2009-05-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-30 15:08
Viewed: 2786
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Photo of Dock Bugs mating from spring time. One was hesitating and tried to fly... I found interesting to see the details of the "wings" of this bugs.

Coreus marginatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Coreidae

The Dock Bug is a large and mottled reddish-brown squashbug with a broad, oval abdomen. The two small projections between the antennae are diagnostic.
There is one generation per year, adults mating and laying eggs in spring/early summer. The larvae feed on dock and other related plants in the Polygonaceae; new adults may be found from August onwards. This species often forms noticeable congregations both before and after hibernation.
Adult: All year
Length: 13-15 mm (British Bugs)

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Very sharp capture of these mating Bugs from the top perspective, Catherine.
The one with a glowing abdomen is the male of the species, I guess.
The details and colours are really wonderful in this image.

Hello Catherine,

what an great macro shot from this insects.
Good pov details and pov.
Fine natural colours.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-09-30 23:45]

Bonjour Catherine !
Et oui, c'est si rare de voir les ailes de ces insectes ! D'autant plus qu'en temps normal, ce n'est pas vraiment le moment d'ouvrir les ailes et de s'en voler, mais cela donne une photo tout à fait géniale ! J'adore ! D'autant plus que les détails sont excellent, et que la composition, avec les insectes faisant la diagonale, est tout simplement magnifique. Félicitations !

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-10-01 0:37]

Hello Catherine,
I see that you used photo from archive. Interesting scene taken very well. Exact sharpness, nice light, good diagonal composition.
Regards, Pawel

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-01 1:09]

Bonjour Catherine,

Intéressant macro. Excellente couleur avec un BG exceptionnel. Et c'est là la réponse à cette question? Nous continuons de dire neuf?
Une bonne journée,

Hello Catherine! Nice natural light and bright, good colours, very good saturation. Gorgeous work. Great effect. Well done!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-10-01 4:19]

Very good colors and details, excellent macro!

hello Catherine
this is a super composition
great details ,i like to see the left bug with his wings open
beautiful colours and good sharpness
great shot Catherine
greeting lou

:) i think i should stay:) to watch such fantastic love time of course.
Superbly taken capture of a mating pair of Dock Bug!
Thanks for posting this spectacular shot MF!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6480 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [2009-10-01 16:00]

Salut Catherine,j'en vois encore beaucoup ce mois dans la foret,excellent prise de vue avec les meilleurs details et couleurs,tu as eu de la chance encore une fois...ehehe..mes compliments et bonne journee',LUCIANO

Ciao Catherine,
très belle photo en macro, les details sont formidables, splendide luminosité, magnifique composition avec un parfait cadrage.
Merci et félicitations
Ciao Maurizio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-02 5:14]

Bonjour Catherine,
Une image et un commentaire pleins d'humour..
Très bien présenté ce couple de punaises dont l'une n'a pas l'air trop convaincue.
Bonne composition et couleurs naturelles.
Une bonne fin de semaine

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