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Copyright: Kiril Todorov (Phoki) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 21] (284)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-14
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/16, 1/180 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-18 2:02
Viewed: 3515
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This aromateezer was shot under bright day-light/noon/ with the built in flash of a Pentax K100D with a russian Волна-9 macro lens-UV filter and a little patience- the bugger took his time reaching the top of the plant:-)))ISO 200, exp.time 1/180s.,F number of the Волна-9 was at it's max.16.

Some info about the bug-
Hemipterans are hemimetabolous, meaning that they do not undergo metamorphosis between a larval phase and an adult phase. Instead, their young are called nymphs, and resemble the adults to a large degree. Hemiptera is the largest insect order to be hemimetabolous; all the orders with more species have a pupal phase (Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Diptera and Hymenoptera).
Although hemipterans are very variable in their overall form, their rostrum is quite distinctive. The only insects that could be confused with true bugs are cockroaches and psocids, both of which have longer many-segmented antennae, and some beetles, but these have fully-hardened forewings which do not overlap.
Many aphids are parthenogenetic, such that females can lay unfertilised eggs, which are clones of themselves.
Hope you like it:-))

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Muy buenas Kiril
Una gran foto, te felicito, el fondo genial, la nitidez y la composición.

Hello Kiril
Excellent shot of this Stinkbug,
Great details,lighting and composition,
Fantastic colors and BG, Superb shot.

Good Luck

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-18 4:27]

Hi Kiril,
a superb capture of this stink bug.
Great composition and very sharp.
Well done,

Hi Kiril,
This is an excellent macro!
I like very much the clear and sharp details got on the insect, you had a good illumination source and took good advantage of it.
The subject really stands up from the dark background.
I like the most the simple but effective composition made.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-18 7:39]

Hola Kiril,
gran trabajo, nitidez, pov...
bella compo, saludos

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