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Forest bug

Forest bug
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Copyright: Robi rdfoto (rdfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon, MP-E 65, SanDisk CFExtreme4gb
Exposure: f/16, 1/50 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-13 8:47
Viewed: 3351
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The forest bug (Pentatoma rufipes) is a species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae. It is a common and widespread species found in forests and woodlands worldwide. It is shiny dark brown with red-orange markings on its body and bright orange legs. It is shaped like an escutcheon-type shield, flat, and about 14 mm in length. Its distinguishing characteristic is a pair of plates extending forward from the shoulders at the front of its dorsal thorax.

The forest bug's main food source is any of several species of oak. It is a sap-feeder and uses piercing mouthparts to withdraw the liquid. It can also be found on other species of deciduous trees. The forest bug is also an agricultural and garden pest, as it will not hesitate to feed on fruit and nut trees. Occasionally it will consume other insects.

Adults lay eggs during the summer in the cracks of tree bark, and the larvae hatch the following spring.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-13 8:50]

Hi Robi. This is a very close macro shot. showing fine detail in the eyes and head. rich colours.and a good head on POV. well done TFS. good notes too.

hello robi,
lovely macro shot, the one thing which i liked the most is the frontal pov of this shot, lovely colours, excellent dof,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Robi,
great headshot of a bug not seen often. All the details are there, the facettes, the ocelli, etc. There is good lighting too. I like this unusual sight (but I like bugs anyway). Well done!
The unsolvable problem with insect headshots is that the closer one gets, the more the other body parts are cut off (here the legs).
My best regards and thanks for sharing it with TN,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-13 9:28]

Hello Robi,
Fantastoc macro of this bug with great focus on the eyes! It looks as if it was covered by little black beads! Great sharpness and fine colours too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

C'est très impressionnant comme prise de vue Robi! La profondeur de champs est vraiment très intéressante ainsi que les détails, perspective et couleurs. Bravo aussi pour ces notes éducatives :) Merci!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-13 10:17]

Bonsoir Robi,
Superb close macro of P. rufipes, with excellent sharp detail, especially the eyes. Great DOF and composition and composition too.

Bonjour Robi, impressionnante cette macro, on voit même les facettes dans ses yeux, excellent POV, très belles couleurs et netteté parfaite,

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-10-13 15:10]

Hello Robi,
Excellent macro en face. I admire the details as as much as the DOF and colours. Technically and artistically perfect. I'm adding it to my favs.
Best greetings & TFS!

Salut Robi,
Très impressionnant, excellent shot avec un focus incroyable et des couleurs parfaites

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-14 4:27]

Bonjour Robi,
C'est un face à face impressionnant! Heureusement que nous ne sommes pas des créatures au corps tendre, comme tu écris si joliment..
Ton appareil fait des merveilles, comme je vois. Approche et angle de vue très bien choisis, belle netteté, image très intéressante.
Bien vu, Robi

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-14 13:02]

Hello Robi,
very impressive portrait, even the surface structures of the eyes are visible. Application of flash has been done in a professional way. Colours and light are excellent.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-10-14 23:29]

Quel surprise ! J'en ai photographié une hier. Cette prise de vue est impeccable.
Bonne journée.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-15 12:19]

What a stunning macro-shot!!
Magnificent close-up with perfect sharpness and outstanding details.
Wonderful job!

Hello Robi,

What a wonderful we live in; full of amazing creatures. You have certainly captured one of the most amazing creatures I have seen on TN. Great artistic composition and amazing detain around the head. Nice colours and light too. Fantastic picture.

Kind regards,


impresionnante image, macro bien réussie,couleurs bien nettes et belles
excellent travail, bon POV
bravo et merci

Hello Robi
Excellent closeup of this this Bug,
Perfect details,DOF and BG,Welldone.


Hello Robi,
creative approach, a powerful, surprising, plesantly colourful, aethetically pleasing iconic result that also shows the characteristic flat shape of the bug very well.
Thank you!
With best regards,

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