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Copyright: Laurent GLANDON (lglandon) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 27 N: 192] (1334)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM + Sigma 1.4x
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-17 4:46
Viewed: 3765
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Heteroptera order, pentatomidae family.
Stinkbug (UK/US), Punaise à bouclier (F), Streifenwanze (D). There are many different species.
French name of this one is "scutellère rayée" or "pentatome rayée".
Size 8-12mm, easy to identify with red/black stripes. The vivid colors is a mean to indicate predators that they taste bad. Very visible, mainly on umbelliferae flowers, their favorite food. Comme very often in groups from May to September in sunny places. Common in Southern Europe.

PP : Crop / Level / Resize & Frame

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This is a very good macro, Laurent.
Very good details, ( but you have a great equipment too ;-) )
Well composed and nice colours. Maybe a fill-flash for the shadows under the insect.
Very well done.

Excellent macro, Laurent!
Very good light and very sharp image, beautiful colour, very nice background.

Hello Laurent!
Wonderful macro.Colors,contrast,sharpness,details and composition are perfect.It looks like made of plastic;).Very well done!Thanks for sharing.

Excellent details & sharpness, perfect composition and great colours. Fantastic work! Well done, Laurent.

Great colours, good POV and DOF. I like the frame colour.

Great capture Laurent. This is composed well with very good details and colors. I agree with Gert, fill to light underneath would improve this one. Very well done!

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  • pathy (73)
  • [2005-08-17 9:18]
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tres belle macro ! elle est réellement mise en valeur avec le fond vert . c'est une variété de "punaise" ?

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-17 10:00]

One of most beautifull true bugs. Great POV and colours, nice composition and framing. I like your photo Laurent!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-08-17 11:20]

it´s a nice one Laurent,
the photo is well taken, the composition is nice the pov is good and the colours are great with a fantastic dof. good job
gr. Jaap

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-08-17 13:29]

Belle composition et de jolies couleurs vives. Le fond est très intéressant.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-08-17 13:40]

Hello Laurent,
Wonderful details. I like the positioning of the insect in the frame. nice contradt of colours. Only the frame is a bit thick, but a personal chice :)
Well done.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-08-17 17:00]

¯ywe kolorowe zdjêcie, doskona³e makro.
Well done.

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-08-17 18:02]

Hi Laurant,

Very good picture. I saw them too in France but can't get so close as you did.

Good job,



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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-08-17 21:28]

Nice and detailed. Very good description. Greetings, Michal.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-18 21:12]

Hi Laurent, I do not have the time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smiley.

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

Bonjour Laurent,
C'est une magnifique punaise que tu as capturé.
Je trouve que c'est un insecte vraiment très spectaculaire et la lumière que tu montre est superbe. Les reflets dans la carapace sont excellents.
Je trouve que l'ombre portée est un peu forte, même si l'exposition dans cette zone sombre est parfaite (on voit clairement les pattes).
Le contraste entre rouge/noir et vert est fort et attirant.
La netteté est excellente et le point de vue avec la tête et les antennes est beau.
Bravo !

Very nice macro of a very colourful bug. It's a bit too shiny with all the little hotspots IMHO

Salut Laurent
tres belle macro, en particulier les details, bonnes gestions de la couleur

Amicalement Christophe

Hi Laurent, great shot. The sharpness and colours are fantastic. It's slightly noisy - easily dealt with using NeatImage or similar though and not so much as to be distracting. Lovely DOF and great job with the macro combination, very close and clear. Excellent shot, TFS :)

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  • royrak (60)
  • [2005-09-24 23:57]

Its the first time I see a bug like this, perfect colors.

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