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"L" for Livio

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Copyright: Jean Michel Peers (JeanMichel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 87 N: 938] (2864)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Zeiss 2/9,7-48,5
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world, 50 - 60 points (chapter two) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-02 17:08
Viewed: 4453
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Recently, Livio has sent a beautiful green bug with vivid yellow spots from Brazil. Great feeling of hot summer! So, a bit sad here, freezing under the snow this week, I used that as a good incentive to go back in last summer's forgotten files. I found this one to answer to Livio's posts with our most colorful bug from this side of the ocean...
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: Cropped, rotated by 90° cw to form a "L" shape, Levels to correct light overexposed reflections.

tsumeb, Ah_Thong, LordPotty, red45, honza, Janice, hummingbird24, marhowie, Luc, Runnerduck, Callie, PDP, extramundi, Motrem, touristdidi has marked this note useful
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Incredible colors and contrasts in this photo Jean Michel. This looks like a very difficult lighting situation as well. Excellent capture of a compelling moment.

An astonish image...
Great shot. Perfect foreground focus.
Divine colors.
The left side at the top is bright.

yea, i can see the "L" there.. nice catch and good composition.. very nice photo you shared with us.actually i like the colors and the contrasts :)

Brilliant Jean Michel!
I am constantly surprised at the colourful exotic looking species turning up in countries or areas I least expect to see them. I knew the south of France had
some interesting species but had not seen much from the north. Thanks for showing us these.

beautiful colour of bugs....
and that a great moment..

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-03 3:55]

Jean Michel - great title ;-) and superbly spotted. Excellent quality, very pleasant colours. Interesting bugs. Did you know that they can to bite very painfully?


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-03-03 4:03]

Nice and funny photo. Excellent composition and nice colors.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-03 4:53]

L for Love it, Jean Michel. Amazing group of such stunningly coloured beetles. Even the plant they are on is interesting. Good composition and perfect details and colors. TFS.

More bugs! And so well captured that I am compelled to look closely and enjoy them! What has my world come to?
I am awestruck by the composition you have created here. Bold colors and striking contrast between the textures, details. Well done.

Very good shot, great colours and sharpness.
Well done

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-03-03 11:06]

Bardzo poprawne i przyzwoite macro.
Fajnie pomy¶lane.

Great macro Jean Michel.
Very good colours, composition and great dertails.
Very well done.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-03-03 12:33]

Very good title and a great shot. Wonderful colors with very good sharpness.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-03-03 23:37]

Gotta run. Will critique Sunday

Beautiful dedication to Livio's Brazilian gems. An excellent shot with such gaudy colours and unique composition.
Like Steve, until I joined this site, I had thought most of Europe was just a barren urban/industrial/agricultural wasteland. Constantly I'm amazed at what you guys post, and this one is no exception. TFS

Well caught!
Such strong colours. This is a really sharp image.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-03-04 4:14]

intresting shot. good composition. nice colours.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-03-04 17:17]

Hi Jean Michel
Very nice bugs, the colourful, stripped suits are great, and the green invironment contrasts well with the black & red of the bugs, goos details to, and the "L" is a nice touch!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-03-04 23:24]

Merci par ricochet pour le 'L' pour Luc également ;-)
Malgré tout, quoi qu'on en dise, elles sont jolies ces punaises, et vous leur rendez hommage avec cette superbe photo. Bien que je vois pas réellement à quoi cela peut servir, elle a été ajoutée à mon thème.
Merci Jean-Michel.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-08 15:49]

Lovely shot Jean Michel, the colours are great and well spotted for spotting the "L" :-) very nice capture. Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-12 22:27]

Jean Michel, believe me: I have just seen this shot. Therefore, firstly, sorry for taking such a long time to check this; I really missed it. Secondly, thank you so much for mentioning me. It is an honor and a pleasure to me.

As for the photo, great sharpness and colors. And I like the "L-effect" too. :)



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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-17 4:17]

Fantastic macro, Jean Michel! The details are incredibly sharp, the colors are beautiful, and the composition is perfect... for our friend Livio! : )

What a great capture of this four you did here J.Michel with only F:3.5 you got every single thing into DOF. Excellent composition too, with the textures of the plants in the BG. Great job.

The composition and the colours are magnificent. Details and contrasts are so good, I like very much your photo.

La composition et les couleurs sont magnifiques. Les détails et les contrastes sont très bons, j'aime beaucoup votre photo.

Looks like striped bumper cars with fenders all around. Insects are so strange up close!

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