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Half-spotted Stink Bug

Half-spotted Stink Bug
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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: 2009-06-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-22 11:11
Viewed: 4694
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Graphosoma semipunctatum(Fabricius, 1775)
Family: Pentatomidae

The Half-spotted Stink Bug is very closely related to the Italian Stink Bug (Graphosoma italicum), the main difference being that the stripes on the pronotum are broken into dots and the legs are orange instead of black. Of course, another obvious difference is that the Half-spotted Stink Bug is orange, whereas the Italian Stink Bug is reddish.
It is a very widespread species in southern Europe.

Have a look on its Italian cousin and you will understand why Italian do it beter:), thanks to Bayram GÖÇMEN...

Photo taken on Ikaria island, at dawn (so not great DOF)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-22 11:41]

Hi catherine. You took some amazing macro shots last summer. This is a text book picture of this Stink Buk, Taken with a fine top POV looking down on the shell with its markings. Sharp focusing and fine detail. All with brght colours. Well taken TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

Hello Catherine,
Wonderful vivid colours with excellent clarity and sharpness.
Great capture with fine details and very nice background.

Hi Catherine,
A tiny red and black jewel. Great precision in the approach and its undeniable artistic touch, as yoour particular signature!
TFS! Regards,

God capture with sharp and hot colors.
It is good to see the difference with Bayram göcmen's photo.

Hi MF Catherine:)

Tonight I think we created a funny and very educative environment with our bugs:) But I have to admit that your bug can do it well too:). However I also love the Greek Fantasy” so much:).. Haha… I think we wil be censored by TN with these images:)
Thanks a lot my dear friend!
Have a great night!


Hi Catherine,
I see:"Flash Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode"...this puzzles me; where is the bright spot on the the back of the little stink "bomb" from?
Anyways, that extra light gave you beautiful vivid colors in your photo.
I wonder how did you manage to get such a nice warm background..
Thanks a lot,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-01-22 16:25]

Slav Catherîne,
Very good close up of this red and black bug with excellent sharpness and fine details.TFS.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-01-22 22:01]

Hi Catherine!

I was attracted by the colours of the thumbnail and and I'm glad I have opened the picture. Imagine I would have missed the Italian party!


Congratulations for this superb picture. Beside the beautiful contrast in the colours I like the richness of the details very much. I also believe that the lack of a greater depth of view is not adisturbing element, but highlights the bug's beauty.

Kind regards


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-23 0:14]

Hi Catherine,
Very beautiful capture of this stink bug.POV,sharpness,BG,harmonious colors and details are wonderful.Have a nice weekend!
Thanks for posting..

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-01-23 1:28]

This one is lovely, Catherine.

We have them, too, and you helped me identify my post in October (www.treknature.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=220444). Ours look more orange-brown than reddish.



Hi Catherine

Good shot of this stink bug, he has a great colour pattern.
Good composition, sharpness, DOF and OOF background


Ciao Catherine, great macro of lovely bug with fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, wonderful blurry BG, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Catherine,
your bug is beautiful - and bugs are again popular in these days. You, Bayram, Silvio - so I also decided without knowing from you to present a bug, we are friends in our minds ;-)
Thanks and have a wonderful weekend
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao Catherine. Bright colours and stunning details aganinst blurred soft BG. Lovely black/red.


hello Catherine
a Beauty ,so good sharpness and nice light
great details and the colours are very good
great shot
greeting lou

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-01-23 8:43]

Hello Catherine!

Great answer to Bayram's post :-) Good looking bug which do it better for sure :-) I like lots of sunlight and vivid colours.

Hello Catherine,
Wonderful shot of a stink bug from nice POV with nice details and composition.
TFS and regards,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-23 15:42]

Hello Catherine
Nicely photographed half-spotted stink bug with excellent details and composition. Good idea to create a link its couisin:)
TFS and R's,

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