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Graphosoma lineatum italicum

Graphosoma lineatum italicum
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Copyright: yiannis christofides (yiannis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 625 W: 0 N: 770] (5400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-14 6:34
Viewed: 3000
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Graphosoma lineatum italicum is a shield bug in the Pentatomidae family, distributed in central and northern Europe. This subspecies has black legs, as opposed to Graphosoma lineatum lineatum which has orange legs. Some authors consider them to be different species.

The bright colour indicates that it is foul-tasting.
These shield bugs are frequently found on the umbels of Apiaceae

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-14 6:41]

Hi Yiannis
What a beautiful Graphosoma lineatum italicum capture!!
Excellent details, colors and blurred BG!
Congratulation for this beauty!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-14 7:07]

Three is not crowd here..beautiful image of these bugs rich in color red. tfs.

Amazing settings, greetings Ori


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-05-14 8:01]

Giasou Yiannis,
Rich composition ..
Great Capture. Beautiful light, excellent detail and exposure.
Best wishes,

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-05-14 8:04]

Hello Yiannis,
three together,excellent,great details,thanks..

Hi Yiannis,
nice photo of these species. Excellent point of view. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Yiannis,
Thanks for your comment in my picture.
Beautiful species with excellent sharp focus and details.Nice colour too.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

hallo Yiannis
super good sharpness and great details
the colours are beautiful
i like this composition
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Yannis. Fantastic tris of black/red! Great compo razor details agains the blurry BG.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-14 13:16]

Hi Yiannis,magnificent composition made by the members of this specie very common in my country too and always spectacular to see,the quality is really impressive,great details and a very bright red,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Yiannis, great capture of lovely trio, nice composition, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-05-15 2:49]

Beautiful congregation of these shield bugs. It is nice to be able to see the underside of one, showing spots rather than lines.



Hi Yiannis, Wow! This is great. Three shield bug in one shot. All are beautiful and well in focus. Very well done. JC

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-05-15 7:57]

Fantastic trio Yiannis. What a great moment with a excellent sharpness on the three one. Very good. Congratulation. Saludos.

Superb picture with wonderful colors and brilliant sharpness


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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-05-15 13:10]

hi Yiannis,
What a marvellous trio captured with skill .. great DOF and bg management .. enviable work mate


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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-15 13:19]

Hello Yanis,
Awesome composition ! The timing, POV, clarity, contrasting colours are impressive ! TFS Tina

Εντυπωσιακή φωτογραφία Γιάννη! Κατάφερες να έχεις εστιασμένα και τα τρία έντομα! Η σύνθεση είναι πολύ καλή και τα χρώματα φανταστικά!
Καλή σου μέρα,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-16 1:11]

Hello Yiannis,
Very beautiful photo of these bugs in a great composition in splendid clear colours and excellent sharpness. Very nice blurred background.

Hello Yiannis,
Wow what a splendid colorful species.....Remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and details. This is a very interesting image with lovely natural colors and excellent details. Sorry, my point giving power is exhausted today.
Thanks for sharing!

hello Yiannis.
Very good picture and nice coloor.
lovely detalis.
well done

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-05-21 20:24]

Hello Yiannis,
I must say these Shield Bugs are certainly attractive. I have never seen one this particular color or pattern before, they are so pretty.
Outstanding detail and wonderful composition. Perfectly exposed and showing exceptional detail. Great work!!

Una excelent composició d'aquestes "marietes", Superb POV, have a NWE

Hello yiannis,
very well composed and well captured image with lots of detail. perfect colour.
best wishes,

Hallo Yiannis
This is a super macro for many reasons, but for one is the fact that one can see the beautiful details of this bug's shield from above and the patterns and details of its underside as well. It is really fascinating to see how the patterns and markings differ from stripes to dots. The bright colours too is really *magic* and so eye-catching. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-06-02 23:17]

Hi Yiannis.
Pictured by you composition is also amazing as well as terrific details of every bug, impressive POV and nice blurred BG. Exposure of the image is spot on and both white and black colour tones are reproduced perfectly. I also like nice 3D-effect of the image. Best wishes and TFS.

Hi Yiannis,
Beautiful pic with fantastic colors, composition and DoF, the red / black bugs stand very well against the white flowers and also against the smooth green background. Everything's superb maybe except for the crop, at least I find the empty space on the bottom a bit too much. Nevertheless, congratulations for the nice capture.
Best regards, László

Hi Yiannis,

Beautiful capture!!
Excellent details, colors and blurred BG!


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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-06-06 19:37]

Hello Yannis

Very beautiful photo, very nice DOF and bokeh, excellent composition, nice sharp and details. Congrads



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