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My first 2008 Macro/Spilostet. pandurus


My first 2008 Macro/Spilostet. pandurus
Photo Information
Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Raynox DCR 250 macro lens
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-1, Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-09 12:12
Viewed: 3080
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo made this afternoon

WORKSHOP: The male.

HETEROPTERA, LYGAEIDAE

The Lygaeidae are a family in the Hemiptera (true bugs) comprising twenty-one genera. The family includes insects commonly known as Seed Bugs, Milkweed Bugs and Chinch Bugs. Many of the species feed on seeds, although some are predators of other insects, some feed on sap and others feed on blood.
Some of them are a serious pests of agricultural crops and other vegetation.
The Large Milkweed Bugs (Spilostethus spp.) are red in colour, with black pattern. Sure this is the warning colour pattern to their predators. Their antennae and legs are black in colour.
The bugs is feeding on the Milkweed seed. Notice its sucking mouths (stylets) is inserted into the seed and sucking the juice.
The red and black patterns on their back is a warning to the would-be predators that they are toxic. All insects we found feeding on Milkweed plants have some sort of warning patterns

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Spilostethus pandurus (Scopoli, 1763)

Length. 13-15 mm.

Distribution. Mediterranean-area.

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This is a nice shot with nice colors. Congratulations! Carme.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-09 13:16]

Ma dai !!! Ma in Sicilia ci sono in circolazione queste meraviglie a meta' gennaio??? Sei proprio fortunato,io ho iniziato a pubblicare foto di fiori selvatici perche' ho finito gli insetti...proponibili...per evitare inutili repliche ho optato per questa scelta,ma come vedi su TN in questo periodo ci sono solo un sacco di fiori e uccelli,c'e' poco da fotografare,meno male che ci sei tu che inizi l'anno con quest'altra fantastica macro..grazie della tua presenza (non buttare voti per me,lo so che le mie foto non sono del tuo genere prferito,tanto io ti voto lo stesso perche' sei il piu' grande.eheheh) ciao,Luciano

Ciao Marcello,
Excellent composition with your new macro lens!
good size posting with such closeness of the insect in total sharpness, vivid colour and details
very well done indeed
ciao
Tony

Ciao Marcello, mi hai fatto venir voglia di venire in Sicilia a fare foto dalle parti tue, Ŕ incredibile il 9 gennaio beccarli addirittura in accoppiamento, l'obiettivo nuovo ce l'ho anch'io ma mi manca la materia prima e soprattutto mi manca la tua bravura e competenza, Ŕ un piavcere vedere le tue belkle macro e se il buon giorno si vede dal mattino il 2008 sarÓ un gran bell'anno, ciao Silvio

Hi Marcello,
Very good light and compo.
I like the sharpness.
Well done
TFS
Annick

Hi Marcello,
A very good capture of these two cotton stainers mating. Very good details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Marcello,

Very nice composition. Good sharpness and lighting. Very beautiful colours.
Well done,
Cheers,
Mariki

Hi Marcello,
Wonderful to observe this mating scene. You managed a good shot at this difficult angle. The image is well lighted and in good focus. Lovely composition.
JC

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-10 7:54]

Hi Marcello.
My congratulations. Excellent both macro shots. Perfect scenes, great exposure despite the difficult light and colour conditions. Sharpness and details are spot on as well as the framing and composition of both shots. Bravo.
Alexei.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-01-10 12:35]

Hi Marcello,
great picture, the light, DOF, the diagonal composition, all play together for a really nice picture. Well done as always, Marcello.
Best regards
Dietrich

ciao Marcello
i fuochi d'artificio di inizio anno!!!!
in questa foto,oltre la solita straordinaria
qualita'della ripresa del soggetto,mi piacciono molto le geometrie e il POV che
hai confezionato.Complimenti

buona serata sERGIO

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-10 16:08]

Ciao Marcello,
Come dice Luciano fortunato te che hai queste meraviglie d'inverno. Qua fa un freddo cane!
Cmq, questa doto e molto bella!
Ben composta, buona luce!
Saluti
Ena

Hi Marcello!
It is really nice to hear that there are some places in Europe where it is possible to photograph insects at the beginning of January. In Lodz we have still some 0C and no insects (except these which are winter active :>)
Fantastic photo with great, optymistic colours, beautiful sharpness and POV.
And I believe that I have not seen this species before.
TFS and all the best!
Radomir

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-12 16:14]

Hello Marcello,
beautiful capture with great DOF and lovely warm colors
I like this POV and composition
nice work
best regards, Dejan

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