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Copyright: Mark Galea (magal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Raynox DCR-150
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-07 9:36
Viewed: 4153
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot of a Southern green shieldbug [also called stinkbug]was taken with the Raynox DCR150 converter attached to my camera. I followed some useful advice given by RAP and used manual focus when using this lens. Results improved immediately. I used my tripod for support, with only one leg extended. I found that by putting my left hand on the tripod instead of the normal position under the lens, I attain better stability when taking such shots.I also found that the best manner is to creep forward little by little until the subject comes into focus.
Stinkbug, common name applied to a number of species of bugs that secrete a persistent disagreeable odour that protects it from enemies and remains on plants over which the bug walks. The odour comes from two glands on the thorax. One family alone contains more than 5,000 species. A major group of stinkbugs, which are known as shield bugs, are broad, flat insects with five-jointed antennae. Their colour is usually green, grey, and brown; some are coloured bright red and black or bright yellow and black. Shield bugs vary in their food habits, some being exclusively carnivorous and others being exclusively plant feeders.

Scientific classification: Stinkbugs make up the families Pentatomidae, Coreidae, and Anthocoridae of the order Hemiptera
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jcoowanitwong, ramthakur, gelor, RAP, Janice, dew77, extramundi, peter_stoeckl has marked this note useful
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Bella e ben fatta. Ciao gigicacco

Hello Mark,
Quite an achievement with this sharpness, pov, dof and exposure. The depth of the picture caused 3D effect, get the feeling that flower and shieldbug are floating from background and ready to jump out of my computer screen.

Hi Mark!
You have used the converter and the flash light very effectively in this macro shot of a stink bug. The image has acquired a three-dimensional aspect with apt handling of your equipment.
POV, colours, details and sharpness are quite outstanding in this image.
TFS and take care.

nice shot! nice colours! good shot!!!

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-11-07 12:15]

Hello Mark,
nice presentation of this little 'stinky' in front view. Nice details and focus just in the right plane. Natural and contrasting colours of bug, plant and smooth background result in a balanced and attractive picture (although it's a stink bug).
Best wishes, Peter

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  • clack (98)
  • [2006-11-07 13:17]

Nice picture, good sharpness and DOF. And what a great colors; there is pink and green in the flower as well in the shieldbug. The colors even seems to reflect in the background!

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-11-07 13:21]

Bonsoir Mark,
Belle présentation de cet étrange insecte ! Techniquement rien à redire. Bravo.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-07 15:26]
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Excelente macro Mark con gran agudeza tanto sobre el insecto como también en los capullos de la lantana.
Me encanta el POV mostrando al insecto en todo su esplendor con gran foco y DOF perfectos, que brindan también un fondo ideal.
Un atinado encuadre y control de la luz con buen uso del flash.
Un gran saludo... Ricardo

Excellent macro Mark with great sharpness so much on the insect as well as in the buds of the lantana.
I love POV showing to the insect in all its splendor with great focus and perfect DOF that also offer an ideal background.
Accurate framing and control of the light with good use of the flash.
Best greetings... Ricardo

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-11-07 21:14]

We have these shield bug pests at home too. He looks very big here Mark, and I like how he is looking right at you too. Very good capture, thank you,

Bellissima Mark, soprattutto per la definizione e i colori dell'ambientazione.

Bel angle de vue et bonne netteté.
Bonne journée.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-11 15:46]

Hello Mark,
Wonderul macro.It's very close ande well detailed.POV,details,vivid colors and composition are excellent.

Hi Mark!

I took a picture from almost the same bug with almost the same acquitment.. just a little bit different;

In you're picture I like the DOV and POV a lot. And the colours of the flower are nice to!

TFS Greetz Kristy

I like very much frontal POV with insects, and this is not an exception. You really nailed the DOF, getting sharp from the mouth to the contour. Lovely perch, beautiful BG and great crop. TFS.

Hello Mark,
very attractive and eye catching picture, creatively approached, artistically composed, a feast of harmonious colours. With thanks, and best regards,

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