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unidentified bug
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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: 2006-11-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Raynox DCR-150
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-01-09 7:49
Viewed: 4637
Points: 32
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Hi Friends,
Again another head to head of a bug, captured in November. This time I could not identify the insect, so I posted another shot with a different pov as workshop, so maybe someone would be kind enough to put a name to the image.
Shot was taken with my trusty tripod acting as monopod anf fill flash used to get a decent speed at f11.
Thanks for watching

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Hello Mark,
I cannot identify this insect for you but I can say though that both versions are really good. I like this POV on this one and this great "eye contact". Details and colors are very nice as well as exposure and DOF. I like its red eyes :-) This is a good post of this insect. Thanks,

tres bonne jote pour cette sorte de punaise
photo bien nette et bons détails
bravo et merci

bonjour mark
admirable cette macro,vous avez fait avec cet insecte un grand cliché.tout est tres bon sur l'ensemble de la photo.

Hello Mark,

You are very lucky !!! This is a super rare Bug !! I dont have its name here but they usually migrate from Africa and hit Malta only by mistake !
Nice photo TFS

Bella foto molto nitida e colorata.
Per l'ID mi dispiace ma non conosco gli insetti.


Superb face-to-face macro of this unidentified but good looking bug, Mark.
You have used the fill flash to great effect, capturing the details and colours beautifully.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-01-09 13:45]

Hello Mark , Fantastic shot realy great capture from this bug ,good details sharpnes colours eye contact , very good job , greetings Teunie .

Hello Mark,
Excellent macro of this unknown insect.
I could not help you on the ID.
But you got stunning details on legs, head and eyes.
I like a lot the color saturation, POV used and the value of DOF.
Congratulations and thanks for share,

Bonjour Mark
C'est une tres belle prise de vue avec un beau macro , Très belle composition, les couleurs sont supers on voit bien l'effet métalique sur sa carapace.Ces yeux rouges sont vraiment impressionnants.
Bravo et merci...JP

Hello Mark,
A splendid macro on this insect. Interesting eye contact and this little guy decides not to give you an inch:) All settings are on the spot. Very well done and tfs.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-10 14:52]

Hello Mark,
Excellent capture of this interesting bug. I like both shots very much. Amazing details and nice colours. I love the red eyes! Nice composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-01-10 16:28]

Hi Mark... I really like head to head POV and also the fact that you included a side view. I cannot identify the bug but I think it is outstanding macro, showing excellent details and very accurate and well saturated colors. Nice exposure as well.

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  • clint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 237] (1371)
  • [2007-01-10 17:18]

what an excellent capture, i love the way you have chosen a head on shot, you have realy brought the colour out in those red eyes and the detail in the head.
well caught.

Preciosos detalles. Una luz fantástica que favorece que resalte el colorido fantástico del insecto. Buen POV y estupenda presentación.

Precioso trabajo y magnífica composición.

Ciao Mark.
Bel primo piano di un eterottero dagli occhi rossi che posso identificare: Solenosthedium bilunatum (Heteroptera, Scutelleridae).
Puoi vedere un'immagine qui.
È una specie legata alla macchia mediterranea, nota di Italia (Sicilia, Sardegna e Calabria), Corsica, Spagna, Portogallo, Malta e, a oriente, Grecia e isole sino a Cipro.

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