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Green, wet and stink

Green, wet and stink
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Copyright: Lukasz Warcholinski (Kaszek) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, RAW ISO 400, Kenko ext. tubes 12+20+36mm
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-05 2:32
Viewed: 3644
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pentatomidae Greek: "pente" (five) + "tomos" (a section) is a family of insects that includes some of the stink bugs and shield bugs.

If disturbed, stink bugs will emit a pungent liquid, whose rancid almond smell is due to cyanide compounds. Their antennae are 5-segmented, which gives the family its name. Their bodies are usually shield-shaped.The stink bugs have thick wing covers known as shields and they actually cover wings that the stink bug uses to fly.

Many stink bugs and shield bugs are considered agricultural pest insects, because they can create large populations; they suck plant juices and damage crop production, and they are resistant to many pesticides. However, some genera of Pentatomidae are considered highly beneficial; the anchor bug, which can be distinguished by the red-orange anchor shape on the adult, is one example. It is a predator of other insects, especially Mexican bean beetles, Japanese beetles, and other pest insects.
"from wikipedia.org"

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  • Great 
  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-08-05 7:20]

Hi Lukasz
Excellent macro.Very sharp image.Good DOF and great detail .I like the water drop on the insect.
TFS Michel

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-08-05 8:20]
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Yo Kaszek!

Fajowe ujecie smierdziela. Bardzo ostro wyszedl 'dziob' i oczy. Krople rosy wygladaja super. Jest tu jednak pewna zagadka - w notce napisales o tajemniczym 'anchor bug', ktorego zdjecie jest tu gdzies rzekomo pokazane. A nie ma :-)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-05 8:30]

Hallo Lukasz,
Doskonale ujecie w przepieknym zblizeniu i klase ostrosci.Te krople wody sa naprawde znakomite.
Gratuluje i pozdrawiam

Beautiful green composition with nice details and background. TFS,

Mistrzostwo świata :)
I bez obiektywu do makro - jestem pod wrażeniem.
Pozdrawiam Małgosia

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  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2008-08-05 23:43]

Witaj Łukaszu,
znany owad w nowej odsłonie, piękne zbliżenie , ostrość pierwszego planu bez zarzutu, tło podkreślające całość lekkim rozmyciem. Naturalne, delikatne kolory i dodatki w postaci kropelek sprawiają, że z przyjemnością patrzę na tego "śmierdzącego" owada.
Cieszę się, że znowu pokazujesz swoje zdjęcia na TN, dziękuję Ci za nie i pozdrawiam

Hallo Lukasz
The bug you share with us might be wet and it might stink, but it is really beautiful, and the green colour is quite spectacular. The water droplets on the insect add a special touch to this already lovely image. You managed to capture this insect very closely showing some very clear details, especially the big brown eyes and the jelly like legs. Great close-up, presented in a most pleasing manner. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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