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Copyright: Ioana Ilut (ioana_tm) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 27] (143)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A620
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-10-13 14:50
Viewed: 3480
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Even the little Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata)can be beautiful.
The evolution of the name "Colorado potato beetle" is curious since the beetle did not originate in Colorado but is believed to have originated in central Mexico. It had a series of names from 1863 to 1867, including the "ten-striped spearman," "ten-lined potato beetle," "potato-bug" and "new potato bug." Colorado was not connected to the insect until Walsh (1865) stated that two of his colleagues had seen large numbers of the insect in the territory of Colorado feeding on buffalo-bur. This convinced him that it was native to Colorado. It was C.V. Riley (1867) who first used the combination: Colorado potato beetle.
Usually peoples don't like potato beetles. Hope you like it.

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To Argus: replyioana_tm 1 10-15 14:22
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Hello Ioana,
This is not a bad shot. You took it in conditions made difficult by the strong contrast of light. This can be remedied to some extent and to show you what I mean I've used the WS.
TFS ,regards Ivan

Hi Ioana
i think your POV was werry good, but the light from beckground produce a overexposure picture. No problem because exist Photoshop...
I put your image in photoshop (hope you don't mind) and the modiffications is:
- first - shaddow/highlight tune
- a little bit more contrast
- sharpen with smart sharp
- little crop because the image was too centred (if I consider) and I need to abandon the overexposed surface.

is my prop,

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