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Assassin and victima

Assassin and victima
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Copyright: Jose Ramon Pato (JORAPAVI) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 677 W: 0 N: 629] (4643)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 5 favs. and up - PART 3, Magnificent Macros, jmp *2, The predator with the Prey, Trentaure at its Best [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-06 9:58
Viewed: 6880
Favorites: 10 [view]
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Flash and Home made diffuser

Rhynocoris iracundus
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Another POV

ridvan, Argus, peter_stoeckl, c_rapp, dew77, gelarsen, haraprasan, jcoowanitwong, jmirah, Necipp, SelenE, nainnain, anel, jmp has marked this note useful
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Hello Jose, wonderfull shot, very well timed, perfect focus and contrast, excellent colors, beautifull background, it is realy a great macro, cheer,

Hello Jose
What a wonderful scene you captured,
Perfect details,compo and lighting,
Diffuser works very well.
Fantastic colors and POV,Welldone.

Good Luck

  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-06 10:21]

Hello Jose Ramon,
Fantastic well-timed capture of this bug and its prey. Excellent DOF, very sharp details and fine bright colours. Beautiful soft background and a great composition too.
PS. I had a look at your web site and I'm most impressed!
Thanks and regards, Ulla
P later

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-06 10:23]

selam jose, wow excellent shot and very good composition of this insect nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done my friend !
Regards ridvan

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-06 10:27]

Hola José Ramón,
This is superb!
Extraordinary capture of an Assasin Bug with its prey in the form of a species of small wasp. Tecnically first class and presentation exquisite.
Well done amigo!
Gracias por compartir la foto.
Un cordial saludo,

Hi Jose,

Excellent shot
POV, DOF, sharpness, colours, BG and lighting are PERFECT
very well composed

TFS Thijs

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-08-06 10:33]

hi Jose ,
a beautiful picture.

Very good impression and composition! Excellent colors and sharpnes.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Jose, beautiful capture being played out n a perfect BG, colourful and sharp.

Good work, TFS, Kiran

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-08-06 11:22]

Hola Jose,
a nice capture - the situation well documented. The bug and the prey, both, are in pretty good focus and shown with excellent sharpness. The background is optimal to presnt this scene.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-06 11:53]

Hi Jose,
Splendid action shot with immaculate sharpness and spot-on focus. Lovely colour tones and prefcet lighting. The BG is superb and highlights the subjects well. Excellent POV to capture this moment and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello José,
exciting capture, catching immediate attention.
Very clear and well presented with excellent details from a perfect point of view against an ideally suiting neutral and pleasantly contrasting soft green background.
Thank you! With best regards,

amazing scene, TFS Ori

You got three wows out of this room it's too bad I can only give two points... Amazing capture! Beautiful colors and the details are beautiful. TFS

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-08-06 13:05]

Bonjour Jose, c'est réussi!! bonne composition et de beaux reflets sur les soies des insectes grâce à votre diffuseur maison! mes félicitations, didier.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-08-06 13:19]

Bonjour Jose
Excellente prise de ce predateur,
gestion de l'exposition, couleurs, netteté.
Amicalement Robi

Hola Jose, macro excelente. Detalle, color, DOF, exposición, y POV maravillosos del insecto de asesino que aspira la vida fuera de esta abeja desgraciada. Usted tiene una galería muy agradable de la macro, yo gozó de mi visita :)
Hecho muy bien.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-08-06 13:35]

Hello Jose,
Wonderful action close up.POV,BG,moment you caught,lighting,sharpness and composition are excellent.

hi jose,
an amazing shot! perfect timing.
outstanding details. great exposure.
fantastic compostion !
well seen !
thanks - carole

Hola Jose

Excellent capture of this battle.
Great use of the diffuse flash.
Technically very good capture, great sharpness, DOF, and OOF background.

Well done


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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-08-06 15:19]

fantastica foto!! un momento que has captado como tu sabes hacerlo. Chapeau Jose!! Saludos. Carme.

Hola José Ramón,
Una foto fantástica con la asesina en plena traea, ensartando a esa desprevenida avispita. Linda la composición, colorido, acción, tal vez no tan bien de foco en la zona del abdomen, pero no se si me estoy volviendo ya muy quisquilloso, con lo dificil que son de retratar.

Hola José Ramón,
Excellent shot
Perfect details
beautifull background

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-08-06 16:24]

Excellent compañy

Extraordinary capture of the reduviid bug in action. This one is well focused with beautiful color.

hi jose,
what a fine macro shot, the dof at its best, well saturated colours, nice pov, well saturated colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Jose,
Great shot with perfect timing. Perfect sharpness and color clarity. Also like the way you composed this picture. TFS.

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-08-06 23:17]

Hi Jose,
Outstanding macro...Beautifully detailed with extraordinary color and composition...Very well done...


Hello Jose this is an excellent catch very good technicals also perfect dof tfs rgds Necip.

Hello Jose,
Well, when I saw this picture for the first time I could not belive how this wasp was cought! These insects are so fast and mobile! So I am really impressed in the quality of this pictures and its and documentary role. Bravo! Especially that DOF, POV, colours and saturation are very good and nice for eyes.
What can I say more - very good work my Friend!

Hi Jose,
A beautiful timed shot for the assasin bug but sorry for the beautiful bee. Nice composition and well controlled use of flash. Very nice details. By the way what is that home made diffuser please explain it. Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful piece of work.

Hello Jose,
Great capture for you as well as the bug.
Technically perfect with great sharpness, lighting and DOF.
The soft color tones in the background, against wich the bug and the wasp do stand out greatly, is most wonderful and so are details.
Colors and color contrast are very beautiful.
Excellent work.
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards,

P/S Out of :) will be back tomorrow

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-08-07 5:14]

Hola Jose Ramon,
This is a great macro shot with very good focus, sharpness, clarity and lighting. I liked the pose you captured a lot. Well done and TFS
Un Saludo,

Hola José Ramón:

Amigo mío me quedo anonadado, con la boca abierta. He visto todos los POV y esto es una pasada como se dice en el argot popular. Que bien lo haces, que pulcritud, que definición, que color. que TODO. Te felicito y te admiro.

Solo de pensar que un crack como tu se digna a criticar positivamente alguna de mis fotos ya me llena de orgullo. Gracias amigo mío, pero entre tu y yo no hay color.

Un abrazo


What a content...:-)
You have to invest a lot of time to see this happening I suppose.
Well done, Jose.

bonjour josé
ceci est un vrai spectacle, félicitations pour cette réussite, excellente prise de cet insecte et sa proie. les couleurs sont parfaitement nettes et beaucoup de détails
bravo, amitiès

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-07 10:27]

Hi Jose.The is excellent . the detail and focusing is first class. your timing was spot on. very good colours and a great POV./DOF.very well done TFS

Ya tengo yo ganas de pillar a este asesino en acción, sólo lo tengo a la espera. Sana envia que siento de esta foto, que bien se vo como le introduce su apendice sin atravesar el exoesqueleto. La composición esta preciosa, y los colores vivos le quedan genial. Las texturas como siempre en esta chinche son dificiles de capturar, se ve mucho mejor a la victima. Yo creo que tienen algun polvillo o pelillos microscopicos que hace que siempre tenga ese aspecto de desaliñado.
Pues un saludo, y gracias por la nota que te he robado de tu Helvella, espero que no te moleste.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-08-09 0:12]

terrific serie! cruel world! great macro scene! very well done. tfs

Preciosa y oportuna toma que además me ha servido para conocer a Rhynocoris, ya que lo tengo archivado pero no sabía su nombre. Saludos José Ramón. Ah !! y como en muchas de tus tomas, una excelente iluminación: Creo q algunas de mis fotos ganarían con un buen flash, no se ...

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-09 12:38]

Hello Jose,
Absolutely amazing this picture. What to say more. Excellent, excellent and...

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-08-10 11:31]

Hola José Ramón,
Wow! Uno se queda sin palabras ante semejante captura!!!
Excepcional momento impecablemente captado: detalles, punto de vista, momento... ¡Felicitaciones!
Abrazo, José M.

Hola Jose Ramon.

Le has pillado infraganti cometiendo el asesinato, no le tiene nada que envidiar al destripador de Londres.

Pero bueno Jose.... como ves a estos bichejos, claro yo no los veo por que siempre voy mirando para arriba.... y se me pasan los del suelo.
pedazo macrazo, mis felicitaciones.

Brilliant action shot.
Your diffuser works great. what a perfect light and colors.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2009-03-11 2:52]

WOW José Ramón
This is excellent. Amazing closeness and your focus is good.
It is quite amazing to see how the Rhynocoris iracundus is holding the wasp in his 'hands'.
Well done

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