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Palomena prasina

Palomena prasina
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-11 9:58
Viewed: 2937
Points: 29
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Better known backyard creatures:
This is the Green shield bug (Palomena prasina; Grüne Baumwanze) sitting on Nettle. The species has often been presented in TN. here I want to show the less known underbelly with the infamous aldehyde nozzle seen close to the knee of the middle leg. The other openings are the segmentally arranged stigmata needed for breathing.

Since ther is a problem with the focus with this pic I propose another shot in the workshop area. Sorry for this!

I used my macro, a bipod, the twin macro flash with dispersers. The picture was taken in JPG format at 200 ISO, cropped. The contrast was slightly enhanced and the pic sharpened after size reduction. I hope you enjoy it.

pirate, Alex99, fartash, cicindela, cedryk, anel, SelenE, JORAPAVI has marked this note useful
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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-11 10:05]

Guten Abend Dietrich,
super Perspektive! Dazu exakter Fokus, exzellente Schärfe und gute Ausleuchtung. Ein gelungenes, detailreiches Bild!
Schöne Grüße, Peter

Hi Dietrich,
das ist wohl auch einer der letzten ...
Jetzt ist es schon empfindlich kalt in der Nacht und ich bin ein wenig traurig dass es kaum noch Insekten gibt.
Deine grüne Wanze hast Du aus einer guten niedrigen Perspektive aufgenommen, normal zeigt sie jeder von oben, gefällt mir, Danke und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-10-11 10:17]

Hallo Dietrich
another great one, normally I do not really like black bg, but this one is dark grey and really very nice. althougg dof is minimal sharpness is spot on and the note as always very instructive

bonjour dietrich
tres bon POV,cela permet de bien voir sous le capot!
la netteté est impeccable et les couleurs pastelles sont assez etonnantes surtout sur ce fond foncé.

Hello Dietrich
Excellent shot of this Shieldbug,
Perfect details,use of flash and compo,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-10-11 12:46]

Hello Dietrich,
Very nice macroshot of this bug, I like your POV

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-10-11 17:18]

Hello Dietrich,
Thanks for this interesting capture. I like this perspective. There maybe a bit too much light on the underside, but anyway it's a picture to enjoy :-)
Best greetings,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-12 0:26]

Hi Dietrich.
Nice low POV and excellent picture of the lovely subject. Lighting is very impressive and gives nice presentation of the insect and leaf. Well done macro shot, TFS and best regards.

The focus is on the leaf and on the bug's legs...

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-12 7:17]
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hallo Dieter,
Ein etwas ungewöhnlicher Anblick von unten. Aber eben er vesteht sich gut, wenn man deine Notiz liest. Ich müsste noch wissen ,was dieses "nozzle" für eine Funktion hat. Bin eben nur ein Laie (eine Laiin?). Schöner Kontrast bietet der schwarze Hintergrund.
Eine schönes Wochenende wünscht Dir

Hi Dietrich!
As I see we all decided to present some bug photos last time ;) Anyway, the quality of this picture is really nice. You kept very good DOF and interesting POV, also sharpness and details are very nice. Bravo also for black BG, thanks to it the species is very nice presented and the contrast between insect and background is very good. The only things which would be reduced a little are white reflections on bug's legs, but on the other hand I know how difficult is to keep perfect light using flash in macrophotography.
Best greetings from coldy and rainy Lodz,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-15 23:15]

Hi Dietrich,
Dark background and contrast look very good. I liked the POV, focus, sharpness, colors and details. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-10-16 13:03]

mmm very nice pic,i like your gallery,there are many insects common at mine,thanks for share,Luciano

Hola Dietrich,
Preciosa toma donde nos muestras un punto de vista original, mostrando los detalles que pocas veces se muestran, excelente definición y luminosidad, saludos
José Ramón

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2007-12-04 16:54]

Hi Dietrich
Good close-up shot of this litle one. Good colours, sharpnes, POV and light
Well done


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