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Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale

Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-16
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-16 8:24
Viewed: 3272
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Hawthorn shield bug
Punaise des bois

Heteroptera belonging to the family Acanthosomatidae

Only species of genus Acathosoma living in Europe.
Its chief food is hawthorn (aubépines).
Like other shield bugs they release unpleasant odours when disturbed
Source: Wikipedia

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-16 8:25]

Hi Anne,
Very nice capture.POV,details,sharpness and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-16 8:31]

Hi Anne. A good view of the shield bug. which you have captured with fine detail and colours. good use of the light so make the shell shine. well done TFS.

bonjour anne
la netteté est relativement bonne,les couleurs naturelles mais attention au sujet trop centré.

Bonsoir Anne,
Très intéressante cette punaise des bois, que je n'ai pas encore eu l'honneur de rencontrer... La photo a de très bonnes couleurs et une netteté impeccable. Bon week-end,

Bellissima macro, molto bello il taglio compositivo con il rametto inclinato e l'insetto centrale con un marcato effetto tridimensionale, ottima nitidezza, splendidi i colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Nice sunny morning look to your image Ann, well exposed with great color.
I like the comp, DOF, detail and BG here also..
Well done & have a Great Weekend!

Hi Anne
Nice capture of this little bug. He blends very nicely with his surroundings so you did well to spot him.

Bonjour Anne,

Très belle composition. Superbes détails. Bonne utilisation de la lumière et superbes couleurs.
Bonne journée et bon week-end.

Hi Anne, fascinating macro with splendid bug, great details and fantastic colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hola Anne, muchos días ya sin visitar tu delicada y bella galería. No conocía aún esta bella chinche. Buenos colores y buen trabajo con el encuadre.
Un saludo: J. Ignasi.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-17 3:55]

Hi Anne,very hight quality of colours of this bug,not easy to take so perfectly because the body had a terrible refelction,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-17 13:21]

Hi Anne

Great macro shot - good framing plus great colour and excellent detail. Well observed and captured.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-17 20:16]

Hi Anne,
Outstanding macro shot of this Shield Bug and you have captured it in a fine pose. Very neat and sharp image with lovely colours and perfect lighting. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-05-20 9:44]
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Hi Anne

A lovely shot of this little stink bug. Looking at your photo suddenly caused a flash of memory from my childhood days. For a moment there I was young and running in the countryside with effortless ease and an abundance of energy and I could actually smell the scent of this insect. Then "pop" there went the memory and here I was, sitting in front of the PC, staring at your photo all big-eyed and appreciatively. The moment was so real that I got carried away, so thanks for that moment of pleasure this posting provided me.

The range of the DOF attained from the wide aperture at f/10 ensured good details and you managed the late afternoon lighting very well.

Good work and TFS.

It is a pleasure to go back to your image missed ealier, Anne.
This Shield Bug has a nice colour combination on its back and you have captured it very well.
I like the way the green branch and the subject sitting on it are well separated from the plain BG.
TFS and regards.

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