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Common green capsid

Common green capsid
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Copyright: Andy Brook (AndyB) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Hoya 52mm HMC Skylight 1B
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-06 2:42
Viewed: 4411
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These tiny green bugs were feeding on a thistle,its the first time I've ever seen these but apparently they are very common.

Common Green Capsid (Lygocoris pabulinus)

Subfamily: Mirinae. Tribe: Mirini
Length: 6mm

They are found commonly and abundantly throughout the British Isles.
This bug has two generations a year and two groups of host-plants: woody plants in which the egg overwinters and on which the young spring larvae feed for a short time, and herbaceous plants where most of the development occurs. Woody hosts include hawthorn, apple, currant, plum, cherry and lime; the herbaceous ones include nettle, creeping thistle, groundsel, dandelion, black nightshade, potato, bittersweet, white deadnettle, sunflower, dock, fat hen, meadowsweet, rosebay willow-herb and common cow-wheat; plants such as raspberry, rose and elder may serve as hosts throughout the year.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-06 3:30]

Very good photo of this insect!
Nice POV andd BG with the flower!
Beautiful colours!

Good composition, POV and use of colour here. TFS,

Hello Andy,
Great to see you posting!
Very nice shot on these tiny bugs, they are not easy to capture,
you've done well with good details and nice colours.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-06 4:09]

Nice colorful picture. I like composition, sharpness and colors.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-02-06 6:28]

Hey Andy,

Good macroshot. Lovely colors and well composed. Good POV & DOF. Well done & TFS!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-06 8:03]

Hello Andy!
Very nice close up.I liked POV,vivid colors,blurred
BG,3D effect,framing and composition a lot.

Hello Andy,
a very fine macro shot. Excellent detail and good tones of colour. A great capture, very well done. Thank you.

Very nice Andy. I like this composition in your two-for-one. Excellent exposure, color and sharp detail. Great DOF, bringing in the second capsid as well. And thanks, I have this insect in my archive, but never got the ID on it..Until today! Very well done. Thank You mf.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-02-07 17:21]

Hello Andy, good to see you back. Hope you've been well.

Nice shot, good composition and nice details. Very well done.

Very nice shot Andy!
Great colours and details, very good POV. I only think the framing is a little bit too tight.
Anyway, well done on this one.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-02-08 13:27]

Hi Andy,
very good macro. I like the colours and details. Interesting note. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

Hi Andy,
It's always good to see a post from you.
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and DOF.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend

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