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Hawthorn Shield bug

Hawthorn Shield bug
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-11-15 11:06
Viewed: 3156
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have found some time to post an image "HUraaah" you might not agree, but here it is anyway.
A Hawthorn Shieldbug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) seen here on a plant that steve should know very well for the rest it is one of the tree ferns native to his part of the world Newzeland.
the Hawthorn Shieldbug is seen here sunning its self in preparation for Hibbernation which is some thing they are known to do.
Over-wintering in a sheltered spot like under loose bark or tree hollow, on emerging in late spring they will mate and lay eggs, these hatch into minitures of the adults only a little rounder in shape.
Feeds on the berries of the hawthorn (Crataegus) and when these are not available then the leaves will do, along with the leaves Oak (Quercus and Whitebeam (Sorbus aria).
shadows and hightlights
sharpen Via layer copy- mode-convert to Lab colour, in Channels-lightness- edit USM-convert back to RGB and flattern image.
crop to size 800px X 595px @72dpi
save to web at 196k

Luc, ellis49, gerhardt, christophe, marhowie, RAP, JeanMichel, milloup, PDP, AndyB, red45, laxpix has marked this note useful
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  • ellis49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
  • [2004-11-15 11:22]
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Very good macro Robert.
Great colours , good compostion and sharpness.
You sharpen exactly that I do.
Very good note too.
Great work.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-11-15 11:25]

That will perhaps seems strange, but I like your Hawthorn Shieldbug, Robert. The reason: I alreay photogaphed a similar one but without ID. May be your informations here will help. Thanks.
Great composition, excellent POV and DOF... and note.

Robert, Great bugshot. I have seen something similar in my garden this summer. Your shot has great DOF, sharpness and colors.
Greetings, Jan

Amazing creature. Good shot. It's body looks like a nicely packed birthday present.

Here we call 'em Vegetable bugs. The shape is exactly like our Nezara viridula. It does not have the reddish colouring though. Great macro RObert, the DOF is perfect. Tack sharp details and a nice write up. Well done. I for one am glad you got the time to post.

I have nothing to add, all has said
Very very great macro

is this on related to the 'stinkbug'?
good shot, nice colours,good details and compo is good too, well done!

Robert, I like your compositon & the amount of space within the frame. Great DOF - feelers included! I like the reds contrast with the predominant green also. Well done!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-15 15:23]

Gran presentacion Robert con excelente agudeza y colorido, a pesar de una difícil condicion de luz (qué Exposure Bias Value usaste en este caso?).
Buen encuadre y DOF, además de tus completas notas como de costumbre.

Great presentation Robert with excellent sharpness and colorful, in spite of a difficult condition of light (what Exposure Bias Value do you used in this case?).
Good frame and DOF, in addition to your complete notes as usual.

Sunlight coming from the side is really helping to enhance texture and details here. Very useful to capture these tiny hollowed dots. It's amazing to see how these stinky bugs are showing so attractive and different colors from species to species. Very good picture, Rob.

Nice capture with very good colours and DOF. Haven't seen this type around here, it's more colourful than the all-green variety we see mostly.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-15 17:02]

Great shot Rob, very nice close up shoeing us lots of details - the colours are great. Note is informative, good work. I'm glad you've found time to post one!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-11-15 18:08]

A nice capture.
Excellent colours and detail.
I spotted one of these last week (also on fern) and took a few shots,I wondered what the heck it was...so thanks for the ID!
A great shot,well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-11-16 4:04]

Very good detailed macro Robert.

How have you spot this one in the leafs????
Graet shot.

Very nice details combined with wonderful colours and moody atmosphere, nice for my mind. A good one, thanks Robert. Good note too.

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