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Common Damsel Bug

Common Damsel Bug
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, Canon 52mm close-up lens 250D
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-10-30 8:21
Viewed: 4910
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Common Damsel Bug
Nabis rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758) Paul helped me for ID. I found this one yesterday afternoon upside down on a leaf's border. You know, I am really 'learning more about the world through nature photography'.

The bug, of brown or gray color is everywhere in the world. Their group counts several thousands of species of all the sizes: of a few mm to 4 cm. Often it has a flattened body. Some are winged or prick, others not. Most known among it is the bug of the beds, which slips into the mattresses and bed linens. It benefits from our sleep to suck us blood. It reproduces all the year. Each female lays 4 to 5 eggs per day for 2 months and can live 1 year.

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ID ideasPDP 3 11-01 12:52
To PDP: ThanksLuc 1 10-30 15:32
To RAP: happyLuc 1 10-30 09:58
To Callie: worldLuc 1 10-30 09:18
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what a wonderful eh, what? Luc, whatever this is, it is a killer, right out of a SCFI horrer movie. Love the lighter halo around the body.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-10-30 9:30]
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Creo que para una imagen tan bonita como esta, la identificacion es lo que menos importa Luc.
Excelente composicion, excelente DOF, excelente iluminacion, excelente agudeza.
Gran presentacion... sin dudas.

Je crois que pour une image aussi jolie que celle-ci, l'identification l'est ce qui importe moins Luc.
Composition excellente, excellente DOF, illumination excellente, acuité excellente. Une grande présentation... sans doute.

Luc, great shot with your flash illuminating the ? well except for the antenae which seem to have fallen-out a bit. Like the composition & the haloed spot-lite BG effect. Great job!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-10-30 10:05]

A nice capture and the lighting is just great!
Excellent composition and DoF.
A good shot,well done.

Good macro Luc.
Strange bug.
Good composition, light and DOF.
Nice colours and good details.
Well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-10-30 11:55]

Superb sharpness and BG. This one looks real scary.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-30 14:24]
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Hi Luc, I don't have my books to hand so can't help with the ID. It's a predatory bug though. Great shot, I can't say how much I love the lighting here. It's absolutely superb.

Great composition and lighting on this one. Very nice.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-31 2:18]

Nice macro work here Luc. I like the exposure and the sharpness.

Thanks for posting

Hi Luc, nice macro!
good details and colours.the composition is good to. looks like this little acrobat is balncing on a leaf! he maybe wants to join the circus...

Very nice composition with super light effects. I think your bug is a Assassin bug (family - Reduviidae) I cannot ID it 100% but I think you could start at the Pantoleistes or Reduvius genus. Hope you get it.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2004-11-21 20:21]

Luc, light and shadow are playing a great role here. The picture seems a little scaring - and that's really cool.



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  • masa (69)
  • [2005-04-24 5:40]

Wov, what a macro shot! Nice background and details in the leaf and the bug.

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