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Large Milkweed Bug

Large Milkweed Bug
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-23
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-28 19:17
Viewed: 2826
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo of these two Milkweed Bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus) this summer. The Large Milkweed bug is very common throughout much of North America and can readily be found feeding on it's host plant.

Hand held using 75-300MM telephoto lens

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Hand held and it came out this sharp...wow..I am or forgot which camera you used..going to look now..but this one worked in all areas..but hand held.! Wow!

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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-29 0:25]

Good morning Ron,
what a perspective
what a capture
great colour
Thank you
Have a beautiful day

  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 103 W: 39 N: 11] (54)
  • [2008-12-29 7:50]

hi ron

Nice capture of the pair of bugs at the right time. The leaf of green color provides a nice backdrop for the colored bug, although I think the exposure is slightly UE here especially on the bugs and shadow which could be caused by the contrasting light+shadow.

tfs, bill

Hi Ron,

Very nice close-up of these bugs, very sharp, especially considering that it was hand-held.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-29 12:27]

Hi Ron,

Great timing to get these two at just the right moment. They are very attractive bugs with those wonderful colors. They look terrific on the green leaf.


Hello Ron

Excellent photo of this insect, the POV you choose
it is giving a beautiful play of shadow and light,
great DOF, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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