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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8 G ED, Quantaray 62mm Multi Coated UV
Exposure: f/36.0, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-24 21:52
Viewed: 1971
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Insecta: Pseudococcidae: Pseudococcus longispinus (Targioni-Tozzetti), Longtailed mealy bug

The insect pictured is about 3mm in length. Very destructive to many plant varieties in green house environments.

This particular specimen was resting on an orchid stem.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-02-26 10:26]

Hello Mike, a very unusual and interesting photo!!
I had to look this little guy up on the web after viewing your shot, it is so unique in it's features. You did a fine job of capturing what little detail this tiny creature has to offer. It almost looks like a white piece of fuzz that got caught on the hairs of this particular plant.
Exposure is great and colors are true and natural looking. I also like the clean blurred BG, as it keeps your focus on the subject. The vertical framing and diagonal branch makes for an attractive composition. Well done!!

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