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Mango Planthopper

Mango Planthopper
Photo Information
Copyright: des hoi (deshoi) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 65] (322)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K20 d, Pentax F 100/2.8 macro
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-12-20 5:12
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Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Planthoppers are close related with cicada. They are plant suckers. This Planthopper is creamy green in colour with a tiny pink dot at the middle of each front wing. They are common in Brisbane and can be found on stem of different plants. They are considered as pest in the mango growing industry.

They look like green triangular plant spines when they rest on the tree stems. Their broad triangular forewings held roof-like over their body make them easily recognized.

Body length 18mm

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-20 5:52]

Very interesting capture with excellent details, natural colors and perfect focus. A top quality image

This is what I call the sharpest of sharp focus of this quite little an insect. Yes, indeed wonderful details....thanks for sharing...warmest regards/Abid

Verry good capture.
This white insect look verry interesting.
Friendly regards and greetings.Alin.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-12-20 9:20]

Hello Desmond,
a fantastic macro of this leaf-hopper. Structural features and colours are
nicely presented. Crop is a bit close - you cut some structures to the right.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-12-20 9:21]

Hello Des,
Superb close-up shot of this planthopper.
Colours, details and composition are excellent.
TFS ang G's,

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-20 15:55]

Yes Des!!!
I realy like this kind of image and you did a very good job MF.
We can see every incredible fine details in its body with translucent colours, nice sharpness, POV and DOF as composition.
Thanks for show us this beauty Des.
Best wishes,

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