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Bug's sex, Intimacy & Bashfulness

Bug's sex, Intimacy & Bashfulness
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Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1, without additional lens
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world (Chapter 2), 100 points or more (Chapter 2), !"Living on the edge..." [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-27 7:07
Viewed: 10124
Points: 128
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Bug's sex, Intimacy & Bashfulness

The title is a funny remark for the insects' position, like desiring to conceal his faces by shame or bashfulness.

They are the same insects that I have published recently in the images

Pretty Tricolor Staining Bug and Multicolor Bugs in Love

where they will be able to find bigger information on the same ones.

I hope you like it J

Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1 (without additional lens)
Super Macro: On (max. 4 mpixels)
Shooting Mode: Manual
Tv (Shutter Speed) 1/320
Av (Aperture Value) 5.6
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Exposure Compensation: 0
ISO Speed: 50
Lens: 7.2 - 50.8mm
Focal Length: 22.8mm
Image Size: 2272x1704
Image Quality: Superfine
Flash: On
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: Single AF
Tripod: No (handheld)

PP: Corel Photo Paint
Noise reduction in Neat Image

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To livios: Obrigado...RAP 1 10-09 09:36
To extramundi: Es cierto...RAP 1 10-04 15:13
To izler: Thanks...RAP 1 10-04 06:39
To pitai: Gracias Gabriel...RAP 1 10-04 06:31
To gerhardt: Thanks...RAP 1 10-03 15:51
To Bufo: I don't know...RAP 1 09-29 15:44
To XOTAELE: Gracias!!!RAP 1 09-27 16:47
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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-09-27 7:25]
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Lastima que no se ven las caras de los bichos, pero no le quita la calidad en nitidez y color. Las texturas geniales. Un saludote Ricardo

Hello Ricardo

Bug sex it is, great details, Bg, POV DOF perfect details, very crisp, Nicly composed photo, TFS Kyle

Great pic but point only for technique.

Hi Ricardo.
An excellant and perfect work my friend. All details are very crisp, clean and sharp. Perfect...TFS.
With my best wishes.

Hi Ricardo,
Maybe they saw the papprazzi coming and tried to hide their faces from the camera. The fill flash exposure was perfect here. The colors and detail in this are just amazing. Great DOF has it all looking very sharp with great intricate detail being visable. Nice one!

Quelles couleurs !
Bonne journée.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-27 8:24]

Hola Ricardo,
Muy ocurrente el título de la foto, "apasionado colorido" y nitidez... saludos

Hi Ricardo,
Ha ha! Really a great title for this posture :-) Very close shot with vivid colours. i like the bug's texture of the underside of its abdomen.

Hi Ricardo,
This is a very unusual POV :) I guess that they were a little intimidated by the camera by hiding their head like this... Details are very clear and you used the flash very well. I like this composition and great DOF. Thanks,

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-09-27 9:19]
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yeck, and what does it lead to...?
Cheers, Jacob

Hello Rap,
Great title for this colorful photo of the head-less "bashful" ones. They saw you coming ;)
Very good color, detail, and use of flash.
I like the close composition as well..I enjoyed the links back,
Nicely done & TFS!

good note, lovely colour and composition, tfs

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-27 10:09]

Hello Ricardo,
Wonderful close up,interesting POV.Details,colors,contrast,lighting and composition are excellent.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2006-09-27 10:18]

Hi Ricardo;
Very good colours and diffused light on the insects. It is a bit unluck to hide their heads by the leaves but the moment you captured and the attractive colours makes the picture well done. :)
Thank you for sharing.

Hi Ricardo,
Great macro shot.
Very good colours and sharpness.TFS.


Aunque esto de los insectos es algo que no me apasiona, no dejo de reconocer que has "iluminado" como los antiguos códices una página un tanto oscura de la vida de los bichitos.
Perfecto el color y una macrofotografía muy buen lograda. Un abrazo. JL

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-27 11:36]

Hola Ricardo,
Extrema nitidez, brillantes y bien saturados colores, equilibrada composición, excelente punto de vista. Una gran foto, sin duda. Se me antoja que la timidez juega poco papel aquí :-)
José M.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-09-27 13:13]

Hello Ricardo!

Great macro of this colorfull but shy insects :-) Both of them hid their heads :-) As you wrote - funny scene with very good title. Nice, tropical work my friend :-)

Lovely composition with these "bashful" bugs making love, Ricardo.
Very fine details and colours.
I intend to share a similar picture shortly, though my bugs are not as bashful as yours!

Hi Ricardo,
haha, that's lovely, they are realy shy hiding the faces. But you were sooo close, don't wonder!!!
A perfect shot, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Great macro Ricardo.
Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. This is a great composition.
Very good job. Well done. Thank you my friend.

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-09-27 17:25]

Hi Ricardo,
excellent detail and composition,
seems as though they saw you approaching and since the contact could not be broken until completed, they tried to hide their faces :P
Great Shot :D
Vishal Sabharwal

Hola Ricardo,
Muy adecuado el título, parecen estar avergonzados del hecho. Rl macro es increiblemente bueno, las texturas, colores y reflejos son muy naturales.
Una excelente imagen

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-27 21:27]

Hello ricardo

Oh the joys of a bug's life! The outstanding feature of this photo is the colour and clarity of the details.The DOF is sharp and the BG is a lovely OOF green.Great job spoting and capturing this for us.TFS


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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2006-09-27 21:48]

Hola Ricardo:
Sin lugar a dudas esta es otra de tus muy buenas fotografias. Ecxelente iluminacion, colorido y detalles. El titulo: perfecto. Estos insectos parecen ocultarse del papparazzi para no verse escrachados en la revista de chimentos. Ja, ja. Estuviste muy oportuno. Felicitaciones.

Hello Ricardo!
You did a great job here with this shot. Perhaps the most I like the funny side of it: hidden bugs' heads. I love the colors, bright green background giving good contrast to the red color of the subject. Very good flash use, no disturbing reflections. Saludos,

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-28 1:54]

Hello Ricardo, what are you showing to us ;-) It is funny because the both have hidden their head... Great and interesting details in this close-up. Colors, light, sharpness and DOF are excellent.
Bravo and TFS

salut ricardo
oui ils sont surement intimidés,mais en tout cas la netteté est parfaite et les couleurs aussi.felicitations pour cette macro.

Well done Ricardo, the title is great.
Hide their head in shame.
Great shot, wll done.

bonsoir ami ricardo
c' est vraiment du travail de professionnel et je ne pourrai jamais en faire autant, c'est formidable ce que tu fais. cette photo est superbe
sincères félicitations et merci du partage

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-09-28 15:20]

Hi Ricardo,
Excellent macro shot my friend.
I like your pov,dof,focus,sharpness,vivid colors,frame and blurred bg.TFS

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-28 18:38]

Hola Ricardo.- Tal parece que es el tiempo de reproducirse de los insectos. Bella foto, exelentes colores y con muy buena luz.

Simply put your work, of photography & notes, is
Best regards,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-09-29 8:45]
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This looks so real that they will walk out from my screen. Excellent details,colors and sharpness, a successful macro. TFS Ricardo.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-09-29 16:52]

Great capture the colours are intense, focus is spot on and the POV excellent. I'm not suprised they are hiding, they were having a moment of intimacy when someone comes along with a great big camera!



Colorful, nice detail.


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-09-30 3:59]

Bonjour Ricardo, pouquoi ils se cachent la tête, il n'y a pas de honte à faire cela!!! Great macro-shot. Sharp where it must be. Very nice colors, POV and DOF are perfect. Happy weekend, best regards, Didier.

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2006-09-30 18:04]

Now, that is hot! Hehe - great capture, and very well spotted! Nice rich colours and good light too!

Well done!


Hello Ricardo,
Action well captured!
Well framed situation, captured with great colours and fine details...
Good composition, nicely balanced elements!
Pablo -

Hi, Ricardo.
Great action shot! Excellent colors and exposure.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-10-01 18:24]

Hello Ricardo,
Another excellent macro shot from you and a funny title too, I agree with your reasons for calling it that :-) Wonderful detail and beautiful rich and vibrant colours. Great DOF too, rendering the BG completely OOF. Great work!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-01 19:16]

Hi Ricardo
Well seen and captured. Great colours, sharpnes, details and light.
Well done my friend


Hello Ricardo !
Excellent shot ! I like how both the insects are hiding their heads, they really look ashamed ! :-) The bright red color of the insects is also very beautiful. Details, composition, colors, exposure, POV, all these things are wonderful. Very well done !

Hola Ricardo.
Una gran foto y un macrazo, la pena es que no esten los bichos completos. Pero tampoco es que importe ya que el momento es muy bueno. (es que no los dejamos a los pobres nada de intimidad).
Con un colorido, definición y contraste estupendo.
Un saludo

Hola Ricardo,

Very nice pattern the two entwined bodies makes in the frame. The contrasting colors adding to the shape. Nice DOF and details. Somehow I still wish I could see there ashamed faces. :)

Very well done.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-10-03 17:33]
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hi ricardo
well copulation photo because of good timing and exposure. composition, point of view, background, depth of field, using of light, colours and details are great
thanks for sharing

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-10-03 20:09]
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Hola Ricardo, que colores tan bonitos y llamativos de estos insectos copulando. Pena que hubieran salido sin cabeza. Creo que una abertura mas pequeña del obturador quitaria un poco el brillo de las hojas. De todas formas uma excelente toma. Felicidades!!!

Es muy dificil en fotos de este tipo ajustar la luz, o el flash en este caso, para conseguir buena definicion en el insecto y que no salga excesivamente expuesta la planta. A mi me pasa siempre, los pequeños pelitos reflejan mucho la luz.
En este caso el control es bueno, quizas un ajuste por debajo en la intensidad del flash no le hubiera caido mal tampoco, pero el detalle en los bichos merece la pena. Mira que esconder las cabecitas, aunque no es la parte mas importante en este caso :D
Un saludo amigo.

Olá amigo .... que grande título!!!!
Os detalhes, luz, cor estão fabulosos!
5*! Fica bem Ana:)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-10-08 20:49]
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Ricardo, mais um excelente trabalho feito com a Pro1.

Belas cores, nitidez e contraste. Gosto da composição também.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-10 16:21]

Hello Ricardo,
quite the action you captured here. The colors and the sharpness catches the eye right away. Very detailed and very well composed.

A friend of mine has been recently in Argentina, and he made incredible photos. I guess I have to plan a trip there. Your photos are incredible, nice shots you have!

Hola Ricardo,
Greatly capturing this biological reproduction activity. Sharp and nice details. Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

not a intimity violation... because it's head are undercover.

all my wish,

Hi Ricardo,
Another beautiful shot from you and really a great title for this posture.

Well done

Bonjour Ricardo
Très joli ce macro, les détails et les contrastes sont réussis très jolis couleurs
et beau BG
On peut voir que la nature ne complique pas les choselors de l'accouplement.
Bravo et merci,amitié... JP

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-20 13:06]

Hi Ricardo.
This is fantastic, outstanding shot. Exactness and beauty of the reproduction of this amazing colourful scene is above any praise. The reflection of texture and colours of insects and leafs are fantastic and wonderful. The sharpness of main captured objects also the sharpness of the foreground are excellent. BG is perfect too. As a whole your picture is a real work of art. BRAVO and TFS. My best regards,

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-11-23 15:51]

Wow! The color, sharpness, and detail are incredible! Very interesting.

Hello Ricardo,
Nothing to hide, you show in great details. Razor sharp and crisp clear image. Well done and seen. Regards,

Amazing macro Richardo I really like the colours and strong contrast perfect detail and interesting subject well done best rgds Necip and Have a happy new year. sorry P.T.

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  • clint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 237] (1371)
  • [2006-12-29 15:13]

now this is a superb capture, i love the rich colours you have caught in the bugs and the contrasting green background. very nice indeed.
best wishes for 2007

Hi Ricardo
a very interesting macrophotography , with beautiful colours and a perfect sharpness...the bugs really are very shy , concealing they faces!

Hello Ricardo,
funny observation, well fitting title. And, above all, an almost abstract composition of powerful patterns and rich colours, sheer vitality put into intense light.
Thank you! With best regards,

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-04-05 23:46]
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Hi Ricardo

Missing in action I see. I sincerely hope you are merely enjoying a vacation or something as pleasurable and that it is not due to any adverse reason that we do not see you around TN for the moment MF.

It looks like these bugs where caught out doing something they shouldn't have done and now they were trying to hide there faces from the camera. However, the private dick (investigator) has done his penetrating and in depth exploration or examination into the affair of these wild and unfaithful merry makers, so now he has captured the evidence on photo as proof of their infidelity (chuckle).

The fill-in flash was well utilised with excellent results to enhance the exposure, to brighten up the stunning colours, and to reveal all that amazing details on the insects and the sparkling textures on the flower bud and leaves. The DOF was spot since it ensured that the subjects were well within the focal range while the BG was rendered totally OOF and non-distractive. The POV are very interesting as it seems like you manoeuvred the camera right into the flower.

Very well done and TFS.

One almost feels like a voyeur, or as a minimum inclined to say "Oops,I didn't mean to intrude...
What a shot though! Do you put pherons around Ricardo to get these bugs to "pose?

Wonderful record of a primordial moment! Tfs, Jay
PS Themed.

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