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Leaf-footed bug

Leaf-footed bug
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-12-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-03-13 10:38
Viewed: 1734
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Coreidae
Genus: Acanthocephala

Acanthocephala is a New World genus of true bugs in the family Coreidae.The name is derived from the Greek akanth- meaning "thorn/spine" + kephale meaning "head" This name is in reference to the spine on the front of the head.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-03-13 10:58]

Ciao Luciano,
An interesting insect ..
Beautiful photo with very good composition and good sharpness.
Best wishes,

hallo Luciano
very nice picture of this one leg bug?
good details and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-03-13 17:30]

Hi Luciano
Good note and nice photo.
This kind of bugs is quite common in my country too.


A brilliant macro from your archives, Luciano.
The brown insect on green foliage has tremendous visual appeal for me.
BTW, that rear right leg seems a bit too large for the subject.
I wonder where the left one is. :)

Hello Luciano,
I think it's the mark of Savage fight!
Long leg! Well captured this "Leaf-footed Bug". Good sharpness and natural color. I like its natural habitat too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

GREAT capture with very nice details and color.Like wing pattern.

Hi Luciano
This fellow has very rich color.


Hi Luciano,

The leaves are helping to frame the insect. The close-up point of view is showing the details of the Leaf-footed bug. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


Ciao Luciano, gli hai mangiato una zampa, però è bello lo stesso, ottima nitidezza e magnifici dettagli, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-03-14 17:40]

Hello Luciano,
What an impressive image of this fine looking Leaf-footed bug. Appears it donated a hind leg to some predator in a previous outing. Focus couldn't be any sharper and the colors are bright and beautiful. The detail is exceptional and I really like the vertical framing. Great job!!

Hello Luciano,
Gorgeous photography as usual. Pin sharp details of a very interesting specie. I like the details of the shining body of this insect. Great capture. This image shows the excellent skills you have taking macro images.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2015-03-16 13:29]

Bonsoir Luciano,

Excellent macro de cette insecte, jolis controle de la lumière et les détails sont magnifiques.
J'aime bien le frame aussi, merci pour le partage.
John vantighem

Eres un suertudo, Lu, primero por estar en Brasil (país al que voy de vacaciones casi todos los años y que es mi segunda patria) y segundo por capturar este extraño insecto, tan bellamente por cierto.

Un gran abrazo, amigo!!!

Hernán Bortondello

Hello Luciano

Great macro of this insect, fine POV and appropriate
vertical framing, GREAT DOF, excelllent focus, sharpness,
details, and contrast, TFS


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2015-03-19 9:04]

Bonsoir Luciano,
Une apparition très spéciale, un unijambiste, me semble-t-il. Une belle contribution pour TN. Netteté et présentation sont impeccables.

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