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Into a Philodendron

Into a Philodendron
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Copyright: Francisco Mello (Mello) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 105 F2.8 Macro.
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-01-07 7:51
Viewed: 3706
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi dear TN friends!
I don't know this little insect (5mm), but maybe you can help me with the ID.
"He" was in a Philodendron flower with "his" friends, brothers and sisters, as you can see in the whorkshop version.
I hope you like this one.
See you in TN,

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Olá Francisco,

Uma abordagem do professor, este é um concurso de macro! grandes esforços para lidar com a exposição ao contraste. Grande trabalho!


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-01-07 8:03]

Hi Francisco

I may be totally wrong, but maybe this was a batch of insects that just hatched from
their eggs. You did great work to capture so much detail from such a small subject.
The f/13 aperture went a long way to stretch the DOF and you made excellent use of
the fill-in flash. Great stuff MF.

Well done and TFS.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-07 8:13]

Hi Francisco . I am sorry i can not help with the ID . But i can say its a fine close up of the orange insect. taken with fine detail shaowing its large black eyes. And bright colours. It shows up well against the white of the flower. WEll taken tFs.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-07 8:21]

Hi Francisco,
Excellebt close up.ı liked sharpness,POV,lighting,colors and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting..

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-07 8:27]

Hello Francisco
I can't help you with ID but is very interesting and has wonderful colors

Ciao Francisco, lovely little beetle with fantastic bright colors, beautiful macro with good DOF, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2010-01-07 8:52]

Hola Francisco,
this is real macro of the small insect which belongs to the order Heteroptera,
probably a member of the family Miridae. It is often difficult to identify the European bug species
and much more for the tropical species. So, I have no species name.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-07 9:20]

Hello Fransisco,
A great macro of this True Bug, the species unknown to me but I agree with Peter's classification suggestion.
The technical aspects are first class and the POV shows most of its features with excellent clarity and colours.
Interesting to see the WS of its siblings on the Philodendron flower centre.
Thanks and best wishes,

ciao Francisco!
un'altra chicca....mi sorprende sempre di piu' la profondita' e il contrasto dei dettagli che riesci a tirar fuori dal tuo
Macro 105 Sigma f.2.8....grande maestria anche nell'uso del flash...impalpabile!!
ottimo lavoro..complimenti anche per il Ws
ciao sERGIO

hello Francisco
great sharpness composition with this beautiful little BUG
great colours and nice light
greeting lou

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-07 13:50]

Hi Francisco

Beautiful work - visually stunning and excellent detail. Great shot.


Ahhh... what a pretty coloured tiny bug taken from nice POV with great clarity. I also captured one resembling this while i was in LOndon in March 2009. But i also could not find its exact id:(. Colours realy incredible MF!
TFS and cheers,


Hello Francisco,
a superb macro shot of this tiny insect, very good sharpness with impressive detail, very interesting picture on WS, very well done.
Best regards

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-01-08 0:13]

Hola Francisco,
super macro...
interesante trabajo,
gran nitidez y sobresalientes detalles.
saludos amigo.

Hi Francisco.
Great macro with wonderful colors.
Very good photo.Well done.
Friendly regards.Alin.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-01-08 6:03]

Absolutely fine image, with great colors and background. tfs.

Ciao Francisco. Superb details great light and exciting brigh colours. I have the same lens now. Thanks for the lesson!


Primero gracias por tus amables comentarios Francisco. Luego comentar que tu fotografía es preciosa; una gran ampliación muy bien resuelta, de gran profundidad y con unos colores bellímos. La luz, como en otras de tus tomas, muy bien trabajada. Un trabajo fenomenal.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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