Cotton Wool Head
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-12-08 12:45]
Yes ,this is wath a like
so strange and so beautiful
great sharpness and good light with very good details and beautiful colours
- anel (40574)
- [2009-12-08 12:54]
Very fascinating this creature! Absolutely amazing to see it carry this cottonlike burden and for what? Camouflage? Excellent sharpness for such a tiny Treehopper. It'smore than probable a first!
Thanks a lot and Congratulations to have seen it.
- nasokoun (62)
- [2009-12-08 13:12]
ok this is unbelievable that it is animal, insect, excellent macro shot, a big bravo for this extraordinary image and for the first presentation!
keep photographing! TFS
- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-12-08 13:43]
It's very nice and unusual capture.Well exposed and composed.I liked colors,contrast and use of light a lot.
Thanks for posting..
- hansh (2762)
- [2009-12-08 14:13]
What a strange creature you show us here.
A perfect capture that shows us the remarkeble unexplanble things that nature keeps hidden for us.
It's a great experience when you descover such a wonderful thing, specially when you got the possibility to catupre it like the way you did.
Very well done and thaknk you for sharing it with us MF.
- zetu (16941)
- [2009-12-08 21:33]
Interesting capture with great details.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2009-12-08 21:48]
Superb shot of this amazing little creature. What a bizzare adaptation this species has developed to help protect it from predation. Great composition and DOF, the light is fine.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2009-12-09 0:07]
Perfect documentary picture of treehopper larvae. You are right, this is not an adult specimen. Larvae use this "cotton" to protect againt predtors (thank to this they are not visible for birds, ect.). Anyway, this is not a part of insect's head but only special substance "putted" on its back :)
Thank you for showing this educative and interesting picture!
Greetings from Poland,
- alin-m (1773)
- [2009-12-09 0:38]
Yours capture is fantastic.
Verry good and interesting immage.
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-12-09 0:42]
this is one of most beautiful macro shots of TN,very fine POV and DOF,superb density of the colours, i love it,great contrast, sharpness and details of the foreground, TFS
Best regards Siggi
An excellent macro of this tree hopper with very good light management of the sticky white protective secretion on its body. The sharpness and details are superb with the dark BG giving a fine contrast.
A fine contribution to TN!
Thanks and best wishes,
- lousat (65489)
- [2009-12-09 4:12]
Hi Francisco,this is truely a wonderful scoop! I never seen nothing before and i can't help you about the name,but the insect is very curiuos and strange and i'm happy to see something new on TN.Top quality of sharpness,colors and composition.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano.
Incredible animal. Never seen anything like this before. Clear details.
During post processing, using "curves" instead of "contrast" allows you to adjust contrasts specifically. In your case, darkening the whites while letting darker tones untouched.
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2009-12-09 5:31]
Ciao Francisco. Excellent macro shot with suoperb light and colours contrast. Nice compo too. Well done!
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2009-12-09 8:17]
another fine caterpillar image from you with good detail and fine colours.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-12-09 10:52]
It's sure an exclusive one. Never seen. I'm wondering where it's living.
Great sharpness, details and natural colours. Nice contrasting dark BG. Good composition and POV.
- tcr (3384)
- [2009-12-11 5:16]
Ótimo controle de exposição, ponto de vista e enquadramento. Criatura bastante interessante.
Até a próxima.
- CatherineD (14097)
- [2009-12-11 12:22]
You have a fantastic collection of strange insects and it shows very well the richness of nature, specially in Brazil. This one is really amazing and very well taken. TFS,
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2009-12-11 12:42]
Wow - that's a crazy insect, Francisco,
never saw such a guy before.
I love this unexpected look, the excellent sharpness and light, very pretty and interesting, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda