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trojan helmet

trojan helmet
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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: 2009-12-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: f/1, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South America Treehoppers, Treehoppers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-10 11:23
Viewed: 4207
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello all friends from TN,
I hope you like this mysterious treehopper like a Trojan Helmet. It`s a little nymph, 5mm length, with translucent cover. In fact, it is on the middle of the way, because we can see a very fin wings in formation in its body near the legs. (If I`m wrong, please tell me)
I hope you enjoy and thanks for your attention and comments.

marianas, tuslaw, eng55, Dis. Ac., maurydv, Mikolaj, KOMSIS, Miss_Piggy, uleko has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To marianas: Yes it is....hahahaMello 1 12-10 12:24
To tuslaw: me tooMello 1 12-10 12:22
To boreocypriensis: oláMello 1 12-10 12:16
To cobra112: ThanksMello 1 12-10 12:12
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Waw...is real?
Wonderful macro!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-10 11:33]
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Hello Francisco,
I have never seen such as insect as this before. The detail is incredible and the colors are gorgeous. Love the DOF you managed to obtail and the exposure is right on the money! Stunning image!!

Hi MF Francisco,

Delightful and flawless macro caprure of this realy mysterious treehopper from lateral POV, providing us the details of the leaf-like wings with usual great clarity and fine composition.
TFS and have a night MF!


Ciao Francisco. Davvero ottimo! Condizioni non ottimali ma perfetto dettaglio e gestione luce. Superb macro shot!


hello Francisco
this is a super macro shot with nice light and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-10 12:50]

Hi Francisco,
Magnificent close up.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.POV,lighting and visual effect are perfect.Very well done!
Thanks for posting.

Hello Francisco,

another great macro shot with good pov and dof.
TFS, this one never been seen before .
Fine colours.


Hello Francisco,
a superb macro shot of this strange nymph taken with incredible detail and splendid colours, good management of the flash, well composed
Best regards

Ola Francisco! Wonderful macro. Perfect exposure. Ideal contrast and sharpness. Superb colours. Splendid effect. Well done!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-12-11 7:18]

Hi Francisco,
Extraordinary macro insect composition...
Beautiful light and colors.
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-11 10:58]

Hello Francisco,
What a magnificent macro. Superb sharpness and details. Never seen something like this. beautiful contrasting colours against the BG. Good POV and DOF.

Hello Francisco,
Very impressive macro, well composed, with very nice details and colors. TFS,

Hallo Francisco
Another exciting and fascinating macro from your hand and lens. This mysterious treehopper which you compare to a Trojan Helmet, is really beautiful and you have captured it well. The texture of the body is well captured, seen and displayed. I like the almost rough surface, which makes this tiny nymph looks fiercer than what it really is. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-15 7:28]

Hello Francisco,
Fantastic macro of this fascinating insect showing the strange shape and sharp details very clearly against a dark background. Well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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