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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world, Insects in Brazil, Nature in Patos de Minas (fauna and flora), Mocambo Park, Magnificent Macros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-19 10:39
Viewed: 4624
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one the two insects I posted yesterday. I don't have a satisfactory shot of the other one by itself. The one above has approximately one centimeter.

According to a reply I sent yesterday to Sebnem, Mocambo Park, the place where I took this photo, is a safe haven for insects. But this applies not only to Mocambo Park or to Patos de Minas, the town where I live, but to Brazil as a whole.

“Cerrado” is the typical vegetation in the region I live. Thus, let me give you some information about it; I owe this information to Eli Vieira, a great friend.

The "Cerrado" has trees with twisted trunks, which have thick barks. They have to adapt themselves not to lose much water, since here there are not great modifications in the environment when seasons change, so that we can say there are two seasons during the year: one of them is rainy, and the other is sunny.

"Cerrado" has the greatest diversity of insects in the world. Near the rivers, vegetation changes radically – one can even have the feeling there is another kind of vegetation around watery areas (because of my dumbness, I forgot what Eli told me about these changes).

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-03-19 10:54]

Fantastic funny shot Livio. Interesting object and pose. Excellent capture with good details.
Yes, I like it! Very well done

Very good colors, sharpness and DOF, Livio. The insect looks like a toy! Too bad we don't have the species name. Good job! TFS

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  • pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
  • [2005-03-19 11:21]

This is a very cute one, with the usual technical perfection we have come to expect from you Livio

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-19 12:16]

Superbe image et magnifique spécimen. Very nice.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-03-19 12:19]

Well done on this composition. The lighting is perfect as this is well exposed. I like this capture, excelent work, Livios.


This is rather nice Livio, focus and DoF are spot on and the low perspective works well. thanks for sharing.

Hi my friend from Brazil !
What a composition with the insect in the left and that raised leaf. The insect in a great sharpness, the colours beautiful and the background blurry is a good shot !

Great shot, very good pose.
Well done.

Very nice one Livio, All elements work very well together. Great job with this..I especially like the eyes of the bug..It almost seems to have an expression of surprise? Or am I imagining this?? ;-))

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-03-19 13:40]

Belle composition avec ce drôle d'insecte sur la feuille. Jolies coleurs et bonne PdC.
Well done !

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-03-19 13:57]

This is a wonderful shot Livio,
The details of this macro are great, the composition is a succes, very good job. I like the fantastic pof. I hope spring wil arive here very soon. Gr. Jaap

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-03-19 14:29]

Cze¶æ Livio!
Fantastyczne ujêcie, dobra ostro¶æ.
Swietnie Ci pozuje.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-19 15:03]

POV is great, composition and colours, too. Very weird insect but I like it. Looks like Mocambo is superb hunting range for you :-)

Excellent macro shot, very good frontal capture and very good quality, well done!

What a funny and strange insect...This shot is just perfect IMO, great details of the subject and the lovely curled leaf it is standing on with a nice blurred and dark background. The antennas must have been moving since they are not as sharp but it shows the bug is well alive and I like it.
Very well done...

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-19 22:16]

This is definitely an alien Livio. He's a funny creature, for sure. Looking at the above notes, no one seems to know what it is either. Great compo and colours, Well done Livio.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-20 4:07]

This is perfect! Composition is fantastic (the diagonal line is very good) and the colors and details are just superb. This is really VERY good! TFS!

Well that is superb Livio, the POV is excellent here and detail, composition very nice, well done on this.

ficou sensacional o contraste de cores e o inseto "olhando" pra camera... parabens.

Livio this is fantastic! What a pose, really funny, he's looking right at you! The details are brilliant and the composition is great, really important to keep the whole of the leaf in the shot.
Well done!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-21 7:22]

Amazing macro shot,Livio!
The details on cerrado and the pose is marvellous...A favourite from Mocambo Park ;)

Great shot but I would crop the OOF brown thing on the right.

Superb macro!Very nice composition.Eye contact is

  • gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)
  • [2005-03-22 5:57]

Great shot, Livio. Exceptional macro work. The composition is so nice... Very well done on this masterpiece.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-03-27 12:40]

Fantastic macro! What a wonderful expression on the insect. The way the antennae shoot out between the eyes with such symmetry gives the subject that startled look! The composition is excellent, with the bug perched on the diagonal leaf, though I find the brown part on the right a bit distracting. Thanks for a great picture!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-07-09 13:57]

Hello Livio, je viens par hazard de découvrir cette photo, elle est fabuleuse !!toutes mes félicitations Didier.

This is awesome, I love the composition and the colors and detail is fantastic. :)

Excellent shot Livio.
Details, sharp, POV and BG are very very good.
Beautiful composition.
Very well done!!!

TFS :-)

Hi Livio,
EXCELLENT extreme close-up.
Fantastic details, sharp and colors.
Congratulation and good job!
TFS Malgosia

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-06-14 16:45]

Hello Livio , What a nice incect ,never seen before very good details colours compositie and the bg it's a beauty ,Greetings Teunie .

Hello Livio.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
Very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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