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On the wire

On the wire
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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: 2005-03-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 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) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-28 13:46
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 55
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one was taken where I took the photo I posted yesterday - a farm some 12 kilometers away from my town.

I was ready to come back home when I spotted this insect. According to what I was told, it's easy to see this species there.

I have a shot in which two of them are together, but, unfortunately, the background is not a nice one, since it's a white fabric. That's why I decided to leave it aside and post the one which is here.

The bug has approximately 2 centimeters.

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Excellent sharpness and very good composition.
The wire and the insect are in very good contrast to the background, great shot.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-03-28 14:17]

A very good capture of this unusual looking insect.
Excellent sharp detail and great DoF.
A good shot,well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-28 14:49]

Hi Livio, super looking bug, excellent details and a very nice composition. 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)
  • [2005-03-28 14:51]

Wow Lilio, this is a strange insect. You can see how it must camourflage itself with its leaf-like legs and colours. Good capture. It is the same colour now as the barbwire, makes me wonder whether it changes colour to its surroundings. Well done.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-03-28 14:52]

Very nice shot of this interesting bug.
Great composition and sharpness.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-03-28 14:54]

Man, did you ever get this one in focus. WOW.
Excelent shot with crisp, clean details. Exposure is spot on. Great work, Livio.!!!


Possibly a little too much sharpening but it's another excellent bug shot, with the barb on the wire giving a good sense of scale.

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  • vero Silver Star Critiquer [C: 44 W: 8 N: 16] (342)
  • [2005-03-28 15:16]

Belle composition et harmonie de couleurs de l'insecte avec le support et le fond. Bien vu!

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-03-28 15:17]

Great shot livio, it looks like it is made out of the same stuff as the barbed wire.
Pin sharp and beautiful background.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Livio, it does look a little oversharpened, but the perspective and composition are great, love the way it blends in with the wire, very nice.

It certainly camouflages well with the wire fence, doesn't it? Great capture, with wonderful detail and composition. Thank you, Livio.

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-03-28 15:56]

Waw great insect... I love the way the colors of the insect fit almost ectatly to the wire... Great sharpnes and background... TFS...Ina...

Hi Livio!
Great composition - with this bunch looks like totality :-)

An amazing shot, the 'bug' is almost chameleon like as it has almost blended in with the rusty barbed wire. Fantastic BG and incredible detail. Well done and TFS

Nice capture Livio,
Fantastic detail, sharpness and composition.
Superb blend of the wire and the bug. Nice shot, well done
Thanks for posting

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-28 17:22]

Everything great Livio! Very interesting in shape bug, suitable to barbed wire. Perfect BG and composition. Two centimeters isn't very much for Brasilian insects standards I think ;-)

Great shot Livio. The barbed wire adds a nice effect with the subject and wire contrasting very well with the green BG. This is a Leaf-footed Bug, Family Coreidae. You can see my post from the family HERE

Very good macro Livio.
Great shot with crisp, clean details. Very nice colours.
Well done.

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  • anoop Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 1 N: 14] (106)
  • [2005-03-29 0:53]

Great macro! A little bit more info onthe bug would have helped!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-29 3:49]

Very nice macro shot Livio.
Sharpness,details,DOF and BG are wonderful.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-29 4:07]

Excellent! Razorsharp details, great POV & DOF! Well done!

Great capture, very good POV and colours. Great sharpness.
Well done.

Very good super macro shot Livio,
fantastic capture, and the details are super in this shot, good composing shot, with a fantastic pov, great job.
gr. Jaap

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-03-29 18:32]

Great shot Livio, excellent sharpness and DOF, nice composition. Well done! Thanks for sharing.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-03-29 22:41]

Fantastique prise, la pose de l'insecte de couleurs métal s'harmonise parfaitement avec la broche.


You have some crazy looking critters in Brazil. Great POV and DOF. Good composition and sharpness too.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-03-31 4:14]

Great job livio, very sharp image with good light and a very well composition.
Very well done.

Exceptional capture. Livio your macroshots is nearly always impressive. I love this composition. Very well done.

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