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mimicry as protection


mimicry as protection
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Copyright: Francisco Mello (Mello) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 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
Theme(s): Macromania, Treehoppers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-16 6:39
Viewed: 5405
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,
I found this little nymph in my backyard, like always when I looking for them, but at this time a greenish one. As you can see (he or she?) have a lot of strange little "pine trees" in (his or her?) back and it got my attention. I used the live view sistem to shot it because it was so little.
If anybody knows the exactly name of this treehopper, please tell me. Thanks.

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cicadoidea
Family Membracidae (Treehoppers)

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)
  • [2009-11-16 7:12]

Hello Francisco,
What an amazing creature again! You seem to see what a normal person doesn't see. How cute and intersting this very tiny treehopper nymph. And a perfect shot with an beautiful composition and excellent sharpness. Bravo!
Kind regards
Anne

hello Francisco
Great sharpness picture very good details
and good light
beautiful colours
i think it is a camouflage the pine's
great shot
greeting lou

A beautiful and educative macro-capture in fine focus and exposure Francisco, the saturated colours are exceptional against a black BG. I would try some bounce flash techniques to prevent those unwanted reflections MF.
Cheers,
Mehmet

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-11-16 8:41]

Hola Francisco,
a perfect and beautiful document.
The details are impressive and the colours are well reproduced.
Thank you for posting a picture of this tropical insect.
Best wishes, Peter

Now that is an amazing capture...Aperture is optimal. Not too high to loose to much light and to have the thin green branch in the background blurred. And not to low to loose details. Composition also perfect. One of the best macro photos I've seenon TrekNature. Congratulations

ola Francisco!
exceptional macro this nymph with special
tropical dress...
amazing details and good definition
thanks for this gift!!!
ciao sERGIO

Hello Francisco!
Wonderful capture of this small bug species. It is so similar is shape to the BG! Amazing creature presented in wonderful way.
My best congratultions and best wishes from Poland,
Radomir

Hallo Fransico
Talk about perfect camouflage. Wow this little creature has the perfect gear to do so. This is a very interesting and most fascinating little nu-nu with some lovely features which you have captured well. It looks like a piece of jelly with an eye and covered with spikes. It is very unique. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

amazing capture, TFS Ori

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 155 W: 8 N: 540] (3302)
  • [2009-11-20 7:41]

Olá Francisco.
Belo trabalho.
Ótimo enquadramento, foco, ponto de vista e nível de detalhes.
Até a próxima.

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