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Ceresa sp.

Ceresa sp.
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D3100, Tokina AT-X 100 Pro-D Macro
Exposure: f/32, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Treehoppers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-02-25 15:11
Viewed: 5330
Points: 37
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Ceresa sp. - (Buffalo Treehoppers)

I'm learning how to enjoy these little "people" in my garden!... I spent hours really fun looking for very tiny bugs in every leaf on every plant! ... I found bugs that I did not know before! I thank God for having so many miniature insects in my plants!

Greetings and hugs to all!


Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Superfamily: Cicadoidea
Family: Membracidae
Genus: Ceresa
Species: (?)

About this shot:
Model: NIKON D3100
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/2000 sec
F-Stop: f/20.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 100 mm
Date Taken: 2012-01-21 10:31
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, return light detected
File Size: 210 kb

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-25 15:13]

Ciao Jesus,una macro spettacolare di un insetto davvero piccolo,che classe amico mio,non si poteva fare meglio,davvero bellissima! Complimenti e buona Domenica,Luciano

Hi Jesus! Good to see you back!
Very interesting Treehopper from your garden. The fellow has some awsome features and colours on it. You have used the fill flash to great effect; the dark BG makes the subject occupy centre stage.
Well done and hope to see you posting regularly.

Hello Jesús

Great macro of this insect with fine POV and the
way is framed, excellent light, great focus
sharpness and details, great contrast with the
all black background, i suppose that i the Flash
that darkened the background, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-02-25 17:45]

Hello Jesus,
What an awesome macro image of this strange looking insect. I looked it up on the internet and they say it is common to North America, but I can't say I have ever seen one before.
You managed to capture super fine detail and the colors are true and natural. I can definitely see why they call it a Buffalo Treehopper from it's unique features.

Another fantastic small creature and another fantastic photo Jesus! Excellent composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!

Hola Jesus!
É realmente impressionante como existem muitas criaturinhas minúsculas e incríveis em nosso jardim!Tambem às vêzes perco horas a olhar para elas admirada.A fotografia me ensinou isso:basta obrir o olho e algo fascinante aparece!
E aqui está mais um fruto desse maravilhamento:um encantador inseto fotografado com sua maestria habitual.Bela foto,amigo!deve ser uma espécie de cigarra,não?
Bom domingo para você e muchas gracias por compartir esa linda foto aqui no site!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-25 22:36]

Hello Jesús,
A superb macro of this Buffalo Tree-hopper. The POV is just right with the use of flash helping to show its details with fine sharpness and colours. Your garden seems a paradise of biological diversity!
Thanks for sharing this with us!
Enjoy your Sunday,

Ciao Jesus, gran bella macro di questa piccola creatura, dettagli fantastici, splendida nitidezza e magnifici colori, bravissimo, buona Domenica, ciao Silvio

Ciao Jesus,
una macro dai dettagli incredibili, l'uso del flash mette in risalto ogni piccolo particolare con grande lucentezza delle ali, eccellente il punto di ripresa
Grazie e complimenti
Buona domenica
Ciao Maurizio

Wonderful close up of another South American monster ...hm what a creature indeed friend Jesus, lovely saturated "warm" colors and composition which deserve a price....Good day my friend! However.... hm ...however, the use of f/32 has robs the delicate detail from the bugs body ...a huge disappointment, friend Jesus ! As you know for most of the lenses/cameras when an aperture is closed that much a process call Diffraction take place and destroying the detail of the subject ...becoming soft and no further sharpening can change anything! Agree! If you do not, please submit a crop to show an actual pixels of the insect body, and lets have a peaceful discussion... here, the argument that the image has been taken in South America and the things looks differently wont be useful...he he he he ;) ...alright,alright...let me use my rusty .... have a great week, health and happiness ;)
George Veltchev

what a great macro capture this is with vivid colour and contrast. excellent sharpness and composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-26 2:16]

Hello Jesus,
fine capture of this little Tree-hopper with good sharpness and natural colours. Well chosen POV and nicely dark background.Best regards Siggi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-02-26 4:57]

Bonjour Jesus,
Another interesting tiny creature out of your garden. I would like to see you at work :-) I agree with George with its remark concerning use of f/32, but all in all it is still an excellent shot!

Ciao Jesus. Altro grande capolavoro amico mio! Dettaglio impressionante ed eccezionale gestione della luce. Ottimi i colori.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-26 6:53]

Beautifully captured tiny insect, good colors and lighting. tfs.

HI Jesus,
excellent photo. Very interesting species. Great point of view. Amazing colours. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Jesus
Great macro shot.Wonderful composition,great sharp details and wonderful colors.Very nice picture.
Thank You,
Best regards

hello Jesus
this is a very nice Macro shot with great details of this insect
the colours and composition are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hi Jesus

amazing capture, fantastic details and sharpness.


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