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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Magnificent Macros, Dedications at TrekNature Part Two, Gems from India part 2, Jewel Bug of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-06 1:35
Viewed: 5540
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot is dedicated to Fartash Barvarz our own macro specialist from India who has posted wonderful macro shots of many insects specially spiders.

This shot is of Metallic Shield Bug -Scutiphora pedicellata

Metallic Shield Bugs can be found on leaf letter or under bark. They feed on vegetable, garden plants, trees and fruits. The bugs are metallic green in colour with orange and black patterns on the top. Underside of their body is bright red and black.

This bug is in the Shield-backed bug family. Shield-backed bugs are plant suckers. They can be distinguished from other shield bugs by their scutellum completely covered the whole abdomen and wings. This is why sometimes they are miss-recognized as beetle. They are easily distinguished from beetles by having sucking mouthparts and the shield on the back is continuous, not the divided wings cover with separation at the middle.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-06 1:49]

Hello Pankaj,
a lovely dedication for Fartash.
A beautiful bug you've captured here. A very Fartash-like shot :)
+++ Superb sharpness and detail clearly showing every dimple on its armour. Vivid and beautiful colours; I love the contrast between the bright pink plants and the green of the bug. Perfect composition.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

A wonderful shot Pankaj.
Such beautiful colours and so very nicely composed.
This is a greaty dedication for Fartash.
Very good work.
Well done.

fabulous colours, it's almost good enough to touch....more please!!!

Hello Pankaj,
Beautiful shot, very colourful and nice composition, TFS

Wouaw Pankaj,
what a vivid and wonderfull colors on this bug, perfect focus with great deeph of field,
splendid background and wonderfull composition,

Una excelente macro Pankaj.
Buenos reflejos y espléndidos detalles.
Una obra maestra.
Tfs, saludos, JL.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-06 3:47]

Hi Pankaj

A beautiful shot - great POV and stunning colours. I like the way you have framed the bug with the red shoots.


Wowwwwww, Pankaj
A jewel Bug :o) You know how much I like
them , Thank you ,man
What a wonderful sourronding you have here
Superb shot,Welldone.


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-10-06 5:13]

hi Pankaj
très belle image haute en couleurs et d'une bonne netteté générale. Le cadrage est soigné, les formes rouges sont parfaitement placées. bon usage du flash.


Hi Pankaj,
a very good shot for a dedication to Fartash.
I realy like the POV and the composition.
Lovely colours and good sharpness wiht fine details.
You handle the fill-in flash well, no hard contrasts.
Very well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-06 6:59]

Hi Pankaj.
What a great macro by subject and by quality of its reproduction. What a unique and wonderful scene. I congratulate you on so exact shooting parameters. All is the best: aperture value, exposure time, flash work, using of tripod, etc. Extra-class work. Bravo and bets wishes.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-06 7:12]

Hello Pankaj,
What a superb composition showing these weird red flowers and the multi-coloured metallic bug together. All against a beautiful dark green background. Great sharpness and fine colours. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Pankaj,
Beautiful picture dedicated to our good friend Fartash. Wonderful colours and excellent composition.Thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful shot.

Hello Pankaj
The colours here are beautiful and they all compliment each other. The shield bug has a very interesting iridescent and gorgeous colour as well. An excellent macro!
TFS Janice

The reds of th flora almost look like a coral but not. Fartash no doubt will appreciate this picture. It is a fine detailed and of course as only you can do, capture of colors together complimenting so well...

Superb image Pankaj!
The color combinations and composition are awesome.
Very good detailed subject focus.
Well done.

Hello uncle,
i am cmg on tn after such a long time.your tiles have rchd our home.some day please come to our house.i am inviting you specially.

hi Pankaj,

waooow, spelendide elle mérite plus que 2 point cadrage, couleur, netteté, coposition tout est parfait bravo

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-06 11:53]

Hi Pankaj,

A wonderful dedication to Fartash. I'm sure he will appreciate this colorful shot of the Metallic Shield Bug. Great macro really showing how metallic it looks. Marvelous colors and details. Nice composition surrounded by the flower.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-06 14:52]

Hello Pankaj ! Stunning macro my friend ! Everything is great on that shot, everything ! Well done and thanks !


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-06 14:54]

Oh my goodness! What colours! Like a little walking jewel!
Superb capture, with outstanding details and perfect framing

He looks like jewelry-beatuiful bug on a very interesting plant!

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-10-06 20:15]

Hi Pankaj,
WOW!! Excellent photo with beautiful color and outstanding detail. Very well done.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-06 20:15]

Hello Pankaj

A beautiful shot with rich and well saturated colours.The focus is sharp with excellent details.The lighting is excellent.Well composed in the frame.TFS


Yes, Fartash is a Jewel Bug specialist alright, Pankaj, and your picture of it makes an apt dedication to him.
This is a brilliant capture -- well composed and colourful. The plants surrounding the subject add to the beauty of the composition.
Well done and TFS.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-07 0:25]

Hi Pankaj,
Wonderful shot of this Jewel Bug with immaculate sharpness and lovely colours. A perfect dedication for Fartash who has posted quite a few shots of this beautiful bug. He must be definitely feeling proud. Superb flash lighting and the darkish BG enhances the beauty by perfectly highlighting the subjects. Those red flowers look awesome in colours and shapes and presents a fabulous setting. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Pankaj, great dedication to our friend fartash, splendid bug with superb colors, excellent sharpness ang wonderful details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Pankaj,
brilliant macro with excellent sharpness and an enormous depth of field. A very beautiful little gem with strikingly opulent colours presented in a spectacular setting. Very nice dedication to our friend Necipp.
With thanks, and best regards,

Hi Pankaj,
A very nice presentation for Mr. Fartash. He is a very good photographer especially in macros. Nicely capture with very fine details and an excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

AWESOME shot! Perfect lighting creating perfect color and effect.
Great composition. Just wonderful!!!!!!!!!!

Hello Pankaj,
Ahhh what a great tribute to Fartash! This looks just like some of his beauties! Great macro shot and love all the bright color against the black background. TFS

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-10-08 4:14]

Superbe gros plan et belles couleurs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-08 5:08]

hello Pankaj,
Very striking picture of this Metallic Bug, which we relate to Fartash in our mind. I like the composition, the colour-contrast. The bug seems to be surrounded by red hands which try to catch it. I like the small light given by the flash.
Best regards

Impresionante Pankaj, analizada la toma por elementos , pueden ser discutibles el enfoque u otros aspectos, pero lo que destaca en esta fotografía es la excelente mezcla de formas y colores que impacta ya a primera vista. Enhorabuena !!

Hi Pankaj.

Very good details and colors.
Beatifoul insect.

Regards. Jose Luis.

Hello Pankaj,

Fantastic colors on this picture, the focus is excellent and the composition carefully done.
It's really nice!


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-09 5:40]

Hi Pankaj,
Great photo in all aspects... Focus, sharpness, details, composition and colors are beautiful. Bravo and TFS
Best wishes,

Hola Pankaj,
Hace días que no visitaba tu galería y veo unas imágenes fantásticas, gran nitidez, excelente iluminacion y bellos colores bien contrastados con el fondo, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

great colours, TFS Ori

WOnderful shot of the metallic bug. The rich colours in this picture are very eye-catching. Also the red coloured natural frame around the insect lookes lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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