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Assassin Bug

Assassin Bug
Photo Information
Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.9, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects' World, RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-04 3:31
Viewed: 3019
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks to Janice (mjaniceanne) I almost forgot the species Assassin Bug. Still I am not sure what critter is this. Hope somebody will help.

Thanks a lot for sharing.
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  • surya (0)
  • [2008-04-04 3:42]

Hi !!! This is just a beginning of ur collections I think.A nice capture of the mantis.I also didnt find any pictures on net.So may GOD strengthen u to move further ahead . Thank u .

Hello Haraprasan,
An amazing creature!
Never seen anything like this, and the image gives a fine impression of this insect...
Well done on the macro work, colours & details are top shelf!
Pablo -

Hello My friend Haraprasan,
It may be represent a new species! That is very interesting my friend! Your capture is excellent as usual. TFS. Have nice weeks! Bye!

Hi Haraprasan,
What a great little insect, great shot with good POV and details,
Well Done,
Nick :-)

Hi there, I can't see his face but maybe some kind of assasin bug too? Have you tried BugGuide.net? They are pretty good about indentifying or can steer you to someone who can for Indian insects. Maybe you have a new find!

Hi Haraprasan
Fantastic insect. It looks like an alien or something rely out of these world ;-) Great educational shot another interesting contribution to TN gallery
Best wishes

Hi haprasan what an ugly insect you captured here my friend
looks very scary for me
good details and nice sharpness
focus is also good
tfs Toba

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-04 6:56]

Hi Haraprasan.
What is it? What a charming creature. Refined microscopic work Bravo. Excellent details and colours. I like interesting composition created by insect and color lines on the substrate. Low POV is so cute too. Well done and TFS.

An excellent shot, HP!You've got some very fine details showing here!

Hello Haraprasan!
Superb shot in all aspects! TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-04 9:57]

Hi Harpaprasan,

What a strange looking creature this is! An excellent macro with great colors and fine details. He has an other-wordly look.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-04 10:06]

Hi Hara,not a usual background but a great great macro,wonderfull details and sharpenss,not easy to made so perfect,my best compliments,Luciano

Hello Prasan,
This is a very fine macro shot in such details!
perfect exposure and focus in the shot
well done
best regards

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-04 21:34]

Hello Haraprasan

Just marking the post for now


Hello Haraprasan,

Very nice and interesting picture of this insect. Good detail. Good light and natural colours. Will try to see if I can find something about it.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-05 4:25]

Hello Haraprasan,
Excellent macro of an unusual looking Assasin Bug. Though it is difficult to tell how small it doesn't seem to be that big. The pose, POV and sharpness show some of the features well.
Thanks for sharing this interesting image,

HP, I am amazed at the newness of certain insect species that you and Sumon are bringing to light from Orissa.
This is an insect I have set my eyes on for the first time.
This one looks like a creature directly from a sci-fi movie.
Very vivid and well controlled capture.
Thanks for sharing this unique subject.

What a cool photo!
Such detail. A fascinating little creature. Well done!

wow..and I was just telling Ram about all of the new things we learn about each day. Now I have to come back and find out the answer...VERY neat image of an almost unreal looking creature/insect. Good quick thinking!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-05 9:22]

Hi Haraprasan,
Wonderful shot of this interesting insect and you have done well to notice it at the first place. Great details captured with a fine low POV and skillful use of flash light. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-05 9:59]

Hello Hp, Very impressive shot keeping in view of the condition. Excellent lighting and great sharpness.Ganesh

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-04-14 2:23]

Hi Haraprasan

Absolutely amazing little insect. Superbly captured and excellently displayed. I sincerely hope you can find the ID for this interesting catch. Well spotted my friend.

Great work and TFS.

Hi HP,
Interesting looking assassin bug mf.
Good details & color in your strange looking little killer :)

And here I am again :)
And again overlooked and beautiful creature from your archieve. Shape of its body is very atractive for watching, especially that you kept DF in very nice way. It looks like some alien from another world! :)
According to ID I can only say that this is a member of Heteroptera.
TFS and best greetings from Lodz!

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