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Copyright: Claude Naef (clnaef) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon MP-E 65mm f2.8 1-5x
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-04 6:22
Viewed: 2845
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
" Petite punaise deviendra grande pourvu que Dieu lui prête vie "
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Un joli contraste de teintes.
Tant il est vrai que cet équipement magnifique est une grande aide, je pense néanmoins qu'il faut beaucoup de métier pour réaliser une prise de vue aussi parfaite comme celle-ci.
Bonne journée.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-04 10:11]

Hola amigo,
preciosa macro,
bello pov,y foco,
buen encuadre,
saludos Claude.

Hi Claude.
Extraordinary composition!
Excellent colors and sharpness.
Magnificent details and texture.
Congratulations by nice work!
José Roberto

what a strange sort of shield bug i love its colouring and you have taken the shot perfectly.tfs

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-04 13:52]

Hello Claude,
brilliant super-macro of this Shield Bug nymph.
Great bold colours and superb light from your flash.
Pin-sharp with loads of detail.
Very well composed.



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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-04 20:12]

Hi Claude,
Outstanding macro shot of this tiny bug with lovely colours and details on its back. Very neat and sharp image with lovely colour contrasts here and I like its pose on that flower. Great composition. Thanks for sharing this fine image,.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-05 0:58]

Bonjour Claude,
Elle est splendide cette punaise! Le design, oeuvre du couturier suprême. Tu as eu beaucoup de chance de la voir et de nous transmettre cette image exceptionelle. Harmonie parfaite entre l'insecte et la fleur. Bravo

Bonjour Claude!
Another very professional macro picture. This time a larva (nymph) of Pentatomidae bugs. I like beautiful details and fantastic DOF. Only the note would be longer ;>

PS.Some months ago I posted a nymph of another Pentatomidae species. If you are interested, please feel free to look here

Hello Claude,
Sorry for my delay to come in to view and enjoy this great macro of yours!
first class of exposure and focus here in perfect sharpness, nice colour and details
very well done

Ciao Claude, splendid bug with fantastic colors, wonderful details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hallo Claude
I like the way you have captured this beautiful insect in the middle of the frame. It stands out well and is in the perfect position to admire the finer details more closely. This is a real lovely insect with a variety of colours and patterns. Looking at this image creates the feeling as if it proclaims that Spring is in the air and that all must be happy and joyfull. The white flower as your backdrop highlights the colours of the insect to a great extent. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

Cher Claude!

Je ne savais pas qu'une punaise puisse être si belle... leur mauvaise réputation et l'usage du terme dans le language familier dans un contexte plutôt négatif y est pour quelque chose. Merci d'avoir corrigé cela!



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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-09-11 10:32]

Hi Claude.
I cannot imagine a better reproduction of this wonderful scene. All details are reproduced with great sharpness, nice natural rich colours and precise exposure. Well done and kind regards.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-10-14 23:16]

Bonjour Claude,
That's a very good macro. The way you used the flash-light, colors, contrast, dark background, setting, focus, sharpness and details are great. Merci,

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