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Carpocoris fuscispinus

Carpocoris fuscispinus
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/19, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-07 1:53
Viewed: 3252
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lesser known backyard inhabitants:

There is another horned bug in the yard, this time I show the Northern stinkbug (Heteroptera; Pentatomidae; Carpocoris fuscispinus (Boheman, 1851); Nördliche Fruchtwanze). It is sitting on a Mint flower sucking some nectar and is about 14 mm long. The species has a Eurosiberian distribution (in Europe "Northern" means usually north of the Alps!). At this time of the year the tachinid flies also prowl on the flowers, some of them parasite on bugs by attaching eggs on their cuticle. The hatching larva penetrates into the bug and eats the living host out, ugghh.

ID: there is a lot of colour variation for this species. The most reliable means of ID are the fine sawlike indents of the black striped abdominal rim. The antennae are black except for the first segment.

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  • Great 
  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-09-07 1:55]

merhaba Dietrich
successful use of your equipments to capture of this beautiful bug
POV, BG, DOF, colours, sharpness and details are great

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-07 2:03]

Hi Dietrich,great shot! Not easy to take so perfeclty this bugs,as you know they have terribles reflections on the body,your work is fantastic and the point of view make a difference! My best compliments,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-09-07 2:27]

Guten Morgen Dietrich,
wunderbare Tiefenschärfe und exzellente Schärfe! Auch die Farben sind hervorragend wiedergegeben.
Glücklicher-, oder besser, gewollterweise sind die Konturen des linken Fühlers vor dem dunklen Hintergrung
noch gut zu sehen.
Einen schönen Sonntag noch,
... und übrigens: noch vielen Dank für deinen kürzlichen 'Schwall' an netten Kommentaren!

Hallo Dietrich,
sehr schönes Foto dieser Fruchtwanze.
Die komplette Wanze ist super scharf und detailiert abgelichtet. Die Farben sind ebenfalls wunderbar. Eine sehr gelungene Präsentation dieser weniger bekannten Spezies.
Viele Grüsse

Hi Dietrich!
As I like a lot the sharpness and DOF in case of the bug (these are really very nice), I have to say also that the BG doesn't look very natural and I see some important changes using Photoshop or other programme...
Anyway, it is nice entomological presentation and I would like to see another colour form of this bug :>

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-09-07 8:24]

Hello Dietrich!

Common but still beautifull. It is very hard to take good picture of these shy bug with proper DOF and POV, but you did it very well. Exceptional details and warm colours.

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-07 14:04]

Hola amigo,
fina macro,
color y perfecto foco,
encuadre y selecto flash.
saludos Dietrich

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-08 1:10]

Lieber Dieter,
Es ist Wanzenzeit in deinem Garten. Gute diagonale Darstellung und wieder beste Schärfe.Sie sind wirkliche sehr schön die Wanzen, wenn man sie vergrössert anschaut. Früher hatte ich so einen Ekel vor diesen Viechern. Das hat sich sehr verändert.
Einen lieben Gruss und einen schönen Tag

Hi Dietrich.
Splendid macro.
Excellent contrast, details and sharpness.
Very pleasant composition.
Well done!
Thanks for sharing!
José Roberto

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