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Nabis rugosus

Nabis rugosus
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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: 2008-05-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-08 7:32
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lesser known backyard inhabitants:

To stay with bugs, I present you the Common damselbug (Heteroptera; Nabidae; Nabis rugosus; Rauhe Sichelwanze), 7 mm long, sitting on nettle (you may notice the nettle glands). Although small, these bugs are predators, the strong frontlegs give a hint as for the manner with which they fixate the prey.

ID I have used E. Wachmann, 1989. Wanzen. Neumann, Neudamm D.

Technical stuff: I need flash for all my macros. To avoid the flash contrasts I a) use two small flashes; b) they are equipped with paper-made light diffusers; c) one is pointed to the background, the other to the object; d) the object is lighted from the side.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-09-08 7:38]

hi dietrich,
beautiful bug in a very nice composition. good capture using flash. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-08 8:52]

Hello Dietrich,
A wonderful macro both of the Damselbug and the nettle stem that it is on. The composition is great and the sharpness a feast for old eyes. The use of flash is just right for achieving a good degree of illumination without too many highlights.
In short delightful to view and thanks for sharing it,
Best regards, Ivan

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-09-08 10:21]

Hello Dietrich,
It's so small that I'm sure that I've never seen. Very good sharpness and light.
Regards, Pawel

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-09-08 12:21]

Hallo Dieter!

Ich kann das Bild anschauen, so oft ich will, es gefällt mir immer besser. Ich denke, du hast hier in allen technischen Belangen wirklich die Perfektion erreicht. Der Bildaufbau mit dem bogenförmigen Stengel ist wunderbar, das Blatt zu dessen Rechten füllt leeren Raum. Schärfe und Belichtung - wie so oft mit der Benutzung deiner speziellen Flashs - ist ausgezeichnet. Du beherrschst diese Technik bestens.

Ganz einfach herrlich!



Hello Dietrich!
Interesting is that last of your presentations are with Heteroptera, a group of insects which are not very common in TN. Very good choice because we all can learn a lot from your pictues. I must say that this insects are so common (I mean Heteroptera, not this from present photo) that in is a shame that we know about that so little. And it is a pitty, because insect world includes not only colourful butterfies or dragonflies, but also many smaller "cousins"... So once again - many thanks Dietrich!

Hola Dietrich,
Magnífica foto de este pequeño chinche que nos muestras con gran definición y mucho detalle en una bonita y elegante composición. Saludos
José Ramón

Hello Dietrich.
More a perfect picture!
Your technical photographic is fantastic, and thanks for sharing with all!
The details are impressive!
Well done!
José Roberto

intéressant insecte bien cadré.
Bonne journée.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-10 7:10]

Lieber Dieter,
Noch eine Wanze, sehr schön dargestellt, schon fast ein Kunstwerk! Technisch auch, wie gewohnt bei Dir, perfekt. Bravo.
Gehe nach Sion für 2,3 Tage
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Hi dear Dietrich ,
Wonderful macro with excellent focus.
Nice sharpness.
Very well done

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