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Graphosoma lineatum

Graphosoma lineatum
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-20 5:26
Viewed: 3127
Points: 36
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Punaise arlequin

Order: Hemiptera
S'order: Heteroptera
Family: Petantomidae

Size: 8-12mm
Distribution: Central and South Europe. W'Asia

Easily recognizable by its black and red stripes, it's a quite common shield bug in my country. In spring we see them often perched on Astrantia-species, like here on an Atrantia major (Sterndolde, Grande astrance)

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Interesting colour scheme, so you approached it with good back lighting. good notion. It brings out the bug very well and in sure focus. Nice and simple notes to the point. Very good Anne!

Hi Anne,
A beautiful shield bug on this nice fresh spring flower. Yes, I have had no activity at Treknature for the past year. Busy with work and personal life are my excuse. Thanks that you still remember me.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-20 6:33]

Hello Anne,
Flower and insect are both very beautiful in a great contrast. Excellent sharp details and OOF BG. Very good composition, POV and DOF.

un'altra eccellente presentazione,Anne!
mi piace come hai dato risalto e valore alla bellezza della Astrance,con questa presa frontale e un cromatismo leggero ma efficace........il"milanista" a mio parere fa da comparsa!!

buona serata sERGIO

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-20 9:59]

Hi Anne. A first class close up of this colourful Bug. I like the face on POV. You have taken it with fine detail and sharp focusing. Your use of the light has given bright colours. Well done TFS.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-06-20 11:17]

Hallo Anne !

Ich habe festgestellt, dass du den ▄bergang von der Schmetterlinge auf andere Insekten gemacht hast.
Ausgezeichnete Leistung und Foto-Wiedergabe.
Ein sch÷nes Wochenende,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-06-20 13:09]

estupenda macro amiga,
finos pov y detalles,
magnÝficos colores.
saludos Anne.

Hi Anne,

Super Macro + central super composition!

Excellent colors, bright accurate and balanced.

Nice mix of subjects with major contrasting colors.

The detail and concept of the flower and insect are very high quality.

Excellent! well done!



Bonjour Anne,
A beautiful specimen and a great image as not only the beetle is perfectly placed and focused, but the flower as well.
Indeed a great shot...
Have A Great Weekend...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-20 16:29]

Salut Anne,une tres belle choix du point de vue pour cet petit ami de nos etees,une qualite' parfaite et couleurs magnifiques..et je sais que c'est pas facile..ehehe...excellent travail,bonne Dimanche,LUCIANO

A superb shot, I love the colours, the Ivory white of the flower contrasting beautifully to the bug's red and black...
Very detailed and a lovely presentation, Anne!

Hi Anne

Great capture of this beautiful shield bug. Good POV and great sharpness. Goo dcontrast with teh white flower too.


hello Anne
very beautiful composition full,well managed,light, the detail in the insect explicit,very fine macro capture

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-20 23:23]

Hi Ane.
What a nice selection of the DOF. I am impressive with lots of fine flower and bug details. Exposure of the image is also outstanding. Tines colour tone transitions are visible perfectly. Image if the bug is superb as well as nice smooth and very delicate BG. Bravo. Well done.

hi Anne,
A nice capture of this beautiful stripped bug. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-06-21 8:17]

Fine flower, first time for me ofcourse the bug too looks good. The contrast here is fantastic, you can not miss the red. Beautiful work. tfs.

Ciao Anne,
una bellissima immagine di questo Graphosoma, che ti ha dato l'occasione di presentarci una fantastica composizione, impressionanti i dettagli e le delicate sfumature delle tonalitÓ del fiore, eccellenti POV, DOF e nitidezza.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona serata
Con amicizia

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-22 7:39]

Bonjour Anne,
This Striped Shield-bug is not rare in the S. of my country and we have them near us but its not easy to take an interesting macro of it: it usually moves away just before pressing the shutter!
I Like the half-frontal POV taken with fine sharpness, good DOF and the composition on the Astrantia is great.
Merci et bonne soirÚe,

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