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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tokina AT-X M100 Pro D 1:1
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-05 9:53
Viewed: 3840
Points: 26
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Lamb and lion. Today was very good day. I was walking in Botanic Garden whole morning and witnessed many interesting things. First of all I saw courtship of crab spiders. Then I spotted this fellows. Bug on FG is Assasin bug - very dangerous predator in insects world. It has long and crooked beak which is used during sucking of its victims. Lamb on BG is another true bug - Graphosoma lineatum - typical herbivorous insect. I was very curious what will happen next, how lion will jump and suck its prey. After few seconds of contemplating Assasin bug showed white feather and left! What a dissapointment! I think red and black stripes sygnalise - I'm poisonous, don't touch me!

Sorry for quality of picture, but it was typical opportunity shot with no time for proper settings of camera.

And few words about the title:

The 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment's motto and slogan was named after him. In 1940, the night before their first mass jump, U.S. paratroopers at Fort Benning watched the 1939 film Geronimo, in which the actor playing Geronimo yells his name as he leaps from a high cliff into a river, depicting a real-life escape Geronimo successfully attempted in which he jumped off Medicine Bluff at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, into the Medicine Creek with his Cadillac horse. Private Aubrey Eberhardt announced he would shout the name when he jumped from the airplane to prove he was not scared. The trend has since caught on elsewhere, becoming widely associated with any sort of high jump in popular culture.

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Grzegorz merhaba,ben tam bir kızılderili hayranıyım,bir kızılderili liderinin isminden dolayı öncelikle adı benim için çok dikkat çekici. Böcekte bir o kadar ilgi çekici,renkleri çok güzel,güzel bir çekim olmuş,ellerine sağlık :)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-05 10:06]

Hi Greg. You may have taken a quick picture but its still afone close up. Great to get the two insects in the one shot. You ave taken both with good detail and colours. Well done TFS.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-07-05 10:06]

Very good natural study, excellent colors and fine image. tfs.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-07-05 10:16]

Hi Greg,
I love the pose you caught on the Assassin.
Great moment captured.
The bright colors of the insect make a nice contrast with the soft green BG. Great DOF!
TFS. : )

Hello Grzegorz,
Very interesting photo which shows this dangerous predator in action. Very good sharpness on it. I didn't know it can be find in Poland. I saw them in Greece hidden in flowers waiting for their preys (most of the time bees). Congratulations for this good scene! Catherine

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-05 10:44]

Hello Greg,
This garden must be a fantastic place to photograph. Excellent details and clear colours. Good composition.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-07-05 13:01]

Witaj Grzegorzu,
Piekna scenka doskonale skomponowana, zywe kolory ni i okaz niecodzienny.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-07-05 13:37]

the details are good and interesting, that is what counts, it may be not totally sharp, but it is still a good capture,
even more you had to take it quick, and the colors are amazing, especially the black and red is cool. nice job & take care, thor.

hello greg,
nice capture, the pattern and the colours of this insect is eye catching, liked the pov and the composition too,
tfs & regards

Hallo Greg
Absolutely delightful viewing pleasure has unfolded in front of my eyes upon opening your image. What a lovely “picture” Details of both the large insect and the flower buds is bright and clear and well displayed. Everything is just “pretty”. I really like the hairiness and the black and red long legs of the insect. It is well focused, sharp and the composition is lovely. An image that is presented in a most pleasant manner and which I enjoyed looking at. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

Hi Greg,
A nice capture of this assisin bug and the stripped beetle. Very well composed with sharp details especially on the assasin bug. Thanks a lot for sharing. I would also like to see the spiders courtshiping.

Hi Greg

Great drama, danger danger, reminds me of the robot in lost in space!!
Great composition and sharpness.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-07-12 12:14]

Hello Greg,
I'm sorry to have missed this brilliant action capture, but here I am and this is fascinating! Very well-timed and showing real drama! Technically not bad at all - I like it!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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