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shield bug
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-31 1:16
Viewed: 2331
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pentatomoidea is a superfamily of insects in the Heteroptera suborder of the Hemiptera order, which are commonly referred to as shield bugs or stink bugs. Shield bugs have glands in their thorax between the first and second pair of legs which produce a foul smelling liquid. This liquid is used defensively to deter potential predators and is sometimes released when the bugs are handled carelessly. The distinctive smell comes from aldehydes such as CH3–(CH2)2–CH=CH–CHO.

The nymphs, similar to adults except smaller and without wings, also have stink glands.

The nymphs and adults have piercing mouthparts which most use to suck sap from plants, although some eat other insects. When they group in large numbers they can become significant pests.

Other species that resemble Pentatomoidea insects are found in the Coreoidea superfamily.

Stinkbugs normally appear during the spring and summer months.


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Nice capture of this interesting bug.Regards.Alin.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-08-31 1:51]

A very sharp photo with great details and colors!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-31 2:36]

Great and gougers capture.
Sharp, crystal clear, lovely colors.

Very successful picture.
Accurate sharpness, nice pose, beautifull colors, blured BG.
Great work.
TFS, regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-08-31 3:03]

Very fine composition for this bug with good background to make it beautiful. tfs.

Hallo Siegfried,

A great macro capture of the bug with great sharpness and from a nice POV. The DOF is very well managed here. The colors are very natural and the textures on the body of the bug are greatly depicted. Wonderful composition!

best regards,
Paras Bhalla

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-31 3:47]

Slav Sgg,
Very good macro shot of this bug with excellent POV,light and nice colours.Thanks for sharing.
Best regards,

Ciao Siegfried. Uno strepitoso effetto grafico e di luci. Grande compo e super sharp.


Hello Siggi,

An excellent shot with beautiful colors & fine details. Very well done & TFS.



Hello Siegfried, perfect close-up shot of a pentatomid bug with wonderful details and composition.
TFS and regards,

Ciao Siggi, beautiful macro with lovely bug, wonderful natural colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Siegfried nice composition with great sharpness and good details
greeting lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-08-31 8:35]

Hi Siegfried. This is a first class close up of the colourful Stink bug. You have taken it with sharp focusing and fine detail. Your use of the light has given bright natural colours. With a shine to the body. well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-31 8:36]

Hello Siegfried,
This Shield Bug is a real beauty and the photo is top. Excellent details in the shield and leaf. Very clear colours with a beautiful OOF BG. Great choice of composition.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-08-31 10:32]

Witaj Siggi,
Fajne zestawienie kolorow w odcieniu zieleni. Bardzo sprzyjajace swiatlo i rozmycie BG jest bardz ladne.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-08-31 10:45]

Hello Siegfried
Wonderful capture with great details and beautiful colors

Hello Siegfried,

very god close uo from this bug with good details.
Very fine natural colours.

Well done!


Hi Siegfried,

Good job! achieved that this bug is seen nice!.. well managed approach, good handle of the light to give magnificent colors.
Excellent composition!

Regards & TFS!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-01 3:50]

Hi Siegfried,
excellent piece of shot. I like this bug with the details well seen. The spotted wings and digonal crossing of the lef is so dynamic.
The blurry background give an artistic touch to the composition.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-01 8:03]

Hello Siggi,
Fine sharp capture of this Pentatomid bug taken from a nice dorsal POV with good sharpness, lighting and set in a pleasing composition with a neutral BG.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Siegfried
a fine capture of this green Shield Bug, great POV of his back
wonderfrul colors , lighting and composition
Superb BG too
Have agood night

Hello Siegfried,
Marvellous macro of this dense dotted bug with superb sharpness, plentiful details, excellent composition and beautiful colors against blurred BG. Great work, and tfs.

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