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Fire Man II

Fire Man II
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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ, 38-380mm built-in, Kenko Skylight1B+Raynox DCR250
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-07-30 2:51
Viewed: 4858
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This insect has been known for over 150 years in Guernsey. However, for much of this time it appeared only sporadically. The population has increased greatly in the last decade and it is now one of the commonest bugs in the island. It is a bug (Hemiptera:Heteroptera), distinguished from a beetle (Coleoptera) by its sucking mouth parts and its development where a baby bug hatches from the egg. Beetles have larval and pupal stages in their life history.

The Fire Bug eats the seeds of Lime trees and of Mallow species and can be found throughout the year in clusters under these plants or running over the ground. Sometimes it eats the seeds of other plants, presumably when the population is high and mallow seeds are scarce.

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To Comandante: excellent vision!deud 1 07-30 05:28
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  • Great 
  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-30 3:58]

A very bright little bug in a sea of green.
Nice sharp capture of the bug, it looks good against the sea of green.

Hello Sochirca!
Wonderful capture of fire bug.It looks like a wadoo mask image.Lighting,colors and sharpness are excellent.Only for another look I sent you WS.Hope you'll like it.have a nice weekend.

Well composed Sochirca, with great sharpness, colors and light..Really stands out in this field of green. Perhaps a bit more bug and a bit less frame IMO. Well done!

this is a beautiful bug. I like the coloures of this picture. Good work and thank you for sharing.


  • Great 
  • masa (69)
  • [2005-08-04 21:24]

Wov. This is great. I like how the insect stands out by its color from the rest of the picture.

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