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Issidae sp.

Issidae sp.
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D3100, Tokina AT-X 100 Pro-D Macro, Raynox M-150
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-28 18:34
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Issidae sp.

Hello TN friends!

I am finding life very tiny (and strange) in the leaves of the shrubs that grow in the woods adjacent to our mountain rivers.

This photo was made combining the Tokina 100mm Macro Lens witha a useful Raynox Micro 150 filter.

Only in this way I can get enough approach for creatures so small (3 mm aprox.)


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Fulgoromorpha
Family: Issidae (Spinola, 1839)
Genus: ?
Species: ?

Issidae is a family of 'planthoppers' described by Spinola in 1839, belonging to the ordo Hemiptera, subordo Auchenorrhyncha infraordo Fulgoromorpha.
Issidae nymph

Species of this family are present in most of Europe, in eastern Palearctic ecozone, in the Near East and in North Africa.

Issidae are small insects generally with a stocky body, as the wings mainly develop in width. The basic coloration the body is not striking, usually shows brownish colors. The head has two ocelli. The forewings have strong pronounced ribs. They wrap the abdomen when the insect is at rest. The family includes approximately 1000 species with 215 genera, but the systematic of Issidae remains uncertain.

About this shot:
Model: NIKON D3100
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/2000 sec
F-Stop: f/20.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 100 mm
Date Taken: 2011-12-24 13:46
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, return light detected
File Size: 207 kb

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Fantastic macro Jesus! The sharpness for a 3mm subject is really impressive! Excellent composition and wonderful colors too!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-12-28 21:38]

Hello Jesus,
What an awesome macro of this unique looking insect. Outstanding clarity and beautiful coloration. The choice of an f/20 aperture resulted in some wonderful DOF. Superb work!!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-12-28 23:25]

really wonderful insect with unique features. nice clarity and lighting. tfs.

Extraordinary creature! Excellent detail, good background. Very good depth of field, perfectly focused. A fantastic phot.
regards yiannis

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-28 23:35]

Hello Jesus.
Great, detailed picture! Very good colours, interesting insect. Well done!Best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-29 0:57]

So tiny and beautiful, well captured micro nature. tfs.

Ciao Jesus, gran bella macro di questa strana creatura, ottima profonditŕ di campo, splendida nitidezza e magnifici dettagli, bravissimo, un grande augurio di un felice 2012 per te ed i tuoi cari, ciao Silvio

This is really strange looking creature, Jesús. It looks like fish with legs to me. Stunning details with eyes that pop.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-29 3:07]

Impressive macro shot, Jesus!
Great sharpness, detail and depth; perfect POV and beautiful natural colours. Very well done!

Ciao Jesus, altro scatto veramente splendido di questo insetto dalle dimensioni veramente molto piccole. Un'altra grande immagine da aggiungere alla tua bellissima collezione. Un caro saluto, Paolo

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-29 5:58]

Hello Jesús,
Uncredible insect you got here. A monster of 3 mm. Fantastic photo in high quality. Sharpness, details, colours, POV an composition are all splendid.

hello Jesus

Very good sharpness picture of this beauty
great details and beaytiful colours and nice light
thanks greeting lou

Happy new year

Hi Jesus,
perfect macro shot. Excellent point of view. Nice composition. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-12-29 10:04]

Hola Jesús,
An unusual insect ..
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-29 15:10]

Ciao Jesus,questa e' davvero incredibile! Un lavoro che solo con lenti potenti come le tue e' possibile fare.Fantastici dettagli di questa strana specie davvero nuova per me,molto interessante! Complimenti e buona giornata,Luciano

Hello Jesus
Very interesting little insect, never saw it before, Great details and light. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

ti stai divertendo Jesus!
altra chicca con questo piccolissimo mostricciattolo...
i migliori auguri a te e a tutta la tua famiglia per un sereno 2012

Hi Jesus,
A Prosperous 2012 to you and your family.
A Beautiful macro my friend. Excellent sharpness and detail, POV, light and beautiful colours.
Best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-01-03 10:15]

Hi Jesus, dear friend.
I wish in New Year all the best and many nice posts here too. You have pictured an amazing small creature which is absolutely unknown for me. Brilliant macro shot with amazing details, coloyrs and lights. Well done and TFS.

Hello Jesús

Excellent macro with fine POV and the way it is framed,
with great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • farango (434)
  • [2012-02-07 14:07]

Hola Jesús, he visto estos diminutos hemipteros pero no he logrado enfocarlos. Felicitaciones


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