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Polymerus Basalis (A Bug)

Polymerus Basalis (A Bug)
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, Canon 52mm close-up lens 250D
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-16 3:31
Viewed: 4939
Points: 24
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Polymerus Basalis (A Bug)

Order: Hemiptera
Family: Miridae
Taxon: Polymerus Basalis

It was not easy to find ID for this one. I took the picture in october (31). We are in november (16). Two weeks.

I bought a book, made web research and finally fond yesterday evening this page. (I put the link for those which that could interest)
For those which are not eating and which expresses an interest for the bugs, I deposited two other shots here and there.

Do not feel obliged to like these images. Myself I expressed a certain scorn towards these creatures for a long time, in fact, until I start to photograph them. Today, I find that they releases a kind of beauty, but I did not adapt to the odor which they release :)

I already had put some informations here.
You also can consult this interesting site which I found by making my research, especialy this web page.

Picture treatment:
In Photoshop CS 8.0.1:
- Rotation
- Colors and levels
- Croping
- USM: 0,2 @ 400%
- Save for TN requirements


gerhardt, red45, willie, marhowie, RAP, PDP, christophe, aktolga has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To gerhardt: ThanksLuc 2 11-17 06:51
To PDP: may beLuc 1 11-16 16:32
To marhowie: sorryLuc 4 11-16 12:30
Camera settingsLuc 1 11-16 04:17
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Nice shot very goo details, good note.

Excellent macro, Luc. The details are shown very well. I mourn the F8 limit with you on this photo. The links to all the factual data is nice but I think you could post your technical data seperate as a discussion it takes to much space and not everyone is interested in all the detail. Love the bug, though have not seen it before.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-11-16 4:11]

I like composition with green-black BG. Very good macro.

Very good Luc.
Good composition with the diagonal, very good sharpness and nice colours.
Very well done.

Very nice capture. So crisp and detailed. Excellent Job

Luc, I like your comp. on this one & the detail is very good. I find Gerhards comments relevant. For example, If I simply want to know the insects size, I must look through up to 6 links in order to find it. And time is money! ;-) Great post!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-16 13:04]

Interesante bicho con buena presentacion.
el foco es adecuado, aunque en algunas áreas del insecto parece perderse.
Buena coloracion, excelente DOF e informacion sobre el mismo.

Interesting bug with good presentation.
the focus is adequate, although in some areas of the insect it seems to lose itself.
Good coloration, excellent DOF and information on the same one.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-16 14:14]
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Very nice detailed shot of this bug. It's gunny how the rear ends of these bugs always look OOF, I've taken a few shots of similar and they always come out the same.

Well done Luc

Belle photo d'insecte, je vois que tu as utilisé une vitesse d'oburateur elevée, je suppose que l'insecte était en mouvement ( vu la position des pattes )Trés belle macro, @+ Luc

Very good macro very sharp.
We don't have lovely bugs like this.

Luc I like your birds, but your macros are very nice. I have noticed this blur texture in some insects and fungi too. I like the 2 coloured BG.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-17 0:22]

Very good capture - the two spots towards the rear look they are made of ivory. Good sahrpness and DOF.

Thanks for posting

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