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bug or cat - look closer please ;-)

bug or cat - look closer please ;-)
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-12
Categories: Insects, Humorous
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-09-23 8:14
Viewed: 6373
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my dear TN-friends,

today a shot I had to smile when I saw it a little bigger on the monitor than the bug was ...

First it's only a bug - a beautiful one with pretty colours.
But when you look closer (or perhaps have the same phantasie that I have) you can see the face of a cat with ears sticking it's tongue out to you ;-) Haha!

Do you see the cat???
Tell me please - so I'm sure that I don't have hallucinations, thanks for any words, bye.

A big thanks to Peter - "batu" for the ID - you are always so helpful and have such good knowledge.
Nezara viridula
family: Pentatomidae

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Hello Sabine!
It's really funny about the cat. I couldn't probably see it on my own but thanks to your tip I had no problem to identify where it is. No, you're not halucinating. Gotta go, my kitty wants to play before I leave for work. Congratulations and have a great weekend.

Hi Wishnu
Great macro. Really nice greens but awesome colours captured on the bug. Really sharp image and good DOF. good job,

Ciao, molto bella questa foto. Complimenti ciao gigicacco

Hi Sabine,
Yes, I looked closer to the bug. Yes, there is a pattern on bug's back, look like cat's face! It is a sharp image. Well done.

Ben Lakitan

Hi Wishnu,
İt's really cat face.Great macro.Good colours and details.TFS.



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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-23 9:27]
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Definitivamente estás alucinando... envíame tu dirección postal que te despacharé buenos vinos argentinos para evitar otra vez esto ;-)
Excelente macro con profundidad (si yo tuviera F25 disponible!) y saturados colores, buen resaltados por un correcto uso del flash, aunque existe un leve reflejo, imposible de evitar imagino.
Agradable POV y recorte con un trasfondo muy bien logrado.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Definitively you are hallucinating... send me your address postcard that I will dispatch you good Argentinean wines to avoid another time this ;-)
Excellent macro with depth (if I had F25 available!) and saturated colors, good stood out by a correct use of the flash, although a light reflection exists, impossible to avoid I imagine.
Pleasant POV and crop with a background very well achieved.
My best regards... Ricardo

Hi Sabine,
i really don't understand first, but when i read your notes and looked closer, like you said in the note, i saw that cute cat too! A great shot and funny post!
Thank you,

Hi Sabine,
Great close-up work, and your subject provides some wonderful colours!
I like the framing and the lines in the background, that works well to enhance the bug...
Lovely indeed!
Pablo -

Hallo Sabine.
Same coloured bug and leaf. Nice composition. Veryvery good POV. All details are in their special place and excelent work.
Herzliche Grüsse, alles Gute.

Looks like this bug is a real cat fan :)
Great and very interesting shot. Besides very good macro - sharp and with great DOF. Thank You for sharing,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-09-23 10:26]

Hi Sabine,
Really funny a bug taking itself for a cat!Perfect shot.
Die Wanzen (ich weiss nicht wie sie in Englisch heissen)sind eine sehr interessante Gattung.
Liebe Gruesse

Simpática la imagen de hoy... es verdad que se deja entrever la silueta de un rostro felino.
Muy bonitos los colores y la composición. Saludos, JL.

bonjour sabine
cette punaise me fait penser a un ovni,avec ses points rouges et blancs qui ressembles a des lumiere.j'aime bien;bravo.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-23 11:02]

Hi Sabine

Indeed a trick question...:))
What an interesting animal! Amazing! THe drawing on its back really looks like a cat! Fantastic!
Very well seen and captured!
Otherwise the picture is technicaly impecable: POV - excellent, colors - lovely, sharpness - great etc.
Also nice framing and composition :)

Bravo and TFS

The Gestalt element in the picture notwithstanding (and I'm still trying to figure out the cat face), it is a huge yet beautiful macro of this very ornate bug, Sabine. Only nature can be that perfect in designing its creatures.
Faultless and perfect image from you as usual. The positioning of the subject is well thought of and apt.
Thanks for sharing it.

Excellent shot Sabine!
Unique markings that sure do look "cat-like"..
Hope you don't mind, but I played around with the color, to make the cat easier to see, and give it that "Christmas Tree Ornament" look ;))
Very well done.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-23 12:34]

What a beautiful cat-bug! I'd never have discovered that cat myself! You're obviously very observant! Anyway - great sharp shot of this little colourful bug!
TFS, Ulla

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-09-23 12:37]
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Hallo Sabine,
sowohl die große Wanze als auch die kleine Katze sind gut sichtbar, vor allem auch die Schnurrhaare. Tatsächlich zeigst du uns das letzte Larvenstadium von
-- Nezara viridula
-- family: Pentatomidae
Die einzelnen Entwicklungsstadien dieser Art sehen sehr unterschiedlich aus und unterscheiden sich natürlich von den zusätzlich noch variabel gezeichneten 'Erwachsenen'. Danke für dieses farbenfrohe Bild und schöne Grüße,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-23 15:14]

Hello Sabine,
Very interesting bug,looks like a cartoon film cat:)Verey well caught,framed and composed.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-23 15:29]

Hola Sabine.
Excelente primer plano, de este insecto colorido, y encuadre acertado. saludos

Hi Sabine,

exellent shot of a beautifull bug with a cat on his back.
sharpness,details,collours,POF of the bug are fantastic and the detail of the cat are very amazing

TFS Thijs

Hello Sabine,
Guauuuu! I never see such kind of colored bug. Nature continues surprising me with beautiful life forms. Very nice colours, macro and compo.
Another good one from you!

super shot, good nature way to be denger even if you a just a bug.

Hi Sabine,
Your friend is nice too :) Very good details and nice composition. I like this green color.This is a very good macro! And yes, by trying hard, I finally saw the cat on its back. This is very clear :))) Thanks,

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-09-24 4:35]

Hi Sabine,
very good macro,unusual colours of insect, good composition and pleasant colours. Good job.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-24 4:36]

Hi Sabine,
The title and cat ears -that can be easily distinguished- gave me the hint to see the face of the cat. Excellent macro of this lovely bug, so well decorated. Lovely colors and maximum details.
Best regards.
José M.
PS. Peter knows everything about bugs!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-24 9:25]

Hello Sabine,
Yes ! It is funny, I also see a cat head ;-) This colored bug is strange and beautiful. Well seen and well done !

Well spotted - it does have a cat on his back (this is like the pictures of jesus that people see on their toasted sandwiches).

The photo itself is excellent. Great macro shot with sharp details and lovely vibrant colours



Hallo Sabine !
Dieses Insekt ist so schön, mit allen diesen Farben ! Ich haben es noch nie gesehen. Ja, ich sehe wirklich eine Katze audf des Rücken des insektes ! :-) Wunderbare Details, Farben und Komposition. Vielen danken,

Hallo Sabine,
entzückendes Suchbild - klar siehe ich hier das Katzengesicht.
Sehr gut gesehen und präsentiert. Originell und erfrischend.
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-09-25 13:19]

Bonjour Sabine, great macro-shot and very nice colors too. Good composition and perfect DOF and POV. Best regards, Didier.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-25 15:04]

Hi Sabine,

Great shot, what a great looking bug and the cats face is so clear, is it poking its tongue out too?. The detail is really sharp and clear and the colours are just perfect.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-09-26 2:19]

Hi Sabine!

Yes, I see very satisfied cat straight from cartoon movie! You've got great eye my friend! And you discovered great way to publish domestic animal on TN :-)

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-09-26 5:34]

Hi Sabine,
this is very nice shot bug and face cat.Beautiful colours and superb sharpness. I like very much. TFS

Greetings Milos.

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-09-26 16:05]

Hi Sabine,
I do not love bugs - like you :) - but I like cats, so your shot is very funny and original. I think that nature have good sense of humour :)
Best wishes,

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2006-09-27 22:56]

Cool photo. I love the cat! ;-)
I can see it clearly.
Nice colours and great macro work.
Great off centre composition.
Well done

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-10-01 17:07]

wow, da gibt´s aber seltsame insekten in italien, sabine! :-)
doch, ja, wenn ja richtig hinschaut, sieht der nackenpanzer
so aus, als ob´s ein katzenkopf mit spitzen ohren wäre.
wirklich klasse, schönes, farbenfrohes und sehr interessantes macro.
terrific job & viele grüße, thorsten.

Hi Sabine,
thank you for this information. Indeed we guess the face of a cat with ears if I do not make a mistake!
Still thank you,

Thank you so much for showing us this funny detection of yours, i definitely vote for a renaming!

This is to funny!
I love the two pictures in one. The cats faces really stands out nicely. The bug does too. Very nice colours, lighting and composition.
TFS Janice

hello Sabine
nice colours and details of that interesting bug
and of course i see the cat, funny !

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-20 2:22]
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Hallo Sabine,
Das ist unglaublich, Deine vergleich ist richtig. Natur überrascht uns immer wieder.
Super Foto -Gratulation Siggi

Hi Sabine, a wonderful capture of a stink bug "nymphal stage". Pentatomids are very colourful insects like this my friend. Your macro is superb showing this feature.
TFS and have a great SUnday MF!


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