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A Shield Bug

A Shield Bug
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/11, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-03 5:42
Viewed: 1947
Points: 42
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A Shield Bug
I found in my backyard on the tree trunk, it was difficult to spot this one so perfectly camouflaged with the colors and patterns of the trunk. Its amazing to know the natural selection of colors.

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Ciao Nagaraj, great camouflage for lovely bug, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Sir,
a fantastic creature you capture, more or less invisible by its camouflage technique.
as a true nature lover and keen nature photographer you captured it very well.
with regards,

Marvellous demonstration of camouflage, Nagraj.
This is an extremely precious document you have created with superb dexterity.
Thanks and regards.


Hello Nagraj

One word : WOW ! superbe camouflage of this bug,
and if you have shot the photo not in macro,
the bug smaller on the tree bark you would
put the human's eye in difficult situation
of searching and searching the insect ! TFS


Hallo nagaraj
very nice composition with the camouflage colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-05-03 10:43]

Hi Nagraj.v,
Great camouflage ..
Fantastic macro of this lovely Bug in very beautiful light and colours.
Best wishes,

Hello Nagaraj,
What a fantastic camouflage...I have never seen such a perfect camouflage before...
Incredible adaptation of this little bug....Very good focus and details.

Hello Mr.Nagraj,
It is an example of good camouflage which you have captured well from mother nature.Nice presentation.
Thanks for sharing your experience,

Many thanks for your energetic comment in my picture.Wish I will get negative comment also from you which will help me to learn.
Kind regards and respect,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-03 13:43]

Hi Nagaraj,a fantastic camouflage,one of the best never seen on TN,and a great capture whit fine details for recognize the bug,original and nice pic,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Nagaraj. Absolutely amazing. A wonderful post. I might not have noticed him even in this picture if you hadn't mentioned it. The lighting, colours and focus are great. I think you've done a good job of framing too. A perfect shot! Trevor

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-04 9:00]

Hi Nagraj,
Perfect sharpness details in good natural colours.
Excellent camouflage of insects.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Nagaraj. Interesting camouflage indeed! Good details and compo.


Hello Nagaraj,
Here is a remarkable example of how unique nature is! Perfectly camouflaged against the tree trunk and you captured it with such clarity and detail. Excellent work my friend.
Best regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-05-06 19:57]

Hello Nagaraj,
A great shot showing the camouflaged ability of this particular type of Shield Bug. I had a hard time even seeing it just from your thumbnail image. Well done!!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-05-07 3:10]

Hello Nagaraj,
Most interesting camouflage-picture. We really have to look for the Shiel Bug.
Well seen.
Kind regards

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2013-05-08 14:55]

Hello Nagaraj,

Wow, really fantastic shot, I love how well this bugs blending into the background. I'm glad you found this little guy. Really good quality shot.


Impresionante captura de este camuflge casi perfecto.
Saludos Nagaraj,
J. Ignasi

Hello Nagaraj,
fine capture of this perfectly camouflaged Shield Bug with good sharpness and splenid light.
Best wishes,

Impressive photo Nagaraj! Interesting subject, excellent composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-18 6:26]

Hello Nagaraj,
It's a miracle that you found this Shield Bug. Perfect camouflage. Very beautiful presentation.

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