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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-10 6:16
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this insect in the walk-in bird cage of 'Khao Kheo Open Zoo'. This insect is definitely not a zoo animal it is just a part of the ecological of this area.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera (true bugs)
Infraorder: Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily: Pyrrhocoroidea
Family: Pyrrhocoridae (red bugs, firebugs) (มวนแดง)

Pyrrhocoridae is a family of insects with more than 300 species world-wide.

A common species in parts of Europe is the firebug.

They are part of the order Hemiptera which are also known as the 'true bugs'.

A few are important crop pests. They are called cotton stainers because their red bodies get crushed along with the cotton they eat when it is harvested, and these stains are difficult to remove. Their feeding mechanism also cuts the fibres and hence affects the growth of the cotton ball. They caused massive problems in the United States during the industrial revolution.

From: Wikipedia

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-10 6:36]
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Hello Jitti,
It is amazing how zoos can attract so many wild creatures!
This is a fine capture of a red bug: nice and sharp with excellent DOF and with fine contrasting BG that I guess is an alga-covered tree trunk. Great composition and lighting too!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-10 6:58]

Hi jitti, Well shot and lovely I like the color and the subject focus. Too good and nice colors. Ganesh

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-10 7:06]

Hello Jitti,
Fancy going to the ZOO to see this one! ;-)
It's the very best capture of this beautiful red bug I've seen!! Details are razor sharp and colours excellent. I think it is very beautiful!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Very nice photo. I like the contrast and sharpnes.
Very good job
Best wishes

hi jitti,
the red bug looks nice against the wall, looks like the insect has come to visit the zoo ;-).
nice colours, good compositiom,
tfs & regards

so, i guess you are like me, looking for the really wild animals in the zoos, jitti? *g*
terrific macro-shot of the pretty red bug on the interesting rock.
wonderful detailed and clear close-up.
well seen & captured, thor.

Hello Jitti
Excellent shot of this Truebug,
Perfect details,colors and BG,
Superb shot, Welldone.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-10 11:48]

Hi Jitti,

What an interesting looking insect! The red and black against the natural background show off well. Excellent details. Wonder what it is.


Wonderful and so brilliant colours.
Hi Jitti, this one is very interesting and with good sharpness, I like it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

I too had shot this insect in India last year, JC, but it was green in colour. Of course, I am going by your ID of it as a Cotton Stainer. It certainly is the same creature except for the difference in colour.
A brilliant shot from the top which shows its features and colours effectively.

Hi Jitti,
Superb macro Shot, well focused, sharp, nice details.
Nice natural colors.


Hello Jitti!
Nice composition with very good contrast (I like differences between red colouration of bug and the stone BG). DOF, POV and details are as always very good, also the note is informative :)
Best greetings,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-11 23:08]

Hello Jitti

Beautiful colour and excellent DOF and POV.The focus is spot on with tack sharp details.Another HQ image.TFS


Hola Jitti,
Excelente la imagen que nos presentas, gran definición y muy buenos los detalles. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-13 8:35]

Hi Jitti,
quite the sight in a zoo ;-), but yes most often we find those little insect when we least expecting them.
Great macro shot, the details are excellentDOF is spot on and the sharpness is incredible.
Very well captured.

Hello JC,
Very eye-catching colour on this bug! Looks even better on that interesting, almost artistic background...
Good light really brings out the shining colours, sharp fine details!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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