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Colourfull and stinking!

Colourfull and stinking!
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Copyright: Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues (phlr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix 6900 Zoom, Fujinon 6x zoom, Digital
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/340 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-30 11:32
Viewed: 6068
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Now, thanks to Filipe (firelord), I get the ID!
The insect is a Carpocoris mediterraneus (Tamanini, 1958). It belongs to the Pentatonidae family.

Complete taxonomi:
Phylum: Arthropoda - Arthropodes.
Sub-phylum: Mandibulata - Mandibulates.
Super-class: Hexapoda - Hexapodes.
Class: Insecta - Insects.
Order: Hemiptera - Hemipters.
Suborder: Heteroptera - Heteropters.
Family: Pentanomidae - Pentanomidae.
Generus: Carpocoris.
Specie: Mediterraneus.
English common name (vernaculum): Pentanome meridional.
Cientifc name: Carpocoris mediterraneus.

Size: arround 12 mm

This bug stinks when it felts threaten and when we touch it.
There are lots of them over the thistle's flowers in my small village, where I usually take my Nature's photos.
It lives in all kind of soils with Mediterranean influence, on a great variety of plants.

firelord, Fisher, TAZ, CTP, nimou, eruyanik, jmp, extramundi, marhowie, microversed, hekcik, thistle, valy67, Alex99, AndyB, cmarzano, limier has marked this note useful
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Hi Paulo,

Beautiful capture and well done on the composition.


hi paulo
tres bonne expo avec de belles couleurs,une bonne netteté et un bon BG.felicitations.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-30 12:53]
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It is not often a photo made by Paulo ;-) And this one is beautiful, sharpness and colors are great.
Congratulations Paulo and thanks for sharing.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-06-30 13:20]
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Ola Paulo,
Excellent capture of this bug.
Excellent pov,dof,colors,focus,sharpness,note and blurred bg.TFS

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-06-30 15:17]
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Muy buena composicion Paulo, uno de los chinches que da mas juegos por su colorido, muy bien capturado en todo los sentidos. Un saludo

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-06-30 15:39]
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Hallo Paulo,
a very colourful picture full of structures and a clear focus on the bug. Light very well managed so that even structures under the bug's body can be recognized.

Hello Paulo!
Colourful shot indeed! This is not a usual one to your gallery! Great stinkbug you captured on the beautiful flower! i like the bg also! Beautiful composition. Thank you and best regards!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-30 16:46]
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Hi Paulo,
Lovely bugs very well captured! Color, composition, details, pov and bg are fine!
TFS, José M.

bel macro!
Dettagli finissimi, colori stupendi e ottima composizione.


Nice composition, lights, colour and details. Os tonos son calidos e vividos. Creo que tenho ista besta en algunha foto, e un bo momento para atopalo e clasificalo. Obrigado e sorte ca tua cámara.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-07-02 9:47]
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Hi Paulo,

Great picture of this bug.
Great color.
Very sharp picture with wonderful DOF.
Great POV and BG


Hello Paulo,
Well composed shot with great DOF, color, sharpness, detail, and exposed well. The thistles add nice color, with the second OOF one helping to make a great BG.
Very well done.

Great capture, Paulo. Interestin notes, good detail and POV. TFS!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-07-02 22:08]
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Hi Paulo

Beautiful colours on this insect.The DOF and POV are superb. I really like the BG and magenta flowers.TFS


Hi Paulo,

Good macro.
Nice colors and details.
Good backgrount.

TFS :-)

Hello Paulo,
Very good shot! I like the colours a lot! Details and framing are very good too.

Hi Paulo !
I have stink bugs in my garden too, but they are green or brown, never as beautiful as this one. Its colors and patterns are wonderful. Excellent details, vivid colors, very nice POV and composition. Very well done !

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-06 12:44]
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Hi Paulo.
Excellent bug and excellent shot. Amazing colours, great DOF and details. Perfect done and TFS.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-07 7:51]
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Hello Paulo,
An excellent capture of this colourful bug.
Superb detail,great colours and DOF.
In my opinion, this is one of your best contributions yet.
Great work,well done!


Una toma notable de la chinche colorida tal vez un poco menos de brillo resaltaria mas aun esa textura!!! un gra documento de una hemiptero desconocido para mi con excelente nota

Une prise de grande qualité Paulo..et de superbes détails..
amitiés JMarie

Hi Paulo
Common theme to my village and everytime I meet this specie they are on mating.In another post you will see the scene.
Great shot nice light and great details
TFS and see you
Thanks you and Fillipe for the ID

hola Paulo,
Muy buena imágen, me gusta como la chinche pasa casi desapercibida entre las flores. La foto tiene buenos detalles y foco. Los colores son muy bellos, a pesar de la intensa luz del sol, parece que era mediodía.
Saludos cordiales

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