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A Mediterranean Shield Bug (Carpocoris mediterraneus) feeding on a little seed...

...the head is about 2mm across!

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Sigma 180mm Macro
Title:Red Giant
Username:celestun celestun
Uploaded:8 Feb 2005 - 4:37 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro
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leedsgh
leedsgh  10496 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Feb 2005 - 4:40 AM

amazing!!!

Gav

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messhai
messhai  10 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2005 - 4:43 AM

Very nice shot! I think it would be better if the whole of the insect was in focus cos the patterns on the back look very interesting!

Smile Ade

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casey
casey  1026 forum posts
8 Feb 2005 - 4:56 AM

Very Impressive! Can't fault it.

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suleesia
suleesia  10176 forum posts Malaysia
8 Feb 2005 - 4:58 AM

Super macro work, excellent sharpness!!!
And a beautiful composition. Fantastic attempt on a head-on shot.
Rgds
Su

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ajtorres
ajtorres e2 Member 10ajtorres vcard Argentina
8 Feb 2005 - 5:10 AM

Incredible. Really beautiful. Click. Alejandro.

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jasonewell
8 Feb 2005 - 5:10 AM

Stunning.
Jason

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2005 - 5:13 AM

Thanks for this image---A very interesting bug--It is very difficult to get an entire insect in focus at this close range. A head on shot is a good alternative.

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corkonian
corkonian  10 Ireland
8 Feb 2005 - 5:14 AM

Wow! What a capture! I was at London Zoo last week and enjoyed the "Bug World" exhibit but met the limitations of my amateur camera (Fuji Finepix S3000) when I tried to take macro shots of some of the iinsects. : ( Time to upgrade methinks!!!

*Click*

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KatieR
KatieR  106197 forum posts6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2005 - 5:18 AM

Woah! What a monster! Another lovely macro insect. Thanks for sharing!! LOL
Katie

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simont
simont  102248 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2005 - 5:19 AM

Great capture with excellent dof
Simon

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Elimare
Elimare  9
8 Feb 2005 - 5:22 AM

Brilliant shot!
Elimare

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willbrealey
8 Feb 2005 - 5:29 AM

Superb macro, great colours and DOF.

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starstriders
8 Feb 2005 - 5:34 AM

DOF works very well here. Excellent shot. Loads to look at.

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billma
billma  10119 forum posts United States
8 Feb 2005 - 5:39 AM

Amazing detail. Great macro shot.

bill

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user_absconded
8 Feb 2005 - 5:46 AM

Good heavens, that's brilliant. Smile

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StevenPrice
8 Feb 2005 - 6:39 AM

An Excellent close up shot great work true quality here well done.

Steve click

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Isabelle
Isabelle  936 forum posts
8 Feb 2005 - 6:42 AM

Brilliant work

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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2005 - 7:43 AM

Quite spooky - excellent

Dave

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2005 - 8:31 AM

Thank you all for such kind and generous comments!

it would be great to have had more depth of field but I was kind of looking for the shallow precise focus on the head in this one. I have others where the whole body is in focus and they are a completely different style.

All comments are greatly appreciated!

Regards,

Tim

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lyne
lyne  10
8 Feb 2005 - 9:06 AM

Amazing shot wonderful detail and DOF EXCELLENT lynex

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110266 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2005 - 9:08 AM

Excellent focus and good use of the shallow DOF Tim. Another first rate macro shot. The detail and colour density are spot on

Brian

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mikears
mikears  1086 forum posts Canada
8 Feb 2005 - 9:29 AM

I don't usually comment on the insect shots, but the closeness, the detail and the shallow DOF really caught me here.

Well DOne and CLick
Mike

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riprap007
riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2005 - 9:33 AM

YUCK Tim, horrid - the bug that is, great macro work

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JohnHorne
JohnHorne  91023 forum posts
8 Feb 2005 - 9:45 AM

I wouldn't like this on my wall, but I admire your skill in capturing this image. You've even managed to get good colour contrast between subject and background. Click.
John.

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deavilin
deavilin  10322 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2005 - 9:48 AM

Fantastic shot, wonderful detail very well doneSmile

Charlotte

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Pete_g
Pete_g  9301 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Feb 2005 - 10:01 AM

Super macro shot.

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brian usher
brian usher e2 Member 1170 forum postsbrian usher vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2005 - 10:06 AM

Brilliant macro shot. Love it.
Brian.

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ejtumman
ejtumman  102756 forum posts England
8 Feb 2005 - 10:18 AM

Stunning macro!!! Love it!!

Click

Emma ;o))

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
8 Feb 2005 - 10:39 AM

Hello Tim, such wonderful macro work, with good colours and the sharpness is so impressive. Great shot.
Doug.

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simon butterworth

Amazing! I can't believe the detail.
Simon.

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MickS
MickS  9 England14 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2005 - 12:28 PM

Watcha Tim,
nice bit of macro, like it.
Oh, and envy, envy, envy over your gearSmile
best
Mick

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2005 - 2:30 PM

To Lyne, Brian, Mike, Nic, John, Charlotte, Pete, Brian Usher, Emma, Doug, Simon and Mick,

Thank you all for your support and excellent comments, You made my day!

Regards,

Tim

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mattberry
mattberry e2 Member 10259 forum postsmattberry vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2005 - 2:31 PM

Brilliant image Tim! I love the focus onto the head, it really works! The colours are fantastic and rich and the detail pretty awesome! need I go on?

Matt

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helen&peter
8 Feb 2005 - 3:51 PM

Fantastic macro - excellent colour and detail.
Click
Helen

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woodlark
woodlark e2 Member 10528 forum postswoodlark vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2005 - 4:44 PM

Love the impact its all been said.

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ewanrayment
8 Feb 2005 - 11:31 PM

Not seen anything quite like it! Very strong. Excellent work Smile Ewan

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2005 - 12:01 PM

Matt, Helen & Peter, Karl, and Ewan, thank you all most kindly for your generous comments!

Very much appreciated!

Tim

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park my ferret
10 Feb 2005 - 12:21 PM

great shot

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shane
shane  10 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2005 - 6:08 AM

Just so good. Almost ashamed to say I missed this. Unbelievable work

click
shane

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