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Shield Bug flying

Shield Bug flying
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Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, 100mm f/2.8MacroØ58
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 70-79 Puntos (chapter 2), Graphosoma lineatum, images en vol [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-07 5:25
Viewed: 7426
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Shield Bug (Graphosoma italicum). Cool shield bug, whose bright red and black stripes bring to mind a football (or soccer) jersey and warn predators of foul taste. Shield bugs are also known as stink bugs because many species emit pungent fluids when alarmed!
This particular insect is very abundant in Pelion and is usually found on umbelliferous plants, such as wild carrots (Daucus carota), especially their buds.
Iso 400.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-07 5:28]

Hello Didier,
Excellent in flight macro.Sharpness,use of light,vivid colors,contrast,framing and composition are wonderful.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-07 5:49]

A truely great picture, Didier! Magnificent focus, great on detail, amazing colors. All-in-all:SUPERB!
Bravo, perfect work and thank you for sharing it with us.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-07 5:52]

Hi Didier,
Excellent shot, quite an amazing capture. Great composition, perfectly isolated against a neutral BG. Great detail and colour, I think the timing is perfect on this one. Great shot.

Wonderful photo, brilliant composition and POV! TFS - Xplorator Radu

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-07 6:19]

Hi Didier,

Again a perfect inflightshot I don't know how you manage to fix it but my compliments,the results are stunning,

Well done

Regards Paul

Merci,et a la prochain (I believe its something like this)

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-07 7:17]

Hello Didier,
An amazing capture of this flying bug!
Superb detail and colours,a nice dark background.
This must be very difficult to do but you've done it well!

great work.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-07-07 7:20]


Encore un excellent travail,vous êtes le spécialiste des insectes en vol. Tout est parfait,la lumière,les détails et les couleurs.
Merci Didier.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-07-07 7:33]

Bonjour Didier!
It is real dreamshot, unavailable for 95% of photographers! Absolutelly great job, perfect moment, quality, details. I remember your previous pictures with beetles in flight - you're master on this field.

Hi Didier,
WOW! WOW! WOW! That is amazing. You have mastered these difficut shots so well. Beautiful color saturation and sharp detail. Just the right amount of wing blur to give a nice sense of motion. Amazing camera work!


Excellent action shot! The Composition, POV, sharpnes, DOF, BG and detail shown of the action is great. TFS,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-07 8:15]

Hi Didier,
This shot captured an absoletely static animal flying! Color, details, bg and composition very good. Clear notes.
TFS, José M.

Buenas Didier, impresionante, una captura al vuelo de este ejemplar, con una nitidez de lujo. Enhorabuena y un saludo.
Jose Luis

perfect inflightshot amazing capture of this flying bug!

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-07-07 9:14]

Superbe capture dee vol, un foto compliquee mais extra de definition. Quelle envie... salut

Une excellente image de plus !
Je suis vraiment admiratif.

Fantastic macro Didier. Excellent composition with very good sharpness and very good details. Wonderful colours, great lighting and great POV too. Excellent job. Well done. Thank you for posting.

perfect shot and timing with good BG... Congrats

Wow, Didier,
your the real master of the flying insects here. Always so sharp and spectacular.
Wonderful shot, I love it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Didier,
Very cool inflight capture! The head, eye and thorax are very sharp and clear. Excellent motion effect with the wing blur movement seen so well. Well composed with great, color, and POV of this guy as well.
Very well done and have a nice weekend!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-08 1:25]

Hi Didier.
What a wonderful moment with this well known bug you have captured. It is completely not simple. Great colours, sharpness of bug and details are amazing too. Per-fect done and TFS.

Hi Didier,
Stunning action shot! Perfect timing, excellent details and sharpness, great composition with nice framing.
Very well done and thanks for sharing!

Hello Didier!
Great in-flight shot again! You know what! If you want to freeze the wings , you can use flash for that. Flash freeze all insect's wings :-) pov and moment superb here! Love the bg also. This bus is so shy, i know it very well, it's hard to take their photo, but you got it in-flight! Bravo!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-07-09 21:02]

Hi Didier
Wow great action shot. Great colours, light, sharpnes, details and POV. Just beautiful
Well done my friend


bonjour didier
a chaque fois je reste bouche bée devant ces photos de coleoptere dont vous avez le secret.bravo.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-10 7:40]

Bonjour Didier,
excellent shot, with great details and and wonderful motion. Colors, light and POV are simply perfect. Very well composed, and famed.

This one is even better, perfect focus, great timming!!!

Superb capture Didier,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good. You have excellent timing to get such a fine shot Didier.
Well composed and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-16 10:09]

Sur TN on voit des punaises, mais celle de Maître Didier, elle est en vol !!! Bravo, excellent cliché mon ami !

Superbe prise! Je ne sais pas quel procédé tu as employé pour fixer cet insecte sur la "pellicule" mais c'est très réussi, avec en plus des couleurs extraordinaires

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-07-20 3:53]

Hi Didier.
Uffff....excellent macro, great moment capture, fantastic composition colors ,details and sharpness,good note.


Hi Didier,
Excellent close-up.
Detail, colors, composition and 3D effect
are perfect.
Very well done!
TFS Malgosia

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  • HELO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 6 N: 54] (352)
  • [2006-07-28 9:33]

re-bonjour didier
belle photo
belle couleurs et bons détails...


Espectacular toma en vuelo en un angulo muy interesante de esta chinche!!!!

Hi, Didier.
Wonderful shot. I have seen these insects a lot, but never flying. Very nice composition and colors. Sharp where it must be.

Quand je vois la quantite de belles prises d'insectes en vol que vous postez, je devine que vous n'etes pas seulement chanceux. J'aimerais une petite description de la technique utilisee.

Very impressive. Excellent done.

I like the vibrant colour of the insect very much. Great shot!

Hi Didier,
You are very skilled at photographing insects in flight! I especially like this one for the composition and colors. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Didier.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

that is an incredible capture ... a capture beyond understanding ! Bravo Didier!
George Veltchev

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