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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70s, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-08-17 17:53
Viewed: 3114
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one I have a hard time identifying. I looked around and the closest thing I can find is a treehopper.
I am hoping we have a few experts that can help me out on this one.
I also will post another shot of this bug in the workshop to show of some other details.

Thank you Dmitry for identifying this tiny planthopper.

Acanalonia conica


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-08-17 18:01]

Hi Sky !
Sorry I can't help you with ID, but even without name this insect is very beautiful. And you captured it so nicely ! I love all the details, patterns and textures on the bug. Composition, POV, colors and DOF are also very good. Very well done !

Hi Sky,
I cannot help for ID too. But it seems like a leaf. However you captured it very well!Composition, POV, colors and DOF are also very good. Congratulations!

Hello Sky!
I just looked in my guide and all of six North American katydids listed there look clearly diferrent. Good POV gave you very nice contrast against the dark background and good sharpness of the wings. I bet those guys love to spend their time on green leaves. If you took an extreme closeup shot it would have most certainly looked like a fragment of a leaf. Regards,

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-08-17 20:14]

Hi Sky
Very good capture, I liked most the colours of the little bug, and the and the background matchs increadible with the green of the bug. Good work

Hi Sky,
Interesting pattern on wings and body. Composition, pov, dof are great. Very well done and TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-08-18 0:05]

Hi Sky.
Next your excellent close-up in the green key. Great DOF and details of the insect. Amazing and original BG. I like also the lighting, exposure and contrast of the shot. Very well done and TFS.

Hi Sky,
no idea for the id.
The details and the DOF is good. Nice colours.
Well done.

Well seen Sky,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and good framing. I have no idea about the ID of this bug.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

Hi Sky,
Don't ask me..! But I like your little green friend anyway...
Well captured, good macro work...
Fine colours and details in this well composed presentation!
Pablo -

Hello Sky,

This is a planthopper of the Acanaloniidae family (some treat them as a subfamily of Issidae), most likely Acanalonia conica.

Best regards,

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-08-18 5:04]

Bonjour Sky, great harmony of green colors!! Composition, DOF and details are perfect. Congratulation to Osmeterium for the ID. Best regards, Didier.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-08-18 5:18]

Hi Sky,
good shot, interesting and good captured insect. I like the colours and sharpness. Well done photo.
Gr., Aleksander

Hallo Sky, ein tolles Insekt zeigst Du uns hier. Absolut unbekannt!
Sehr schönes Makro. Sehr gute Schärfe, Tiefenschärfe und Bildgestaltung. Farblich und lichtmäßig ein sehr ansprechendes Foto. Danke Dir für die gelungene Komposition.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-18 6:03]

Hi Sky

What an interesting looking animal, captured really well.
Great POV, nice color(s):)), great shaarpness and manage of flash. Also very nice is the shot from the WS.

Bravo and TFS

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-18 6:16]

Hi Sky
Well seen and captured. Good colours,light, sharpnes and POV.
Well done mf


Hello Sky, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect details, very crisp, Nice work, TFS Kyle

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-18 7:21]

Hi Sky,
Rare animal and very collaborate as it pose in a lot of postures! Great details and good composition. Also, interesting animal.
TFS, José M.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-18 7:46]

Gran entrega, que demuestra el nivel de mimetismo de este insecto.
Un correcto uso del flash, permite visualizar el insecto en su totalidad sin reflejos ni sobre exposición.
Buen DOF y POV, aunque el encuadre haya sido muy ajustado en el margen inferior.
Bien hecho.
Saludos... Ricardo

Great post that demonstrates the level of mimicry of this insect.
Correct use of the flash, allows to visualize the insect in their entirety without reflections neither have more than over exposed.
Good DOF and POV, although the framing has been very adjusted in the inferior margin.
Well done.
Greetings... Ricardo

Hi Sky,
Excellent shot on this Hopper. The color saturation is beautiful. Nice sharp detail, and the pattern in the wings looks great. Many shades of green here.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-18 13:44]

I love the colours and textures here. It really looks like a leaf. Sharp and with a good POV

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-08-18 13:58]

a very nice shot sky,
well taken shot, a shame it's a little close cropped, but even i like the composition and the fine light, good job.
gr. Jaap

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-08-18 15:27]
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Hallo Sky,
Supermakro von der oofenbarkleinen Zikade mit den blattartig strukturierten Flügeln. Du wirfst ein gutes Licht auf sie.
P.S. Wie groß ist das Tierchen ungefähr?

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-18 22:47]

Hi Sky

Really nice colour and detail on this guy.He looks just like a leaf.Really good DOF and POV,lovely BG too.TFS


Hello Sky,
Nice color, DOF, and use of flash to bring out some very good details..A good composition & POV as well :)
As Ricardo has said, perhaps a bit more space bottom..
Well done & TFS!

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-08-19 17:27]

was ist denn das für ein cooles insekt, sky?!
es hat ja solche strukturen und zeichnungen wie eine blattoberfläche.
eine perfekte grüne komposition, schön ausgeleuchtet und
einmalig scharf.
danke für diesen neuen planthopper & alles gute, thorsten.

Bonsoir Sky
C'est Une merveilleuse photo en macro que ce Joli insecte, Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.
Bravo et merci...JP

Hi Sky
Thanks for your visite.Beautiful and rare insect! Nice colors and textures.Good macro! I am still learning about this site.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-11-01 22:10]

Perfeita. Excelente macro. Muito boa foto. Nitidez, cores, composição (POV).

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