Another good camouflage

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MacroLuv
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Another good camouflage

Post by MacroLuv »

... on this tiny guy. :D

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Model Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Date/time original 31.07.2007 17:27:46
Shutter speed value 1/250 s
Aperture value f/10
ISO speed ratings ISO 800
Focal length 100 mm

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A crop from #1.
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Post by tpe »

A very nice picture, background forground and colours all go together wonderfully. I have seen these creatures before and never got a good shot of one as they are sooo small but never known what they are or related to (true bugs perhaps?), do you happen to know antything about them.

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Post by Bruce Williams »

Absolutely love these images Nikola! You've done a really good job with such a tiny subject - and well spotted too.

Bruce :D

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Post by salden »

I love it. Beautiful images, well composed and the colors are perfect. That is one strange-looking critter.
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Post by Planapo »

Very nice image, Nikola. I like the composition and the colours.

As tpe assumes, I too think it´s a true bug. To me it looks much like genus Chorosoma (Heteroptera: Rhopalidae).

One species, Chorosoma schillingi can be found in Germany in sandy, dry areas and occurs in the Mediterranean as well. It´s notably found on grasses, and hence is sometimes colloquially named "Grasgespenst" in German which translates to "grass ghost".

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Post by jmlphoto »

thats one wierd bug i wouldnt even know where to start with an i.d

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Post by jaharris1001 »

very neat looking bug here,, never seen one of these,, nice backround colors, matchs the subject very well :D

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Post by MacroLuv »

Thanks folks! :D
Especially Betty for an effort on ID.
"Grasgespenst" is a very properly name for this little tiny creature hardly visible among the grass. 8)
I'm also pleased with details, considering ISO 800 after all. :shock:
And background color... ehh... thanks to dryness.
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Post by beetleman »

A true bug for sure...you can see his sucking parts. very good detail and DOF
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Post by MacroLuv »

Thanks Doug. :D
Sucking parts? Where? :?
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Post by rjlittlefield »

Sticking straight down, under the head between the front legs.

But Doug, couldn't it be a Homoptera, too? With those little wingpads, I just can't tell!

--Rik

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Post by MacroLuv »

rjlittlefield wrote:Sticking straight down, under the head between the front legs.

--Rik
Oh yes! Indeed! :shock:
Among all those legs I even didn't notice it until now! :?
Darn... that camouflage is really good! :lol:
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Good thing someone pointed that out. I would have missed it. Wonder if this thing is like an assassin or wheel bug? You know, stick you with that thing and then suck out your dissolved tissues. :shock: Great shot Nikola :D

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Post by MacroLuv »

rjlittlefield wrote:... With those little wingpads, I just can't tell!

--Rik
Hey, I didn't notice it neither! :?
That thing behind the eye really looks like a rudimentary wing. :shock:
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

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