Motherly Love

Posted by sayhitoant on Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:28 am

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Pycanum rubens is a giant shield bug (3 cm in length & 1.5 cm in width) that is relatively common in Singapore.  It is a tame bug that usually does not fly off with slight disturbance of its surrounding.  The nymphs undergo several stages of transformation that display different colours from red to orange to green before reaching the adult stage. Here is two red nymphs under the protection of their mother.  I welcome your C & C for improvements.

 Exif : Canon 7D, T180, f16, 1/25s, ISO 640, fill flash.

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by stevenmajor on Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:28 am
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Maybe less light on (from under ?) the leaf so for more attention to the creatures. Still a very nice image. Thanks for posting.

by Tom Whelan on Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:23 pm
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Excellent grouping, colors, and detail.

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by sayhitoant on Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:49 pm
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Thanks for your comments and suggestion. Cheers!

by Matthew Pugh on Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:56 am
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I think you have taken a shot that is very hard to accomplished well being difficult to judge the lighting ratio's of backlight to fill flash, and shown off your skill in judging these issues. It's a superb image that balances the light wonderfully well on my monitor at least

Very very nice

All the best

by sayhitoant on Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:57 am
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Matthew, thank you for your kind comments!

by Ron Day on Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:19 pm
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Beautiful light, color, and design.

by Carol Clarke on Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:13 pm
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Hi Ant! Always good to see your wonderful images and this is exceptional quality as usual.

Exquisite detail and a fascinating view of your chosen subjects. Superb.
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by WOlf38 on Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:53 am
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Very nice colors and light!

by sayhitoant on Tue May 02, 2017 10:38 pm
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Ron, Carol, Wolf - Thanks for your feedback and kind comments.

by D7avid on Thu May 11, 2017 12:30 pm
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Just a great shot!

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