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Bug Squashing Time

Bug Squashing Time
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Copyright: Pierre Frigon (PierreFrigon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1633 W: 225 N: 3760] (15473)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-15
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z7590
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-02 17:26
Viewed: 4310
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another photo taken in Diane's garden.

Don't have much time for TL and this will be my last photo for a while. I will be taking a break.

Spent my time fighting a stupid beetle (Not the one in the photo. Don't know what that one is but this one called a Rose Chafer).

Ate a rose bush almost completely and is still going strong. Tried pesticides (3 days in a row) and a japanese beetle trap. They all work but there are so many of these bugs that now it's squishing time. So I go around the flowers trying to find them and then I squish them.

And I know it will be the same next year. But I will get prepared then.

Anyways, I'll be popping in some times to see your photos.

PP: Resized, sharpened and saturated a bit.

Hello to those of you that are just looking.
And HELLO and THANK YOU VERY MUCH to those of you that take the time to leave critiques/comments/workshops :-).
The only thing that you owe the public is a good performance.
- Humphrey Bogart


Please, go visit my web site.

shelbeesmom, mvdisco, dareco, c_rapp, juyona, Silke, WMcK, Refugee, Doudou, Regiomontana, JohnTulip, Juliet has marked this note useful
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Bonsoir Pierre,
WoW!! Supers belle netteté et couleurs, Excellent cliché et détails , Excellent POV. et lumière,

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-07-02 21:19]

Gee I'll miss your posts, but I hope you have a wonderful summer. This lighting and the colors are very nice, and what a neat little bug!! TFS

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-07-02 21:59]

So you let this bug live to watch what will happen if he happens to eat a plant. Who knows this bug could have double dared the others and now they are paying the price... okay so I'm a little tired right now. Wonderful capture and have a great break. See you soon TFS

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-07-03 1:42]

Hola Pierre,
preciosa foto,
color y bella escena,
excelente compo.
saludos amigo.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-07-03 3:10]

I am really sorry to hear that you are going to take a break again -- you will be missed.
I love the clarity in this image - nice sharp details

HAHA If you can't beat em, join em~~.. Fry up bug in butter sauce, add a little pepper and voila! Food for a year~ Lovely flower though! Where you going?? Remodeling the house again?? You poor man! That woman has you running! That buggy looks good enough to eat! B-)
I'll miss you!
B-) B-)

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-07-03 4:55]

I like your bug and I am sorry for you misadventure with the rose bugs, Pierre. I also really like how fine detail of the centre of your flower is so beautifully captured. It is very detailed, indeed. One of my favorite colours here with just the right amount of contrasts. A lovley image. I am sorry to see you go again, but I can understand the time thing. I look forward to seeing you back soon to enjoy your wonderful images and your great sense of humour. Bravo Mon Ami.
Amitiés sincères

Enjoy the break Pierre. Excellent colour in the image and the detail on both the flower and the bug incredible. TFS,

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  • Loup Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 73] (1327)
  • [2008-07-04 20:55]

Bonsoir Pierre,
Superbe netteté et couleurs !
Les détails sont magnifiques !
La couleur de la petite visiteuse est suberbe sur le lavande de la fleur .
Merci de partager.

Hi Pierre,
Excellent close up of this bug in flower :-) Grat sharpness and colours. Like this fine posting!

Bonsoir Pierre
j'aime beaucoup ton insecte rouge sur le violet de cette belle fleur
excellents déails et belle netteté


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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2008-07-22 12:31]

Bonjour Pierre,
Côté couleur, je préfère celle ci elle ressort beaucoup mieux sur cette jolie fleur!
Belle lumière, des détails très raffinés!
Bref c'est parfait!

Salut Pierre ,
Quelle peste ces bestioles représentent pour un jardinier. Ils bouffent tout ce qu'ils veulent jusqu'à ce que l'on s'occupe d'eux,
Ne les laisses pas prendre le contrôle du jardin !!!
Beau travail de macro sur l'insecte , du détail et de la couleur à leur meilleur,
Bravo et reposes-toi ,,hey c'est l'été ...vrai!

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  • bigil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 283 W: 38 N: 75] (2536)
  • [2008-07-31 16:27]

Excellente photo macro, D'une netteté impécable. Bravo Pierre. Gilles

Salut Pierre
La lumière sur ce tradescantia ( éphémère de Virginie) est superbe, et cet insecte donne de la vie à ta photo. Bien vu !
Bonne journée.

I am sure many of us will miss you while you take your break. I love all your flowers photos. With this one the light, delicate and lovely tints of violet enchant me. Good luck in what ever you do. Regards,


Hi Pierre,

Lovely color of this flower . .
The red bug is priceless bonus to this image. .
Beautifully composed . .


Fine shot .. good sharpness Piet
A good compo.

Greetings from here

will be in touch soon

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-08-22 3:33]

Hi Pierre,
A super posting for the summer-- enjoy your break for awhile. Hope to see you soon, Julie

Hello Pierre

What a delightful capture here, wonderful lighting and nice sharp detail, perfectly positioned but gives a superb focal point.

TFS kind regards Helen

vraiment superbe

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