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A very colorful juvenile stink bug (also known as a shield bug) on a daisy-like flower (likely a coneflower). (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 35mm macro, f/8, 1/160 sec, ISO 100, open shade, handheld)

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (November 2013)

Top 10 in “December Avatar” challenge in Bugs and Animals on Flowers/Foliage in Macro group (November 2013)

Top 10 in “Stink bugs” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (November 2013)

Featured in Love These Creatures (9 November 2013)

Featured in Closeups in Nature (9 November 2013)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    A very colorful juvenile stink bug (also known as a shield bug) on a daisy-like flower (likely a coneflower).

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 1 year ago

    Well looks deceive, it may stink but looks pretty lol, lovely image Celeste x

  • Thanks very much, Pauline! It doesn’t stink all the time, only if it’s threatened. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thank you, Ann!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    But it is very pretty! Does it really stink? Nice capture.

  • It really is pretty, and I didn’t know it was a stink bug when I made the photo. It releases a smelly substance if it’s threatened. Thank you, Bette!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    beautiful picture for the challenge Celeste. a colorful stink bug ;)

  • Many thanks, Manon! When I saw the challenge announcement, I knew I had a few suitable images among my files.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 1 year ago

    My friend, you even make bugs look pretty . . . ,

  • Thank you, Katherine, although this little bug actually is quite pretty!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago

    beautiful, and it’s named a stink bug

  • Thank you kindly, Ray!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhrover 1 year ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    November 9, 2013

    Outstanding work!

  • I appreciate the feature, thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Kathleen Daley
    Kathleen Daleyover 1 year ago

    what a great find and capture celeste! he’s so beautiful!!

  • Thanks very much, Kathleen! I didn’t know what it was at the time but was attracted to the little bug’s colorful markings.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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