There are over 3000 described species of stick insects, so I’m not even going to try to find out which one this is. If it helps, he (or she) lives in Phuket, Thailand. I found him sitting upside down on the lower surface of a glass top table on our balcony. I brushed him gently and jumped to the ground and then to the edge of the balcony. He allowed me just enough time to grab the camera and shoot four frames. Then without a care in the world, he jumped over the edge. I think his landing was softer than mine would be if I tried it!
Canon EOS 40D with Canon 28-70mm f2.8 lens at 57mm ISO400 1/640 f10
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Uploaded 6 Feb 2011
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