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Found this beautiful bug in my garden in the mountains of Mae Hong Son province, and thought it would make a great subject for a bug card challenge.
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I am an Australian expat living in the hills of Mae Hong Son province Thailand (please visit cavelodge.com). I photograph almost everything, above and below ground.
Beautiful creature, a real work of art. :-)
Thanks John, it is a beauty. I am heading into the garden again now to try to find it again, as it’s back side, decorated with pink and white stripes, is worth a few more shots.
– John Spies
WOW! What an amazing bug! Great capture John and it works so nicely into a card. Well done!
Thanks so much Terri, I really appreciate the support, esp from such a creative person as yourself
what a vibrant bug! Great shot.
Thanks Bernadette. An expert just told me it is a stink bug. Glad I didn’t touch it.
He is just stunning John and the card and print look AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! :O) :O)
Sooo nice, thanks again Vanessa.
Wow, it looks like a xmas decoration, well done and congrats on the feature
Thanks Valand, it does look like a decoration.
John, Great composition, great quote, great idea!
Thanks Armadillo for your nice comment, appreciated
John, ta 4 reply! Looking again, I am puzzling over the pink banding on the beetle’s back: is it (a) a natural part of it, (b) reflected light, or © something extraneous attached to it? I can’t decide, I just know it looks extraordinary!
It is natural, and when I noticed it in the computer I rushed back to get some sharper shots of its backside but it had gone….
John, great shot and the quote makes a wonderful card.
Glad you liked it, appreciated
CONGRATULATIONS! You got a TOP TEN in the Wanna Buy A Bug? Challenge in the Bug Hunt! group.
Thanks Vanessa, appreciated.