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A Green Stinkbug (true name), stopped by to visit my pink Cosmos. The bug is approximately 1/2 inch wide and 3/4 inch long. Taken 10/7/08 in my garden, Clarks Valley, PA
F stop: F/5.0, Exposure: 1/100 sec.
Focal length: 24.0 mm, No flash, Shutter speed (Tv): 6.6


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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    GORGEOUS, Lori!!!!! Yours are GREEN??? Ours are brown … at least the ones I’ve seen lately are. Have a funny story .. when Rich (my son) was in school in Lynchburg VA, he would frequently take the top off his Jeep and leave it open. As the nights would get cool … stinkbugs would crawl inside and spend the night. LOTS of stinkbugs!!!! He was NOT happy about it!!!!! This is a fabulous macro, hon … wonderful detail … and the colors are sooooo gorgeous!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks Lois! Funny story… we have brown ones too. I don’t know if they really stink? Maybe if you crush ’em!

    – Lori Deiter

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 5 years ago

    WOOOOOW WEEEE GREAT macro shot !!! Your bug looks absolutely stunning against the flower with perfect sharp focus on the bug

  • Thank you sooooo much Sandra!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    LOL!!! I pride myself on my good nose (can’t see or hear but I can smell, rofl) … and Rich swears they stunk up his car something awful!!!! LOL!!! But you might be on to something … I don’t know if he carefully removed them one at a time or just started swiping at them (thus crushing them???)

  • tigerlady96
    tigerlady96over 5 years ago

    Lori this is a wonderful macro and beautiful shot

  • Thank you Linda!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • laurav
    lauravover 5 years ago

    fab work!

  • Thanks so much!

    – Lori Deiter

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    He may be ‘stinky’, but he definitely is a cutey!!! Love his pink pad – how lucky is he?!!

  • Thanks Lori!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 5 years ago

    Well he has excellent taste in colors, great image!

  • He sure does – I love those flowers!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Evita
    Evitaover 5 years ago

    Excellent macro capture !!!!!!!! ;D

  • Thank you Evita!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 5 years ago

    Great colours & detail Lori. I remember as a youngster picking mulberries in the backyard & putting one in my mouth only to discover that there was a stinkbug on it. I’ll never forget it. A lesson in look before you leap/eat. With such a great defence system it’s no wonder they’ve spread around the world.

  • Great story!! Thanks Michael. We often pick wild blueberries – I’ll think of you before I eat them!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Kathy Reid
    Kathy Reidover 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot , love the contrasting colours!

  • Thank you Kathy!!

    – Lori Deiter

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