An eight inch long wonderfully green and red stick insect, who came to call one summer morning……..
Pingelly Western Australia
Fujifilm finepix S1500 Auto, super macro settings

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  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneabout 3 years ago

    wow..never seen one like this in the east.

  • I have only seen 4 in my 7 years in Pingelly, and one was dead, one was wheaten colour – same species, but different colour in relation to the season/habitat. and then 2 in my courtyard in less than 12 hours!!

    – LouJay

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyabout 3 years ago

    Look at those legs!

  • Aren’t they lovely!

    – LouJay

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyabout 3 years ago

    EIGHT inches!! what a beauty! great find, lou!

  • Lovely to see two in less than 12 hours! I have only ever seen 4 in 7 years here, and one was dead…..

    – LouJay

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenabout 3 years ago

    Run away! Run away! …..Well that’s what I would have done…lol….
    Great shot LouJay :) x

  • Aaaw, stick insects are adorable! the one in my room the night before was a bit tricky to remove – more to avoid accidental injury of it as it showed its wings ferociously….. Thanks Carol!

    – LouJay

  • lucin
    lucinalmost 3 years ago

    Oh, I missed this one! How I love these portraits of yours of this fine being.

  • Thank you lucin!

    – LouJay

  • Evelyn Bach
    Evelyn Bachalmost 3 years ago

    What a stunning creature! Beautiful shot.

  • It was indeed a beautiful animal! Thank you Evelyn!
    Back at work??

    – LouJay

  • JanT
    JanTalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous hues, Lou. You caught such fine detail. So many things in Oz seem so wonderfully colourful—and this stict insect has such hues because it blends with…what?
    Good shot!

  • Aah, strangely in my dry part of the country there are things this stick insect will blend with – the new growth of many eucalypts are red, or quite green with red margins and very vivid. We have had the first really good season of rain (last winter and spring – now on into summer) that we have had in a decade at least, so lots of lovely fresh growth. These stick insects will also appear the dry wheaten colour of dried foliage and grasses – all depends on the season. Same with our praying mantis and grasshoppers. Thank you Jan!

    – LouJay

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertalmost 3 years ago

    Wow Lou, amazing detail.

  • Thank you Heaps Kim!

    – LouJay

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpolealmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on a great image

  • Woohoo! What good news Karen, thank you!

    – LouJay

  • AnnaAsche
    AnnaAschealmost 3 years ago

    wow, what an amazing capture!

  • Thank you Anna, isn’t he a cutie!?

    – LouJay

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