Hurt no living thing . . . by Bonnie T.  Barry

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Christina Rossetti’s poem which encourages respect of all forms of life goes well with this macro of a green stink bug nymph or an immature stink bug. I had a hard time identifying this bug because I mistook it for a beetle. Then, I realized that it was what is termed a true bug because its feelers have four or fewer segments. That led me to the true bug section of bug ID’s and voila: the green stink bug nymph!


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  • HaRaKiRi
    HaRaKiRialmost 7 years ago

    I love your macro Bonnie, always absolutely beautiful.

  • jesika
    jesikaalmost 7 years ago

    A beautiful shield bug, Bonnie. And you can never go wrong with Christina Rossetti.
    The English chappie, you may have heard of him, Mr Shakespeare, said,
    “The lowly beetle when trod upon feels a pang as great as when a giant dies.”

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmeralmost 7 years ago

    What a cute litle stinker. he he he – this is a wonderful image Bonnie, with a great message.

  • loramae
    loramaealmost 7 years ago

    Never seen a stink bug with these colors, beautiful…!

  • candid
    candidalmost 7 years ago

    beautiful job. love the words. he really isn’t as ugly as i thought a stinbug to be!

  • DawsonImages
    DawsonImagesalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful and well said

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful capture Bonnie; and the lovely words to go with……….well done!

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasalmost 7 years ago

    Well done Bonnie. I like the message, appreciate the messanger and in complete agreement. The image and text were made for each other.

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