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Subject: Ambush Bug
Location: Lake Telemark, NJ, USA
Equipment: Nikon D3200 w/ Nikon 105mm Macro Lens
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Ambush bugs are sit-and-wait predators. They hide among flowers and use their powerful forelimbs to capture other insects. Being hemipterans (true bugs), they have a rostrum (specialized sucking mouthparts), with which they inject paralyzing and digestive enzymes into their prey. They then use this straw-like organ to drink up the insect “soup”. They are capable of capturing and subduing prey as large as bumblebees and hornets.


ambush bug, bug, insect, macro, nature

I’ve always appreciated nature, but I didn’t show interest in photography until digital started to come into it’s own. I had many cheap cameras over the years, but when I got the Nikon D3100 for my birthday last year, I really started to realize what photography was all about. I’ve had such a blast learning on the go over the past 10 months. I’ve gotten shots that I could have only dreamed of a year ago. I hope you all enjoy my photos, and by all means, BUY SOMETHING! =)

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon11 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...11 months ago

    13 September 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • GemmaWiseman
    GemmaWiseman11 months ago

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB11 months ago

    September 14, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngel11 months ago

    Please look Here to see your wonderful work featured on the groups homepage.

    fabulous work .. many congrats on the feature

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...11 months ago

    This great work has just been selected and featured in the Top Shelf Wildlife group!
    Please view all this week’s features and participate in comments if you want, on our featured page here

  • Rivendell7
    Rivendell711 months ago

    Fine sharp macro here, top work!
    Dave ;-)

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuis11 months ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?

    Enjoy the Permanent Featured Gallery – September 29/2013!
    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • SarahJanesCards
    SarahJanesCards11 months ago

    great shot :)

  • MotherNature
    MotherNature11 months ago

    Wonderful macro work! Congratulations on your feature in Insects, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies – FAVE:>)

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