Hawthorn Shield-bug

e6filmusere6filmuser Registered Users Posts: 3,311 Major grins
edited June 14, 2022 in Holy Macro

I was examining some Goldenrod (yet to flower) plants for possible insect subjects when I saw this individual staring at me. I checked that my wife, nearby, was sitting down, keeping our cat company while I rushed back to the house to fetch my camera. What could possibly go wrong?

When I returned, my wife was where I had been when I saw the bug but with her back to it. At first I thought she had caused it to move away but it was still where I found it.

I took quite a few shots. The problem was that this bug kept changing position, to always face me, wherever I placed myself. Eventually, I managed to get some of the angles I wanted.

Stereos will be uploaded separately.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/200 to 1/400 at f11 ISO 2000, bright cloudy, hand-held.



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