Little Garden Critters — Stink Bug

2 months ago
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We call them 'peechinks' here...

They are your everyday garden variety stink bug..When threatened or spooked they give off a scent that's really hard to describe... except by saying it's stinky.

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I caught this one hanging out on a leaf while I was out in the garden.

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Bonus Friendly Snail

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These images were captured with a Canon SL1 and a 100mm Macro lens.


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  ·  2 months ago

So cool @jamtaylor

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I am damn sure he's not cute! Its just the pictures that are making him look cool and cute :D !

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  ·  2 months ago

Awwww I don't usually like insects but this guy is CUTE! Does he stink though?

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71
  ·  2 months ago

They're notoriously stinky, so they have the official name Stink Bug

70
  ·  2 months ago

Friendly Snail is so cute!

57
  ·  2 months ago

Really cool photos)

67
  ·  2 months ago

It seems the green insects is posing and smiling)))

65
  ·  2 months ago

Fantastic photos

55
  ·  2 months ago

Very cool! Thanks for sharing with us

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  ·  2 months ago

wow really good macro shots ;) thanks for sharing with us :)

52
  ·  2 months ago

I was so lucky to catch some of them on photos and never had the "pleasure" to smell them.
Do the green ones smell different than the brown ones? :p

Love the bonus photo!

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71
  ·  2 months ago

I don't recall having smelt a brown one, so far :)

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52
  ·  2 months ago

I will not wish you to experience that :)

But then again, for science purposes....

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  ·  2 months ago

Nice photos.
I liked the bonus photo with a friendly snail

48
  ·  2 months ago

Wish i could actually see something like this in my country , BUT NO CAUSE THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO DESTROY ALL THE TREES TO BUILD GODDAM BUILDINGS

46
  ·  2 months ago

Very pretty! The depth of field is very to handle with a focal also open in macro. Good job!

50
  ·  2 months ago

Awww your being mean to him! He's not stinky he's cute!

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71
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He's soooo stinky :)

49
  ·  2 months ago

Talented shot and using nice camera @jamtaylor

61
  ·  2 months ago

Nice closeups!
Wonder if you can get even more closer and take some shots of their eyes ?

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71
  ·  2 months ago

Could put on the 2x magnification filter and get that close but I was worried of scaring it off.

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  ·  2 months ago

Great shots! Buggies always sneak away on me.

I just posted some street photography I think ya might like! Would love your feedback too. If ya get a chance :) https://steemit.com/photography/@chrissymchavez/night-falls-on-the-river

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  ·  2 months ago

Wow really great pics upvoted and followed.

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  ·  2 months ago

they can be very shy indeed we have them here in all kinds of collors brown , green and orange, where the orange ones are the hardest to photograph .

51
  ·  2 months ago

Have followed your - your photography is excellent

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  ·  2 months ago

The texture on his head!! I love macro shots like this... It reminds you that there's such a fascinating little world just under our noses that we sometimes forget to bother looking for.

Is this a prime lens that you're using? I have a 50mm that isn't really for macros, and a 100-300 with a macro setting, but I find both a little fussy when I'm shooting wide open at something close up. I do mostly landscape and portrait work, but I'm wondering if it might not be worth it to get a dedicated macro lens, just to be better prepared for the little things.

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yeah my lens is a 100mm 2.8 macro. It might be worth getting a dedicated lens but your 100-300 should work pretty well, no?

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56
  ·  2 months ago

in some cases, yes, it does. But it's this antique old Sigma that I'm weirdly attached to — heavy, big problem with backfocusing and it slowly hunts a lot. If I wanted to capture something with movement, freeze a moment: a bug's wings, a dynamic water droplet... I don't know that I'd get the shot I wanted. I just keep looking at people doing really beautiful macro work and I get itchy that I should buy better gear, even though it's not really my area of expertise!

68
  ·  2 months ago

you're a legend of photography world. I'm also an ameature photographer. If you have enough time then plz visit my blog too. thanks :)

70
  ·  2 months ago

great post

51
  ·  2 months ago

Hmm... like cute animal to touch

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  ·  2 months ago

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