08.07.2020 My world turned upside down

because I didn’t notice that this morning’s early post was #1550. I had meant to mark the occasion but then forgot.  It was 3:17 a.m. so I have that as an excuse.  That makes this #1551.

Green Stink Bug nymph- Chinavia hilaris on Prince’s-feather SmartweedPersicaria orientalis a non-native fairly invasive plant that we have lots of anywhere I don’t mow. Stink bugs can be pesty in the garden but so far we have not had problems with them. For those who do I guess that they are not hilarious.

Shot with the 40D, 100 Macro, twin flash combo in my yard.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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19 Responses to 08.07.2020 My world turned upside down

  1. I rotated the picture 180° so I could look at the stinkbug face to face.

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  2. Great shot Steve! I usually don’t use flash lately outside, but I dusted off my Canon MR-14x Macro Ring Lite to get used to using it again!

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  3. tomwhelan says:

    Love the face-on angle and the bug details.

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  4. krikitarts says:

    Sweet portrait, and congratulations on the nice milestone. Apart from the possibility of just too many around, what problems might there be? The main ones that I’m aware of are the smell if you squash one and the fact that they can and will bite, painfully, if you pick one up and handle it carelessly.

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    • Thanks, Gary. When I started I never thought I’d be posting daily much less 1500+ times.

      Some of them eat garden produce. I’ve yet to squash one…even if I found it on a squash and haven’t picked one up to date…or for any other reason. I generally don’t hassle insects by touching them or picking them up. Although today I did handle a dragonfly that was trapped inside our blueberry netting. I was taking the netting down and it must have flown in and wasn’t figuring out how to escape. I didn’t want the netting to hurt it so caught it in my hand, held the wings as you are supposed to and made a quick iPhone picture before releasing it. It flew away unharmed and without any blueberries.
      Dawn Darner-Boyeria vinosa

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      • krikitarts says:

        I don’t normally handle them either, but once I found a stink bug in our basement in Omaha and picket it up to let it go outside and was rewarded with a painful stab in the ball of my thumb. I looked it up and it looked a lot like a kissing bug, which can carry Chagas’ disease, so I wound up getting a brief treatment, just in case. Nothing came of it.

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      • Glad that it turned out to be nothing, Gary. Mary Beth has her moth removal system which gets used for others such as spiders also. One of those plastic one pound deli containers and a stiff ad card from the mail. Works great and no spider bites…or moth bites.

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  5. What a super perspective, Steve. But I think I put my back out trying to stand on my head 😉 Congratulations are in order, too! Well done, Steve, and I hope there are many more posts to come!

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  6. Maria says:

    Do you throttle the flash to lower intensity?

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Great angle – they are quite streamlined!

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  8. melissabluefineart says:

    This wonderful image of a stinkbug makes me smile.

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