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A small Green shield bug (Palomena prasina) in its first nymphal stage

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34 responses

  1. Great shot. You did a wonderful job of aligning the colours of the bug and the leaf:)

    August 16, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    • Thanks Lyle! Not to mention the green background, that took the longest ๐Ÿ˜‰

      August 19, 2013 at 4:05 PM

  2. Very happy to see that your photo world includes bugs !!! Good example of cryptic coloration too.

    August 16, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    • Thanks Nick! Since I started photographing, I’m gradually overcoming my irrational fear of bugs. ๐Ÿ™‚

      August 19, 2013 at 4:06 PM

  3. I love the soothing greens in this picture, Camilla! Very clear shot too.

    Warm wishes ~ Wendy

    August 16, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    • Thanks Wendy! Our favourite colour, right? One can’t go wrong ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hugs~

      August 19, 2013 at 4:07 PM

  4. Great shot! Fun… I’m sure most of us smiled when we saw it!

    August 16, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    • Thanks Daisy! If i made you smile, mission accomplished ๐Ÿ™‚

      August 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

  5. Nice shot….and well spotted in the first place.

    August 16, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    • Thanks Mark! I was on the hunt for dragonflies but found this little green man instead. ๐Ÿ™‚

      August 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

  6. I like all the shades of green and the occassional dashes of red.

    August 16, 2013 at 10:54 PM

  7. Life is pretty amazing when you really stop to look at it…thank you for the heads-up.

    August 16, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    • Thanks Charlie! Since I started photographing with a macro lens, a whole new world opened up. Talk about finding joy in the small things… literally. ๐Ÿ˜€

      August 19, 2013 at 4:14 PM

  8. Superb! ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 16, 2013 at 11:20 PM

  9. This is great Calee. The various shades of green of the bug enable it to blend in with the leaf. Excellent find of the shield bug.

    August 17, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    • Thanks Yvonne! If he hadn’t moved, I probably wouldn’t have noticed him at all. He’s tiny, about 0.5 cm or so!

      August 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM

  10. Beautiful shot, Camilla. Like everyone else, I just love the colors and the exquisite focus. Did you get a new macro lens?

    August 17, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    • Thanks Mike! YES, I got a new macro lens!! 100mm, so I don’t accidentally poke the bugs when I try to photograph them anymore :d

      August 19, 2013 at 4:16 PM

      • It’s really cool to see that we are both moving up in terms of gear, since we were shooting with similar equipment as we started our blogs. I am using a Canon 50D and a Tamron 180mm macro lens much of the time–I end up having to move back a lot with that lens. I have the Canon 100mm too, but I think you got the one with image stabilization.

        August 19, 2013 at 4:27 PM

        • Yes, mine has IS. It’s nice that we started around the same time and have similar gear and similar interests. ๐Ÿ˜€ I learn a lot from your posts! True inspiration.

          August 19, 2013 at 5:12 PM

          • And I have learned a lot from you, especially about depth of field. (I think that I have ventured a bit more into the world of bugs, but many of our interests overlap.)

            August 20, 2013 at 1:02 AM

            • I’m very interested in bugs (not counting spiders!) but I haven’t taken nearly as many photos as you. Or to put it another way: You take the photos I want to take as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰

              August 20, 2013 at 5:47 PM

  11. Great picture, Camilla ! And what a funny little guy; I’ve never seen one of these before.

    August 18, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    • Thanks Patricia! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve only seen (or should I say, noticed) the “grown-ups” before. As they get older, they become more and more brown and less and less green. Then it’s easier to spot them.

      August 19, 2013 at 4:19 PM

  12. Wonderful photo:) Greetings

    August 18, 2013 at 6:54 PM

  13. Superb shot!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 19, 2013 at 3:25 PM

  14. Good eye and great capture!

    August 20, 2013 at 2:49 AM

  15. Ed

    Excellent shot! It amazes me how bugs can adapt and use camoflauge to their advantage..:-)

    August 21, 2013 at 12:06 PM

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