Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Face Only a Mother Could Love

Last night when I was working on the computer a shield bug landed on the wall above the computer probably drawn in by the lamp light. Shield bugs get their name from the fact that the back of the exoskeleton resembles a shield like a knight or soldier would carry into battle. I captured the little insect and this morning I very carefully transferred the bug onto a seed head to photograph it. Many shield bugs can protect themselves by emitting a blast of foul chemicals. That is why they have earned the name "Stink Bug" from many people. Enjoy a couple of close ups of one of God's creations, chris Image created with a Canon 7D and a 100mm macro lens. AV mode, ISO 400, F 8.0 at 1/160th of a sec.

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