Well of course capsid's don't pose. They just walk around your foliage and occasional stop to wave their antennae around as if testing the air for a scent or something - perhaps pheromones of the opposite sex... But when they pause, that's when you trigger the shutter. If they happen to be at a particularly useful position - the pose works better than when they are just stood on a leaf.
This is probably an apple capsid (I have an apple tree in the garden) but they originally infest willows which is their natural host plant (I have no willows though). Capsid's can cause a lot of damage as they inject toxic saliva into the host plant which kills the cells and makes a right mess of your shrubs, bushes or trees...
Having said that, they are fascinating creatures, ranging from browns to greens, with some nice patterns on their wing cases. Typically, they are around 6mm long, as this ne probably was (it looked biggish...)
Three extension tubes on the Sigma 105 on my 550D. Marumi ringflash used too.
C&C as always appreciated.
Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 550D
Image Date: 2011-05-08 17:24:42 +0000
Focal Length: 105mm
Exposure Time: (1/180)
ISO equiv: 100
Exposure Bias: -0.50 EV
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: Yes
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Photographer: Paul Iddon
Copyright: A View of the UK - Paul Iddon Photography
|Camera:||Canon EOS 550D |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||8 May 2011 - 10:18 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/2.8|
|Uploaded:||9 May 2011 - 7:06 AM|
|Tags:||550d, Bug, Canon, Capsid, Close-up / macro, Eos, Garden, Iddon, Macro, Nature, Pest|
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