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Adult Hawthorn Shield-bug.

By Tooma
How surprised was I to see another two Hawthorn Shield-bugs, the day after seeing my first two. This time I was better prepared - a battery with enough power, and Macro Mode ready to select when I wanted it - tripod would still have been good.
So this time I was visited by an adult, and a 4th instar. They have great colour, and the green really has a glow about it, which I think is clear in my shots - five in total - three of the adult, and two of the younger one. I suppose they are kind of cute, as far as bugs go.
One of those I shot the previous day was definitely turning to follow me, which I confirmed by moving about it several times while watching it closely. I gave it a wave, and I tell you, twice it lifted its front right leg up in my direction in an apparent response. Mo thought I was jossing with her when I told her about it - so, coincidence - twice - or...?

Tags: Beetle Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Hawthorn Shield-bug

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Comments


30 Aug 2018 12:13AM
Excellent set Tom, lead image my favourite, like the composition and the great detail,
Fred.

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taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
30 Aug 2018 1:46AM
They are all fancy ones, a great collection!
tonyguitar Plus
8 77 37 Canada
30 Aug 2018 3:06AM
I thought your last one was good, but this one is out of the park!! Wow!! TG
30 Aug 2018 8:51AM
Well captured.
viscostatic 13 47 7 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2018 9:05AM
Beautiful images. If they do indeed follow you I look forward to more of these.

Phil.
30 Aug 2018 11:40AM
great shot of these rather impressive shield bug
Gail
30 Aug 2018 1:43PM
A beautiful macro image, perfect.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2018 1:38PM
Beautiful insect and details... Lovely set. I like her pristine green colour!
Isabel GrinGrin

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