Bugs!

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by Zee, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Zee

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    Was walking home from lunch today, and see a whole heap of these suckers in a tree - so, naturally, I ran home, grabbed the 400D and 100mm macro, and the extensions tubes, and here is what I got.

    C&C welcome :)

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  2. PHAT_pudding

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    holy crap those colours are amazing!
     
  3. woolly

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    Lol what kind of bugs are they, cant say ive ever seen one.
    Nice pics btw :thumbup:
     
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    No idea.. There is a tree near the Coogee tennis courts crawling with them.I hope they stay long enough for the next sunny day :) I only had a few minutes to shoot yesterday.

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  5. Squeezer

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    Very colourfull Bugs. Cant say Ive seen any of them around here. Its normally the warmer areas that have colourful bugs/beetles
     
  6. j_a_h_2077

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    They look kind of like stink beetles, but I'm not 100% sure.
     
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    No idea what they are, but I did go back yesterday and spent about an hour taking photos. I actually got better focus this time - will post more later :)

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  8. Darmok

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    Not quite as colourful, but this was always a favourite shot of mine, from a few years ago.


    Click to view full size!


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  9. hellcat

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    I like the third one, if the focus was further towards the head it would have been even better.

    I suspect they're harlequin bugs. Great to admire, just don't get them infesting your house. They're almost impossible to get rid of once they take up shop. Not to mention they multiply rapidly and love to wipe out cabbage and broccoli patches.
     
  10. Stang1

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    They are harlequin bugs yep. They are little shits to kill.. breed like crazy.

    Nice shots.
     
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    Yes I can attest to their rapid breeding! A few months ago I noticed one on the leaf of a tree I often walk past on my way to town in Cronulla. He was sitting on what appeared to be an egg sac. I kept checking every time I went past over the next month, and one day lo and behold, the bug had left town, but in his place were dozen of minature little critters! (sort of reminded me of the babies in Spore...)

    I took some photos, but unfortunately only on my phone (which doesn't have a macro setting! :rolleyes:)

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    The little guy

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    A new generation unleashed upon the world!
     
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    Yup, here's one leaving the kids to take over...

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  13. methd

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    man these bugs have awesome colour... i wouldn't mind trying a few macros out myself of them.

    C&C - most shots, the dof is too narrow and you might want to shoot with a smaller aperture.
     
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    dude, if the bug was facing you it would of been perfect!
    I hate those bugs too. we used to have them in a bush we had at our old house when I was a childer
     
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    Thanks - I'll give that a go :)

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