Back to Macro tonight & my first post for a few days since I risked life & limb on a Segway scooter. I was crashed into by one of colleagues & now have several cracked ribs & the biggest bruise you have ever seen. Photography or even moving is going to be a struggle for a few days. Just before the grand holiday as well. Oh well.
This little chap is called a Shield Bug. Now as everyone knows I’m hopeless on the names of things but small daughter suggested I enter “Green Bug” into Google & see what comes out. Darn me she was right. This was the first picture I saw. Perfect first time. I’m going to try this more often. I could come across knowledgeable for a change!!
This chap was also camera shy & presented a challenge. I was tempted at one point to stick sellotape over the top to stop him moving. Whilst I fetched the camera, set up tripod & attached the Macro lens he sat perfectly still. As soon as I was focused – he moved. We played chase over the back of the chair for some time before he ran out of breath & I was able to catch these few shots. I was really pleased with how they came out eventually. With a little more patience I’m sure I could get closer. Next I see him, I’ll have another go.