Bug in Battle with Flower

Bug Battling FlowerTo view more of my photography please visit www.rakmilphotography.com

I keep asking how to go about finding insects to photograph. I get two answers from entomologists, use a net or closely examine every plant and bush (even if you can’t see them they’re there). The net seems a bit extreme as far as I am concerned. The latter seems to work fairly well. Its complete happenstance if you get a good picture even with the best of equipment and techniques, as much depends on angle, perspective and the cooperation of the insect (several react by turning their backs even if they do not fly off).

I believe this is a black and red stinkbug, but given the angle of view experts would not be happy being asked to identify this bug.

Sometimes the context provides a frame. In the photograph above it looks like the flower is about to attack the stinkbug making for a nice composition and showing the insect in an interesting setting.

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