Another Portrait

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This is one of the hopper family of true bugs (Hemiptera). They are very small and given their preferred natural settings, can be seen against dramatic backgrounds. Given the bug’s small size the need for magnification leads to a very narrow depth of field and little artistic leeway. This is one of those animals that is indifferent to your presence and will sit and stare, turn its back or wander quickly away. I almost always try to get the insects face on and that make it harder to precisely identify the creature.

14 responses

  1. Beautiful

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    September 30, 2014 at 7:20 am

  2. Nice hopper, Victor. Love the flower background…

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    September 30, 2014 at 8:49 am

    • Thanks. Fun shot! Wish the season had been better and/or longer.

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      September 30, 2014 at 9:10 am

  3. I’m constantly amazed how you get this perfect poses! I’ve become a bug snob now when I look at others’ bug macros lol. Truly a great shot.

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    September 30, 2014 at 11:03 am

  4. Nice hopper indeed. Looks distinctive. Can Bug-guide help?

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    September 30, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    • Indeed. Bug guide tends to get a little prickly when you do not provide a dorsal shot 😉 But yes I should research it or take it to the local entomological society.

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      September 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm

  5. Great shot

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    September 30, 2014 at 2:24 pm

  6. Love the subject and background. He looks like a nice person 😉

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    September 30, 2014 at 2:55 pm

  7. Pat

    What a great capture of this tiny creature!

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    October 1, 2014 at 12:09 pm

  8. Your macro series–bugs, bees and butterflies–is unfailingly dramatic and eye-popping. I appreciate the advice and commentary that you include. Always something to think about.

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    October 2, 2014 at 9:29 am

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