Moth and Mystery Bug
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genghishahn
Registered: Aug 01, 2012
Total Posts: 16
Country: United States

I managed to snag a few shots over the last couple of weeks that I'm happy with. The first three are of a moth (actually not a moth, but a skipper butterfly--thanks Brian!) in my yard. Finally got some shots from an angle besides under-the-boot. The second three are of an insect that I've never seen before (ladybird larva--double thanks Brian!). I'm thinking that it's some sort of larva... And then there's a stink bug =P Enjoy!

All taken with Sony NEX-5N, Vivitar Series 1 105mm f/2.5 Macro, Yongnuo 560 Speedlight.
1/160 sec.
f/13
ISO 200





































Comments and suggestions are welcome. Thanks for viewing!

Best,
Scott


LordV
Registered: Jan 02, 2006
Total Posts: 28183
Country: United Kingdom

Lovely series.
Your moth is actually a skipper butterfly.
First bug is a ladybird larva- probably a harlequin ladybird
brian v.



genghishahn
Registered: Aug 01, 2012
Total Posts: 16
Country: United States

Lol! I'm wrong on both counts =P I appreciate the corrections. I hope I at least got the stinkbug part right... Thanks Brian!

Best,
Scott



e6filmuser
Registered: Oct 11, 2008
Total Posts: 2026
Country: United Kingdom

Scot,

The larva is definitely a Harlequin. Skippers are intermediate between butterflies and moths, although usually included with butterflies. At that angle, it is difficult to tell if the bug is a Sheild Bug aka Stink Bug, or a (closely-related) Squash Bug.

Harold



DeVil
Registered: Sep 09, 2011
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Very nice set



michael kilner
Registered: Feb 09, 2007
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nicely done



genghishahn
Registered: Aug 01, 2012
Total Posts: 16
Country: United States

Thank you DeVil =)



genghishahn
Registered: Aug 01, 2012
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Country: United States

Thank you Michael!



denis55
Registered: Jan 11, 2012
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Country: Canada

great set.



e6filmuser
Registered: Oct 11, 2008
Total Posts: 2026
Country: United Kingdom

I have just noticed that these were taken with a Vivitar Series 1 105mm f/2.5 Macro. It has given very good results. It is a pity that many Vivitar lenses are of indifferent quality.

Harold



genghishahn
Registered: Aug 01, 2012
Total Posts: 16
Country: United States

Thanks Denis!



genghishahn
Registered: Aug 01, 2012
Total Posts: 16
Country: United States

e6filmuser wrote:
I have just noticed that these were taken with a Vivitar Series 1 105mm f/2.5 Macro. It has given very good results. It is a pity that many Vivitar lenses are of indifferent quality.

Harold


Harold,
I understand that to be the case as well. Thank goodness my Vivitar is a Kiron