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Sunday, June 19, 2011

2011-06-19

2011-06-19
ISO 400, f/11, 1/125s, 18-55mm lens with 10X macro filter
As I was scouring the milkweed leaves for caterpillars (yes, I am a bit obsessed), I came across this little guy.  I believe he is a milkweed bug.  He was on a milkweed leaf, so I'm sticking with that.  Anyway, I slapped on my 10X macro filter to get some more practice.  Thankfully he stayed perfectly still while I played.  :)  I still need to work on getting the focus just right.

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19 comments:

Gretchen said...

He's kind of cute! =P It must be bug day for 365ers... I've seen a few today! You're close on your guess... I'd guess a milkweed beetle... who knew there was a milkweed bug AND milkweed beetle. Either way, I like your capture of him! =)

Sarah said...

Oh wow! Great photo!

Jaime said...

Great job! Lovin' all of these bug pics from everyone lately.

Misty said...

Insane! That's incredible!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

He's cute and you've captured some great detail with this macro!

Birgitta said...

Great macro!

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lotusleaf said...

Great shot!

Laura said...

Ooooh! Very cool! I've been wanting a macro lens for a while now but I'm thinking the filters might be just fine for me. Gonna have to look in to them!

em said...

That is an awesome photo!

Kim, USA said...

Wow this is super duper macro shot! Love it!

Asian Lilies

Karen said...

A great shot. He's cute. I just got a set of macro filters, can't wait to try them.

anemonen said...

Stunning endeed!! I wish it was mine.

Amy said...

Wow, great shot! I love the DOF

edenhills said...

That is one freaky looking little critter! Great shot.

Teresa

Linda Makiej said...

Really beautiful macro work!!

Barbara said...

He is cute! I love his colors. Great job.

Branson said...

WOW!! Yep, wow.

Van said...

great work with that macro!

Via Macro Monday
Light Trigger: our entry

Michelle said...

This is awesome, Kimberly!!!!!!!!!!

I just love how you captured it!