Friday, July 6, 2012

A Day With a Bug

It noticed me, though upside down, but I continued to take time to setup tripod and extension tubes, and to clear blockages.


It was busy gnawing, chewing and eating while I was busy snapping; no, this little bug seemed to be curious again about the passer-by but wasted only another second or two.


I had then sacrificed a whole piece of flower in return for a high level of photographic satisfaction, but a flower a day keeps my cucumber away, that is not good.


It was however good not to see the bug again the following day.

It suffered from indigestion after a heavy meal.

48 comments:

Icy BC said...

And the color of that cucumber flower looks delicious..Gorgeous photos of the bug which has almost the same color as the flower!

TexWisGirl said...

this was too cute. i LOVE the 2nd shot. he looks so adorable!!!

Cher said...

indigestion or your cucumber plant cursed the little bug? LOL!

so tripod and extension tubes are the secrets to your stunning macros?

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

These are great macro shots! I love photographing insects. They're so interesting. You really did a phenomenal job on this!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very nice series on the bug !

Cloudy said...

Auf dem zweiten Foto schaut er sehr lustig aus...:-)

Servus
CL

George said...

These are wonderful macros of the bug at 'work', but if he keeps getting indigestion from heavy meals you won't have any cucumbers at all.

Diane AZ said...

Great close-ups of the bug's cute face and it only cost part of a flower, sounds like a good deal!

Debbie said...

awesome close ups. i am not a bug lover but these images might change my mind!!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! again ~ awesome photography ~ love the tiny bug looking at you ~ ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Amy Burzese said...

What a cute little red bug. Love it!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Now he is a cute little bug but needs to go on a diet. He is also very acrobatic :) Fantastic shots, Rainfield

Annmarie Pipa said...

i love your photos...i was taking about them yesterday and telling my friends how much of an appreciation of the world i am getting from your macroshots. (is that the right word?)

AVCr8teur said...

For a bug, it is quite cute. Your cucumbers live another day. Hopefully, you will get a chance eat it first.

Steve E said...

AMAZING!

Little bug says, "There MUST be a God, if a man carrying around his kid hanging from around his neck, with one big eye which WINKS at me, time and again.

Don't know about the dad, but the one-eyed black thingie (his kid) is real cute....I think!

(Does that mean 'I am'?")

Autumn Belle said...

ne little bug went out one day,
Over the flower petals far far away,
After the fiesta, little bug will have an afternoon siesta!

betchai said...

you always make me laugh Rainfield. and what beautiful and crisp pictures you have.

RNSANE said...

Crisp photographs as your cucumbers should be if the little gourmet doesn't elminate them all. He is quite daring, munching right in front of you.

RNSANE said...

Above and beyond the call of duty but I am so proud of your dedication. I would have succumbed at first bite.

eileeninmd said...

Great macro series, Rainfield. I hope your cucumbers survive the bugs. Have a great weekend.

de engineur said...

Brought up as farmers, we grew cucumbers and this bug is one of the culprit eating up the young leaves. Farmer & bugs, not a good combination. But this one looks gorgeous tho.

Nancy Claeys said...

A curious little fellow! His eyes were obviously bigger than his tummy!

Hugs back at you!

Ginnymo said...

Very interesting and colorful bug you have there! It does have nice eyes.. They sure can eat a lot. Hope it got sick and won't be back to destroy those pretty cucumber flowers. You will have nothing to put in your salad..Ha! Have a nice weekend.

•°°• PreciousKD •°°• said...

Beautiful shots, Mr. Rainfield, and the colors in these photos are amazing.

Deb Crecelius said...

Great photos,
but, as a gardener, it's a bad-news bug.
Fight for your garden produce!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He's a cutie, but when we used to garden I would have been pretty darn upset to see him on my plants.

BlueShell said...

Oh...nice shots...amazing! Love
BShell

Sharkbytes said...

Now, that is a very funny story!

⊱↫PreciousKD↬⊰ said...

Beautiful! Love the color of the cucumber and the color of the bug..

Salitype said...

how funny, it suffered indigestion !!!

aligaga

Betty Manousos said...

this is fantastic! i particularly like that first shot!
what a cute little guy, excellent commentary, too!

i always love visiting your site.

have a great remainder of your weekend!

xoxo

Magia da Inês said...

❤✿•.¸•.¸¸
A segunda foto é preciosa.
♡ Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
✿•.¸¸✿⊱╮

bailey-road.com said...

You are so funny!
I love the shots of this cucumber flower-eating bug!

Arti said...

Lovely pics and the bug seems camera friendly!!! Wish you a wonderful week ahead:)

EG CameraGirl said...

What fun to follow a colourful bug around, capturing it with your lens!

missing moments said...

Great series! Love that line "a flower a day keeps my cucumber away..." Makes me laugh!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful macro shots!

Ratty said...

Bugs need to eat flowers and we need to take pictures. I always like the bug pictures you take.

Malar said...

Your're just so funny! hhahahhaa...

Brita said...

Beautiful pictures of the little beetle, The second picture is the absolute best / brita

Barbara said...

Funny! And great shots!

Giga said...

Jemu wszystko jedno w jakiej pozycji go sfotografowałeś, najważniejsze jest jedzenie. Faktycznie może dostać niestrawności po takim obżarstwie. Pozdrawiam.
Him in whatever position he did photograph the most important is the food. In fact, it can get indigestion after such a hearty meal. Yours.

Ruthinian Gregoire said...

oops... need to check my cucumber for this baby. I don't want to lose my cucumber.

Jana said...

great dof and what a cute photo-model you have found:-9happy weekend from tulipland Holland!

Emm said...

I love these photos especially the second to last one where you captured the bottom of his abdomen. I love bugs.

Charlotte said...

Hooray! I can comment now! Amazing photos!!! Fantastic to find your blog!!! x

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

You are harvesting cucumbers.

Harshi (a.k.a. Harumi) said...

Cute bug with a big appetite. Stunning shots!