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Lightning Bugs?

Lightning Bugs?

This was a fortunate find! I mentioned to my godmother that I needed a picture of
a small creature, maybe a bug. She said, well, I just may have what you need, and
proceeded to lead me to the rear of the garage.
All along the back wall were hundreds of what looks like Lightning Bugs
(in the daylight) copulating. "It is Spring," she said.

Kodak Z650
1/30s f/2.8 at 6.3mm iso125 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Chad Ramsey02-May-2009 03:09
Oh wow Carol... what a gorgeous shot with stunning detail and focus~V
Frank Brault25-Apr-2009 14:23
Marvelous! Love the bokeh too.
Alida Thorpe19-Apr-2009 19:27
Great color and DOF!
coaster17-Apr-2009 03:48
Very nice close-up!
Marco Valk07-Apr-2009 15:18
very nice image, Carol
Art Parnell06-Apr-2009 14:19
Great macro, Carol. Nice detail and colors, but not so sure of the ID.
Jola Dziubinska03-Apr-2009 23:42
Wow, this is wonderful, great macro shot and colors. V.
Chris Thorpe03-Apr-2009 14:52
Excellent macro image!
Mairéad03-Apr-2009 12:53
Excellent macro with great colours.
Barbara Heide03-Apr-2009 09:48
oustanding macro! BV
Máire Uí Mhaicín03-Apr-2009 08:09
A fine macro!
John Ewart03-Apr-2009 04:13
Very nice shot!
wendy beard03-Apr-2009 03:13
very colourful!
Guest 03-Apr-2009 02:24
Not Lightning Bugs... Nice angle on what is probably an Eastern Boxelder, or some other "plant bug". ;-)
Pattie's pics ; ]03-Apr-2009 01:45
Beautiful bug : ) I love pink : )

Larry Peterson03-Apr-2009 01:03
Very nice close up Carol. Well done.
Harrison03-Apr-2009 00:51
laine03-Apr-2009 00:30
hungry little horrors...great macro, Carol.
Cliff Hutson02-Apr-2009 23:29
Good capture.
monica memoli02-Apr-2009 22:16
Love it! v
Phillip Normanton02-Apr-2009 19:57
Fabulous - whatever they are!!
Al Chesworth02-Apr-2009 19:28
Nasty little procreating bugs, nice picture.
J. Scott Coile02-Apr-2009 19:12
Such a lovely colorful find. Superb macro!!!

FYI- These are Jadera haematoloma (Red SHouldered Bugs) from the insect order "True Bugs" (ie. Stink Bugs, Cicada, Bed Bug, etc)
Cindi Smith02-Apr-2009 18:01
How cool! What a great closeup!!!
Norman Richard02-Apr-2009 17:17
he has "buggy" eyes, and red to boot. great shot.
Maaike Huizer02-Apr-2009 16:03
Cathryn Gallacher02-Apr-2009 15:27
Good capture!
Carol Breton02-Apr-2009 13:08
Wow, fantastic capture! ~
Marc Vermeulen02-Apr-2009 12:32
Great makro, nice colors!
Ken Duckert02-Apr-2009 11:44
Great shot! Is that a grin on its face...?
Yvonne02-Apr-2009 10:26
Great shot of the lichen too Carol!
Norbert Fortelny02-Apr-2009 09:36
Nice find!
Ilana gil02-Apr-2009 08:54
Gorgeous close-up and beautiful colors!
Piet & Elsabé Enslin02-Apr-2009 08:43
Good macro, well done
j>a>e>17 :):):)02-Apr-2009 08:34
grooovy AWE bug grants LIVE magic :):):)
John02-Apr-2009 08:07
Gorgeous Macro. BV
Dave Hein02-Apr-2009 07:47
Great shot!
An De Wilde02-Apr-2009 07:19
nice !
Ann...02-Apr-2009 06:42
Excellent close-up shot. Great colours.
Kathryn02-Apr-2009 05:40
Not a bug lover myself ... but it is a nice coloured one.
Flo Hendry02-Apr-2009 05:06
Nice macro, love the textures and colors.
Sabine Stetson02-Apr-2009 03:56
gorgeous and happy bug....woww
Russ Rose02-Apr-2009 03:30
Nice find. You godmother does know how to find the local buts. great going.
Bill Ewart Jr02-Apr-2009 03:22
hmmmmmm, Spring is my favorite season! Nice shot~
through_the_lens02-Apr-2009 03:14
wow how cool this image and your find of the lightening bugs... proves doing this leads to worthwhile end results
Dennis Warren02-Apr-2009 01:47
very nice. A close encounter.
Walter O. Koenig02-Apr-2009 01:20
Wow, very cool shot. Nice details. Interesting growth on the garage wall.
Inga Morozoff02-Apr-2009 01:01
Oh Great colours and composition. Well done!
Tom Munson02-Apr-2009 00:53
Terrific close-up, Carol!
Laryl02-Apr-2009 00:44
excellent image!! I think if I went out to look for a bug I'd be gone for a week.. so hard to find but I'm going to try
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