Stink Bug with eggs

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

This image was taken on a Lime tree in my front garden. Each year these bugs arrive and suckle from the plant. I decided that if they were going to ruin my Lime crop each year the least they could do was to pose for a photo. While trying to photograph individual specimens, I noticed the eggs and the leaf’s translucency, so I decided to try to shoot with the flash on one side of the leaf and the camera on the other. This was the result.

Noraville, New South Wales

Nikon D100, 105mm macro, Nikon SB80 flash

by Neil Vincent, New South Wales