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Western Conifer Seed Bug

This Western Conifer Seed Bug made its way into my office today. My co-worker was kind enough to deliver him straight to my desk and right onto my hairy arm. This is NOT a stink bug. I took a bit more time than the day before to compose a few shots with a neutral colored lamp directly overhead. This fellow was quite cooperative for 15 minutes as I snapped away and tried to keep everything in focus.

Bugs, arachnids, insects, and birds never really held all that much interest for me until a few years ago when I started to take more photos. Now when I see a bug I just want to stop and figure out what it is. I no longer think of them as these gross pests but instead they are intricate, delicate, and extremely fascinating creatures that I’m finding EVERYWHERE I go.

I was able to get this shot and more with the Sony a6000 with the 16-50mm kit lens and Meike Automatic Extension Tubes.

See more shots of this fellow and other bugs on my Album of Bugs.

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