19-March-2012

Stink Bug

I have gone the entire winter and only saw a couple of Stink Bugs in the house. So tonight, while cooking dinner this Stink Bug decided to become a target while I was cooking dinner.

Just wondering if anyone is viewing my “Image of the Day” photoblog”. I have not posted anything for the last month, and didn’t get any feedback wondering where I was or if there would be more posts. The blog has been getting 20-40 spam messages a day to older posts, which I do not pass forward. At the same time, I have been posting images almost every day to Google+, mainly to various “Daily Photography Themes“. For these posts, I get many pluses (+) and comments. I am trying to figure out if there is a real audience to “My Image of the Day” photoblog. Please comment either to this blog or by e-mail (link upper right).

Stink Bug, Indoor Winter Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/22, 1/60 sec) using a ring flash. (David J Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

One thought on “19-March-2012”

  1. That is one of the finest photos I have ever seen of the brown marmorated stink bug. Nice shot.

    In case you don’t already know, you should not crush or squish a stink bug inside the house, as the odor released will attract others.

    Also, the biggest problem is when the weather turns cooler in September and they start looking for warm places to hang out. Best to seal up any little holes or crevices in which they can enter before then.

    Cheers!

    Bill

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