David Mathre Photography

Welcome to my Images of the Day Photo blog. My goal is to post images from each day of the year going back to 2006 when I got my first DSLR camera. Images I post on Google+ are also forwarded to this Photo blog. I am a retired chemist that worked nearly thirty years in the Pharmaceutical industry. I took my first DSLR camera on a road trip across the United States, and became hooked, with my new passion becoming a photographer. I now spend all my time traveling and taking pictures. Since then I have visited over 50 countries, many on Semester at Sea voyages. My photographic interests include travel, the natural world, landscapes, and photographic techniques. I always want to learn something new and the only way to become better is to learn from mistakes.

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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)

One Response to “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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