Monday (27-February-2017) — New Jersey

Indoor Winter Nature in New Jersey — Stink Bug.

I was about to go to bed and saw this Stink Bug crawling up a wall. It was patient enough to allow me to take its picture. I then told it that spring was coming, and it really needed to go outside…

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/22, 1/25 sec) and LED ring light (+3EV) (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/22, 1/25 sec) and LED ring light (+3EV) (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/16, 1/40 sec) and LED ring light (+3EV) (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/16, 1/40 sec) and LED ring light (+3EV) (David J Mathre)

Sunday (16-February-2014) — New Jersey

Indoor Winter Nature in New Jersey — Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The stink bugs keep coming into the house to escape the cold. This one was in the kitchen. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. Image converted to B&W with Capture One 7 Pro.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon Df and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. Image converted to B&W with Capture One 7 Pro. (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon Df and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. Image converted to B&W with Capture One 7 Pro. (David J Mathre)

09-April-2013

Bugs of Spring

It is getting warmer. I actually started opening windows, and kept them open last night. It is great to air out the house after a long winter. On the down side, the large stink bugs have started coming out of hibernation. Maybe, I should have left the spider inside the house. In addition to the Stink Bugs, I also have Western Conifer Seed Bugs (thanks to Chris Mallory for the ID). Apparently, these also have a reputation to be stink bugs, but at least they are not the blood sucking Triatominae (which look similar)

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Indoor Spring Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens  (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Indoor Spring Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. (David J Mathre)

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Indoor Spring Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens  (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Indoor Spring Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. (David J Mathre)

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Stink Bug? - Indoor Spring Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens with a TC-E III 20 adapter (ISO 400, 210 mm, f/9, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. Not a brown marmorated stink bug. (David J Mathre)
Stink Bug? – Indoor Spring Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens with a TC-E III 20 adapter (ISO 400, 210 mm, f/9, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. Not a brown marmorated stink bug. (David J Mathre)