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)

Monday (29-December-2008) — New Jersey

Winter Indoor Nature in New Jersey: Stink Bug Eating Pink Grapefruit

The invasive stink bugs that invaded Pennsylvania have expanded into New Jersey. They come into houses during the winter to stay warm.  As seen here, one is feasting on a pink grapefruit that I just brought back from Florida.

Stink Bug Eating Pink Grapefruit. Image taken with an Nikon D3 and 200 mm f/4 macro lens (ISO 200, f/16, 1/60 sec, ring flash). (David J Mathre)
Stink Bug Eating Pink Grapefruit. Image taken with an Nikon D3 and 200 mm f/4 macro lens (ISO 200, f/16, 1/60 sec, ring flash).