Saturday (14-April-2018) — New Jersey

Indoor Spring Nature in New Jersey.

The bright green version of the Stink Bug is new to me this year. It is smaller than the brown stink bug, but looks different from some of the ones I found in an online search.

Green Stink Bug. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) + flash. (David J Mathre)
Green Stink Bug. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) + flash. (David J Mathre)
Green Stink Bug. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec) + flash. (David J Mathre)
Green Stink Bug. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec) + flash. (David J Mathre)

Thursday (22-March-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard (and Indoor) Early Spring Nature in New Jersey.

The snow had stopped by the time I woke up. It looked like 6-8 inches. It was fluffy and light, not like the wet & heavy stuff we got with the 2nd Nor’easter. Some images of the snow-covered patio, with a charcoal grill waiting for real spring weather. Then the trees damaged by the previous storm.  As for indoor nature, I am still finding some stink bugs (but not the green ones). By the afternoon, the snow slid off the solar panels, and I was generating electricity. The snow on the driveway and front entry was melting fast so I didn’t need to get the shovel out. As fast as the snow is melting, I wouldn’t be surprised if there is some local flooding over the next couple of days. Hopefully, this will be the last Nor’easter this spring.




Individual images from the slide-shows can be viewed here.

Friday (02-February-2018) — New Jersey

Indoor Winter Nature in New Jersey — Stink Bug.

Macro view of a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. There haven’t been as many around this winter, although there have been many Green Stink Bugs (smaller, and bright green).

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) + popup flash. (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) + popup flash. (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) + popup flash. (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) + popup flash. (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) + popup flash. (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) + popup flash. (David J Mathre)

Thursday (14-December-2017) — New Jersey

Late Fall Indoor Nature in New Jersey: Green Stink Bug

Hitchhiker that came in on a batch of “organic” Bok Choy. I guess it’s extra protein. I’ve never seen a green version of a Stink-Bug before.

Green Stink Bug. Late fall indoor nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (David J Mathre)
Green Stink Bug. Late fall indoor nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (David J Mathre)