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    Skunk bug

    Not sure what it is called but people tell me that it lets off a powerful stink bomb when threatened. Until I get an ID will just call it a "Skunk Bug"

    Would like to hear your thoughts on the crops and orientation of 1 and 2. Which works better?

    Thanks.

    1.
    Skunk bug

    2. Same shot, different crop and orientation.
    Skunk bug

    3.
    Skunk bug

    4.
    Skunk bug

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    Re: Skunk bug

    They are all good photo,s Bobo but my pick would be #2.
    The horizontal orientation just seems less cramped than the vertical one to me.
    Amazing colours in the little beastie guess it has to make up for the fact that it smells.
    Your shots are nice and sharp. What lens are you using.
    Cheers Greg

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    Re: Skunk bug

    Thanks Greg for the helpful comments.

    The lens is the Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro.

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    Re: Skunk bug

    Looking at the 'exhaust ports' on the last shot, I'd call it a "V12" bug

    I wonder if they are where 'the stink' comes out?

    #2 for me too, although #4 is fascinating

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    Re: Skunk bug

    Clean, clear images with very distinctive patterns and colors. I like # 2 best but would have cropped it so that it was just a bit more on an angle. Very nice, Bobo. Is this one from your Asian trips or from closer to Ontario?

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    Re: Skunk bug

    Lovely pictures indeed.

    He looks to me to be a relative or a strain of a Shield Bug.

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    Re: Skunk bug

    Thanks Dave, Frank, Andy.

    Taken here in HK, returning tomorrow so you guys will be enduring Canadian bugs/birds for a while.

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