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Green Vegetable Bug

Green Vegetable Bug
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-20 23:32
Viewed: 9182
Points: 20
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Green Vegetable bug
Nezera viridula


These green vegetable bugs,also known as Shield Bugs or Stink Bugs arrived in New Zealand from Europe before 1944 and are now common throughout the country.
They are well known,and loathed,as a garden pest,sucking the sap of many summer vegetables.
It is readily distinguished from the native New Zealand Vegetable Bug which is very shiny all over.

Sometimes these vegetable bugs are confused with other shield bugs which are carnivorous and can be quite beneficial in the garden,preying on other pests.
One example is the Schellenberg Soldier Bug,which is a brown sheild bug,with pointed shoulders,which preys on the destructive Eucalyptus Tortoise Beetle.
Another is the Brown Soldier Bug,which mostly sucks the juice out of caterpillars.
You can see the Schellenbergs Soldier Bug in a previous post Here


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Lovely image, good contrasts with the leaf and POV...great info as well!!!

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-21 0:34]

Hello Steve,
a very nice colour composition and well-focused and sharp presentation of the bug. Very good point of view and ligh effect.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Steve,
Nice macro. Although this image would be better to TrekLens with desaturating the leaf to a duotone b/w, because the green is simply too much on the photo, and the insect doesn't get enough attention from the viewer. Best regards, László

Hello Steve
Very nice shot of this Green bug,
Great focusing,exposure and sharpness,
Superb shot,Welldone.


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-10-21 1:07]

Bonjour Steve, interesting macro shot of this Green vegetable bug. Colors, contrast and sharpness are perfect. It's not an adult bug, I think. Best regards, Didier.

Namastay Steve,
A beautiful capture of this green shield bug nymph. Lovely composition and fine details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Nice image, Steve.
Strong composition, sharp, excellent detail and good colour saturation.

super contrast and great composition, the sharpness it too good.

Hi Steve.
Excellent close-up. Wonderful sharpness and detail with great exposure and colour.
Well hidden on there, being a stink-bug you would not want to accidently cut him up in the cabbage leaves for dinner.
Great shot


Great macro Steve,
I like the leafs patterns, textures, and veins that add good interest to your handsome stinker :)
Nice detail, colors, POV, and light.
Well done!

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2007-10-28 14:58]

Hi Steve, some names for bugs may be logical but not very inspired are they? :-) Nice shot, good looking little bug. You did well coping with the very reflective leaf. Well done.

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