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Peppermint Stick insect


Posted by Sandy R-B on Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:38 pm

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Daintree rainforest, Queensland, Australia

When threatened, these guys spray a minty-scented substance that 
irritates the eyes and mouth of the potential predator . They are about 2.5 inches long , with front legs extended like this.  

Nikon D850
Nikon 70-180mm macro @ 70mm
1/15 sec, f/10
Mode: Av
Metering: Multi-segment
Exp comp: +1/3
ISO: 800
White balance: Auto
A rare use of a tripod
Flash: O


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by Tom Whelan on Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:09 pm
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Excellent capture of a beautiful insect - gorgeous colors.
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by rhighercat on Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:37 pm
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Beautiful colors and a very interesting insect, well composed and captured. Also interesting information about the insect.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:14 pm
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Wonderful colors-an awesome insect. Such variety in this world- never ceases to amaze me. Excellent presentation and explanation.
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:08 pm
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Nature never ceases to amaze! What a fascinating insect and fine shot!

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