Dogwood Spittlebug

Posted by Craig Lipski on Sat Aug 20, 2022 2:29 pm

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Dogwood Spittlebug
Clastoptera proteus
On wild grape.

There are three species (so far) of this genus in our yard - 20-some years in, and I never noticed.  They're tiny - think somewhere between black peppercorn and BB.  Really cool, though, if you can get a good look!

100-400 4.5-5.6 L IS II + extension
f/13, 1/50, ISO 1600
Eval -.67
Hand held, natural light

Comments and suggestions welcome
Good light,

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by david fletcher on Sat Aug 20, 2022 3:32 pm
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A delight to view Craig. A great deal to enjoy with this. Lots of different elements that appeal and gel.
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by Tom Whelan on Sat Aug 20, 2022 11:11 pm
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A engaging combination of insect, stems, vine curl, and emerging leaf. Cool!

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by Carol Clarke on Mon Aug 22, 2022 4:27 am
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Wonderful content and composition, Craig! I love your use of the little curled vine.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Aug 23, 2022 7:55 am
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Amazing that you even found this tiny creature, and then got such a great shot. Makes me feel like I should explore my environment with a magnifying glass!
Hand held, yet! Love the curling vine too.
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