Assassin on Purple Trumpet

© Marsha S. Smith

Assassin on Purple Trumpet

Uploaded: March 29, 2011


Taken yesterday on my purple trumpet vine. I love to shoot flowers and feel it is an added bonus if I can get a flower shot with a small visitor. I actually look for bugs when I shoot.

Exif: F Number: 9.5, Exposure Bias Value: -1.50, ExposureTime: 10/3500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 640, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90


Kate Jackson level-classic March 29, 2011

Absolutely gorgeous Marsha! #1365173

Cathy Barrows March 29, 2011

that is one cool looking spider...very pretty #9323838

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic March 29, 2011

Nice capture, Marsha. beautiful flowers. Love the spider on the flower. #9323841

Marsha S. Smith March 29, 2011

Thanks ladies. That isn't a spider, it is a bug called an assassin bug. They are "good" bugs - they eat some of the bad bugs. I have read that they will bite, but I have never seen one even act like it might and I have taken hundreds of pictures of them. #9324085

Dayna Cain level-classic March 29, 2011

So very beautiful and the assassin is the icing on the cake! Excellant! #9324281

Bill Houghton March 30, 2011

Marsha, this is an outstanding shot. It is just beautiful. The bug is a bonus. Have a great day, Bill #9325925

Chris Ebben November 24, 2011

It sure was an added bonus. I often don't see the bugs until I download the pictures to the computer & get a nice surprise. Lovely colours in this one, good work=^..^= #9828139

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