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Is this pose ok for you? This should be an Acanthocoris, quite possibly Acanthocoris scaber (Coreinae, Acanthocorini)<br />
Different angle:<br />
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Different angle:<br />
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Is this pose ok for you?

This should be an Acanthocoris, quite possibly Acanthocoris scaber (Coreinae, Acanthocorini)
Different angle:

Fading away This should be an Acanthocoris, quite possibly Acanthocoris scaber (Coreinae, Acanthocorini)<br />
Different angle:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/32839/is_this_pose_ok_for_you.html Acanthocorini,Acanthocoris,Bangalore,Coreidae,Coreinae,Coreoidea,Fall,Geotagged,Heteroptera,India,Leatherbug,Squashbug,true bug

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  1. Gotta love the insects in Bangalore... I know i do... it almost makes me want to buy a macro lens... ;) Great shot, nice and sharp! What lens are you using? Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thank you, John!

      This image is the result of my Canon 60D coupled with a Canon 18-55mm IS lens in reverse, with the help of an in-expensive Reversal Ring. It is a bit of a hassle, has its drawbacks, but in the end, it is worth it. I intend to buy a Canon 100mm Macro USM lens in the near future, as I have always loved shooting Macro.
      Posted 7 years ago, modified 7 years ago
      1. I am already a fan of reversal rings ;)
        An ant eating something else... what i have no idea! :P I was motivated to go do some macro this afternoon, so went out hunting bugs and found this lone ant rummaging around a flower bed...  using my iphone as a make-shift external light source i chased it around trying to get it in focus... <br />
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Now i would like to add at this point that i use a reversed late 70's M42 mount 50mm f/1.8 Pentacon as a macro set-up. It does not have auto-focus to start with, but once you reverse it, focusing is achieved via moving closer and further away from the subject. So when this little chap was running around, i looked like a right fool rocking back and forth (to get focus) in the middle of a flower bed waving my iphone around with the tourch function on...  oh well...  i like the result! :)<br />
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Again...  to me it is just an ant, i have no idea of species...<br />
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http://www.john-rowell.com/blog/2015/6/11/macro-on-the-cheap-<br />
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 365,Bangalore,Geotagged,India,Paratrechina longicornis,Reversed lens,Winter,adhocphotographer,another day another photo,john Rowell,macro

        http://www.john-rowell.com/blog/2015/6/11/macro-on-the-cheap-
        Posted 7 years ago
        1. Very sharp and fantastic pic you've shot! Got to love the super cheap Macro rings for making it possible :D

          I absolutely love the images shot on a couple of Pentax lenses. Pentax Super Takumar lenses are some of the finest lenses I have seen so far.
          Posted 7 years ago
        2. Speaking of macro, have you seen this one?
          Ant NkonD700,Nikon microskop objectiv,Nikon bellows,SB-800 Black garden ant,Formicidae,Geotagged,Lasius niger,Sweden
          Posted 7 years ago
          1. That is an incredible Macro!

            I wish I could afford a macro rail package to do the focus stacking. At least we get to see gorgeous close ups of various insects by the photographers who own it :)
            Posted 7 years ago
          2. This is how close I could get hand held (single shot) using reverse lens macro on my Canon 60D.

            I'm here! What's your next wish? Ropalidia Marginata - Indian Wasp<br />
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I couldn't help but upload this super macro of the Wasp because this is the only pic I had which displayed both the eyes and the distinctive black projections (total of three in the form of an equilateral triangle) on its head clearly. Bangalore,Geotagged,India,Indian Wasp,Ropalidia Marginata,Ropalidia marginata,Summer,bite,fly,insect,pain,sting

            Have you heard of "sting operation"? Ropalidia Marginata - Indian Wasp - an Old World species of Paper Wasp.<br />
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If I got any closer than this to them, things might get a bit too painful. Bangalore,Geotagged,India,Indian wasp,Ropalidia marginata,Summer,bite,comb,fly,insect,paper wasp,sting

            Up close! AEDES AEGYPTI<br />
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It is easy to identify the female from the male of this species of mosquitoes. The one in this image is a female, as it has thorny antennae as opposed to feathery antennae of its male counterpart.<br />
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It is the female of this species that is after your tasty blood, similar to the other species of Mosquitoes. Aedes aegypti,Bangalore,Dengue,Geotagged,India,bite,blood sucker,insect,mosquito
            Posted 7 years ago
  2. Howdy,
    I've taken the liberty of removing the ID as Dock Bug Coreus marginatus as it is not that species and changing tags and description according to what I think it should be. Cheers!
    Posted 5 years ago

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Uploaded Sep 28, 2015. Captured Sep 27, 2015 15:27 in 5th Cross Rd, BFW Layout, MEI Colony, Phase 3, Peenya, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560058, India.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 1/125s
  • ISO400
  • 50mm