Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Flower Bug & Aphids

Last weekend I went to the Norumbega Parkway, a small parcel of garden space by Kenduskeag Stream in downtown Bangor to photograph the flowers and plants there. To my amazement, I found lots of insects and bugs in and around the plants.

In this macro shot of a flower bud, you can see two little green aphids inside it. I didn't notice the aphids until I downloaded the photo on to my laptop. If I had known they were there, I would have taken more photos and angled my camera to focus on the aphids a little more.

So have you ever taken a photo and realized the unknown details later when you saw them on your computer?

13 comments:

Jacob said...

Bugs in buds bug me.

But I find these bugs and buds fascinating.

Olivier said...

on dirait une fleur carnivore, elle attend qu'on mette la main pour ma manger ;o))
they would say a carnivorous flower, it waits that they lay the hand for my eat ;o))

Vogon Poet said...

Great details and colors (mostly shades of green), wonderful image with... ugly bugs.
Yes, I find unespected details in photos, sometimes better than the original subject.

Jilly said...

Lovely shot and yes I see the aphids. You are so right, often when I upload photos I see something I'd not seen when I took the photos and not always a macro either.

Shammickite said...

A brilliant shade of green too... perfect camouflage!

B SQUARED said...

Isn't it amazing what we see "after" we take a shot?

Jacob said...

Hi Ming...Re: your comment on Horse Farm:

I would imagine that the difference between NYC and Maine would be a world of difference between Ft. Lauderdale and Ocala...

Lily Hydrangea said...

Oh my gosh! Ming you've started yet another daily photo! how did I miss this! Yay!

alice said...

Beautiful color! Now you need to find ladybirds to eat these aphids!

marley said...

Great vibrant green (both bud and bugs!)

It happens to me all the time, especially with macro shots, but that is the joy of photography :)

Ken Mac said...

ming! Glad your up and running. Bangor sounds like a great place...and a rest from NYC

sonia a. mascaro said...

Fantastic macro photo!

teahouse said...

Absolutely!

This makes me think of that PBS documentary I saw about the disappearing bees..