Morning Yoga


Gorse Shieldbug (Piezodorus lituratus) – This one like to chill in the morning sun. Double-click image for a closer look.


Gorse Shieldbug Piezodorus lituratus

© Peter Hillman ♦ 24th March 2020 ♦ Back garden, Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200


16 thoughts on “Morning Yoga

  1. Beautiful! Does the bug only rest on leaves as shiny as itself or did you have to wait for it to land on such a perfect match? It’s good to see from the dates of some of your recent photos that you’re now able to get out in the garden with your camera again. Being out among the hopefulness of spring growth is more precious than ever this year.

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    • Thank you, Judith, and thank you for asking. This is how I found it and left it. I always have a look over my spindle which grows up the rear garden fence to see what the sun may have tempted out. I think the warm spring sunshine is bringing them out of hibernation and they are taking advantage of the sun like we are. I am still unwell and get out of breath very quickly especially when bending, so it can be a struggle with the camera, but I adore spring and enjoy very much being outside so I give it a few minutes before heading back indoors. I hope all is well with you there.

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  2. What a nice little beauty!!! I wouldn’t mind to chill in the morning sun like your gorgeous bug. But I have a slight problem right now because we have no sun, but why care as long as I have sunshine in my mind 🌞 😉 🌞

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    • Thank you very much, Steve 🙂 I love the colour and the fine details in these insects. And they generally make good subjects to photograph as they don’t generally move even when you stick a lens in their face.

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