The above photograph of an Assassin Bug was taken Thanksgiving day in Lake Charles, Louisiana using a Nikon D3 with a Nikon NIKKOR AF-S VR Macro 105mm f/2.8 lens. The above Assassin Bug may not look like a predator but it is. Fully-grown Assassin Bugs can range from 4 to 40 millimeters. The above Assassin Bug looked to have been about 25 millimeters (1.0 inches). Assassin Bugs have a long rostrum (feeding tube) which they use to inject lethal saliva to liquefy the insides of their prey for feeding. Assassin Bugs colors can range from brown, black, red and orange.
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I had recently purchased a Nikon NIKKOR AF-S VR Macro 105mm f/2.8 lens. Simply put, I love this lens! But, evan though this is a great lens it is not a forgiving lens. The focal point can be very small and tight (macro) and you must use a tri-pod (maybe a mono-pod could work). I have also read that this NIKKOR lens is a very good portrait lens.
For more information about Nikon's Macro 105mm lens see the link below:
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Technical Data: Nikon D3 with a Nikon NIKKOR AF-S VR Macro 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens, Subject Distance: 0.4 meters. Exposure: 1/500s at f/5.6, Focal Length: 105mm, Filter: Ultra Violat, Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, Date: 11/24/2011 at 12:44 pm