The nymph of the Rainbow Shield Beetle (Calidea dregii). I failed to get the head and body in focus at the same time. Shooting out of hand, I tried narrower f-stops for broader focus field, but shutterspeed became too slow and the little bug almost never held still. The tripod was too far away and anyway it is useless with an active subject. Tried auto vs manual focus. In auto the macro lens hunts too much and in manual mode the mobile bug made it impossible.
So, herewith I take off my proverbial hat to hardened macro shottists, e.g. the gobsmacker from Thailand. Good on you, mate.
This nymph is 3 to 4 mm and is running purposefully to nowhere (heh, heh) on a 1cm thick cable, that keeps animals out of the camp where we stayed in the Kruger Park.
Reading up to indentify the bug, I came accross this part: "I want to alert you to the danger that the Rainbow Shield Bug (Calidea dregii) poses to the bio-fuel proejct in Guinea-Bissau." and "In Mozambique it occurs in insignificant numbers whereas in Guinea-Bissau it is a major pest. It has been reported as a minor pest in Indian Jatropha." I took this picture about 100kms from the Mozambiquean border.