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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:22 pm 
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This thread can be for all those odd unidentified bugs that don't fit in other threads.

I'll open it with this green one I saw today. Those are some serious hind legs it has.

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Nice shots Popo

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That bug looks like it's been pumping iron. With its legs.

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There are muscle cars and this seems to be a muscle bug.

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Another random selection today...

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Green spider... couldn't get a good angle on it though. It was on top of some very long grass in the wind...

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Any idea what type of insect the one in the last two pics are?

And I still haven't got round to cleaning the sensor...

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I used a blower on the sensor before leaving today. Didn't help at all. I'll have to do a wet clean some time.

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I think this is the first time I've seen fly ocelli.

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The spider wouldn't stop moving! First time I tried MF on a self moving target macro (not just wind induced).

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very nice pictures. what lens are you using? my Nikon 105mm cant take that close. do u use extension tube?


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Top post was taken on Sony A350. 1st pic with Tamron 90mm macro, 2nd I think is with Tamron 55-200.

Everything else is on Canon 50D, Sigma 150mm macro with 1.4x TC.

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Very nice Popo!!

I have tried a few along the way,even with my P/S.
Haven't tried any with the K200 yet. :roll:
It is afterall my favourite subject...nature.

I can see a Macro lens in my future somewhere as I have an interest in it.
Any suggestions on what I should look for?
I don't think I need to count eyes on flies or break the $bank$ but I would certainly like to improve the quality.


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Wolf spider..quite big,diameter of a tennis ball maybe.
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This lil guy was trying to make himself look bigger by raising his body to scare me away I think.
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Lunar Moth..about the size of my hand.
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Nice set, particularly would like to see more of that Lunar Moth :)

KPR, a macro lens might not be essential unless you're going for the magnification. I quite like using the 100-400 for close ups even if it doesn't have much maximum magnification. I notice you have the Sigma 70-300. That goes up to 1:2 so half way to a full on macro lens in magnification, with a nice long working distance too. If you do decide to go for a dedicated one, the ones around 100mm or so typically give the balance between cost and working distance. I don't think any current macro prime is "bad" so hard to go wrong with any of them.

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The first 3 pics are with the K100 and the Sig 70-300mm.
Looking at them, when the sun...IF...the sun ever comes back out here I'll have to have another go with it on the K200.
It's not something I have spent alot of time at but...should.

RE: the Luna Moths
I believe they hatch sometime around now and are not around very long.
I will investigate and try to get some.


http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/moths/luna_moth.htm

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Got quite close to this fly... 2 & 3 were at MFD I think. Need more DoF but it flew as I switch even smaller aperture.

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Found this spider when looking for more little frogs. Only saw two frogs today so I left them.

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This fly I processed a little different from normal. Processing to bring out the fly made the leaves overly bright. I hit the desaturation a bit harder than normal, and liked the effect so ran with it, taking out yellows and greens. Quite like the black/red/white combo.

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kpr that BW orb weaver is awesome

my best from yesterday, most were shot in the rain:

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Nice pics evryone, i dont have any close up lens so thats the best i can do at the moment.

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