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Macro extremos - not suitable for the bug-o-phobic

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Topic: Macro extremos - not suitable for the bug-o-phobic
Posted By: pdeley
Subject: Macro extremos - not suitable for the bug-o-phobic
Date Posted: 11 January 2017 at 09:58
My visit to Argentina is coming to an end, the past weekend came with a bit of a grand finale as far as macro hunting is concerned. Here are the mostest extremest 6- or 8-legged creatures I bumped into this time, compared to all other insects or spiders I've seen on any of my past visits here - or at home:

First category: The thinnest and stick-iest unicorn

#1. Portrait with long face




#2. A unicorn longhorn far from Texas




#3. Or is it the ultimate straw (wo)man of the insect world?




Second category: The most red-handed and incognito bandido of the bosque

#1. Call me Mr. Actinopus




#2. But you'll never know my species name! (I'd sooner be sent down the river)




Third category: The most heavyweight-est

#1. Greetings from Grasshopposaurus Rex = 12.5 cm or 5 solid inches of prehistoric-sized locust




#2. I eat a whole lettuce for breakfast (probably?)




#3. But I might need to change my skin cream




Fourth category: The most extreme outfit (World Wrestling Federation Flyweight)

#1. Batman has nothing on me




#2. So don't call me eggface!




Fifth category: The most definitely and deafeningly loudest

#1. The Sonorous Tenor




#2. Profile of the artist




#3. And true artists clearly never shave




Honorable mention: The curvy-winged-est and most speckled-est



All with (by now very very dusty) a65 + Sigma 70 macro

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a450, a500, a65, a7, 700si & other 35 mm bodies, Sig 15-30, sam 30 2.8 macro, Pentax 40 2.8 pan, Sig 70 f2.8 macro, Vivi 90 f2.8 macro, Mino 100-400 apo, 300 f4, 500 f8, 600 f4



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Posted By: travelshots
Date Posted: 11 January 2017 at 11:58
Faszinating views and details!

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A99II A99 A700 Mi7000 Samyang8 3.5, 14 2.8, 24 1.4, 35 1.4 CZ24 2 CZ24-70 2.8 So50 1.4 Mi100 2 Cos100 3.5Ma Mi200 2.8 Sig500 4.5 CZ16-80 So18-55 Mi28-135 Mi100-300APO So70-400 TC So+Kenko 1.4+2x


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 11 January 2017 at 17:02
Nice series, I really like how you show all the (ugly?) details of these critters.

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Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/picture-size-for-posting_topic114856_post1379537.html#1379537 - see here


Posted By: luke
Date Posted: 11 January 2017 at 17:35
Nice photographs, definitely worth putting them to https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actinopus# - wikipedia ! Where is rio Lujan? Just outside Buenos Aires?


Posted By: pdeley
Date Posted: 11 January 2017 at 18:04
Rio Lujan is quite far west from Buenos Aires, it's in the Sierra de las Quijadas in San Luis province, about halfway along the 8hr drive between the cities of Cordoba and Mendoza. Kinda like the american southwest or the australian outback, there are no short drives in those parts!

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a450, a500, a65, a7, 700si & other 35 mm bodies, Sig 15-30, sam 30 2.8 macro, Pentax 40 2.8 pan, Sig 70 f2.8 macro, Vivi 90 f2.8 macro, Mino 100-400 apo, 300 f4, 500 f8, 600 f4



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