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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2015 at 08:55



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2015 at 00:55
Bugs on yellow flowers


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 August 2015 at 10:22
Alosterna tabacicolor






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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 August 2015 at 23:04
@pdely

Nice series of grasshoppers or locust or crickets or whatever they are… I read about differences at least 6 times till now but I still can’t distinguish between them…

I really like #1. Maybe cropped a little too tight, but I really like the details on wings and body.
Subjects from #1 and #3 should really swap their surroundings and they would blend in much better.

And here are few of mine taken in past weeks…

#01 Spider

Aperture: f/14.0 | Exposure Time: 0.006 sec (1/160) | ISO: 400

#02 Scorpion Fly

Aperture: f/11.0 | Exposure Time: 0.005 sec (1/200) | ISO: 400

#03 Cricket (I think… due to long antennas)

Aperture: f/11.0 | Exposure Time: 0.005 sec (1/200) | ISO: 400

#04 A Bee (I’m too lazy to make another post in Bees topic)

Aperture: f/11.0 | Exposure Time: 0.005 sec (1/200) | ISO: 400
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Well, if it's bigger than 23x16mm, then it is huge!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2015 at 10:03
Originally posted by slo.Metallc slo.Metallc wrote:

I actually like it both ways. Vertical one is a little better. Horizontal could benefit if bug would be oriented more acros the diagonal.


Ahh yes of course diagonal would work better indeed! My framing of the original shot isn't ideal for rotating it very far from horizontal, but it would be pretty easy to clone some background red and fill in where stronger rotation would leave a clipped upper left corner.

A few more semi-armored creatures from the same recent trips:

#1. A rusty orange variant of Dissosteira carolina posing in non-matching soil near Hurricane, UT




#2. Now why does this face remind me of Zorba the Greek?




#3. No matter how odd or cute, life's too short to try & identify grasshopper instars. Even if they do get some of their camouflage to match the background! (Red Cliffs NCA near St George, UT)




#4. Life's too short pt2 - and this feller's abdomen looks too short as well (near Great Sand Dunes NP, CO)




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Edited by pdeley - 18 August 2015 at 10:18
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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2015 at 09:59
Leptura mimica



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 August 2015 at 00:08
I actually like it both ways. Vertical one is a little better. Horizontal could benefit if bug would be oriented more acros the diagonal.
How small is small?
Well, if it's bigger than 23x16mm, then it is huge!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2015 at 04:27
Good idea! Let's see...



Hmm to me the posture doesn't quite make sense now, especially of the turned head, but maybe that's because I saw the original scene. What do you think, does it work better this way?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 August 2015 at 20:26
Pdely, #1 is really great one. I like the details of small short hair on its body... it looks like it has some sort of velvet suit on
Have you tried to rotate it CW for 90°.
How small is small?
Well, if it's bigger than 23x16mm, then it is huge!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 August 2015 at 08:43
Water strider



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 August 2015 at 03:00
Some beetles from various parts of the US!

#1. The Ghost of Christmas Beetles Past? (Epicauta costata on the wall of Keams Canyon gas station, NM)




#2. Who knew - prairie dogs have almond-sized doodoo and penny-sized dung beetles (a species of Boreocanthon aka tumble bug - Gallup, NM)




#3. Big Rove Beetle (Platydracus femoratus? - Land Between The Lakes, KY)




#4. Rainbow Beetle Glow (Chrysochus auratus - Salt Fork State Park, OH)




#5. Orange ladybug (Harmonia axyridis - northern OH)




#6. Miniature may beetles… in July (Popillia japonica - North Chagrin Reservation, OH)




#7. Mini may beetle solo



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Edited by pdeley - 12 August 2015 at 05:35
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 August 2015 at 23:06
#01 Keep calm and hug me

Aperture: f/11.0 | Exposure Time: 0.005 sec (1/200) | ISO: 400

#02 Zen Master

Aperture: f/11.0 | Exposure Time: 0.005 sec (1/200) | ISO: 320

#03 So tiny

Aperture: f/11.0 | Exposure Time: 0.005 sec (1/200) | ISO: 320

#04 Bug

Aperture: f/11.0 | Exposure Time: 0.006 sec (1/160) | ISO: 400

#05 Those eyes (100% Crop)

Aperture: f/11.0 | Exposure Time: 0.006 sec (1/160) | ISO: 400

#06 Bug

Aperture: f/11.0 | Exposure Time: 0.006 sec (1/160) | ISO: 400
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2015 at 11:31
While I have a strong distaste for spiders I simply cannot avoid enjoying looking at interesting macro pictures of them. Great shots!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2015 at 13:12


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