July 15th, 2011, 06:36 AM
When I printed this I realised that using the macro mode on the camera was not perhaps the best way of photographing something that moved.
I faster speed would have been a better option.
July 15th, 2011, 07:06 AM
The colors and saturation are excellent!
July 15th, 2011, 09:21 AM
Damage to growing reed
This week I've been investigating the damage that's occurring to growing reed at the nature reserve where I volunteer. I think I've eventually cracked it. These are just some of a long series of photographs I've used to illustrate two documents I've produced on the problem.
Panasonic G1 with 45mm, f/2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit
This shows some damaged reed on the left, it has suffered water ingress. I think it's due to a moth who's larva lives in the reed stem, a Twin-spotted Wainscot which has bored out of the stem to move to another as it grows allowing water to enter through the exit hole that it leaves. On the right is a dead moth larva which has probably suffered from water ingress.
Panasonic G1 with 55mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor on extension tubes, no cropping of the image
This shows some hard insect remains from the frass in the left hand reed above. I think these are the hard remains from around the head of a larva when it has shed its skin in order to grow bigger. The scale above has divisions in half millimetres.
It just goes to show what m4/3 is capable off.
July 16th, 2011, 11:26 AM
Fuji X100 - Beetle?
Rescued this from the cat, not sure what it is exactly.
July 16th, 2011, 12:02 PM
That's one of the Longhorn beetles, based on the serrated nature of the antennae, giving them a saw blade like look.
July 16th, 2011, 12:10 PM
Ah, thanks! He's the largest beetle I've ever seen and really not bad looking as beetles go
July 16th, 2011, 05:21 PM
July 20th, 2011, 08:00 PM
Wow! Christina that is a fantastic close-up!
Now I feel rather unsure about posting mine - however, I shall because it's my insect image in honor of Barrie.
July 21st, 2011, 02:17 AM
BB, gosh, thank you, set me up for the day, and the sun is shining for the first time in days, nice one.
July 21st, 2011, 07:27 AM
Well, it's rather tiny...but there it is. I think it's a sweat bee. So glad the sun is back for you!
We're going through a rather strong heatwave, though nothing like what our friends in other parts of the USA are going through.
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