April 1st, 2011, 04:59 PM
Stunning image, Briar - love your artist's license.
April 6th, 2011, 04:00 PM
A skulking ladybird
I was out walking this afternoon, just up the lane that passes my cottage when I noticed this ladybird hiding under the little leaves (they must have a technical name that escapes me at the moment) at the base of what will become a Red Campion flower.
Panasonic G1 with 45mm, f/2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit @ f/8, 1/320 sec, iso 200
This is an un-cropped image with minor adjustments to the raw file in Bibble Pro 5.
PS, had to look it up (not really a plant man), they're sepals
Last edited by grebeman; April 6th, 2011 at 04:55 PM.
Reason: further info after consulting a book!
April 6th, 2011, 04:12 PM
Two more from this afternoons walk
Just how does a bright insect like this Red Admiral butterfly conceal itself, why just by closing its wings.
Can you spot it?
You can hardly miss it now
Both shots with a Panasonic G1 fitted with 45mm, f/2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit, 1st one at f/5.6, the 2nd at f/8.
April 6th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Wow, I had to look twice to see it in the first pic!
Thanks for sharing.
My pics on Flickr
April 6th, 2011, 05:08 PM
The warm weather was working wonders today
A couple of shots from todays walk showing a hoverfly Syrphus ribesii, sorry no common English name although it's a common hoverfly feeding on the flowers of Alexanders.
Both shots taken with a Panasonic G1 fitted with 45mm, f/2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit, both at f/8.
You might be able to see that the insect is using its front legs to clean its eyes
Again these are un-cropped shots
April 6th, 2011, 05:38 PM
Really excellent series Barrie.
April 6th, 2011, 05:59 PM
Yes, I'm just coming to these now, Barrie. I enjoy seeing the world around us, through your eyes. There is so much beauty and intrigue in the world of insects.
April 7th, 2011, 02:12 AM
Not up to the same standard as the post of others but that leaves me (a lot of) room for improvement :) The beercan lens in action again seems to be stuck on my camera of late.
Sony A55 w Tamron 17-50 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8; Minolta 70-210 f4, 50 f2.8 Macro,50mm f1.7; Manual Minolta 58 f1.4 and Rikenon 85mm f1.4
April 10th, 2011, 03:10 PM
Nice work all. Here are a few more of the bees, hard at work:
April 10th, 2011, 06:34 PM
little tiny bugs
I took this thinking it was of pollen spores:
It did not turn out very well and I thought I would go back out and take another. When I saw movment I realized they were little tiny bugs:
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