Insect images

Discussion in 'Nature' started by soundimageplus, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    I'm bumping this thread up, having just moved it out of the Mu43 forum, because I know for a fact that some of you out there in member land have taken some excellent photographs of insects and they're yearning to be let loose here.

    Stillshunter - are you reading? :wink:
     
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  3. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
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    Yes I hear you BB ...and thank you :redface:

    Please note all - that I have an Administrator-issued "Big Clunker Exception" for this one....as it was shot with a 90mm macro lens attached to a very un-compact dSLR. For those who are curious this web was formed within the space of wire-mesh fencing - approx 2" x 2" (5 x 5cm). The spider is less than a quarter of the size of the fingernail on your smallest 'pinky' finger.

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    Morning Web by stillshunter, on Flickr
     
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  4. Nice work, looks great
     
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  5. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    Golden-ringed Dragonfly

    These all date from the summer of 2010 and were taken on a Panasonic G1 fitted with 105mm, f/2.8 Sigma DG Macro

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    male

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    head detail of a female


    Barrie
     
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  6. nice

    Nice close up on the bugs.
     
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  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
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    I thought a lot of the Flickr set in the OP were oof.

    Here's a couple from me:

    E-3 + Sigma 105mm (also not a SC). :redface:
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    Oly C-5050 - a great macro shooter! Never should have sold it. :frown:
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    Another C-5050 shot. Ok it's not really an insect. :wink:
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  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    Barrie and Bill - wonderful dragonflies! Bill, I don't think your snail would be too offended by being amongst friends, if not family.:biggrin: He's awfully cute! That is a fantastic closeup!

    P.S. Bill what sort of insect is your first?
     
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  9. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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  10. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
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    The Herald

    The Herald, a moth that has hibernated over the winter.

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    Panasonic G1 with 45mm, f/2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit

    Barrie
     
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  11. nursenicole

    nursenicole SC Regular

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nursenicole/3718076631/" title="DSC06107 by nursenicole329, on Flickr">[​IMG]"662" height="600" alt="DSC06107" /></a>

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    july 2009 | sony cybershot dsc-w90
     
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  12. nice


    Nice shot, the green really pops
     
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  13. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    So striking it looks unreal. Amazing images.
     
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  14. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    So true - the colors and designs on this little creature are amazing. Nature definitely has the corner on this stuff. Thank you, Nicole!
     
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  15. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    Barrie
    Some Moths from last nights running of a moth trap

    All these images were taken with a Panasonic G1 fitted with 45mm, f/2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit

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    March Moth, note this one has been around for quite a few days, the scales have been worn away from the thorax revealing the "chitin", the hard skeleton below the scales.


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    Oak Beauty


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    Hebrew Character


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    Early Grey

    Barrie
     
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  16. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    Barrie, these are great - to be able to see such a closeup is very interesting! The details and variety are, for the uninitiated, certainly amazing. Love that "fur stole" on the Hebrew Character and the Earl Grey looks as though he is cloaked in fur... Really wonderful to see, thank you!
     
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  17. Bees!!

    While snapping pics of this tree, a few bees decided to get busy. They were hard to get cause they did not stay still long.

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    After taking a few a went into the house and was looking at the shots. I noticed a bunch of spots showing up. I looked at the lens and it was covered with dust. Grr. Went back out and took a few more with out dust. Oh well, live and learn.
     
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  18. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    Believe me, Dave, I know exactly what you mean about spots...and dust, or pollen, or worse! Still, you did well and as you said, "live and learn".
     
  19. I try not to freak out about such things. This is a hobby, not a living. If I was planning on selling my pictures that would be different.
     
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  20. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
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    Bug spotting in New Hopetoun Gardens (a lovely garden centre) near Edinburgh ...

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    Taken with my e-pl1 and it was my first expedition with my oly zuiko 35mm f3.5 macro lens in September 2010.

    Cheers, Briar
     
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