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Forum: Foto Fair 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,347
Sticky: Picture trail
Views: 123,502
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Picture trail

Dragonfly

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/85/1343285.jpg

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 29
Posted By Harold Gough
Just Checking

I saw this Bryony Ladybird next to the flower and thought it would make a good context shot. By the time I returned with my camera, it had walked away. However, as I* watched, an interesting sequence...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By Harold Gough
Ball of Baby Spiders with Stereo

These balls of freshly-hatched Garden Spiders (Araneus diadematus) are commonly seen at the time of the year. Any disturbance causes them to rush outwards like a "bomb burst" and they won't settle...
Forum: The lounge 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
HELP! Vat
Views: 197
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Vat

That is correct, for those countries where VAT is in force. Otherwise, you pay it, not only on the cost of the goods but also on the postage. On top of that, RM charges you 8 handling fee, which is...
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
HELP! Vat
Views: 197
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Vat

In the context of imports from outside the EU, if you were to request that, that would be fraud!

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2,124
Views: 307,567
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Hairy-footed Bee in Flight

As I mentioned in an earlier topic, these bees move around very rapidly. On this occasion, they were feeding on nectar in these deep flowers. Several times, I pressed...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,347
Sticky: Picture trail
Views: 123,502
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Picture trail

Actually, a Marsh Snipe Fly, nicely aligned.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2,124
Views: 307,567
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Turnip Sawfly : with Gender Issues

This wasp is quite common on foliage in my garden but only mostly as single individual. They are fairly approachable with a camera but tend to walk around...
Forum: Macro 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Laowa 25mm x2.5 - x5 Macro Lens Now Available

Not really, I do macro daily, up to and beyond the magnification the lens offers. There is very little margin for error but no different from other macro.

Not the first macro lens to buy.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By Harold Gough
Strombocactus disciformis in Flower in Stereo

This is the same plant as in my recent reply to the Community Flower, etc. topic but as stereo pairs. Editing can give disastrous effects in stereo, so these have had less processing than the single...
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 643
Views: 144,121
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Nice presentation. Overcast tends to be better for flower colours than sun but you have to work with what is provided. The DOF is so close to including the whole flower that a half stop smaller might...
Forum: Foto Fair 6 Days Ago
Replies: 643
Views: 144,121
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Strombocactus disciformis in Flower

This is from the arid parts of Mexico, where it is endangered. This is a young plant, about thumbnail size."Strombo" means cone, as in pine cone, a refers to...
Forum: Foto Fair 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2,124
Views: 307,567
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Insect alert:

Cinnabar Moths are now loitering near to Ragwort.

Rosemary Beetles are now congregating on Rosemary plants (tending to favour one plant and ignore others) and may also be found on...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,124
Views: 307,567
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Red-headed Cardinal Beetle Pyrochroa serraticornis

This predatory species was sitting on a Goldenrod leaf, sunning itself, as the species often does.

The crosseye stereo pairs use the uncropped...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: I've been promoted...........

What, no celebration? You should get as drunk as a lord. *chr

Harold
Forum: Macro 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Laowa 25mm x2.5 - x5 Macro Lens Now Available

Things have moved on, funds being available, I placed an order in Early May. It is now in the post to me. *chr

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,124
Views: 307,567
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Green-veined White at Rest

Some macro shooters seem to find quite a few winged insects at rest in the early morning. I have only occasionally done so. This was rather different anyway, in that the...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,347
Sticky: Picture trail
Views: 123,502
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Picture trail

Nectria coccinea

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/36/1390136.jpg

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 643
Views: 144,121
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Stable Recyclers

We recently tipped out some fresh stable manure onto our garden, where it lost much of the excess moisture it had when in a plastic bag. About a week later, some small mushrooms...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By Harold Gough
Log Frog

My toad who lives in the log stack now has a friend, a Common Frog. This is more amenable to having its photo taken than is the toad.

EM-1, Olympus 4/3 50mm macro, daylight, hand-held.

The...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,124
Views: 307,567
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A crab spider. I'm fairly sure it's a Xysticus sp.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 643
Views: 144,121
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Pleione: a Terrestrial Orchid

The first bloom of the year to open without snail damage.

Olympus EM-1, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, with x2 TC for stereo pair (1/25 at f11).

Harold

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Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: I've been promoted...........

The way things are going over Brexit, the Lords may be not long with us!

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Lord of the Log Pile

I've got my eye on you!

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/66/1639266.jpg
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 643
Views: 144,121
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Stripes & Squiggles, with Stereo! (Warmed Up)

The previous post was on a warm, sunny day but the petals were not fully expanded. An unseasonally hot day finally got them open.

The stereos are...
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