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Forum: Foto Fair 1 Day Ago
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Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Emperor Dragonfly Laying Eggs

This is a combination of visits on two occasions to two well-separated ponds at Decoy Heath reserve. In each case there was just the one female. They lay their eggs...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Ruddy Darters Mating

Thanks. More dragons tomorrow, probably in the communal insect thread.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Days Ago
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Views: 111
Posted By Harold Gough
Alder Leaf Beetle Agelastica alni, a Rare Find

I encountered this beetle twice (5 & 11 July) on regenerating foliage of an Alder tree at decoy Heath Nature Reserve, in Berkshire. There were at least 5, no more than 6 or 7. It was not in my quite...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2,705
Views: 1,900,796
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

I have just been informed (British Dragonfly Society) that the bronze colour of the thorax is a sign of old age.

Harold
Forum: General accessories 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
HELP! Lens covers
Views: 386
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Lens covers

I was waiting for someone to say that. That is precisely my experience with insects. They respond to hand movements e.g. to focus via the focus ring.

Any upward movement is unnatural and is likely...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Mistletoe

Our arrangements in Europe are bit more refined, the sticky seeds being wiped off the beaks of the birds. :)

Harold
Forum: General accessories 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
HELP! Lens covers
Views: 386
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Lens covers

Dave,

I think it's the photographer who needs to blend in.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Harold Gough
Ruddy Darters Mating

I have not knowingly seen Darters mating before. These were on my third visit to the Decoy Heath reserve, in the afternoon, after a dragon-free morning.

The bluish background is reflection off the...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2,705
Views: 1,900,796
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

I got through a research career without using it once.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2,705
Views: 1,900,796
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

I will soon (the next few days) be uploading stereos of mating Ruddy darters. Don't miss them.

I think it might benefit a lot of members if you would write an account of your method and equipment...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
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Views: 1,900,796
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Great news, Phill.

(Except that I have indirectly given support to Power Point. the shame of it :D )

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2,705
Views: 1,900,796
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

No problem for "study" purposes.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2,705
Views: 1,900,796
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Phill,

I was assuming that you would download and probably print. Best quality from your printer on printer paper of reasonable quality should be a good start, if not fully acceptable.

The...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2,705
Views: 1,900,796
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Thanks, Phill.

The male was patrolling the lake but although I cut out forward motion blur his wingbeats were too fast.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2,705
Views: 1,900,796
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

DIF: Emperor Dragon Female

OK, it was hovering, but flight is flight!

It was laying eggs among water lily pads (floating leaves), in a small lake, images to be uploaded another day.

Olympus...
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2,705
Views: 1,900,796
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Common Emerald Damselfly, Lestes sponsa Males

Another species new to me. It prefers permanent lakes and ponds, which I have not visited much. These were at the Decoy Heath reserve.

It is also...
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2,705
Views: 1,900,796
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Alf,

A nice set. I am fairly sure that the damsel is for 'C' of a Common Bluetail female.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Fishnet Stocking...

Knowledge, no, searching skill, yes. :D

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Fishnet Stocking...

Acrolepia autumnitella. The larva feeds on Woody or Deadly Nightshade.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Would you like your fish battered Ma'am?

All very good but the first is outstanding.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 6 Days Ago
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Views: 240,035
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Submatucana intertexta

This golf ball sized cactus gives good value in flowering.

The stereos are crosseye.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro,...
Forum: Foto Fair 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2,705
Views: 1,900,796
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Eyes: Ringlet

This species is resident in our garden in June and July, usually two of them. They are usually difficult to approach.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus...
Forum: Movie mode - technical discussions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 150
Posted By Harold Gough
Seamless Infinite Zoom Effect (Macro Room Technique

Someone flagged this up in a non-movie forum. It may be of interest here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB2-P3YT23g&feature=youtu.be

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Ruddy Darter Male

Thanks, Mark.

Re: DOF. I set the DOF preview on my EM-1 last year but have only just started using in in the past few weeks. A tip: don't set your focus distance while in preview.

Focus...
Forum: Telephoto 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 2,361
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm

The TC looks interesting. Compatible with 100-400 and EM-1?

Harold
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