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Forum: General photography discussion 1 Week Ago
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Re: Any Facebook Users?

Nice work there. Good luck. :)
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By art frames
Re: A Newt About to Hibernate

Lovely shots. I used to keep newts as a small boy. I had small tanks in the garden and used to raise the young. It was just outside my fathers tropical fish shed. So I had a supporter.

I still...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,357
Views: 423,167
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

So the 'Man in Black' returns....:)

But seriously, here's a living White Admiral from July (which was selected for explore on Flickr so somebody liked it...)...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,357
Views: 423,167
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Shame, I see dozens most years, would you like to see some of mine :)

Several species of butterflies seem to be attracted to cars. Often you will see also Purple Emperors in car parks in the...
Forum: Foto Fair 14th September 2018
Replies: 761
Views: 180,096
Posted By art frames
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

I have much the same feeling towards insects that have failed to emerge cleanly and have a bent or malformed wing. They deserve our attention as much as the perfect. Several artists would only paint...
Forum: Foto Fair 11th September 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By art frames
Re: Young Chinese Water Deer

Ron,

I am very envious and pleased for you. Wonderful shots of a normally shy animal. What an opportunity.

I feel your closeness has given a real quality to the images and it shows great...
Forum: Foto Fair 11th September 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By art frames
Re: Plasterer Bee Colletes hederae via Lumix Leica 100-400mm

I am impressed by these shots Harold. That is a lens I would be interested in when the servicing is improved by Panasonic. I'd like to try it alongside their 50-200. Macro is good in many situations...
Forum: Foto Fair 8th September 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By art frames
Re: Hi Res Clockface

it shows the dirt more clearly...*yes
Forum: Foto Fair 7th September 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By art frames
Re: Field of Bales, Angus

Really lovely skies, a nice clarity to everything and your daughter is a great model and adds fun to the set. Great to see more pictures being posted here. keep it up. *chr
Forum: Foto Fair 27th August 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By art frames
Re: Suffolk selection

Hi Phill,

All very nice memories. I used to drive through several of them whilst I was working and you have done them proud. I think I stayed in the Swan, at a work event, it was very nice. :)
...
Forum: Foto Fair 25th August 2018
Replies: 2,357
Views: 423,167
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

It is strange, we all have our fear/ughhh trigger points. I am fine with picking up spiders and many types of insects. However, with Grasshoppers, crickets and dragonflies I'm not so keen. And in...
Forum: Foto Fair 25th August 2018
Replies: 2,357
Views: 423,167
Posted By art frames
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Alf and Harold

As a long time Hornet fan these are all lovely. Not so keen on wasps but they have there moments. I see hornets have reached Yorkshire so the slow warming will eventually bring them...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th August 2018
Replies: 2,357
Views: 423,167
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

All this talk of hornet poop made me go and find my pictures from June, and just a couple which show the less gory latter stages (wings and legs and other unwanted bits chopped and dropped).

The...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th August 2018
Replies: 2,357
Views: 423,167
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

I appreciate it isn't poop, but I believed frass was also used for the leftovers from wood-borers - which I guess is also not excreted. I simply extended that to apple boring. A step too far *chr
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Forum: Foto Fair 24th August 2018
Replies: 2,357
Views: 423,167
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Well I've tried with books and on the ipad and on the desktop and apart from eyes watering and everything going out of focus I fail.

And now apparently I have the start of a cataract in one eye,...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th August 2018
Replies: 2,357
Views: 423,167
Posted By art frames
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Harold

A wonderful opportunity, well taken. Especially like number two. Love the pile of frass.

I always stop for hornets and try to catch them in flight as they attack other insects. I spent a...
Forum: Looking for improvement 22nd August 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By art frames
Re: To flash or not

Well I prefer the ambient light, more especially in the second shot. It is very personal, and I suspect you'll get a mix of preferences. They are all quite nice.

I have found a daylight balanced...
Forum: Foto Fair 19th August 2018
Replies: 2,357
Views: 423,167
Posted By art frames
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

It will just be normal it is this one...http://shop.londonstereo.com/OWL-B-ENV.html . I haven't submitted the order in case there is a better suggestion.

I watched lots of videos on how to make...
Forum: Foto Fair 19th August 2018
Replies: 2,357
Views: 423,167
Posted By art frames
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Harold, I am sending off for a modern stereo pair viewer. I have always wanted to see your stereos properly. The grasshoppers made my mind up. I hope to report back a success and then I can go back...
Forum: Foto Fair 17th August 2018
Replies: 2,357
Views: 423,167
Posted By art frames
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Wow thank you Alf, that helped.

I came across a 'croatianwildlife' tagged picture on instagram.

Text said: 1// Araneus angulatus female. A bit larger than Araneus diadematus, these spiders...
Forum: Foto Fair 17th August 2018
Replies: 2,357
Views: 423,167
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

It was in the Velebit mountains in Croatia. I will do some googling and see if I can find a name and size details. Nobody on the trip was any help on spiders. :(
Forum: Foto Fair 17th August 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 553
Posted By art frames
Re: Male Long-winged Conehead Bush Cricket

Aberrations were an obsession of Victorian/Edwardian lepidopterists. Whole colonies collected and displayed in the cabinet of curiosities. But this year I have had more than my share. The Small...
Forum: Foto Fair 17th August 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 553
Posted By art frames
Re: Male Long-winged Conehead Bush Cricket

Hi Harold
I was similar. I use SAF + MF for 95% of my shots. With our subjects the precision of focus is the critical issue along with framing and behaviour.

But, what I have found useful in...
Forum: Foto Fair 16th August 2018
Replies: 2,357
Views: 423,167
Posted By art frames
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

And one more for the spider lovers.

This was a real beauty. The web was about 3 feet across and the spider was enormous. I have no idea of species but there were several owning the space, and they...
Forum: Foto Fair 16th August 2018
Replies: 2,357
Views: 423,167
Posted By art frames
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Thank you Dave. It was on a Naturetrek trip to see butterflies in Croatia. Even though you are in a party you do find your own subjects and are often on your own wandering in amazing wild places. I...
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