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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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An Autumn Hoverfly

I am looking at images left "unsorted" from 2015. This was at our local sailing club in September. Probably: EM-1 (manual mode), Kiron 105mm f16, twin flash, hand-held.
Here is another image of the same fly.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Clusia flava

I am looking at images left "unsorted" from 2015. This was at our local sailing club in September.

I am no fly expert but the is looks very much like Clusia flava. This genus lives in damp woodlands (fitting the lakeside location) and the larvae feed on rotting dung or rotting fungi.

Probably: EM-1 (manual mode), Kiron 105mm f16, twin flash, hand-held.

Image cropped by about one third.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A few Bee Fly images, taken yesterday.

Bee Fly by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Bee Fly by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Bee Fly by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Bee Fly by David Goodwin, on Flickr

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Great stuff Dave!
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How to sneak up on a spider mite? More defraction than distraction.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread



Would eat your flies................

Common Lizzard basking in the sun at Port Eynon beach.......
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Orange Tip Butterfly , on Flickr
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Pete very nicely seen. Especially like the placed OOF dandelion giving the orange halo.
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Would eat your flies................

Common Lizzard basking in the sun at Port Eynon beach.......
Can eat as many as it will, for me I much prefer lizards. Your beach looks up to 5 star cleanliness.
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Can eat as many as it will, for me I much prefer lizards. Your beach looks up to 5 star cleanliness.
Locate almost under the boardwalk...............

Now sing along "!under the boardwalk..........."
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Locate almost under the boardwalk...............

Now sing along "!under the boardwalk..........."
Well I'm sure there were plenty of sand flies and the like under there. ??? maybe worth a picture for here..
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Pete very nicely seen. Especially like the placed OOF dandelion giving the orange halo.
Thanks Peter. Such flighty butterflies and don't often settle for long, i got a couple short bursts in, then it fluttered off before i could set up an in-camera stack effort.

Incidentally i'm seeing a lot of harlequin ladybirds this spring, i predict autumn may be a nightmare for those of us in problem areas.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Leptoglossus occidentalis Western Conifer Seed Bug

This is in the same family, Coreidae, as the familiar Dock Bug Coreus marginatus. It was introduced from the USA into Europe in 1999 and has now spread to the UK. It may be found overwintering in houses.

The family is known as Leaf-footed or Paddle-footed Bugs. This refers to the flattened projections on the back legs (absent in Coreus).

This one was found by friends in their house in Newbury. It was dead when it was brought to me so it was not in pristine condition. Our friends sat for ages, searching through my insect books, which are some of the most recently published in the UK. However, this species is too recent a migrant to be included. I had to search the internet for images.

Olympus EM-1, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, plus Raynox MSN-202 for the close-ups. Sunlight or
triple TTL flash.

The stereo is crosseye

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Bryony Ladybird

These slightly hairy, phytophagous beetles have returned for a third year but, so far, in reduced numbers. They spent quite a lot of time on the Winter Jasmine, which is growing alongside the Bryony.

I tried photographing them through my Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro lens with the Raynox MSN on the front. The working distance is very short and the positions of the beetles on the foliage meant that I mostly had difficulty in getting close enough. The first image is from that combination.

The remainder were from the lens with no Raynox but with a matched x2 TC behind it. That gave greater working distance and easier framing but lower magnification.

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