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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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I have but I'll have to upload one when I get chance. The hatching caterpillars eat their egg shells before starting on leaves.
That is kind if you have time.

I have watched them hatch and go through all of the stages when I was a lot younger as I bred and reared butterflies. But in those days I didn't have a camera and my dads Zenith was not quite up to the job.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Sorry Peter I only have small jpgs from my website.

Hatching Large White Caterpillars

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Sorry Peter I only have small jpgs from my website.

Hatching Large White Caterpillars

David

Excellent shot. I just love how eggs become thin and clear and the young become visible inside. And those heads are great. They are excellent subjects, especially for film. Did you have a market for you in these sorts of pictures, or was it your personal work?

I have just had a quick look for your website, without success. (Found you on LinkedIn, but not a direct website). I was keen to see what else you have in your archives...but I will wait for the next sharing.

I will have a look at my old images and see if anything jumps out. Photography was part of image research for me, rather than the end point. As an illustrator my images were drawn and painted rather than photographic.

I still see most of my own pictures in an illustrative context.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Recently hatched Large White Butterfly caterpillars after eating most of their egg shells.



Taken in Cheshire in the 80's using the OM 38mm macro.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

In those days I was supplying various publications and had my work with a couple of the major specialist photo libraries. I think one of these was published somewhere. I'd often open BBC Wildlife to find one of my shots in there.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

One I took with the E-5 + 50mm lens a couple of years ago and had another play with tonight.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Hi Barrie

Thanks for posting your reworked image. A very moody common blue. And a lovely sharp image.

The blue looks nice, very iridescent. Always interesting to see how others see the same subject.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A different one, not taken with a macro lens as the subject is in the middle of a reservoir water intake.



A film shot taken in Cheshire in the 90's using the OM 350mm and a long forgotten mix of extension tubes and tele-converters.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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Hi Dave

I like the look of that dragon. Love the eyes.

I had a look on http://dragonfliesofcanaryislands.blogspot.co.uk They say there are 11 dragonflies native to Teneriffe. But I have no books which would verify that. But it is a start.

Of those I would suggest you have a look at TRITHEMIS ARTERIOSA (Red-veined Dropwing). The eyes look similar, and looking at pictures elsewhere it seems quite variable. I do prefer books as I am then reasonably sure I am not checking against other mistaken IDs.

I have never been to Teneriffe, so it all sounds very exotic. And clearly far nicer than the current UK weather.

I look forward to seeing the seals. I was out taking pictures of Siskins today. Unfortunately I can't post them as they are not taken on my Olympus.
Hi Peter,

If you haven't already seen them, I've posted a few seal pics in the main Foto Fair thread.

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If you haven't already seen them, I've posted a few seal pics in the main Foto Fair thread.

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Dave, Thank you I had seen them, but only on my ipad. As the ipad isn't logged in I can't comment from that. But I will pop over again and may comment. And I will be posting a drunk wasp here shortly.

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David,

Another excellent picture. The soft background blur and composition make it for me.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

These pictures go back to 2006. Taken with an E500 and 50mm macro. Please excuse the rather crude flash, but I was not expecting to be presented with this opportunity in deep shade in a wood in the Chilterns and I just shot for as much DoF as I could get. I have some shots in natural light, but they don't show the behaviour as well as the DoF is too shallow.

This is an uncommon orchid, Violet Helleborine - Epipactis Purpurata, which is insect pollinated (by wasps and bees). In these pictures you can just see that the white pollinia of the flower attach themselves to the wasp and are carried from flower to flower to allow cross pollination (pics 3 and 4). For those interested this video by Jean Claessens (hardy orchid society) shows the behaviour quite well.

The wasp is attracted to the nectar and becomes more and more drunk. Which may be useful in ensuring more pollen is carried and more plants visited. But often the wasp falls down quite incapable. I did actually see that happen but have no shots.


Wasp pollinating Violet Helleborine - Epipactis Purpurata
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I thought there may be a pun in this one, but it evades me. Any ideas.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

I liked the sculptural structures in these. I also have a fondness for the red damselfly. It is also going to be one of the first I will see again next year.

This was 2008. The E3 and 135-400 sigma telezoom. I like insect shots with long lenses. But that lens has a new owner now. Hope they enjoy it as much.


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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

I believe I have enough pictures to keep this going till next season, but would be delighted to have some help from everyone else. I know people are looking but please post too!


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