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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Rare Opportunity for Bee Stereos

I had photographed the partly opened flowers of a tree paeony but cold and dull weather had delayed further opening by two or three days. When, on a slightly warmer and brighter, but still chilly, day the flowers opened more, I found a motionless honey bee in one of them. It was holding on to pollen-loaded stamens but it needed sugary fuel for flight. After the end of the session I provided that, in the form of diluted honey.

The almost total lack of motion by the bee eliminated subject motion (apart from when gusts of light breezes moved the flower) and gave the opportunity for some daylight stereo pair exposures. Normally, bees walk around fairly continuously when in a flower and their legs and antennae are constantly moving. Changes of position between the two frames of a stereo pair spoils the 3D effect to a greater or lesser effect. Not a problem on this occasion.

Using natural light for stereo pairs keeps the direction of lighting constant, not fully possible with camera-mounted flash, with changes of angle leading to two sets of shadows at different angles, spoiling the effect.

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The stereo pairs are crosseye.

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Here is an anaglyph stereo.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Two is Company: Coreus marginatus

But three is more fun?

Two daylight shots of the Dock Bug, common on our rhubarb leaves in summer. The first image was as a cloud blocked the sunlight. The second image was in slightly diffused sunlight. The shiny leaves of the rhubarb plant clearly give unwanted shadows and highlights in sunlight.

The threesome was static for at least several minutes, such that it was not just me catching a moment.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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Ooops i didn't see this. Somehow i seem to have turned off notifications and i get none at all! It was the 60mm


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First one of the year for me seen at Bosherston Lily Ponds, Pembroke.

Any ideas????????
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First one of the year for me seen at Bosherston Lily Ponds, Pembroke.

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Ischnura elegans the Common Bluetail. There are three colour forms of the immature female. The pink is “C-Type”

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Alas taken with 400mm some 5 foot awT ....
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It just needed a bit of sharpening, and a smaller aperture next time.



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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Issus coleoptratus Nymph

Every time I go to our plastic shed in daylight I look for these bugs, which seem to have a liking for the plastic surface, although I have never seen more than one.

They are very difficult to photograph, being about 6mm long, and turning away from any approach, by lens, flash gun or finger. Perversely, this one kept reaching its legs up to my finger. The image with the pink background was a result of that, with the camera controlled and aimed by my other hand.

I persuaded the bug to climb off my finger, onto our wooded garden table, placing it near the edge. This permitted the first proper lateral views, two of which are shown.

Even at f22, f20 and f20, respectively, the DOF was not quite what I hoped for.

All images have been moderately cropped.

Olympus EM-1, Olympus 4./3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, Raynox MSN-202 25 diopters, twin flash, hand-held.

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House Fly with Golden Wings

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My First Successful Jumping Spider Images

I see the Zebra one occasionally in my garden but I have never framed it enough to get a good image. The jerky running of these spiders makes them difficult subjects.

Late yesterday afternoon I saw this one on the inside of a Velux skylight window in our bathroom. It was a struggle to get the spider in the sensor frame and get two flash guns aimed at it. The the spider chose to insert its rear end in a gap at a corner of the wooden frame. Lighting was even more difficult and the head end of the spider was at the limit of the far focus range of the setup. Anyway, I am quite please with the results.

Olympus EM-1, Olympus 4/3 x2TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, Raynox MSN-202 (25 diopters), twin TTL flash, hand-held. FOV ca 8mm. Indicated aperture f22.

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The name is correct but all the detail is blurred. Do you have any more frames?

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