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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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The spider is the common yellow Crab Spider Misumena vatia and the butterfly is a Speckled Wood.

You have good framing, sharpness and DOF but I would like to see more contrast.

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I would like more contrast on the spider and less on the butterfly myself.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Here are some more shots from a new garden safari on wednesday.


Here is a group Katiannidae springtails on the surface of some water in a discarded takeawy caron in the garden.


Katiannidae group by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A Dicyrtomina saundersi dissapearing over the ridge


Over the ridge by Alf Branch, on Flickr


An unknown springtail


Springtail 1 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A Katiannidae (I think) on my gatepost on part of the lock mechanism


Springtail hang out-314 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Some larvae


Larvae by Alf Branch, on Flickr


My first decent shot of a millipede


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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A slug I didnt know where else to put it.


Slug by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A tiny garden spider on my fence


Small garden spider-314 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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Here are some more shots from a new garden safari on wednesday.

An unknown springtail
Entomobrya albocincta.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

"Will my bum look fat in this?"

This woodlouse Philoscia muscorum looks as if it is about to try on the lower body garment of a white outfit.

In fact it it an adult which has moulted recently.

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[Edit] Unable to use my Topaz plugins, I use Nik Collection Define2 and Nik Sharpener Pro 3: RAW Presharpener. I am not very practiced with the Nik software.

The use of my usual Topaz plugins has just been restored so I have added a second version of the image for comparison.[Edit ends]

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Excellent set Alf, I especially like the watery springtails.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Interesting, I didn't know woodlice moulted.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Nice woodlice shot Harold

My only decent find yesterday

Sprintail by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Nice woodlice shot Harold

My only decent find yesterday
Thanks, Alf.

That's an Onychiurus or Protophorura, impossible to tell which. Good shot.

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My only decent find yesterday
Excellent too, droplet is just in the right place!
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Woodlouse Philoscia muscorum with stereos.

The first image shows the woodlouse with the head sharp (unlike yesterday's rear view). Then there are some images of just the partial cast skin, some in crossseye stereo.

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More nice shots of the woodlice Harold

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Thanks, Alf.

That's an Onychiurus or Protophorura, impossible to tell which. Good shot.

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Frans says Janssens

Onychiurinae. No anal spines. So it could be Deuteraphorura

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Onychiurinae by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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More nice shots of the woodlice Harold


Frans says Janssens

Onychiurinae. No anal spines. So it could be Deuteraphorura
Thanks.

Deutaphorura was not in use in my day. I did see something in a Google search about all being cave species but couldn't find the text.

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Deutaphorura was not in use in my day. I did see something in a Google search about all being cave species but couldn't find the text.

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So much of this is beyond me mate I googled it too after reading this I saw no photos shown and seems to be a Romanian cave species so being out in the open on a pool of water on a felled pine plantation leaves you wondering I have added a collage of various bits of it in focus.

It was in an awkward spot and at the time I was wondering how to move it to a better loaction as it did not seem to move other than by the wind. I am not really into moving subjects though myself.
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So much of this is beyond me mate I googled it too after reading this I saw no photos shown and seems to be a Romanian cave species so being out in the open on a pool of water on a felled pine plantation leaves you wondering I have added a collage of various bits of it in focus.

It was in an awkward spot and at the time I was wondering how to move it to a better loaction as it did not seem to move other than by the wind. I am not really into moving subjects though myself.
Alf,

There are a lot of white cave springtails also found outside caves and quite a few which are not.

Moving subjects? You haven't lived until you have set on FOV 5-6mm and tried to track the head of an active centipede over uneven terrain. OK, I don't have the image yet but I have lived a bit!

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