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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Yes Peter it was the 40-150 plus tc. As you say great for butterflies but the 12-100 is pretty dam good too if you can get close enough.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

I think I might have said this elsewhere on here but my 40-150 is noticeably sharper than my 12-100. Maybe I have a slightly out of tolerance copy, don't know. It's still, however, my go-to lens so it's not all bad.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Here are some orange tips from yesterday I took 2 camera set ups to see how I got on with the 40-150 and TC



Taken with the E-M511 and 40-150 at TC



Orange tip male feeding by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Orange tip female by Alf Branch, on Flickr


More my usual thing with the E-M1 and Sigma 105 E-X25 and STF-8 flash





Orange tip female 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

It's nice to get shots from a distance as i did using the pro lens but true macro lenses do make a difference, nice one Alf.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread



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Despite having a spider ID book, unsure it's ID...

Possibly Pardosa Agricola

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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More my usual thing with the E-M1 and Sigma 105 E-X25 and STF-8 flash

Alf, lovely colours and well worth the extra time it will have taken. Phill is right a good macro in skilled hands is well worth it. Good year for OTs so far.
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Itzy Bitzy Spider[/url]

Despite having a spider ID book, unsure it's ID...

Possibly Pardosa Agricola
Did it have a bucket and spade with it? If not, I think it's P. prativaga.

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Yes. a few days ago, I saw three* males flying around each other then two females together. The females were chased by a Brimstone, and then the other way round. At some stage a comma got involved. All of this in the space of about one minute.

* Definitely a record for the garden.

Holly Blues and Speckled Woods are about, as are the nymphalids (no Painted Lady yet).

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Did it have a bucket and spade with it? If not, I think it's P. prativaga.

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No bucket nor spade Harold, but you ID'd it correctly. (page 209)

Is it a Wolf Spider in common parlance???

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No bucket nor spade Harold, but you ID'd it correctly. (page 209)

Is it a Wolf Spider in common parlance???

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Yes, the only name I have ever heard for them.

The genus used to be (1960s) Lycosa from the Greek lycos for wolf.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Anyone know what is happening here



I shot this the other day I did not know what it was at the time. I know it is a caterpillar of some sort or a sawfly larvae but is pupating or has been parasitised.



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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

First honey bee I have seen for a while



Honey bee feeding by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A couple of hover flies


Hover fly on Dandylion 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


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A wolf spider on gorse probably Pardosa amenata


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I shot this the other day I did not know what it was at the time. I know it is a caterpillar of some sort or a sawfly larvae but is pupating or has been parasitised.
I can see a leg, so it is not dipteran. Those tubes look like tracheae.

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