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  • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

    More again from the backlog

    Two banded longhorn beetle by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    Male scorpion fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    Female orange tip by Alf Branch, on Flickr
    OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

    I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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    • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

      Last edited by MJ224; 28th October 2019, 05:15 PM. Reason: ID Amended
      Mark Johnson

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      • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

        Jiminy.

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        • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

          Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
          Fox Moth.

          Harold
          The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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          • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

            Thanks Harold. It was on my list, but my new insect book (Collins) does not seem to list it as that name...

            Many thanks (still learning..)
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            • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

              Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
              Thanks Harold. It was on my list, but my new insect book (Collins) does not seem to list it as that name...

              Many thanks (still learning..)
              Re: Books, I have just received my copy of the second, revised and expanded edition of my "Bible" "A comprehensive guide to INSECTS of BRITAIN & IRELAND.

              Sadly, it mostly covers only adults.

              Harold
              The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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              • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                Originally posted by Harold Gough View Post
                Re: Books, I have just received my copy of the second, revised and expanded edition of my "Bible" "A comprehensive guide to INSECTS of BRITAIN & IRELAND.

                Sadly, it mostly covers only adults.

                Harold
                I didn't know that had been revised are there many changes (I presume there are)

                WARNING a small library may result from this

                Mark have you considered to go with such a book a more targeted book I have the field guides on hoverflies and spiders and want the dragon fly book

                https://www.nhbs.com/britains-butterflies-book
                OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

                I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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                • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                  Originally posted by alfbranch View Post
                  I didn't know that had been revised are there many changes (I presume there are)

                  WARNING a small library may result from this

                  Mark have you considered to go with such a book a more targeted book I have the field guides on hoverflies and spiders and want the dragon fly book

                  https://www.nhbs.com/britains-butterflies-book
                  Alf,

                  I got mine yesterday.

                  I do use additional books e.g. for dragonflies and shield-bugs.

                  https://www.nhbs.com/a-comprehensive...eid=533b7ad9a1

                  Harold
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                  • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                    Originally posted by Harold Gough View Post
                    Alf,



                    I got mine yesterday.



                    I do use additional books e.g. for dragonflies and shield-bugs.



                    https://www.nhbs.com/a-comprehensive...eid=533b7ad9a1



                    Harold
                    Harold the library comment and book recommendation were more for Mark.


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                    I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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                    • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread





                      October Mayfly


                      TG-5

                      by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

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                      • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                        Emmelina monodactyla Common Plume Moth

                        This was indoors on some green-painted wallpaper. There were two sessions on the same day.

                        In the first, the moth was head upwards (towards the ceiling) and at my eye level. From this I have the only image with the antennae extended forwards (and the only image from that session)..

                        The second session was with the moth at about my knee level and with its head downwards, toward the floor. Here I decided to place the flash gun below the moth, facing upwards. The idea was that when I inverted those images the light would seem to come from above, consistent with the first session. I am surprised and pleased at how that worked.

                        For both sessions used a single flash, keeping that in a fixed location for both of each pair of images, preventing shadow conflicts in the stereos.

                        The stereos are crosseye.

                        Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f11 (first image) then f16 ISO 800, single flash, hand-held.

                        Harold







                        The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                        • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread



                          Red Admiral


                          Still flying in Mid November, a bit worse for wear tho'

                          by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

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                          • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                            Originally posted by MJ224 View Post

                            Still flying in Mid November, a bit worse for wear tho'

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                            A real lift to see them when the sun shines.

                            One of the minor effects of a warming climate is the impact on insects. Until quite recently Red Admirals have migrated north and then back again to follow the weather. Now, a reasonable proportion stay and keep flying when we have a bright day. So they are becoming resident and have been reported in December and January. They don't hibernate and continue to breed and there are caterpillars to find as well....

                            But the change in weather has affected other species badly...
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