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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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We do see a few Dragonflies,most of the surrounding properties have large ponds .

Nice image. I think it says the E1 and 14-54 lens.

I had one once but moved on. I do increasingly wonder if the gains we get in some areas are at the expense of the real image quality. But images like this are what we look for really - just nice.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A male Migrant Hawker Aeschna mixta.

very nicely captured.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

I, too , sometimes think Technology gets in the way of Technique.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A Marmalade Hoverfly on a large daisy, July.

EM-1, Kiron 105mm, flash.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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Yes, that is nice. Like the composition and the area of focus.

What are the 'black objects' in the flower. Are they legs of something else?

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Yes, that is nice. Like the composition and the area of focus.

What are the 'black objects' in the flower. Are they legs of something else?

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Thanks, Peter,

The blurred diagonal lines are edges of petals.

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The blurred diagonal lines are edges of petals.

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Are you sure there are no small weevils or beetles in there?
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

I was struggling to fit this Oniscus asellus, common shiny woodlouse into the shot with three tubes on the 60mm f2.8

Large woodlouse by Alf Branch, on Flickr

This is a very small spider that I found under a log and it just tried to sit out my presence as a chased a mite around with little success

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Are you sure there are no small weevils or beetles in there?
I misunderstood. Almost certainly there are some tiny ones, usually after the pollen.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Alf,

Lovely job on the woodlouse.

Here is what one looks like through a reversed Schneider HM 40mm at f16, twin flash, hand-held.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Some images of grasshoppers. These were shot in Corsica, using my EM-1, Kiron 105mm and ISO 400.

The first one was on the bonnet of our hire car when we were driving along a track in an arid area. I used flash.

The other two were on the ground in an arid area in a mountain pass. Aperture Priority, hand-held.

These are fairly rare for me, as I usually use flash this close.

The black and white one has an OOF grass stem in the foreground. Attempts to remove it would have startled the insect.

The third image shows an enjoyable form of backpacking.

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That third once is just not " Cricket ",
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Harold,

I know you get benefits with flash but those two without have a lovely quality to them which I think I prefer.

They are all splendid, but the middle one has enough habitat to give it an edge for my taste.

Loving all of this activity here.

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Alf, out of all of those this woodlouse is absolutely superb. It is a beast I am more familiar with than your pictures of springtails so I get a better sense of the scale - and so filling the frame is very impressive. I need to find springtails in reality and then I will 'get them' too

But the thing I really love about the woodlouse it is how the lighting has made it into a really elegant sculptural thing whilst retaining the tough, 'tank-like' quality. Did you get it curled up too? amazing creatures.
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Harold,

I know you get benefits with flash but those two without have a lovely quality to them which I think I prefer.

They are all splendid, but the middle one has enough habitat to give it an edge for my taste.

Loving all of this activity here.

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Thanks, Peter,

I also refer daylight.

When I first got into digital, screaming in protest, I used entirely daylight exposure, quite interesting at 3x life size.

As we travel south, the EV value of sunlight increases and we can often get away with daylight exposure.

The one on the bonnet was done is a state of near panic to not lose the shot.

As some of my rigs get longer/heavier, and as I get older and more rickety. the motion-freezing property of flash (not always good enough) helps increasingly.

I try to get flash illumination more naturalistic by always angling the main unit downwards and using other guns a fill.

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