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Tom Kellie

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Such insect images! They're impressive and inspirational.

 

I've taken the liberty of forwarding this link to several entomologist friends.

 

The clarity, focus, color and composition is exemplary.

 

Thank you for demonstrating how to bring out the beauty of small-scale invertebrates.

 

       Tom K.

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These snaps taken on the Oso Peninsula, Costa Rica last August as I was trying to get to grips with the dual frustrations of macro and flash photography for the first time. Taken using Canon 5D mkIII,

Ooo macro, one of my favourite pastimes. I'll start with some spiders. Huntsman spider, Devils Marbles reserve, NT Canon EOS 10D, 100macro, off-camera flash, 1/180s, f16 I think huntsmans are our

as for flies- I think this is a member of the greenbottle family

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You are far too generous @Tom Kellie.i must admit though, since taking an interest in butterflies a couple of years ago, and noticing more in the way of beetles etc, it does add a new dimension to wildlife watching and bumbling about the countryside! from a photographic point of view trying to get enough depth of focus is the really tricky thing .My ambition this year is to take photos of butterflies in flight- we can but dream!

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mating common blue Damselflis at our local nature reserve

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I am amazed at the depth of my ignorance about insects, but it is fun trying to work out what some of them are. Here is a dark bush cricket- (Pholidoptera griseoaptera) I think, only about 2 cm long  and a Red-and Black froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata)

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And a scorpion fly- but i am not sure which one!

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this is another hoverfly volucella pellucens

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and a male banded demoiselle,(calopteryx virgo) and another pair of mating common blue damselflies, i think

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during A quick walk at lunch in the first test round our local nature reserve we came across what i think is a Ruddy Darter- black legs and reddish eyes distinct waist to the abdomen- and a female Beatiful Demoiselle

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pomkiwi

Like @TowlersonsafariI am enjoying the view through a macro lens and the challenge of identifying a myriad of different species. Last week I was able to watch a kill in the insect world as a labyrinth spider caught a small wasp - probably Pimpla rufipes although it could have been Apechthis compunctor as the males are apparently indistiguishable!

 

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Nikon D850, Sigma 150mm macro, f/20, 1/25sec, ISO4500.

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Peter Connan

Great sighting and excellent image!

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lovely spider photo @pomkiwi- it is fun just noticing insects etc, and then as you say trying to work out what they are! i have been using the olympus omd e1 mk 111 ( i wish they would shorten the name) and a second hand 300 f4 pro300 most of the time as I am rubbish at sneaking up on them! here are a couple of hoverfliesthe first i think is Helophilus pendulus and the second Chrysotoxum festivum a very smart wasp mimic

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as for flies- I think this is a member of the greenbottle family

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and a jolly red Tailed bumble bee( Bombus Lapidarius)-a Queen i think as it was enormous and a Field grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus)

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