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@@Abena your last 2 posts are spectacular; extraordinary creatures.

 

This whole thread is really fascinating and informative so thanks to everyone who has posted in it so far.

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No Dung Beatles, arachnids or Macro lenses, just my trusty 70-300 VR (hand held)   Dragonfly - Maasai Mara in November 2010 (staying at Porini Lion Camp), 1/160s f14@ iso200, 240mm   Butt

And I have no idea what this is, but a friend of mine said "it looks like it's from Jamaica" LOL!! Naw, it's just from Ghana  

I hope pictures from Central America (Oso Peninsula, Costa Rica to be precise) are allowed here....these taken last August as I was trying to get to grips with the dual frustrations of macro and flash

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Peter Connan

A very bad picture of a Dragonfly:

 

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Peter Connan

A slightly better photo of a dragonfly:

 

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Tom Kellie
On 11/9/2016 at 2:39 AM, Peter Connan said:

A slightly better photo of a dragonfly:

 

~ @Peter Connan

 

Your gift for understatement is on display.

 

That's a heckuva magnificent dragonfly-in-flight image.

 

Not only are you Safaritalk's resident BIF master, but you do dragonflies too!

 

What's next? Bats?

 

Thank you for posting this outstanding image. I'm sorry that I'm only seeing it now.

 

Tom K.

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Tom Kellie

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Moth Drinking Eye Fluid

 

Photographed at 7:42 am on 18 February, 2017 in Kruger National Park, South Africa, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.

 

ISO 800, 1/2500 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.

 

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This female Greater Kudu was standing beside the road, motionless and alert. Her stance facilitated this fairly close portrait under heavily overcast skies.

 

A moth was drinking eye fluid from her right eye, its long tongue extended to the moist section lubricating the eyeball. 

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Peter Connan

Thank you @Tom Kellie. Actually, i would love to see the Kasanka bat migration!

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Peter Connan

Female Carpenter Bee, possibly Xylocopa inconstans on Sage

With gratefull thanks to my friend @Tom Kellie for the identification.

 

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Nikon D3 + 500mm f4

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CarolAnnDenverCO

The unsung hero in Tarangire National Park.

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CarolAnnDenverCO

A curious grasshopper happened to land on my husband's binoculars in the central Serengeti.

May 2017

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Peter Connan

Velvet mite

Klaserie

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safaripics

Julia Skimmer (Orthetrum julia) found by a tiny spring in Ngulia Hills

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