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Old Jun 11, 2009, 11:25 PM   #1
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Decided to take my little a560 powershot to walk my dog today, and see if it would take bug pictures. I used it in macro mode and it seemed to do okay for an inexpensive point and shoot. These were fun for me, and in no way meant to compare to some I have seen here....

1. A small (1/4") irredescent fly with an attitude...



2. A friend, coming in for a landing...



3. Flaring out to land..



4. A bug of some sort..



5. Grandaddy Longlegs (what we call them here in the South)

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Decided to take my little a560 powershot to walk my dog today, and see if it would take bug pictures. I used it in macro mode and it seemed to do okay for an inexpensive point and shoot. These were fun for me, and in no way meant to compare to some I have seen here....

1. A small (1/4") irredescent fly with an attitude...



2. A friend, coming in for a landing...



3. Flaring out to land..



4. A bug of some sort..



5. Grandaddy Longlegs (what we call them here in the South)

Oh, it's a small world but with enough space for more than one. Exciting "flying closeups" Thank you

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Thank you, Torgny, for viewing and commenting...Robert
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Old Jun 13, 2009, 6:20 AM   #4
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Bobert,

Grandaddy Longlegs you call it. It can be amusing to compare different cultures/languages. The same insect is called "Pappa Långben" over her.

Translated: Daddy Longleg

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Torgny,

The correct name for the critter is "Harvestman". Once a year they congregate by the hundreds, supposedly to breed. They are harmless.
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Hey Robert,
from the looks of your photos, it looks like you were in my back yard!
the bug in #4 is a stink bug.
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Hey Robert,
from the looks of your photos, it looks like you were in my back yard!
the bug in #4 is a stink bug.
Thanks for the info, Goldwinger, he never told me what he was..
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