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Old Jun 6, 2007, 8:42 AM   #1
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It`s been a cold, windy and overcast day here today,but earlier I ventured along to a local nature reserve not far from my home. Very little was moving around, but lots of different insects were roosting up out of the wind in the dense undergrowth. Managed a lot of shots today, here are a few of them....

#1 Common Blue Damselfly, very approachable due to it roosting out of the wind...


#2 another view of the same specimen....


#3 unidentified (as yet) Orb weaving spider...this was the best shot I could manage due to the angle the spider was at....


#4 Flesh Fly


#5 Small hoverfly species


#6 unidentified bug....got a lot of ID`ing to do tonight with some of these.....


#7 I think this is a species of Sawfly, preening itself.....


#8 last one, a pollen-covered bee which was sluggishly feeding in the thick undergrowth out of the wind....


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Old Jun 6, 2007, 10:12 AM   #2
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Very nice captures Mark. 2, 5, 6, and 7 are my favorites.You're doing very well with your macro shots.

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Thanks Emmanuel, it was nice to shoot a few new subjects today.

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Old Jun 6, 2007, 10:36 AM   #4
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Great captures Mark; Damselfly looks quite scary :O
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Thanks Suitcase, i think the majority of bugs look pretty intimidating when viewed up close :O

Appreciate the feedback

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Old Jun 6, 2007, 1:31 PM   #6
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Stunning shots mark, especially love the last one.

I actually helped one of these guys out this afternoon after he became to layden down with pollen. Had to poke the pollen off his legs with a cocktail stick then he was able to fly away!

What macro lens are you using?



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Old Jun 6, 2007, 1:54 PM   #7
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Thanks Tony. I use a raynox dcr150 macro lens.

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