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Old Oct 6, 2006, 2:42 PM   #1
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My daughter's Junior Honor Society is doing their service project at a local biological research station. Her 8th grade class act as teacher assistants when the elementary kids come there for field trips. Today was my day to take her and three classmates, and, since she and her classmates were busy being junior leaders I had time to play photographer. I think I am getting better at this macro thing and best of all, I managed to score an open invitation to come back to the station. I really love this shot. This was a pretty small bee, 1:1 with the Kiron 105mm 2.8.

This was a larger honeybee, I managed to catch him in flight a couple of times.







This spider was tiny. I was photographing a cluster of three flowers, each smaller than a dime, when I noticed some ants on the flowers through the view finder. As I focused on the ants I spotted the spider waiting for one of them to get too close. Macro photography is teaching me all of the things that I have missed seeing in the past.



The "leaf" (actually a palmetto frond)the frog is sitting on isabout an inch wide. The frog is probably 1/3" (8mm) long.



This type of flower seemed to be popular with all sorts of insects.



I was actually paying attention when the guide explained that these white spiders burrow in the sand instead of making webs. This one was quite patient and I have a number of good shots. Unfortunately the sun was behind him for most of them so I had to PP somewhat to lift the shadows from his face.





All of the shots were hand held using the Kiron 105mm macro on my k100d. Thanks for looking,

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Old Oct 6, 2006, 3:09 PM   #2
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This time you really made it. I especailly like the spider and the beetleish thing, whatever it is. Besides being sharp, the have nice colours and composition. That's not saying that the others aren't good, they are.

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Old Oct 6, 2006, 3:39 PM   #3
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:O



I can't see a single pic!
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Old Oct 6, 2006, 5:52 PM   #4
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Note to self, Google's Picasa hosting service seems to suck. I am sorry, here is a link to the hosting site. I guess I am back to hosting on my own webspace.

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Old Oct 6, 2006, 6:22 PM   #5
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Wow. Most impressive! I really like that kiron macro lens. Is it hard to come by?
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Old Oct 6, 2006, 6:34 PM   #6
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LUCKY YOU!!!!! great shots tim!!!

try putting a tag befrore and after the url like

{img}url{/img} using [ ] instead of { }

photobucket is great also
glad you got the kiron. it's the same as the vivitar..

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Very nice photos! It sure looks like your Kiron is a wonderful lens and works very well.
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Old Oct 6, 2006, 11:13 PM   #8
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Very nice. The crab spider on the flower and the frog are my favorites!
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Old Oct 7, 2006, 6:32 AM   #9
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just curious to see if this would work


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oh well. apparently not.

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