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Old May 28, 2007, 4:49 PM   #1
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i was out looking around and saw the newly hatched katydids about 5/16'' long on a rose. i thought the colors went good together.

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not sure of the mag here but somewhere around 1:3-4. getting both in focus was tough. they have to be on the same plane and they kept running around.





walking around and i found a little grass hopper.



and then i saw some weird fungus/mold/puff balls. i've never seen them in orange. pill bug gives a good size comparison.





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Old May 28, 2007, 7:30 PM   #2
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Roy, your fascination with weird and unusual looking bugs sure makes for very interesting threads! I've been waiting till the Spring and Summer for your postings to resume!! Nice work.

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Really like your little critter pictures. Getting one to be still long enough to get a good shot has got to be tough, two, darn near impossible.

Hey can you send some of those showers our way? No rain in the forecast until "maybe" Sunday.

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Nice photos of such strange little things.


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Old May 28, 2007, 11:39 PM   #5
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Love your katydids - the two playing on the flower are both awesome pictures! Looks like your macro set-up is certainly getting a workout (and we'd like some of your rain, too. You don't have to hog it all).
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Roy, like the katydids best.

I always have problems with looking at insects that are upside down. Normally I would rotate the shot 180° but in these shots it gives an extra dimension to them.

Nice job,

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i was out looking around and saw the newly hatched katydids about 5/16'' long on a rose. i thought the colors went good together.

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Roy,

Wow I forgot entirely this is season for macro shots of little little creature. You have a good time picking up all these images. Finally airconditioning is needed for Toronto and when things settle down after this trip I will pull out my macro
You have some cool shots there

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Old May 29, 2007, 9:16 AM   #8
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thanks all.
it's a whole different world down there.
weird??? you talkin about me??
dan, the only time we've needed the ac was to knock some of the humidity out of the air. it's been raining here for a week, very odd. plus side is our depleted lakes are now all full. 70-80.000 acres worth.

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Nice macros Roy, I think the mold shots are the best ones, I like the contrast in color and texture.I need to get my macro out and see what I can find.

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Old May 30, 2007, 5:09 AM   #10
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tim, i find it easiest to find what i can and then get out the macro. altho i have gotten lucky before. it's weird, i can see a bump on the fence from 50'.. oh,, what's that?? a spider, fly, some other??? i'm looking for the inch worm this time around.. i had one earlier this spring but defeated myself in my haste and excitement.
c'est la vie!!!!

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