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Old Jul 5, 2008, 5:36 PM   #11
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These turned out really nice--looks like your macro set-up will serve you well. Whenever I take a shot of or look at a shot of dragonflies, I can't help but think about the fact that fossils have been found with a four-foot wingspan. I wouldn't want one that size after me--they are awesome predators.
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Old Jul 5, 2008, 6:16 PM   #12
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Very nice Roy, I really like the second one! Hit a Dragonfly the other day on my motorcycle at about 70mph and had to stop and clean off my face shield, what a mess.

Your macro setup is working very well, nice sharp shots.

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Old Jul 5, 2008, 6:35 PM   #13
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Very nice Roy, I really like the second one! Hit a Dragonfly the other day on my motorcycle at about 70mph and had to stop and clean off my face shield, what a mess.

Your macro setup is working very well, nice sharp shots.

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yeah,
i remember (well some) of the hazards on a bike.. i swallowed a big black horse fly once. i've also been blamed for moving out of the way for that blk/yellow bumble bee i saw coming.. s!!!, how did i know it would end up in his helmet.
the most unforgettable happening was when i watched my bike continue down the street until the wobbles got it and it fell down.. i was in the vieux carre and it killed the pigeon. i was very surprised that it hadn't broke any of myribs..

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Old Jul 5, 2008, 6:56 PM   #14
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the flash on top works pretty good. there's always bugs out here. finding them is hard enough.

how about a ID penolta??
Tim is correct - your bugs are leaf-footed bugs. The first one with the spikes on its legs is a male - they use the spikes in combat over females. The second in a larval one. The third is a differrent leaf-footed bug.

Your set-up works great - these are all superb close-ups. I like them all, except the(pucker)persimmon -- you canleave those to the possums!.

I like your suicycle story, too. :G
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Old Jul 5, 2008, 7:11 PM   #15
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suicycle ??
i love it:blah:
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Old Jul 5, 2008, 10:46 PM   #16
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suicycle ??
i love it:blah:
That's what my mother called it when she forbade me to ride one. :roll:
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Old Jul 5, 2008, 11:52 PM   #17
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Amazing macros, those eyes are brilliant, but I'm sure the seventh one's Mother doesn't think it's ugly.
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Old Jul 6, 2008, 4:57 PM   #18
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Looking like your macros are on top form again this year Roy.



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