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Old Jul 5, 2008, 11:41 AM   #1
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using my new setup for macros. i think i'll keep it.
it was rick's post withe great shots that got me going. all of these were taken on the pond next to the house..

the eye's have it.



another. it's hot here so these move around a lot..



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Old Jul 5, 2008, 11:44 AM   #2
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a damsel fliy.. i find these are harder to get than the full sized dragons



how about a persimmon for fun



some kind of bug that's just not very photogenic



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Old Jul 5, 2008, 11:48 AM   #3
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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??



and one ugly whatever



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Old Jul 5, 2008, 11:51 AM   #4
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katydids are cool. they're one of my favorite bugs. always happy finding one.



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Old Jul 5, 2008, 11:52 AM   #5
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last but not least a rose..





thanks for looking,
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Very nice Roy, especially the first two. So what is your new macro setup?

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Old Jul 5, 2008, 12:20 PM   #7
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tim,
see the lenses forum.. i cut out some aluminum to make a flash attachment to put the flash right over the lens.
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=94

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It's certainly very effective - I love the pictures. Would love to know what kind of bug your 5th one is (the one after the persimmon) because they are very common around California. I don't go out of my way to photogaph them, just every so often, and I've never gotten as clear a picture as that one.
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they're very common here and i usually don't shoot them as they all seem to be the same when viewed. this was a good one so i kept it..

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It's certainly very effective - I love the pictures. Would love to know what kind of bug your 5th one is (the one after the persimmon) because they are very common around California. I don't go out of my way to photogaph them, just every so often, and I've never gotten as clear a picture as that one.
I was thinking they were called shield bugs but when I looked for images of shield bugs they were similar but rounder. Then I found a mention of a leaf footed bug and viola, I think we have a match: http://bugguide.net/node/view/51144

Like every other insect there are apparently many varieties.

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