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Old Apr 27, 2011, 2:00 PM   #1
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Default Random bugs and a random fern

My favourite time of the year! the bugs are out in force, the trees are blossoming and the ferns are unfurling

Been saving these up as trying to be a bit more selective and not just posting random fly photo's all the time, also been playing with the photo's a bit more, being aggressive with the curves tool for example, for a less realistic but more interesting image.




This one is really nice at 100%, but I will spare you the assault on your bandwidth and mouse from scrolling.


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Different type of shield bug to the first, he is actually a really boring brown colour, but curves overdose made it a bit more interesting. Reminds me of something from Starship Troopers yes, that is bird poo on the leaf...

Thanks for looking, hope you all had a good easter!

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Forgot the fern:

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Old Apr 28, 2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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#2 & #4 are just superb Ash !
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As always, incredible detail & sharpness, and excellent timing! Wonderful capture of the symmetry of the fern, and especially nice composition on the 1st fly.
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 8:49 AM   #5
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Thanks mole!

The damselflies are out now, took some photo's yesterday but going to see if I can get better shots before doing a proper post, managed to catch a Beautiful Demoiselle for the first time (been after one for years) but the wind and having to hold the camera at arms length and using live view meant they weren't very sharp:

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Wonderful!..very nice detail!
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Thank you!
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No. 2 is fantastic.
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Thanks Rodney!
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Your experimentation with enhanced colors and contrast makes for interesting effects for a nice change of pace. The fern is particularly artistic.
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