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Old Nov 1, 2011, 6:36 PM   #1
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I have been really busy last couple of weeks trying to get my security camera system set up so, I haven't even had time to to take any photos, let alone get on the forum. I had a quick moment this afternoon to take a few quick shots while I was installing one of my cameras. I had pulled off a length of new vine growth that kept hitting me in the face, and noticed a mess of tiny insects crawling all along the stem. I laid it on top of the trash bin and went to get my ist. used the Tamron SP28-80mm and Rynox 150. No special set up, just natural light.

These guys were very small...
note the extremely narrow band for the DOF.


Here a little larger crop..


for those of you that are still having trouble see him, here's a much larger crop...


Just to give you an idea of the size, here's one taken along side a dime. Just managed to get his butt in focus.



Well, I managed to get one shot of him crawling towards me...


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Hope you enjoyed them, I'll try my best to keep em coming.
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Old Nov 1, 2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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I have no idea what they are, but they are sure tiny! Well done, though the dof is even less (one of the reasons I always hesitate when thinking about buying a Raynox). Glad to see you posting a couple of pictures again!
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 5:33 AM   #3
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Great to see you back posting John !

I know aphids look just like this because I've seen them in our garden (different colour)) so that's what I think they are. No doubt Mole or someone will soon be able to put us right.

Love the 'Group Hug' title - gave me a laugh !
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That is one giant dime!

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Old Nov 2, 2011, 10:56 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments.
Ed; yeah, I made that dime special just for this photo.
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 1:51 PM   #6
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Great to see you back John. Nice shots! What camera did you shoot those with?
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 2:24 PM   #7
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Great shots GW,
they are really tiny, never saw them dressed in yellow, those we've got are green or black.

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GW - Great to see some of your photos again! Just hope you don't get caught for making dimes (isn't there some sort of law or regulation about counterfeiting...)

Sure looks like some species of Aphid to me, not sure which species though.
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Great photos GW. I am constantly in awe of you and all macro photographers. How you get a decent photo with a depth of field of a small fraction of a millimeter is beyond me!
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Hi GW, Nice shots of those Itty bitty aphids. Your usual fine macros.

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