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Old Dec 2, 2007, 5:42 PM   #1
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Attack of the Angry Aphid (a bit of levity)

This is a continuation of Lady Beetle II - the Hunt. The sequence is real, but the commentary is fictional.

1) The wolf in the fold
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2) Mount up. The best defence is a good offence.
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3) Bucking - Ride 'em cowboy!
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4) Can't get rid of this guy!
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5) Bucking again - Get off my back!
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6) Back up! Retreat! I'm getting out of here!
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Nice series, great job on the DOF for such close macro work! I don't think I have ever seen a lady beetle larva before, that is quite a vivid blue.

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Thanks, Tim. Most of the others were hand held, but for this series I seated myself in a chair, rested the camera in the cradle on my monopod, and focused manually. EXIF was 1/125 sec, f4.5, iso 400 with the K100D and Promaster 100 macro (w/o the 1:1 adapter).

The following picture of the larva eating an aphid was taken before the "rodeo" series, but of the same larva on the same seed pod, so inthe series it was returning for seconds.

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