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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:38 am    Post subject: Robbers Are Mating... Reply with quote

Well so far we have been through hoards of June Bugs, the butterflies are still going at it and I don't know if it is mating, migrating, or both with them and now this. Robber flies are often found at the edge of the woods and fields from what I have read and now observed. I never gave Robbers much thought until I started finding these rather large ones mating and finding them quite often at present. Very Happy






Canon PowerShot G7
Manual mode/Macro/IS=On
1/60 sec. @ f/5 ISO 100
Midday sun/in shade at edge of woods
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The last two images are a crop from 100%, the first at 50% using Photo Impact 6 Very Happy


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Bruce Williams



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken these are really EXCELLENT photos. The quality you are achieving with your G7 is simply astounding! Terrific detail, exposure levels and colour balance are perfect and no signs of sharpening artifacts.

Very well done!

Bruce Very Happy
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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bruce. Very Happy I was quite pleased with how these turned out myself. Sometimes it is a hassel at work to pull out the 30D and a 100mm macro but with this camera I can put it in my lunch box and it is alway handy there beside my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So when do we get to see some pictures of your sandwiches? If sandwich pics were as good as these robberflies, I bet they'd be interesting too. Very Happy

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jmlphoto



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

june bugs wow i havent seen any this year its odd. usually you walk outside and get ambushed by the stupid little things that run into everything and everyone. great shots of the robberflys how big are they? ive only seen small ones and those look quite bigger.
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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rik asked:
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So when do we get to see some pictures of your sandwiches? If sandwich pics were as good as these robberflies, I bet they'd be interesting too.


PBJ sandwiches, unfortunately, are ephemeral. But, maybe I can get a shot of one before it disapperars. Laughing Thanks Rik Very Happy

jmlphoto asked:
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...great shots of the robberflys how big are they?


Maybe about an inch at the most. Like you, normally I see only the little gray and black ones. Thanks! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW Ken...Nice, Bright, Very sharp & crisp on all three. Awesome Wink
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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Doug, they look really awesome in a full blown image. Cool
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Mike B in OKlahoma



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nicely done, and it looks like you are getting some good shots with the new toy. Can you show us a 100% crop of the face on #3?
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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mike, the last two images were croped from 100% using Photo Impact 6 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent sharp details sir !!!. VERY sharp, reminds me of Mark Plonsky's macro's and thats a compliment for sure Ken. SUPERB !!!

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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a bunch there Danny. Amazing what that little G7 can do. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are stunning shots Ken!! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Joan! Very Happy
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