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Moebius



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:48 am    Post subject: Amazon Pics Part 16 Reply with quote

Have shown this guy previously, but I liked the tiers of the comp.



Nothing special, but will include for completeness:



Nice pic of mating butterflies



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Carl_Constantine



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow some very beautiful shots Ken. Those butterflies in particular have some nice color contrast to their background. Same with that first bug. The hopper almost blends in but you do a supurb job of keeping the DOF shallow to make it stand out.

Great work!
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Bruce Williams



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ken,

Well you say "nothing special" but I reckon you've just been spoilt by all the wonderful diversity of flora and fauna you encountered on your Amazon trip Very Happy .

I love the green hopper with its beautiful, leaf-like veination and wonderful translucent colouring. Its eyes have real character too! I think you did a really good job getting such a clear photo of a green insect when everwhere you look is green too.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say they look pretty special to me. the butterfly one is wonderful. You did a hell of a job on your trip photos.
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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful photographs, especially the mating butterflies Very Happy . Due to my recent obsession with fungi infected insects, I cannot help but to wonder what sort of things I would find in areas like the amazon. Rolling Eyes
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Moebius



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes,

I imagine I am spoiled by all I found down there. Spoiled for a long while perhaps.

Ken, I just processed a 6-8inch moth that was laying flat against the tree totally covered with fungus. Will post when I get there chronologically.

Ken
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet Ken is Salivating right now Razz Very Happy
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Moebius



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, and coincidentally, that fungus ridden moth should be in tomorrow's post.

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MacroLuv



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! It's really eye catching and much more details with 800× pixel dimension. Very Happy By the way vertical dimension could be also 800× which means bigger #1 photograph. Nicely visible leaf alike structure of that hopper. This one is more usually looking as we have here. Long-horned grasshoppers, Suborder Ensifera, Superfamily Tettigonoidea, Family Tettigoniidae I would say? Cool
As like as my hoppers.
Besides, have you a problem with dust on your camera sensor? It looks like a patch ( 3/4 upper side of #2) or it could be some other effect (a fly far out of focus for example).
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Moebius



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, sensor dust was a problem down there. I have had to remove some spots post processing; I must have missed this one.

Ken
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Ken, the butterflies really look great on the front cover, what do ya think? Yep, never made front cover over here but I did a long time ago over in microscopy, of course I wasn't into macro then; more like pick up trucks, dirt roads, cheap beer, and truck stop waitresses Rolling Eyes Yeah things sure change, where did the time go?

Well Ken they sure look great, butterflies doing what butterflies do best I guess Think Enjoy! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone...I knew if I put up enough pics from this trip that one of them would be good enough to get me on the cover Wink

It has been a pleasure sharing the pics and the processing/sharing has helped to pass time through the long winter. I just hope I get done processing/posting them all before spring gets here.

Ken
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Ken! Awesome image!
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