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rjlittlefield
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:49 pm    Post subject: Minnesota sampler (image added) Reply with quote

It's turning fall in Stillwater, Minnesota -- frosted pretty hard night before last. Here's a brief sample of what's still around finishing out the year.

Small hoverfly on goldenrod.


Unidentified caterpillar.


Crab spider on sunflower.


Canon T1i, MP-E 65 at 2X-3X, 580 EX II in E-TTL mode with Opteka diffuser near lens end, camera on M 1/200 f/11, slight crops.

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Edit: title changed on Sept 30. Initial post Sept 16.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I especially like the crab spider, with its fine hair shown on seemingly every surface. Such a hairy critter! Not sure I've seen this pattern of hair in a crab before.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's nice to see the master of computation and analysis still has a magicians eye.

Very nice work Rik
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I give Rik the status of Wizard. Like the Wizrd of Oz.

Good work. Cheers Rik!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is getting chilly here.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice set, esp like the crab spider.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice pic's, esp the last one.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, guys. It's fun to take a break from all that analysis stuff. Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's now two weeks later. The sunflower seems long past attracting any bugs, but the spider hasn't given up yet!



This is a cell phone shot, zoomed and looking through a 10X pocket magnifier, full frame.

Hope you enjoy. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent photos, Rik.

It does feel good to squeeze a few more photos out of the waning season, doesn't it?

Jim
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice set!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're seeing a similar pattern near Portland, Maine, where I live - the crabs are still out in moderate numbers but with no prey except at noon on unusually warm days (above 65 or so degrees F). They do make great subjects in that they are usually still enough to allow me to drag out my tripod and rails to see if I can use such things on at least some live bugs. The crabs here seem docile enough to not care that my MPE-65 + MT-24 rig is sitting an inch or so from their faces. Then I quickly learned that the Kirk rails I have are too coarse for my taste (25 mm per knob turn), at least at 3X+ magnification...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you guys getting strange weather ?
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You haven't denied it Rik, so you must be working on a stacking App for that phone?
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