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by dunksargent
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ivy Mining Bee flying to cliff-face nest
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Ivy Mining Bee flying to cliff-face nest

Thank you Rik ... This is a lnk to the Langdyke Countryside Trust's Facebook page and my Ivy Mining Bees video ... shot with the Nikon 1 J5 / Nikkor 70-300mm etc. as illustrated above ... https://www.facebook.com/duncansargentk ... 5921282743

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by dunksargent
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ivy Mining Bee flying to cliff-face nest
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Ivy Mining Bee flying to cliff-face nest

Langdyke Countryside Trust UK 'Swaddywell Nature Reserve' Ivy Mining Bee (Colletes hederae) observation trip 21 September. Camera and tripod set up on limestone cliff slope habitat where the solitary bees nest in cliff crevices. They also excavate (mine) nest holes in the ground. Species was new to ...
by dunksargent
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Macros from a damp morning!
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Macros from a damp morning!

Superb images ... especially the katydid ... looking very fed up with the weather!

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by dunksargent
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ivy Mining Bee (Colletes hederae)
Replies: 3
Views: 849

Re: Ivy Mining Bee (Colletes hederae)

Very good pictures of a handsome insect. Besides predators, I suggest that you be on the look out for parasites, including kleptoparasites. These will be various insects that sneak in and lay eggs in the nest, eating the provisions and sometimes the bee larva. The parasites can be flies and even ot...
by dunksargent
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Heads-up: Tominon / Polaroid MP-4 lenses
Replies: 0
Views: 760

Heads-up: Tominon / Polaroid MP-4 lenses

https://www.mwclassic.com/product-categ ... ved-11-09/

MW Classic have just listed Tominon / Polaroid 127/4.7 and 75/4.5 lenses

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by dunksargent
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ivy Mining Bee (Colletes hederae)
Replies: 3
Views: 849

Ivy Mining Bee (Colletes hederae)

The Ivy Mining Bee (Colletes hederae) was first recorded in Southern Europe in 1993 and in Dorset UK in 2001 ... since when the species has spread across England and parts of Wales. I discovered a colony at Langdyke Countryside Trust's Swaddywell Nature Reserve near Peterborough , Cambridgeshire, UK...
by dunksargent
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Vespula vulgaris
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Vespula germanica (German wasp)

Guido wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:09 am
Thx Dunk.


Dunk an I have doubts on the ID of this wasp. Maybe other opinions?

I agree with Rik that it's likely to be a Common Wasp. The Red Wasp also has an anchor facial mark.

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by dunksargent
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Vespula vulgaris
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Vespula germanica (German wasp)

I received the Raynox 250 in the mail yesterday. The goal was to use it on the Olympus 60 macro. But it works with many of my lenses! Pentax K1, F 100/2,8 macro, Raynox 250, F16, 1/125, Iso 800 [img]https://www.astapix.be/forum2/GF_6271_veldwesp1024.jpg The Raynox c/u lenses are so useful and under...
by dunksargent
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: More Swaddywell UK Pond Insect Activity
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: More Swaddywell UK Pond Insect Activity

A fine set of pictures! Regular i get the question wich plants one should plant to atrackt more insects. Since a few years my answer is always the same: "A natural pond" Water is live! So very true ... hoping for an Indian summer to enable more pond insect photos before the colder weather commences...
by dunksargent
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: More Swaddywell UK Pond Insect Activity
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: More Swaddywell UK Pond Insect Activity

Thank you Mark ... Look forward to seeing your pond beetle photos

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by dunksargent
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: More Swaddywell UK Pond Insect Activity
Replies: 4
Views: 677

More Swaddywell UK Pond Insect Activity

Some more insects photographed August 7 on Langdyke Countryside Trust UK's Swaddywell Nature Reserve Cabin Pond ... using Nikon 1 J5 / Nikon 1 70-300mm VR / Berlebach Mini Wooden Tripod with levelling head ... Third party auto extension tubes also used for the German Wasp, Reed Beetle, and Black-tai...
by dunksargent
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Two interesting spiders
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: Two interesting spiders

Fascinating images and descriptions ... and interesting apparatus.

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by dunksargent
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Back in the field again! Weekend macros
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Back in the field again! Weekend macros

Excellent images ... particularly the fly and the beetle ... and taken with minimal and very portable apparatus

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by dunksargent
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Common Wasps scavenging on rabbit carcass
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Common Wasps scavenging on rabbit carcass

At Langdyke Countryside Trust's Swaddywell Nature Reserve near Peterborough, Cambs., UK I discovered a rabbit carcass last week and many Common Wasps scavenging the flesh. The rabbit was possibly killed by a predator (fox?) leaving the remains for opportunist insects and carrion birds. The wasps wer...
by dunksargent
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Common Wasps & German Wasps - pond foraging
Replies: 7
Views: 1514

Re: Common Wasps & German Wasps - pond foraging

Fin pictures and thx for the insight on the gear you used. In fact you inspired ;) I am planning to try with a FF camera and bellows but the 1" sensor Nikon 1 camera and lens and AF tubes is relatively compact thus easier to use. Your M4/3 wasp image is fine .. and M4/3 apparatus more compact than ...