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by yardman
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Green Eyed Fly.
Replies: 1
Views: 1049

Green Eyed Fly.

Can anybody help me identify this fly. It was photographed feeding on nectar/pollen on Yarrow flower. It is a large clumsy fly. I was unable to identify it from any book that I own. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/1605_web_2_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/1605_web_...
by yardman
Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bumble Bee Blues
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

Bumble Bee Blues.

Thanks for the input. A friend of mine is a retired entomologist. He viewed the image and claims they are a species of phoretic mite. They evidently attach themselves to the bee as a form or transportation either to another flower or to the nest. This particular bee is overburdened with the mites an...
by yardman
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Favorite Locations
Topic: Good and bad locations.
Replies: 0
Views: 5966

Good and bad locations.

Hi. I am a keen insect photographer from New Zealand. N.Z. has the reputation of being clean and green. I challenge that reputation. Poisonous sprays are used indiscrimately and in large amounts. Insects and birds are hard to find. We are now in the peak insect finding time of the year. Yesterday I ...
by yardman
Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bumble Bee Blues
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

Bumble Bee Blues

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/1605_Bumble_Bee_on_Oxeye_Daisy_2.jpg It is mid-Summer here in New Zealand. I took this image yesterday of a Bumble Bee feeding on an Oxeye Daisy. At the time I did not see anything wrong with the insect only I had difficulty getting the eyes in focus. W...
by yardman
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Favorite Locations
Topic: San Francisco.
Replies: 4
Views: 9749

San Francisco

Thanks Ted. I will be visiting Monterey so will check out your sites on the way.
by yardman
Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Help wanted - use of Canon MR-14EX Ring Light.
Replies: 8
Views: 3888

Help Wanted - use of Canon MR-14EX Ring Light.

Welcome. I have only been a member for a couple of months and have gained lots of knowledge and am amazed at some of the images on display. By the way I like your images - maybe it was me that caused you to post your first images - first of many I am sure. I am pretty happy with my field images. The...
by yardman
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: Favorite Locations
Topic: Collecting specimens.
Replies: 0
Views: 6323

Collecting specimens.

I have a friend who is a retired entomologist and he now keeps frogs as well as Praying Mantids. He feeds his 'pets' with insects. He drives his car around the block while his passenger holds a net out of the window. I was his passenger the other day and it was early winter and insects are scarce. I...
by yardman
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Common Blue Butterfly. Zizina labradus labradus.
Replies: 4
Views: 927

common Blue Butterfly

Thanks Brian. Taken with small aperture. Next season will attempt a stack. Found at first light. There are plenty of these butterflies to be found and they do not move until later in the day. No wind is the only requirement.
by yardman
Tue May 31, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Common Blue Butterfly. Zizina labradus labradus.
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Common Blue Butterfly.

Thanks DeVil. It is my favourite too.
by yardman
Thu May 26, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Favorite Locations
Topic: Great Falls of the Potomac
Replies: 3
Views: 9553

Hi Mike. Great images. In October this year I will be in Washington D.C. for two days and want to make the most of it. Your images are enough to make me want to go and 'shoot' the great falls (with my camera not a canoe). I understand you can travel down both side of the river. What side do recommen...
by yardman
Thu May 26, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Favorite Locations
Topic: San Francisco.
Replies: 4
Views: 9749

Doug. Thanks for the tip. I have made inquiries with U.C. Berkeley. They confirm Botanical Gardens is a good site for bugs but October is a bit late in the year. I will take my Macro just in case. If you leave it behind you always have use for it.
by yardman
Wed May 25, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Common Blue Butterfly. Zizina labradus labradus.
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Common Blue Butterfly. Zizina labradus labradus.

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Canon 40D. 100mm Macro lens. Tripod.
by yardman
Wed May 25, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Clearwing Moth
Replies: 10
Views: 2604

Clearwing Moth.

Nice images.
I have this moth in my garden. The caterpillar tunnels inside the branches of the currant bush and those branches die and break off easily. I have decided to turn a blind eye to the damage so that I have another subject in my outdoor studio.
by yardman
Tue May 24, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Orange Pore Fungi.
Replies: 7
Views: 3334

Orange Pore Fungi.

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/1605_Orange_Pore_Fungi_2.jpg Thanks for the advice Rik. I have made the image bigger. Thanks Laurie. As a boy I lived in Kent and I never saw this fungi. I would say it is one of New Zealand most common fungi. It is small and is found on dead twigs and ...
by yardman
Mon May 23, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Orange Pore Fungi.
Replies: 7
Views: 3334

Hi Rik. Thanks. It was stacked with 5 images and processed through Zerene. Re the size of the image. You may be able to help me here. I resized the original image to 1024 x 683 and this gave me a file size of 715KB. Under the Image Hosting Rules I saw that the max file size should not exceed 300KB. ...