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by DrHook
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Been a while.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

Thanks for that, Mark - I did know that fact but it had escaped me. Thanks for the reminder :)
by DrHook
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Been a while.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

@ Mark - thank you, glad you enjoyed them!

@ Troels - thank you also.

:)
by DrHook
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part VIII
Replies: 14
Views: 2226

I might be able to help here, grgh, even though I don't really have a clue and have never seen these fellas in real life. It's my belief the couple are at the top of the picture, and to confuse matters they are facing different ways. The female is underneath, antennae going left, almost flattened by...
by DrHook
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Assorted macros - II
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Took me some time to spot that no.4 was a spider, and not something else! Great stuff as always, Hayath.
by DrHook
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Been a while.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

Hi Hayath! Not surprised to see you here, and thank you for the comment. French insects are not quite as exciting as yours, however :D
by DrHook
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Been a while.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

Thank you, Saul - not really a macro shot, methinks, but I like it too! :D
by DrHook
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Been a while.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

Thanx for the kind comment, Stanier. I've also typically had little success with bee flies before, but found this fellow just after dawn asleep on some valerian, on which it remained for two hours, hoovering up a great deal of breakfast before departing. I do not know if it was wet or tired, but I h...
by DrHook
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some pictures from Croatia.
Replies: 9
Views: 3421

Thanks for the info, Rik. I wonder how far west that particular species is distributed - nice looking insects!
by DrHook
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Been a while.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

Been a while.....

I have only just revisited the forums here after a two year absence. Last time I was here I'd developed a macro rig with a Canon S120 Powershot at its core. I do not use the system any more as the camera has died, and instead I now have a Panasonic G6, a GX8 and the P30mm macro lens. I also use a Si...
by DrHook
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some pictures from Croatia.
Replies: 9
Views: 3421

How brilliant are these? Love the colours, just wonderful. What are the insects in the second photo, please? Is it a type of wasp beetle?
by DrHook
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Wasps, some in flight
Replies: 16
Views: 2305

Those are all very nice photos!
by DrHook
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Photos from a Canon S120 compact camera
Replies: 20
Views: 4106

Thank you, Shanas! The little Canon even surprised me this time! Though mebbe more to do with the stacked lens...... it's bizarre how well it all works.
by DrHook
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My Life Has Come to This
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

John, I think you'll find you are not alone in spending your spare time looking for little things :D There are other mad people out there too..... I may be one of them.

Lovely photo, too. Tack sharp. I may be a bit jealous.....
by DrHook
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Photos from a Canon S120 compact camera
Replies: 20
Views: 4106

I've added a Raynox 250 to the mix now as well, so I now have four fixed focal lengths to play with. First attempts this afternoon in the garden seem to reinforce the fact that this is a great rig to hand-hold, the DOF that the Marumi gives to the Raynox's is still present with the greater magnifica...
by DrHook
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Photos from a Canon S120 compact camera
Replies: 20
Views: 4106

If Flickr ever asks me for money I'd probably pay though - I find it far nicer to use than PHBKT ever was. Plus with a bit of luck Flickr will charge a sensible price after seeing the can of worms that has been opened with PHBKT. But I hear you - and thanks for letting me know. I'll see if after an ...