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by missgecko
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The Hanging Fly
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Thanks everyone. It was really fascinating to watch - right place at the right time. The thing is I've seen leaves hanging from a single strand of web lots of times this summer and I've always thought they have just been randomly caught by the web. Now and I know better :D
by missgecko
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The Hanging Fly
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

The Hanging Fly

I watched an orb spider waft across on the breeze from the side of our roof to a large bush and attach one very strong thick strand of web from roof to bush. It then went across to the middle of the single strand and dropped down until it reached the ground (about 7 feet). The dead fly was lying on ...
by missgecko
Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: New Bee to Me
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Thanks Brian and Peter :D I was browsing around my garden and saw this one flying around flowers with the bees. We get heaps of the little hoverflies but this one was the same size as a bee, so my eyes nearly popped out :shock: Now that you have told me, I recognise the pattern on the back which is ...
by missgecko
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: New Bee to Me
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

New Bee to Me

Can someone please tell me what sort of bee this is. I've never seen one like it before. Actually it may not even be a bee but better be benign.

Image.
by missgecko
Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Here I Stand and Gazania
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Here I Stand and Gazania

Dropping by to say hello- been away for a while. This little fellow measured 4 mm in length and I took quite a few photos before he moved and I realised I was taking photos of his rear end. The flower is a geranium petal. The second one is a gazania in the final stages of being rather beautiful. Hop...
by missgecko
Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Beautiful Luna Moth
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

Ah gees Ken, what a beautiful moth :shock: What size do these grow to and are those 'eyes' on its wings to scare off predators?
Cheers
by missgecko
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:17 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Thistle
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Thanks for that Chris!! Ouch!!!! Now that would hurt. What a fascinating part of history. Maybe they should have had a shot of scotch afterwards to take away the pain and numb the senses after being defeated :D
Cheers
by missgecko
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Big hoverflies
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

Wonderful photos Brian !! These look like some strange bees. I We get the little hoverflies in summer but they are much smaller than these guys. These ones look quite fat compared with the ones I see here.
Cheers :D
by missgecko
Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Zeiss rolling.
Replies: 47
Views: 7255

Well......I've just scrolled through this topic Tesselator and will honestly admit nearly all of it went straight over my head. But I will say I love the second butterfly on the first page but my favourite is the bee with the pollen sticking to it :D
Cheers
by missgecko
Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Thistle
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Hey thanks Charles!! :D
by missgecko
Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Thistle
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Thistle

A thistle taken in the last throes of summer. I don't know anything about thistles and I'm not sure if this is a Scotch thistle. I just know they are rather beautiful in their own way but downright ugly when they're dead. It's more of an abstract sort of photo :D http://www.photomacrography.net/foru...
by missgecko
Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Meadow Argus - Junonia villida
Replies: 9
Views: 3224

Beautiful butterfly John. These are the main ones we see here down south during summer (I can't quite remember what it feels like to be warm :shock: )but hopefully summer is on its way back. We also get a lot of small grey and white butterflies but I don't know what they're called. They absolutely l...
by missgecko
Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Just wanted to say ....
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Hey Tesselator, that made me laugh, so thank you very much :lol:
Very creative!!!! I love the smilie face.
Cheers
by missgecko
Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Just wanted to say ....
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Hi Ken, thanks, :lol: Just a bit of fun during a very dreary weary winter.

Hey John, good spotting!! I noticed you joined a short time ago - this is a great site and I really enjoy it and I'm sure you will too. I look forward to seeing your posts :D
by missgecko
Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Just wanted to say ....
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Just wanted to say ....

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/734_Hello_1.jpg Haven't contributed anything for a while (in the depths of winter here and so prefer to stay inside and cosy), so just wanted to say what the wall says. I spotted this while walking through a suburban street and it just took my fancy :D ...