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by LordV
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Mexican Honey wasp
Replies: 8
Views: 1804

Looks sharp to me as well :) lovely shot :)
Brian V.
by LordV
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Globular springtail focus stack
Replies: 13
Views: 6288

Thanks Rik and Jordan :)
I like these little fellahs - look like 6 legged alien cows to me :)
You can see they actually walk on tip toe on the tip/edge of their outer claw.
Brian V.
by LordV
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Globular springtail focus stack
Replies: 13
Views: 6288

Oh wow. This is an amazing picture! But, what exactly is this little creature? It looks like some sort of flea. Well it belongs in the Collembola group where the experts are arguing about whether they are insects or not. It's Dicyrtomina ornata a nice looking globular springtail that grazes often i...
by LordV
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Globular springtail focus stack
Replies: 13
Views: 6288

Globular springtail focus stack

Taken at 5:1 with an MPE-65 F6.3 and hand stacked from 5 shots.
The springtail is about 2mm body length.

Brian V.

Click on Pic for larger size

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by LordV
Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Viburnum and snoot
Replies: 12
Views: 3260

Lovely shot - I'm very familair with the flower- our next door neighbour has one right next to our fence and it keeps the few winter insects about fuelled up.
Like the DIY flash director/diffuser :)

Brian V.
by LordV
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Noob all over again...
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Lovely photos and nice looking fish
Brian V.
by LordV
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Hairstreak on green leaf
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Lovely capture :)
Brian V.
by LordV
Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Caralluma flower
Replies: 14
Views: 2009

Lovely shot Irwin -
Brian V.
by LordV
Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:47 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Green metallic and black beetle on blackberry flower
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

Lovely capture. Interesting size and colour differences. Wonder if they are different sexes.
Brian V.
by LordV
Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Tiny male crab spider on intense yellow flower
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Lovely capture - must say don't think I would like to come back as a male spider :)
Brian V.
by LordV
Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Empusa portrait
Replies: 7
Views: 2661

Wonderful shot - really does look like a portrait painting :)
Brian V.
by LordV
Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Some winter springtails
Replies: 8
Views: 4139

Thanks for the comments everyone :) Think springtails are thought to be the most numerous bugs in the world, they also outjump fleas in power weight terms. Beetleman - think those are called snow fleas - apparently graze on algae growing in the snow. Seem to remember some people were investigating w...
by LordV
Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Some winter springtails
Replies: 8
Views: 4139

Some winter springtails

These little bugs get more numerous in the cooler (or perhaps wetter) Winter months here. All taken at 5.1 with an MP-E 65- single shots First two shots small white springtails- longest about 0.7mm. Last shot springtail about 1.1mm body length. Brian V. Click on Pics for larger size http://farm3.sta...
by LordV
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Hibiscus and crabs
Replies: 11
Views: 1837

Love #2- excellent
Brian V.
by LordV
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Showing muscles
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Amazing looking mantid- like #3 best but can't help thinking it would be better rotated 90'
Brian v.