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by beetleman
Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Star Field :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1577

Great photos Mark. Popping of the caps does look like it could be dangerous :shock: but rewarding. I love the colors in the third photo. Classic danger colors on that spider.
by beetleman
Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Doth two images a stack make?
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Looks good to me. Anything to increase DOF for macro should be tried.
by beetleman
Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Floor sweepings OR dust on an insect
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

I know how dust and lint can ruin a good photo but with that background it sort of all blends together into something that is actually artistic IMO..I like it!
by beetleman
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Caught Out
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

WOW...very exotic looking Mark and great photos. Just green & brown ones here in my area. #2 :smt023 Amazing how food stops them in their tracks. :wink:
by beetleman
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Camouflage
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Excellent photo Sam. I love when I take a picture of one subject and than find something else that I did not see. My eyes were drawn right to the leaves at first :smt119
by beetleman
Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Fungi on a fly?
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

A beautiful picture Laurie (in a scientific minded way). In Kens post http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7717 he has a link to a page on the fungus and this is what it states about the look of the fungal attack' QUOTE: Appearance Patent infection in the house fly is characterized ...
by beetleman
Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Toadstool
Replies: 6
Views: 1510

I remember seeing a show on the Discovery Channel on how they used to mix these with milk to kill flies. The flies would drink the milk laced with the fungus and die. The usual warning colors in effect on these.
by beetleman
Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: What sort of Beetle
Replies: 31
Views: 5108

Buprestidae have some of the most beautiful metallic colors in the insect kingdom. WOW....two inches....huge one.
by beetleman
Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Entomophthora fungus revisited
Replies: 1
Views: 899

Entomophthora fungus revisited

Following Kens post of his flies infected with this fungus, I am posting my flies. All pictures taken in my garden this year. The first and second picture are of the same fly and were taken about 24 hours apart and the third was another fly. I could not do more of a followup on the first fly because...
by beetleman
Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Anthidium manicatum in copula
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Do these bees tend to hover like hoverflies? I have actually seen a new bee around my flowers and it actually looks like this. At first I thought it was a hovering beefly until it landed on the flower.
by beetleman
Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Zen Frog
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

A very cute little creature and very well captured. beautiful Mark..A+
by beetleman
Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Ephippiger
Replies: 17
Views: 13013

I agree on the lighting and the textures. Very 3D looking and a very beautiful specimen. I love the colors.
by beetleman
Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: what a pose !
Replies: 5
Views: 1256

Hi Gunn, Welcome back. I remember some of your great pictures from Down under. This fella is very cute. There is something about animals that cock their heads that puts them right up there with little puppies. We want to see more.
by beetleman
Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Maybe of interest...
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Good find Ken and with the information Betty supplied, I can label the pictures I have taken in the past of flies effected like this. I have some pictures I will be Posting this weekend of flies I have found in my garden this week with the same fungus.
by beetleman
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Caterpiller with a "problem"
Replies: 9
Views: 1962

Great picture Jim. Not so great for the caterpiller.