Robbers Are Mating...

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Ken Ramos
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Robbers Are Mating...

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Well so far we have been through hoards of June Bugs, the butterflies are still going at it and I don't know if it is mating, migrating, or both with them and now this. Robber flies are often found at the edge of the woods and fields from what I have read and now observed. I never gave Robbers much thought until I started finding these rather large ones mating and finding them quite often at present. :D

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Canon PowerShot G7
Manual mode/Macro/IS=On
1/60 sec. @ f/5 ISO 100
Midday sun/in shade at edge of woods
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The last two images are a crop from 100%, the first at 50% using Photo Impact 6 :D
Last edited by Ken Ramos on Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Bruce Williams »

Ken these are really EXCELLENT photos. The quality you are achieving with your G7 is simply astounding! Terrific detail, exposure levels and colour balance are perfect and no signs of sharpening artifacts.

Very well done!

Bruce :D

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Thanks Bruce. :D I was quite pleased with how these turned out myself. Sometimes it is a hassel at work to pull out the 30D and a 100mm macro but with this camera I can put it in my lunch box and it is alway handy there beside my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! :lol:

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Post by rjlittlefield »

So when do we get to see some pictures of your sandwiches? If sandwich pics were as good as these robberflies, I bet they'd be interesting too. :D

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Post by jmlphoto »

june bugs wow i havent seen any this year its odd. usually you walk outside and get ambushed by the stupid little things that run into everything and everyone. great shots of the robberflys how big are they? ive only seen small ones and those look quite bigger.

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Rik asked:
So when do we get to see some pictures of your sandwiches? If sandwich pics were as good as these robberflies, I bet they'd be interesting too.
PBJ sandwiches, unfortunately, are ephemeral. But, maybe I can get a shot of one before it disapperars. :lol: Thanks Rik :D

jmlphoto asked:
...great shots of the robberflys how big are they?
Maybe about an inch at the most. Like you, normally I see only the little gray and black ones. Thanks! :D

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Post by beetleman »

WOW Ken...Nice, Bright, Very sharp & crisp on all three. Awesome :wink:
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Thanks Doug, they look really awesome in a full blown image. 8)

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Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »

Very nicely done, and it looks like you are getting some good shots with the new toy. Can you show us a 100% crop of the face on #3?
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Thanks Mike, the last two images were croped from 100% using Photo Impact 6 :D

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Post by Danny »

Excellent sharp details sir !!!. VERY sharp, reminds me of Mark Plonsky's macro's and thats a compliment for sure Ken. SUPERB !!!

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Thanks a bunch there Danny. Amazing what that little G7 can do. :D

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Post by JoanYoung »

These are stunning shots Ken!! :)
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Thanks Joan! :D

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