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David Martin

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #200 on: October 04, 2016, 12:47:50 pm »
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Pingu

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #201 on: June 24, 2017, 03:52:18 pm »

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Pingu

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #202 on: June 24, 2017, 06:24:25 pm »
Bzzz


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David Martin

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #203 on: July 13, 2017, 11:38:31 pm »
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #204 on: August 01, 2017, 08:14:34 pm »
sideways bounding monkey lounging under fruit tree

Jayjay

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #205 on: August 05, 2017, 09:32:18 am »
Oak bush cricket - I think.. Mildenhall 2015

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Jayjay

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #206 on: August 05, 2017, 09:35:50 am »
Male common darter, Wicken Fen. little Lumix compact:

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Mr Larrington

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #207 on: September 02, 2017, 12:22:55 am »
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Pingu

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #208 on: September 09, 2017, 10:18:58 pm »

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Pingu

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #209 on: September 09, 2017, 10:20:13 pm »

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Pingu

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #210 on: October 14, 2017, 07:12:32 pm »

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David Martin

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #211 on: October 31, 2017, 09:57:23 pm »
I do believe this to be a crane fly, though the name eludes me- something confusa.
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David Martin

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #212 on: November 02, 2017, 08:47:03 pm »
This was supper tonight.
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Salvatore

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #213 on: May 19, 2018, 08:10:42 pm »
A green thing on a leaf



A very small grasshopper or cricket, perhaps?


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Pingu

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #214 on: June 18, 2018, 09:58:12 pm »

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David Martin

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #215 on: July 04, 2018, 05:53:30 pm »
Big one today.
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Pingu

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #216 on: July 22, 2018, 10:37:27 pm »

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #217 on: July 23, 2018, 08:58:25 am »

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Pah!  Call that a lens?  I've got loads more than you...….

Re: Bugs
« Reply #218 on: July 26, 2018, 11:11:42 pm »
 :o
Your underfloor heating guy.

Pingu

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #219 on: August 04, 2018, 07:58:12 pm »
Loads of hoverflies in the garden at the mo.


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BrianI

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #220 on: August 04, 2018, 10:00:43 pm »
Great photies Pingu!
I really ought to get out with my Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro lens...

Pingu

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #221 on: August 09, 2018, 11:01:46 pm »
Yes. Yes you should  :thumbsup:

Salvatore

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #222 on: June 20, 2019, 03:52:01 pm »
Today's damselfly from my secret insect reserve. About 10 minutes walk away, a footpath between a stream bordered by masses of nettles, brambles and wildflowers too numerous to mention, and a meadow full of flowers (with a few horses from time to time). Sheltered from the west (and the breeze) so leaves stay still, but not from the east (so insects bask in the  morning sun). I've been experimenting with DIY flash diffusers,

 
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BrianI

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #223 on: June 20, 2019, 05:06:57 pm »
Great photo Salvatore. Would be interesting in seeing details of your DIY flash diffuser:-)

Salvatore

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #224 on: June 22, 2019, 04:26:40 pm »
Great photo Salvatore. Would be interesting in seeing details of your DIY flash diffuser:-)

Thanks Brian. I looked at various youtube videos returned by a 'DIY flash diffuser' search, but most looked very cumbersome and fragile, fine in a studio but unlikely to survive long in my camera bag on a hike. But it did give me some ideas. This is what I came up with - it's very much a first attempt.

This is it so far. A white plastic container (originally containing Ovaltine), with the neck cut off, and half covered in aluminium foil.



It fits over the flash head. As the (round) plastic has to be bent a bit to fit over the (rectangular) flash head, it stays put without any assistance. It can be packed away pushed back down the flash and still fits inside the faux-velvet drawstring bag.



The flash head is far too high, pointing in the wrong direction considering at 1:1 the subject is only about 70 mm from the front element.



The idea of the foil is to bounce light downwards. I'm not sure how effective it is - more experimentation required. I think the next step is to mount the flash next to the lens somehow. I've got various cables and brackets but don't want to make the ensemble too unwieldy. Also I've an idea to attach the diffuser to the end of the lens (almost like a petal lens hood with diffuser one side and reflector on the other, if you see what I mean).

Anyway, the results. The flash allows me to use an aperture of about f/14 to f/20. The shadows seem to be softened compared to bare flash, although there are bright reflections off any shiny bits of anatomy (but that happens with bright sunlight as well).





This beastie was approx. 3-4 mm long (tip of head to end of wings)
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