Author Topic: Bugs  (Read 47407 times)

BrianI

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #225 on: June 22, 2019, 05:03:31 pm »
Nice diffuser! Might try similar using an ovaltine tub. Perhaps rather than putting the flash in at the end, cut it at an angle, so the diffuser slopes down towards the lens?

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #226 on: June 22, 2019, 07:24:11 pm »
Yes, I see what you mean. I might try that.

Thee most popular item to repurpose as a macro flash diffuser seems to be a Pringles can.
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Re: Bugs
« Reply #227 on: June 23, 2019, 07:07:43 pm »
Pingu & I went hunting Odonata today. Bloody hard to capture, they won't keep still!

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #228 on: July 10, 2019, 06:48:30 am »
A common red soldier beetle. Loads of them about yesterday evening. This was one of the few which wasn't engaged in amorous activities.

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #229 on: July 12, 2019, 03:32:14 pm »
One of two rather splendid speckled bush-crickets in my neighbour's front garden this afternoon.

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #230 on: July 13, 2019, 01:15:27 pm »
A hovering hover-fly this morning. Lit by hand-held flash on the left.
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ElyDave

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #231 on: July 13, 2019, 02:34:29 pm »

taken in 2009, at Wicken Fen, with a Canon SX100



About two weeks ago at Welney WWT using my Olympus EM10 and 100-300 Lumix Zoom

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #232 on: July 17, 2019, 08:04:41 am »
A small orgy of red soldier beetles.

Including a voyeur.

There was also a voyeur with a camera.

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #233 on: July 24, 2019, 11:13:19 am »
A male Beautiful Demoiselle this morning. It kept flying off, but nearly always flew back to the same place and adopted the same pose. Which was nice, if you were trying to photograph him.

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #234 on: July 24, 2019, 11:18:48 am »
A male Beautiful Demoiselle this morning. It kept flying off, but nearly always flew back to the same place and adopted the same pose. Which was nice, if you were trying to photograph him.

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Excellent.  Great detail.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Bugs
« Reply #235 on: July 26, 2019, 11:12:49 am »
Thanks Andy.

Yesterday I came across this evil-looking beastie. Googling for 'insect with long spike on its back' eventually revealed it to be a parasitoid wasp, a female <i>gasteruption jaculator</i>. She uses her ridiculously long ovipositor to penetrate nests of solitary bees and lay her eggs there. The eggs hatch and eat the bee grubs.

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #236 on: August 08, 2019, 03:26:14 pm »
This dew-covered beastie was emerging from the folds of a dead leaf this morning

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ElyDave

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #237 on: August 18, 2019, 04:49:33 pm »
Snailzilla, Oban



Dragonflies on Islay, at Finlaggan - Golden Ringed Dragonfly, and not sure on the next one, vagrant darter or ruddy darter (more likely)





And another, female golden ringed dragonfly, ovipositing in a burn on Jura







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ElyDave

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #238 on: August 29, 2019, 11:08:28 am »
Rescued this little lady from the garden today. Not the first time - they can get their heads through the mesh but get stuck at the wings

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #239 on: September 11, 2019, 09:36:26 pm »
Is this a longhorn beetle?


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