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  1. #1881
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    More great dragons and damsels, everyone. Geoff, I particularly liked your tiger moth.

    Here is my contribution for the week:


    Again, not technically an insect, but close enough for this thread.

    Thanks for looking,
    -Brandon
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  2. #1882
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    Tippy butterfly

    here is a head-on shot of a Red Admiral Butterfly sucking up come sustenance. I wonder if it was a bit alcoholic? He seems to be listing a bit to the left.
    I did PP it to straighten the insect to true vertical, but don't like the resultant composition. It was actually leaning that way.
    BTW; Nice scorpion, glad they don't live around here!
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  3. #1883
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    Perhaps our resident insect expert kgosden can explain why this variaty of dragon fly seems to like to come back to the same muddy spot; the same variaty did it last year as well.
    Well I don't claim to be an Entomologist and I am not kgosden, but I have noticed several species that tend to perch in quite restricted areas returning to the same places after a brief circling flight.
    Others patrol along a specific route regularly. That has helped me to get some of the shots that I have come up with, the right place at the right time.
    Falconest174
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    Tamron 70-300 Di VC USD 60Th Anniv. ,SB700, Vivitar 383, Manfrotto t-pod, monopod
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  4. #1884
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    I am kgosden, but no insect expert even after staying in several Holiday Inns.

  5. #1885
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falconest174 View Post
    here is a head-on shot of a Red Admiral Butterfly sucking up come sustenance. I wonder if it was a bit alcoholic? He seems to be listing a bit to the left.
    I did PP it to straighten the insect to true vertical, but don't like the resultant composition. It was actually leaning that way.
    BTW; Nice scorpion, glad they don't live around here!
    Great image - leaning or not!
    BTW are you collecting 70 -300's ??
    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
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  6. #1886
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    Cicada and Jumping Spider

    Great shot of the Red Admiral. I think the tilt makes for a better composition, I don't think I would like it straight.

    Here are a few of my recent ones.

    Cicada:


    Jumping Spider:


    Shield Bug:


    -Brandon
    Last edited by blindeye; 08-16-2011 at 10:28 PM. Reason: Added third image
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  7. #1887
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    Great close ups - especially the Shield bug!
    We see them sometimes in our garden
    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
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    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
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  8. #1888
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    Shield bug is nice, but I prefer the spider.

  9. #1889
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    Just a shell of my former self

    This is a dragonfly nymph shell that I spotted attached to a limb that was protruding up out of the river. Don't know what species it is but I am amazed at the detail in the shell.
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  10. #1890
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    Falconest,

    Very cool. Was that cropped a good bit? Seems a little noisy in the background.

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