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Choderboy
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I thought I'd share some pics of my favourite macro location.
It's copped some big storms over the last week or so and a lot of damage as a result. Sad to see but the advantage is all the surviving bugs are clinging to whatever foliage is left.
All with my 17-40.

This is storm runoff after a light rain. I just imagine I'm in a pristine forest :)

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I used to walk past this little patch , untill I discovered it's full of grasshoppers and crickets among other things:
Where most of my hopper and cricket shots are taken.
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This is where storm runoff has torn through the patch.
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I could see 4 crickets when I took this shot , can only find 3 now.
One is very obvious , doubt anyone can spot the other two..
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Post #1, Feb 10, 2008 02:13:24


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Lovely environmental shots :)
Think you should have run a spot the cricket comp for Joan with that last shot :)- only just managed to spot one near the bottom when I was typing this message.

Brian V.

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Thanks Brian.
Here are the bugs:

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Post #3, Feb 10, 2008 03:05:33 as a reply to LordV's post 21 minutes earlier.


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Great shots Dave, wish i had that nearby :-)

I spotted the two lower hoppers but not the third.

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nice spot, seems like endless macro hunting

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What do you call that spikey seed head with the array of black bristles sticking out like a sea urchin?
In Zimbabwe we called things just like those 'blackjacks' - they would get into your clothes and socks like crazy, prickle and scratch and take hours to pick off!

Post #6, Feb 10, 2008 11:24:38 as a reply to Jay Lowery's post 15 minutes earlier.


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Great place to get some pics for sure :)

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alliec wrote in post #4887242external link
Great shots Dave, wish i had that nearby :-)

I spotted the two lower hoppers but not the third.

Thanks Alistair. You'd have to be eagle eyed to spot the third :)

Jay Lowery wrote in post #4888836external link
nice spot, seems like endless macro hunting

I'm sure I could shoot there for years and still not see all the bugs that exist.

steved110 wrote in post #4888902external link
What do you call that spikey seed head with the array of black bristles sticking out like a sea urchin?
In Zimbabwe we called things just like those 'blackjacks' - they would get into your clothes and socks like crazy, prickle and scratch and take hours to pick off!

I've always called them thistles , but pretty sure that's wrong.
In your socks is very annoying.
Although with all the mossie bites I get in that place , the thistles stuck in my clothes makes a good auto scratching system :)

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looks like a great place to scramble about. My main area in Winter is the Isabella Plantation within the 5000 acre Richmond Park nearby, not so exotic but it does have the national collection of 50 Japanese azalea varieties :

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What a wonderful place to have close by for bug hunting Dave. It is not fair to make me look for crickets like that. It is my game!! LOL!! (Kidding of course!!) Well done on it, I could only find one until you showed us were they were!!

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That has a very English garden look Toby. Thanks for sharing.
I was thinking of naming the thread "show us your macro locations"

Thanks Joan , you should have been exempted from spotting the bug :)

Post #11, Feb 11, 2008 16:16:12 as a reply to Photogirl2007's post 14 hours earlier.


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