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Jun 18, 2018 15:47 |  #1

Post your macros of insects, spiders and similar small critters.

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Jun 18, 2018 16:32 |  #2

Very cool pics but some things might simply be best not looked at so close if you want to sleep peacefully at night! ;-)a




  
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Jun 18, 2018 17:56 |  #3

oregonphesanthunter wrote in post #18647499 (external link)
Very cool pics but some things might simply be best not looked at so close if you want to sleep peacefully at night! ;-)a

Most folks are not that acquainted with bugs and might view them just as creepy-crawlies... and I admit that macro bug photography might be an acquired taste. But there is IMO quite a bit of beauty in the bug world.

Plus it is also a technical challenge to get sharp closeups with good lighting.

Give it a try some time if you want, starting with attractive bugs like butterflies and dragonflies!


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Jun 19, 2018 00:09 |  #4

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Jun 19, 2018 11:33 |  #5

Longhorn beetle.

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Jun 20, 2018 11:55 |  #6

Nice ones. I don't shoot many bugs these days (way too much into naturally abstract macro). BUT, I did happen to come across one a while back that wanted me to put it in a few of frames.

I called this Boot Chaser because it kept coming back to the boot I used to block it's path even when it had a clear escape route.

The Artist's Story blog post for this piece can be read here (I explain the image title and the bug behavior): https://www.stevendill​onphoto.com …te-park-in-prosperity-sc/ (external link)

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Jun 20, 2018 13:48 |  #7

stevendillonphoto wrote in post #18648399 (external link)
Nice ones. I don't shoot many bugs these days (way too much into naturally abstract macro). BUT, I did happen to come across one a while back that wanted me to put it in a few of frames.

I called this Boot Chaser because it kept coming back to the boot I used to block it's path even when it had a clear escape route.

The Artist's Story blog post for this piece can be read here (I explain the image title and the bug behavior): https://www.stevendill​onphoto.com …te-park-in-prosperity-sc/ (external link)


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Nice shot and a great find!

We used to have these beetles around at times when I was a kid. Despite their fierce appearance, they were docile and did not seem very smart. I never understood the need for those jaws.

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Jun 21, 2018 18:29 |  #8

Harvestman closeup.

Note the two close-set eyes on top of the body.


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Jun 22, 2018 06:28 |  #9

Beautiful shots, Archibald! Really enjoyed the tiger beetle.

Steven - crazy nice looking beetle that!


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Jun 22, 2018 06:31 |  #10

some from me :D

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/JdhB​xF  (external link) Shield bug, great color and pattern (external link) by Hayath (external link), on Flickr

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Jun 22, 2018 09:32 |  #11

Fascinating bugs, Hayath, and well taken!


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Jun 22, 2018 15:03 |  #12

This moth is a bit different in appearance and is active during the day. It is pretty, but its larvae eat grape leaves, which farmers don't like. Grapeleaf Skeletonizer, Harrisina americana.


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Stilt-legged Fly. Thanks to LordV for the ID.

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