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Jul 31, 2008 12:23 |  #1

1. some kind of fly? Physiphora?

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3. velvet ant?
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4. never seen a grasshopper like this before...too bad i didn't manage to get a more decent shot of it :(
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5. giant tropical ant, Camponotus Gigas, with big lunch
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Jul 31, 2008 13:32 |  #2

i hope u realize how lucky you are living where you do?~ :) lovely shots.


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Jul 31, 2008 14:08 |  #3

great series from macro paradise. The grasshopper is amazing.


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Jul 31, 2008 14:23 |  #4

awesome Kurt....your shots are always amazing. "macro heaven" indeed.
i love the fly and that strange grasshopper best, and the last shot is a good capture as well! :cool:


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Jul 31, 2008 14:27 as a reply to  @ macro junkie's post |  #5

Hiya Kurt,

Great series of shots, love the eye in #1

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Jul 31, 2008 15:35 as a reply to  @ bandit 1's post |  #6

that grasshopper is great. and like the fly too. very nice series.

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Jul 31, 2008 22:08 |  #7

macro junkie wrote in post #6020811 (external link)
i hope u realize how lucky you are living where you do?~ :) lovely shots.

racketman wrote in post #6021022 (external link)
great series from macro paradise. The grasshopper is amazing.

johnkermit1 wrote in post #6021125 (external link)
awesome Kurt....your shots are always amazing. "macro heaven" indeed.
i love the fly and that strange grasshopper best, and the last shot is a good capture as well! :cool:

bandit 1 wrote in post #6021151 (external link)
Hiya Kurt,

Great series of shots, love the eye in #1

Cheers for now
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Bill Pham wrote in post #6021563 (external link)
that grasshopper is great. and like the fly too. very nice series.

Bill

Thanks for the lovely comments, MJ, Toby, John, Mark and Bill.
@MJ, you can start planning for retirement in Malaysia :D


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Jul 31, 2008 23:36 |  #8

Great series Kurt.


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Aug 01, 2008 00:22 |  #9

Great captures. Number 4 and 5 are insane.


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Aug 01, 2008 01:24 |  #10

Wonderful shots of some weird bugs :)
#1 looks like either a soldier fly (Stratiomyidae) or a horse fly (Tabanidae) to me.

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Aug 01, 2008 03:46 |  #11

Sugarman wrote in post #6024163 (external link)
Great series Kurt.

4g63photo wrote in post #6024373 (external link)
Great captures. Number 4 and 5 are insane.

LordV wrote in post #6024584 (external link)
Wonderful shots of some weird bugs :)
#1 looks like either a soldier fly (Stratiomyidae) or a horse fly (Tabanidae) to me.

Brian V.

Thanks for the comments, Bill, Fernie and Brian V :).
@Brian, thanks for the IDs too :)


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Aug 01, 2008 05:21 |  #12
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racketman wrote in post #6021022 (external link)
great series from macro paradise. The grasshopper is amazing.

Agreed! Wow. And yes, #3 does look like a velvet ant, at least from what I've read/seen.

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Aug 01, 2008 07:04 |  #13

dpastern wrote in post #6025203 (external link)
Agreed! Wow. And yes, #3 does look like a velvet ant, at least from what I've read/seen.

Dave

Thanks, Dave :). Lucky me to have so many bugs to shoot. All i need now is an MPE :D


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Aug 01, 2008 22:33 |  #14
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orionmystery wrote in post #6025543 (external link)
Thanks, Dave :). Lucky me to have so many bugs to shoot. All i need now is an MPE :D

You and me both, except not many bugs around @ the moment. I still haven't fully moved across to the new PC, so Photosphop CS2 & C1 Pro and Neat Image have not been installed on the new PC at the moment. Not much point in doing so until I can get the Mark IIn working via FireWire on the new PC :( I'll probably go out and buy Downloader Pro anyways, since it's not that pricey, is relatively good etc.

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