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Critters in the Shrubbery
Lens: F50/1.7 + 3X TC Camera: K5 ISO: 400 
Posted By: MSL, 05-01-2013, 07:24 PM

It was raining yesterday morning



and that brought some different visitors out to play



where they had a good look around



When the sun came out later in the day, an ant and a fly went looking for a meal, but when they didn't get along they headed their separate ways.



The fly did quite well indeed.



Just be careful not to get in his way.



The ant didn't do too badly either



especially with his big brother on guard



JUST BEWARE of the fellow, lurking in the shadows


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05-01-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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Great series of shots, especially the ants.
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Great series of shots, especially the ants.
Thanks EM, always good to hear from the "master". With the ants I found you couldn't follow them around, but you could predict their general direction so it was a matter of sitting and waiting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MSL Quote
Thanks EM, always good to hear from the "master". With the ants I found you couldn't follow them around, but you could predict their general direction so it was a matter of sitting and waiting.
The same applies to Bees and most other insects.

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Thanks for shareing MSL.. nice
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Wow Marc! I just go through the bird thread and saw this one. What great shots with that TC and 50! I enjoyed them all but the wasp and snails are my faves!
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Wow Marc! I just go through the bird thread and saw this one. What great shots with that TC and 50! I enjoyed them all but the wasp and snails are my faves!
Thanks Tess. I had hoped you and Norm might look at the bird images and give them your experienced eye. This TC is proving capable of giving better images than I expected, at least under bright conditions. I actually have another thread with some better wasp images taken with a dedicated macro lens - https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/223324-macro-search-pollen.html
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Thoroughly enjoyed this series. Great sharp shots. Love those snails.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this series. Great sharp shots. Love those snails.
Thanks for having a look Susan. The snails are fun cause they don't move too quickly. And you always get a surprise when you see the final image, because when you are shooting them in the shrubbery you can't see all the details.
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A very good assortment there Marc.I'm about a month or so away from those scenes.---charliezap
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Very nice series. Enjoyed it. TFS.
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Good macros Marc very nice detail and DOF. I really liked this series.
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A very good assortment there Marc.I'm about a month or so away from those scenes.---charliezap
Not that I relish hanging around some of these critters, but I can't complain about the sunshine and warm days that come with them. Looking forward to seeing more of your sunny day photo experiments whether with red solo cups or bubbles or whatever catches your fancy this year.


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Very nice series. Enjoyed it. TFS.
Thanks, and I'm glad you stopped by.

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Good macros Marc very nice detail and DOF. I really liked this series.
Turned out to be a better story series than I realized. Also was a very lucky day, as I tried to get a few more images today, and don't think I managed one worth keeping.
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