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Posted By: marcusyoung, 12-14-2009, 07:30 AM

Shot this with extension tube, mosquito a menace.




Huge one about 1/2 inch in size.

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Steady hands makes it TFS


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12-14-2009, 04:59 PM   #3
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Although it's a nice closeup,they still don't look any better this magnified.
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Definitely makes it look like a giant mosquito.

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Thanks for all the comments. The image was cropped 20 percent off the fringe to compose.

Shot with tripod support. No flash was fired.

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Iowans recognize that as just a life size picture of our state bird
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QuoteOriginally posted by Barnster Quote
Although it's a nice closeup,they still don't look any better this magnified.
Yeah, I'd have to agree with that! Quite effective macro shot, my only suggestion (apart from watching that you don't get bitten by one) is that IMO it could do with a bit more contrast.

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Great macro!


Are they called "Mosquito" in English too? I thought that was the Spanish name :P

Here is almost summer and they're all over the place! you can come here to make some other macro shots of them
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Yes, its call mosquito in our part of the world, tropical malaysia, singapore.

This one is huge and with black/white stripes on its bodies, its known to carry a virus that causes dengue fever, can be fatal though.

IF you have lots of it in your part of the world, it does not augurs well....

Its a disease carrier... YOU NEEED PEST BUSTER.. LOL.

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Wow, it is amazing that you could capture that in time!
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This is a great study of this insect, nicely shot. Half an inch though, are you joking? I've travelled a lot in Asia, but I didn't know they got that big.
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Wow, it is amazing that you could capture that in time!
Thank you James. CAptured many many shots of the same mosquitos with different settings. Quite a rare find for me. shot in a kampong(village) in malaysia.

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This is a great study of this insect, nicely shot. Half an inch though, are you joking? I've travelled a lot in Asia, but I didn't know they got that big.
Yes, its about 1/2 an inch and you will know when bitten as its painful cos of its size. Huh Maybe global warming causes that to grow out of proportion right
In singapore, yearly the goverment has an active campaign against mosquito, heavy fine against house owners found breeding mosquitos.



This this with flash, original uncropped and non PP.

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Wow, how'd you manage to successfuly PP out the background to a different color yet keep the mosquito's original color when the color are nearly the same? Some tips would greatly help, thanks!
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owners breed mosquitos??? DISGUSTING!
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owners breed mosquitos??? DISGUSTING!

wow, i've been swatting these with my bare hands... Very interesting how the two of the legs are pointed upward
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