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Bugs makin' Love... Explicit material
Posted By: codiac2600, 07-04-2007, 12:55 PM

I made sure to warn everybody, but I guess there was love in the air and today I have a few shots of bugs making love and some new bug pictures that don't involve any sexual nature.

Japanese Beetles having fun!


Not sure what these guys are, my bug book couldn't identify them.


Milkweed Leaf Beetles having fun... or at least starting too.


More Japanese beetles having fun...


Now on to some buggies that weren't getting their grooves on.

Western Leafcutting Bee


White-faced Meadowhawk




As always C&C is welcome and enjoy!
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Good stuff, what bug book do you have?
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Chris,

While I wasted time doing other things you beat me to the punch on the thread concept.

I have collected a series of shots in the past week or two that I will eventually post on thread.

These shots of yours are nice images. Since I mostly shoot macros with flash, Japanese beetles, and beetles in general simply don't do well in with flash capture. Your second beetle shot has the best color and depth of field. Wonderful shot (though I would probably crop out the more obvious parts of the doo doo. )

Great series. Love the dragonflies too. You can never have too many of those.

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ohhhhh.... Bug Porn.. Woohoooooo... Seriously though... nice shots Chris! I like the bee pic the best.

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These macro shots are really great and the bugs look like they are enjoying themselves?
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If anyone had told me I'd be admiring insect erotica while drinking my coffee this morning I'd have backed away from them carefully.....but here I am. Great shots!
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Superb captures, all of them. I especially like the reflections on the back of the Milkweed leaf beetles, and the detail of the hairs of the bee.

As you mention in the frog thread, nature is indeed good to you
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Chris, Very nice set. I especially like the first meadowhawk and the Leaf cutter bee was posing for you.

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Good stuff, what bug book do you have?
Thanks Buddha and I use the Audubon society field guide for insects and spiders right now and it's only $20.

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Chris,

While I wasted time doing other things you beat me to the punch on the thread concept.

I have collected a series of shots in the past week or two that I will eventually post on thread.

These shots of yours are nice images. Since I mostly shoot macros with flash, Japanese beetles, and beetles in general simply don't do well in with flash capture. Your second beetle shot has the best color and depth of field. Wonderful shot (though I would probably crop out the more obvious parts of the doo doo. )

Great series. Love the dragonflies too. You can never have too many of those.

Stephen
You better post your photos Stephen! lol Yeah I had no choice but to blast those beetles with the flash this time as the lighting was poor for higher f stops. Actually I have one image that had a LOT of doo doo and decided not to upload it in the end, but will note to crop that out if I decide to print it.

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ohhhhh.... Bug Porn.. Woohoooooo... Seriously though... nice shots Chris! I like the bee pic the best.
Thanks M and I'll have more bug porn soon, hopefully before Stephen posts his

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These macro shots are really great and the bugs look like they are enjoying themselves?
LOL, those bugs enjoy themselves more then I do in a day and they still have time for a photo shoot...

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If anyone had told me I'd be admiring insect erotica while drinking my coffee this morning I'd have backed away from them carefully.....but here I am. Great shots!
Thanks Scott and that would be a disturbing morning...
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Chris, Very nice set. I especially like the first meadowhawk and the Leaf cutter bee was posing for you.

Les
Thanks Les and they were very kind enough to sit there long enough and pose for me and all for no profit.

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Superb captures, all of them. I especially like the reflections on the back of the Milkweed leaf beetles, and the detail of the hairs of the bee.

As you mention in the frog thread, nature is indeed good to you
Yes it was indeed and thank you.
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