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03-29-2019, 05:37 PM - 2 Likes   #5296
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Checked on the one monarch that is currently hatched and doing well. Noticed too many more eggs laid again. Then went to change the water bowl and found this guy drowning. He was good to go shortly after.


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03-30-2019, 08:35 AM   #5298
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Your zebra mosquito and damselfly look the same here in New Orleans.
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I'm glad you ID'd the Mosquito, I thought it was a Crane Fly.

This fellow was way to active for me to get a decent capture


A mantis I found in the garden




Plenty of these around


And more to come




When I'm feeling green


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Oops I called it zebra but it's tiger.
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QuoteOriginally posted by swanlefitte Quote
Oops I called it zebra but it's tiger.
Now and then people think a zebra is a tiger, but generally they only think a tiger is a zebra once.
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I've been going through my first batch of digital images taken in 2006 with a Fuji S9000. This is one of the few pictures with an insect, taken with a Nikon achromatic close-up filter on the 28~300mm FF equivalent lens. Decent.

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
I've been going through my first batch of digital images taken in 2006 with a Fuji S9000. This is one of the few pictures with an insect, taken with a Nikon achromatic close-up filter on the 28~300mm FF equivalent lens. Decent.
Yeah, pretty impressive for using a filter and zoom. I'm intrigued by the Fuji cameras but sure don't need another camera system...
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Yeah, pretty impressive for using a filter and zoom. I'm intrigued by the Fuji cameras but sure don't need another camera system...
The S9000, introduced in 1995, is nothing like a system camera. Fixed zoom lens, 9 megapixels, 1/1.6" sensor (about 42 square mm), but as you can see, if you don't crop too much, the results can be quite good.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
The S9000, introduced in 1995, is nothing like a system camera. Fixed zoom lens, 9 megapixels, 1/1.6" sensor (about 42 square mm), but as you can see, if you don't crop too much, the results can be quite good.
Our fist Digital was a Sony P50, IIRC. Its Macro function was great, and overall a good camera but couldn't take much cold. Are all Sony products fussy and fragile? I printed 8X10s from its images and they're great. I'm sure it will fire right up if I recharged it. It did make me want to improve macro, it's when I really started paying attention to the bees and other insects in the yard. An Olympus 850SW was next, and lives up to its tough reputation. That led to the K10 and FA100 f2.8 macro in 2008, IIRC.

I'm not surprised Fuji made nice little bridge cameras even back then. I've suggested bridge cameras to plenty of people who want something better but not a deep dive into DSLR territory, and they've all been happy.
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This stick insect was being tackled by the wasp and not enjoying it. Moving all over the branch trying to scrape it off or dislodge it. We moved away as we couldn't bear to watch. K3 & DA55-300

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This stick insect was being tackled by the wasp and not enjoying it. moving all over the brach trying to scape it off or dislodge it. We moved away as we couldn't bear to watch. K3 & DA55-300
The insect world is very harsh.
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QuoteOriginally posted by swanlefitte Quote
The insect world is very harsh.
In the world of insects & spiders, slow death is common. In contrast in much of the fish world, the prey literally disappears into the predator before you realize what's going to happen. It's called "suction feeding" = the predator expands it's mouth & branchial chamber very fast, causing water and anything just in front of its mouth to be swept in in the blink of an eye.
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Dead bee I found in the house while cleaning



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