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07-26-2021, 02:23 PM   #6391
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
This one is alive and feeding on a drop of molasses, .
What reasoning for this choice? I think i will start. I used sugar water but not thick enough. Then I used honey but thought a bee with different honey might be attacked. Went to corn syrup. Molasses has nutrients. I use it to flavor my ginger beer.
I guess you find it thick and with nutrients. But maybe also no less bright than the subject?

07-26-2021, 03:57 PM   #6392
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
That first image is spot-on!

Here's the horsefly image taken back in the Film Era. This one is alive and feeding on a drop of molasses, so the eyes have their natural, vivid colors and are almost completely clean (I see one dust speck). SCAN from a chrome. BTW: Almost certainly taken with a 90mm f2.5 Tokina macro.
Beautiful shot! It's rare to find them with their eyes completely clean, so don't worry about that. I had no idea they enjoyed molasses, but it makes sense, and it's a great idea for non-destructively immobilizing them, at least briefly.

Sometimes I entertain daydreams about building a macro rig inside one of those portable coolers... So I could haul the thing into the field and then chill bugs right on the stage, and then let them go after. I think the condensation issue could be beaten by physically isolating the camera and coating the exposed lens or objective with one of those anti-fogging sprays.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Philoslothical Quote
Beautiful shot! It's rare to find them with their eyes completely clean, so don't worry about that. I had no idea they enjoyed molasses, but it makes sense, and it's a great idea for non-destructively immobilizing them, at least briefly.

Sometimes I entertain daydreams about building a macro rig inside one of those portable coolers... So I could haul the thing into the field and then chill bugs right on the stage, and then let them go after. I think the condensation issue could be beaten by physically isolating the camera and coating the exposed lens or objective with one of those anti-fogging sprays.

It might be better to attach a clear filter than to spray anything on the lens itself.
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It might be better to attach a clear filter than to spray anything on the lens itself.
I think you're right. If the idea ever gets past the daydream stage I'll keep that in mind. Thanks.

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Some form of assassin bug, sycanus. Not one that can give you chagas disease.

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My first insects in a while. Taken with the DA Limited 35mm Macro.

Family portrait:



I only saw the big one when I was shooting.


Well worn bee:

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Almost deterred from doing this seeing some of the recent fly's eyes - my excuse being that these are near perfect (in terms of flaws in the eyes) and belong to a hoverfly (posing on a galvanised ledge next to a hosepipe snake).



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Almost deterred from doing this seeing some of the recent fly's eyes - my excuse being that these are near perfect (in terms of flaws in the eyes) and belong to a hoverfly (posing on a galvanised ledge next to a hosepipe snake).

No need to hesitate or apologize for that image. Well done. Thanks for sharing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Thagomizer Quote
My first insects in a while. Taken with the DA Limited 35mm Macro.

Family portrait:



I only saw the big one when I was shooting.


Well worn bee:
Amazing shots - top-notch fine detail.

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Almost deterred from doing this seeing some of the recent fly's eyes - my excuse being that these are near perfect (in terms of flaws in the eyes) and belong to a hoverfly (posing on a galvanised ledge next to a hosepipe snake).

Fantastic image!
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
No need to hesitate or apologize for that image
I'm English!

(thanks for your comments )

QuoteOriginally posted by K2 to K50 Quote
Fantastic image!
- thank you
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QuoteOriginally posted by K2 to K50 Quote
Amazing shots - top-notch fine detail.

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Thank you very much. I was really pleased with the aphid shot with the bonus youngins.
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tamron 90/2.8 DI...flashpoint zoom-mini......k-3ii

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Just wanted to do some macro in my spare time and ended taking picture of this tiny insect, that I never saw befoer, and thought at first it was some kind of sawfly, because of their antennas. However, the red "elytra" like structure confused me and I wasn not able to fix my mind on an ID. I asked the AEAQ FB page and Thanks to my entomologist collegue, Stéphane Dumont for determining at leaste the genus for me.

If we look at its biology, it is very interesting...
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Ripiphorus sp. [Coleoptera, Ripiphoridae (Wedge-shaped Beetles)]
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I have no idea where to start looking for what kind of insects those might be:


Procreating Bugs

And a mundane grasshopper:

Grasshopper
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