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10-21-2016, 02:45 PM   #16
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new to me pollinator

I was out at the Topeka Zoological Garden trying out a new combination: K 3 + Pentax 16 - 85 mm zoom + focal 2x mc converter. (I just bought the used converter for $9)

the converter appears to have full contacts except for auto focus so I have to focus manually (with my eyes that can be a challenged)

found this flower and a new to me insect pollinating it. can any one id the flower or insect, my guess is some type of lady bug

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Maybe a spotted cucumber beetle
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Maybe a spotted cucumber beetle
I think you called it right. unfortunately a very destructive pest and hard to get rid of according to the sources

spotted cucumber beetle - Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi Barber
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Australian hoverfly Getting some of the good stuff.




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The "EYES" have it

decided to experiment by using the K 3 + Tamron 70 - 300 mm macro zoom ld 1:2 at the Topeka Zoological Park today solely in "macro" mode. According to the manufacturer, I should get a 1:2 macro at 300 mm focal length. I used that focal length, af and here are the results.

I saw this pollinator and was struck by the "eye" spots along the edge of the wings. [can anyone id the plant and the insect?? Thanks for any and all help}

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Don't know if there is enough visible for anyone to ID this bumblebee.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
the "eye" spots along the edge of the wings
I like all the butterflies and moths, but my favorites have eyes, tails, or both!

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DA*300 @ 420mm
I've never managed a sharp capture of one in flight yet.

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I wondered what honeybees do when there is heavy rain. Now I know! I've not observed that behavior yet. Now I'll look for it.
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An excellent series! I wouldn't be surprised if it took a while to put that set together. If I get one or two good shots out of 50-100, I'm happy.
If I shoot handheld, it's even lower. I especially like the close up of the bumblebee, honeybees and hoverfly. And it's interesting to note the
differences in pollen color from the different flowers when collected. I think you get extra points for two pollinators on the last one!
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I find it hard to believe all the great photographs we have collected in this thread since the beginning of October 2016

Thanks to everyone for their contributions

I have several requests, if I may:

1 - spread the word, I am sure we know others who share photos on these forums who could help us out & please don't limit your efforts to only these forums, recruit new contributors from other places as well

2 - enjoy the efforts of all who contribute

3 - may you and yours have safe and happy holidays

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My usual species, shot handheld in Croatia's October sun with the D-FA 100 WR on a K-5. Tone-mapped in Rawtherapee to lift the forehead shadow. Cropped from horizontal orientation to vertical. I picked this picture because it nicely shows the sticky pollen - key to being spread.
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