Insect Photos Close-ups.

  rdave13 23:10 26 Nov 2011
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Most colourful I've seen of bugs. My favourite is the Broad-headed Sharpshooter Leafhopper. Makes you wonder how they can set up these shots?

spider close-ups

  lotvic 23:23 26 Nov 2011

Now usually I don't like 'bugs n things' but I found those close ups absolutely fascinating. I may just have found a new hobby interest. Thank you, now going back for a second look.

  Graham* 23:56 26 Nov 2011

cleaning his fangs with his palps

This is a family show, after all.

  Forum Editor 00:03 27 Nov 2011

Astonishing stuff - makes me want to throw my camera out of the window.

  rdave13 00:12 27 Nov 2011

Forum Editor, I know how you feel and I'm useless with the simplest camera.

If GANDALF was still on these forums I bet he'd have something to say.

  Autoschediastic 02:15 27 Nov 2011

Dave FANTASTIC link! thanks so much ive posted it on my Facebook profile and ive gained a little bit of merit from my contacts lol great pics! keep em coming!

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  Aitchbee 09:29 27 Nov 2011

Great photos...it makes me wonder what these marvellous creatures 'see', with their multiple and complex eye systems.

  hssutton 09:36 27 Nov 2011

Actually this type of photo is relatively easy, especially with any Canon DSLR, but you do need the Canon MP-E 65 mm f/2.8 lens which costs around £780.

I don't have this lens, but with my 100mm macro lens + Ex tubes I take photos of dew drops such as this Dewdrop Refraction Would be far,far easy with MP-E 65mm

  carver 10:06 27 Nov 2011

Those photos are brilliant and make any I've taken just fit for the delete button.

I've been trying to get the wife to buy me a dedicated macro lens and after seeing those photos I don't think I will mention the subject again.

  Graham* 15:45 27 Nov 2011

How about this of Sheffield? Click Download Image to make your Memory squeak.

  amonra 15:52 27 Nov 2011

Beautiful, but I'm not going to sleep on my own tonight !

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