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Thursday, 9 June 2016

BONKING BEETLES. (09/06/16)

I have a few photographs but have been suffering with hayfever. I usually only react to Oilseed Rape and Linseed but the former have finished flowering and there isn’t any of the latter so I don’t know what is attacking me.
Not to worry I’ll get on and show you the pictures. These are all shot with the MP-E 65mm lens  with ring flash and a bit of extra diffusion from a cigarette paper or two. Metering is ETTL.
Fox and Cubs.
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Mirid Beetle Larva on my thumb nail.
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Frog Hopper Larva. I am seeing adults but have yet to get a picture.
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When I took this I assumed it was a Yellow Dung Fly but it isn’t and I don’t know what it is.
It just doesn’t seem hairy enough
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To finish off today I’ll show you a pair of Cereal Leaf Beetles.
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If you click to enlarge these you will see he has hairy feet. I assume it’s a he as I haven’t heard of any transgender malarkey in the insect world though I'm sure it must exist.

14 comments:

  1. I appreciate what you are able to accomplish with insects, but I love that flower shot.

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    1. John, they are quite impressive flowers. I'll dig out the front surfaced mirrors for some flower shots.

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  2. Great photos. The colour of the beetles is beautiful.

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  3. Love the photographs, but (as I have told you before but you obviously weren't listening) the word you want is larva, not lava. Lava is what comes out of volcanoes.

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    1. Bob, I was but forgot, all correct now. There are lots of words I can't spell. Beauro, buro, bearo.....Sod it Office.

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  4. Amazing shot of the hairy footed one! Hope you feel better soon. I had an allergy of some sort when I was in England last year, no idea what from, there were crops being harvested everywhere. I remember clearly how annoyed I was!

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    1. Pauline, I suspect it is Hawthorn blossom as it is abundant this year.

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    2. Could be rape flower pollen - a lot of people are allergic to that. Whatever it is I hope it stops soon.

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    3. John, I usually suffer from Rape pollen but it has all but finished flowering and the seed pods are set. It looks a good crop this year.

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  5. I hope you are feeling better soon. All of your macro shots are wonderful.

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  6. I can't help but admire the technical and practical excellence of these photos but somehow I don't find them attractive. C'est la vie.

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  7. Graham they need a background but that entails an old vivitar bracket, Pocket Wizards and another strobe which makes the rig too cumbersome for me. Bigger insects would help but I enjoy the tiny ones.

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