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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Thursday, 4 June 2020

HORN.

I have been a bit busy as the car needs an MOT and required some work. I did go insecting  but didn't find anything worthwhile so here are a couple from the archives.
This is a Longhorn beetle.

I did notice a Horntail Wasp so will try and get a snap or two. They are massive but very hard to photograph unless you can pick them up. They don't sting as they are not really wasps but sawflies. Impressive they are so I'll pop out and try and find one.

8 comments:

  1. Insect pictures always amaze me. One can see so much more of the creature in a photo than in real life - and I am also startled by how clever cameras are that they can record so much detail.

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    1. Lucy, I tend to use a Canon MP-E 65mm lens. They are very expensive new but there are plenty secondhand as they are the very devil to use. Getting enough light is the real problem even with a ring strobe.

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  2. Glad you're getting back into the mini beast world Adrian, at least I'll be able to understand something of what you're posting, instead of trying to fathom out what you're doing with that 3D mallarky!

    Ooooohhh, haaaang on a minute....this isn't some sort of recce for creating 3D mini beasts? I can see it all now, 'Adrian's War of the Mini Beast Worlds'. Coming to a computer screen near you NOW,...{;o)

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    1. Trevor, I am going to give it a go but the main problem is finding anything new. No nothing to do with 3D. Good to hear from you, I hope all is well.

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  3. Good to see you back out with the camera, Adrian, capturing those mini beasts as Trevor so aptly describes them. The detail is amazing.
    I'd appreciate that help you offered me.)

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    1. Pauline, I'll get it done over the weekend. Should manage to post on the 8th.

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  4. Longhorn beetles were a favourite of mine in New Zealand. This one is, I think, a Two-banded Longhorn Beetle Rhagium bifasciatum. You have made me go and get my macro lens out. I should have been using it over the very warm spell we had a few days ago. My garden was alive with insects. I am looking forward to some more posts I can actually understand.

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  5. I agree Graham, I think I missed the best of the weather. It's far too windy today.

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