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by LordV
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: An advanced design stealth bug
Replies: 7
Views: 2621

Great pictures! If anyone is interested, lace bugs are very common and are seen on the undersides of leaves of various deciduous tress in my experience. They can also turn up in great numbers if you use a sweep net in a field. They are small, but that is not a challenge here. Thanks for the comment...
by LordV
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: An advanced design stealth bug
Replies: 7
Views: 2621

Thanks all for the comments - appreciated :)

Brian V.
by LordV
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: An advanced design stealth bug
Replies: 7
Views: 2621

An advanced design stealth bug

Well ok it's an Andromeda lacebug - Stephanitis takeyai. Found on one of my rhododendrons. 3.8mm total length. 5dmk2/MPOE-65/430Ex flash Focus stacked using zerene. Brian V. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1919/45001060351_64bf3e0fa2_o.jpg https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1962/45001060361_27c19545b8_o....
by LordV
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The end of a saga
Replies: 10
Views: 2366

Very nice. But I am confused. Does the seladerma create a gall on ovipositing on the plant? Or is it a parasitoid of the fly? What's the life cycle? The fly lays it's egg in the flower, the fly larva starts eating the developing seeds in the seed pod then the chalcid wasp Seladerma lays it's egg in...
by LordV
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The end of a saga
Replies: 10
Views: 2366

Now, thats a long story Brian....Your patience has been rewarded. Very difficult to capture these little buggers, they never seem to stop... !! All great shots, with the last one being my favourite.... Interesting. Thanks for posting. I really enjoyed this series of pictures. /Jörgen Amazing! Thank...
by LordV
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The end of a saga
Replies: 10
Views: 2366

ChrisR wrote:Cool sequence! =D>
Thanks Chris. It was great to find out what the wasps were doing on the flower

Brian V.
by LordV
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The end of a saga
Replies: 10
Views: 2366

The end of a saga

A story that started in 2008 with a shot of a mating bundle of chalcid wasps and ended this year with a shot of the wasp ovipositing into an aquilegia seed pod. Brian V. Mating bundle of chalcid wasps on aquilegia flower taken in 2008 https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2340/2504918082_cf9d44bf8a_o.jpg 2...
by LordV
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A rare opportunity with a beautiful model
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

MarkSturtevant wrote:This is terrific! I have a similar species, and can't get near it. They never stop running.
Thanks Mark for the comments- yes they normally rarely hold still for any length of time.
Brian v.
by LordV
Mon May 29, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A rare opportunity with a beautiful model
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

anvancy wrote:The colors are magnificent. Details are superb.

Thanks for sharing.
ChrisR wrote:A beauty.
We enjoy it, and I daresay your neighbour is entertained by your fairly frequent invasions..
Lou Jost wrote:Really beautiful creature! Well worth the time you spent on it.
Thanks all for the comments :)
Brian v.
by LordV
Sun May 28, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A rare opportunity with a beautiful model
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

A rare opportunity with a beautiful model

Spotted this fairly large ruby tailed wasp (about 9.7mm body length) on some wood in the neighbour's garden. It seemed to be more interested in having a clean than in what I was doing which is fairly unusual for these wasps. 5dmk2/MPE-65/430Ex flash. All shots focus stacked using zerene. Brian V. ht...
by LordV
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Butterfly bonding
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Lovely shot- made me smile
Brian v.
by LordV
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Springtail Sminthurinus niger video
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Troels wrote:It is so cute.
Why is this so funny to look at even if nothing happens?
MacroLab3D wrote:
Troels wrote:It is so cute.
Why is this so funny to look at even if nothing happens?
Cuteness overdose, awwwww!
Thanks for the comments :)

Brian v.
by LordV
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Springtail Sminthurinus niger video
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Springtail Sminthurinus niger video

Video of Sminthurinus niger wandering around on the top of an upturned clay pot. Taken with my little modded sports camera. The springtail is about 0.8mm body length.
I have cleaned the sensor since :)

Brian V.

Link

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lordv/33035688011
by LordV
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The Sani Project (III)
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Wonderful stuff paul. I'm very jealous of the photo opportunities but not the discomfort :)
Brian v.
by LordV
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: High Magnification Springtail video
Replies: 2
Views: 832

JH wrote:Lovely video :D

Regards Jörgen
Thanks Jorgen :)
Brian v.