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by Argusray
Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bug with lunch
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

rjlittlefield wrote:Very nicely captured. Seems to be one of the assassin bugs, family Reduviidae, possibly genus Zelus like this one.

--Rik
Hi Rik:

Thanks for the information.

Argusray
by Argusray
Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bug with lunch
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Bug with lunch

Hi All:

Haven't been shooting for a while but caught this guy yesterday. Anyone able to ID the critter?

Image

40D, 100 mm macro, available light, ISO=400, 1/400, f/11
by Argusray
Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Another little critter
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Ken Ramos wrote:Looks like a young stink bug of some kind. :-k Nice shots :D but you sort of "shot the buffalo" on the last one, 950 X 600 :?: No problem though, just resize the image to no more than 800 pixels on the largest side. Thanks :D
Sorry.
by Argusray
Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Variegated Fritillary
Replies: 10
Views: 2232

Very nice shot. With subjects like this, do you usually shoot with available light alone or do you use a strobe?

Argusray
by Argusray
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Another little critter
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Another little critter

I have no idea what he/she is, but the patterns on this thing were quite interesting. http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll262/argusray/bug_4.jpg http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll262/argusray/bug_5.jpg http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll262/argusray/bug_3_1.jpg 40D, 100 mm macro, ISO = 200, 1/...
by Argusray
Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Backyard Butterfly
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Rik -

Thanks for the information. The photo was shot on the coast, about 75 miles south of San Francisco, so it fits the identification.

Argusray
by Argusray
Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Backyard Butterfly
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

salden wrote:Looks like a male swallowtail and I am not sure but that might be Thistle.
Thanks for the ID.

I was guessing it was a swallowtail, had no idea about gender. What charastic do you use to identify gender? "Thistle" is what we call those plants around here. :)

Argusray
by Argusray
Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Backyard Butterfly
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Backyard Butterfly

Saw this little guy and was impressed by the colors of the critter and the plant.

Argusray

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Both 40D, ISO = 200, f/11 @ 1/250, 100 mm macro, 550 EX strobe
by Argusray
Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Backyard Series #54 (ISO 3200)
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

The shots are amazing for ISO 1600. As requested above, it would be nice to have a full frame view to better understand how much of a crop we're seeing.

Argusray
by Argusray
Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: In Need of an ID...
Replies: 10
Views: 1838

Well spotted. Nice shot.

Argusray
by Argusray
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Another spider
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Is that the sky and horizon in two of his eyes? Looks to me like he was watching the sky and whilst trying to take a head-on you may have interupted his view. Also looks like he has been weaving a 'welcome' mat. Craig He's on a plant that I believe is called a "Queen Anns Lace" next to a road on th...
by Argusray
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Another spider
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Nice picture! This looks like one of the jumping spiders . They have huge eyes in front. The eyes usually appear as shiny black, reflecting only the photo lights or the sun. The eyes of this one appear to have horizontal stripes. But I think that's because you've caught this one in an unusual posit...
by Argusray
Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Another spider
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Another spider

Hi all: Each time I tried to shoot this guy head-on he would scuttle around and show me his back side. The best we could negotiate was a sort of profile. Any idea of what kind of critter he/she is? http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll262/argusray/spider_1-1.jpg Canon 40D, 100 mm macro, ISO = 200, f...
by Argusray
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Little Guy
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Watching you yes, but was he also judging your work?

Argusray
by Argusray
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Back yard close-up
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Back yard close-up

A something from the back yard:

Image
100 mm with reversed 50 mm enlarging lens and 12 mm extension tube

Argusray