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by twebster
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Sea Anemone
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

Excellent images, Walt. I'm very impressed! :)
by twebster
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Red Eft Newt
Replies: 5
Views: 1151

These are animals I miss living in Arizona. We have a few tiger salamanders but they are not native. Thanks for posting these, Doug. :)
by twebster
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: First post
Replies: 13
Views: 2006

Welcome aboard, Lahnet. Nice first posts. :)
by twebster
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Copper butterfly (2nd pic added)
Replies: 8
Views: 1606

This is very pretty, Nikola. This is the first time I've ever seen a "tailed" copper butterfly. Nice job! :)
by twebster
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Little hopper on dry flower
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Nice image, Nikola. I like the composition and, also, how the color of the 'hopper blends with the background. Cool! :)
by twebster
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Worm With Spider (Caution: not for the squeamish!)
Replies: 21
Views: 45568

Outstanding...but yucky :!: :!: :!: :D :D :D
by twebster
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Paper wasp guarding the nest (and other pics added)
Replies: 20
Views: 8167

There's everything to like about the top image, Rik. Composition is perfect, sharp where it needs to be, and I love seeing the eggs, too. Great job, my friend! :)
by twebster
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Pontia butterfly (4:3 crop ratio added)
Replies: 21
Views: 3845

You have nailed the technicals in this image just about perfectly. Your DOF is aligned perfectly with the butterfly's wings. My only nit with this image is that for best composition the butterfly would have worked better if it were moved more left with the negative space in front of the butterfly in...
by twebster
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Cicada shell in sagebrush steppe country
Replies: 5
Views: 3396

Right now the cicadas are singing up a storm in the cottonwoods and sycamore trees in Arizona. I just love that sound. Just about every cottonwood tree or sycamore tree trunk is covered with these shed skins. You'd love it, Rik! :)
by twebster
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Chrysalis of Pontia beckerii (Becker's White)
Replies: 10
Views: 5202

This is absolutely cool, Rik! I've only seen a very few "wild" chrysalis myself. Good eyes! :)
by twebster
Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Just Dragonflies...
Replies: 10
Views: 1738

Hi ya' Dave and Paul, :D I watched the flying dragonfly return to the same perch time after time. This is an often observed behavior of the Blue Dasher. So, yes, I pre-focused on the perch and fired short burst of images as the dragonfly approached the perch. It's not unusual for me to practically f...
by twebster
Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Just Dragonflies...
Replies: 10
Views: 1738

Doesn't Arizona have dry heat there Tom? In the Philippines when it hits over 100°F in the shade isn't to uncommon to see folks out frolicking in the sun. I really like that fire orange one, really cool Tom. 8) I've lived in Phoenix 40+ years, Ken and...It's just flat :twisted: :!: :!: HOT :!: :!: ...
by twebster
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Just Dragonflies...
Replies: 10
Views: 1738

Just Dragonflies...

Took a break from photographing birds. It's getting so darned hot here in Phoenix, Arizona, USA that the birds are going into deep cover. It was a balmy 110°F, yesterday, when I photographed these dragonflies :D ... http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/2_bdasherlanding_1.jpg I was trying to...
by twebster
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Lizard and Spider
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Ken Ramos wrote:Well what ever it is, it's eating just what I want it to. Maybe there is a way to cultivate more of these arachnid munchers. :wink:

Thanks Doug! :D
Yup :!: Raise more arachnids :!: :D
by twebster
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Must Be Lizard Week for Me...
Replies: 14
Views: 2359

Cool, Ken :!: I've not often seen the Eastern species of spiny lizards so these images are a treat to me. I like the bottom image quite a bit. Good portrait with a bit different head turn. The top image, I wish you had turned the camera vertical and backed off some to get the whole tail. Good grabs,...