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King Terrier
06-11-2003, 06:32 PM
Flies, that is ...
While shooting this guy,

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2003/11822-Dragon1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2003/11822-Dragon3A.jpg

... I notice, that the pine shrub had been stripped! By these guys ... YUCK!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2003/11822-Sawfly.jpg
European Pine Sawfly

MissMouse
06-11-2003, 06:43 PM
Whoa - I hope you took the proper measures with those nasty beasties. It is a neat photo. I am sorry they stripped your tree.

Crias
06-11-2003, 09:45 PM
that first photo is AWESOME!!!

Great shots all...but that top one I love!

SunnyJon
06-11-2003, 10:16 PM
I love those first two & tried not to look at the yuckkies! Don't you just love the delicate design of the wings!?! Beautiful macros!:D :cool: :clap: :clap:

katcocat
06-11-2003, 10:57 PM
I'm with Sunny, loved the first two, yuk,yuk,yuk, for the other one (the insects, not your photo:D ) The detail on the first two is incredible. Wonderful stuff, want to see more! (but not the creepy crawly things, perhaps we could have a bug sign, like we have a 'nude' sign:D :D )
Kate.

Bobby D
06-12-2003, 06:28 AM
Glad to see you posting photos again KT, these are absolutely stunning, you did a fantastic job.

haggis63
06-12-2003, 09:22 AM
Wow - that dragonfly shot is fantasmagorical :clap: :clap: Thanks for posting the detail of the wing too.

Hey - I like the 3rd shot too :) It's just a pitty man has made yet another pest by messing around with things.

Alan

refried_confusion
06-12-2003, 09:32 AM
:eek: Stunning photos, incredible detail. Not sure I could look at that third one for too long though - too wriggly!

Oldthumbs
06-12-2003, 09:51 AM
Excellent shots, Michael. Shot with a G1? Do you use an accessory macro lens for these shots?

Ray

labang
06-12-2003, 10:07 AM
Wow! wow! Love the detail in the macros of the dragonfly.... just adore #1.
#3 is really fascinating, well over thirty of these hungry critters! :clap: :clap:

Elly

King Terrier
06-12-2003, 10:39 AM
Thanks for the comments, everyone. Our city forester told me that the sawflies only eat old growth and leave the new so they have food next year! So the plants survive.

Originally posted by Oldthumbs
Shot with a G1? Do you use an accessory macro lens for these shots?
Ray

The G1 will focus to 2.4 inches (6cm) so no need for accessory lens. The Dragonfly was very docile (still cold in Chicago :mad: ); it didn't care how close I was.

Originally posted by labang
... well over thirty of these hungry critters! Elly

Sorry I didn't take video of them. They are all perfectly still, and then they move in unison. Very freaky.:eek:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2003/11822-Pineshrub.jpg

jsr88
06-12-2003, 10:49 AM
Super Macros, K.T.!!!
That last one REALLY bothers me. Not because they are "bugs" but because I live in a pine forest, not that many miles away from where you live. OH brother...the mess they'll make if they get this far. :(

(Thanks for the warning...even if you didn't mean to! :) )

DraigAthar
06-12-2003, 02:30 PM
Wow, that dragonfly is GREAT. And those critters eating the pine tree look unpleasant!

Amy