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  • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

    Leiobunum rotundum Female

    In many hours at decoy Heath Nature Reserve in warm dry weather, this is the only individual harvestman I have seem. It was moving around on stinging nettles.

    The stereos are crosseye.

    Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f11, hand-held.

    Harold









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    • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

      I saw my first White Admiral of the year last week. It had managed to find some of the few bramble flowers which were still left to provide nectar.

      E-M1 II, 300mm f4 and MC-14.







      Ron

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        Mr Fly


        by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

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        • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

          [IMG]Brown hawker little marlow 26/7/19 by Walter Warburton, on Flickr[/IMG]mk2 p/l 100/400lens

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          • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

            A couple I snapped in the house before setting them free...







            Composition isn't very good as it was at the top of the window over the cooker which was in use...
            Paul

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            • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

              A Buddleia in our garden is covered in these chaps.

              Dave

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              • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                Blue Hawker Aeshna cyanea Laying Eggs

                Also known as the Southern Hawker, this green-marked female was very persistent in alighting on the rotting tree and feeling around for places to insert her ovipositor and was clearly laying eggs. If I made a slight move and disturbed her she was back within seconds. This session lasted several minutes.

                This was beside Pond 1 at Decoy Heath Nature Reserve on 25 July.

                Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Panasonic 100 - 400mm Leica DG Vario-Elmar at 400mm 213mm to 280mm at f11, hand held.

                Last image (dragon bottom left):

                Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f8, hand-held.

                Stereos are to follow tomorrow.

                Harold













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                • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                  Originally posted by wornish View Post
                  A Buddleia in our garden is covered in these chaps.
                  A Painted Lady Chap!
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                  • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                    Blue Hawker Laying Eggs: Mostly Stereo

                    For details, see the previous reply.

                    The last two images are of the dead tree. I assume that the water level reaches the tree in autumn and winter, allowing the eggs to hatch.

                    The stereos are crosseye.

                    Something changed in the lighting between the two shots in the third pair but I have modified it and the stereo will blend them.

                    Harold















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                      • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                        I'm not sure how much the angles of the trees were natural and how much was due to to the horizontal angle of the lens. I was mainly interested in the dead tree, not in its setting.

                        Harold
                        The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                        • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                          My first visit to a small local reserve, Taddington Mere; essentaill a small pond surrounded by vegetation and managed by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.
                          Common Hawker, whose winds seem to have failed to unfurl properly after hatching.

                          Common Hawker P7290250_DxO-1 by bill williams, on Flickr

                          And a couple of more successful ones;

                          Common Hawker Female Yellow Form - MaybeP7290309_DxO-1 by bill williams, on Flickr

                          Common Hawker P7290444 by bill williams, on Flickr

                          Still learning how to play with the new E-m1 Mk2 and 300mm F4 + MC-1.4
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                          • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                            I don't find the Common Hawker.

                            Nice shot of female laying eggs and of male.

                            Harold
                            The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                            • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                              Spot the Caterpillar

                              Maybe I made it a bit too easy?

                              Cinnabar Moth caterpillars of various instars on Ragwort in late July

                              The stereo is crosseye. Getting stereo pairs of these is difficult as, at any one time either:

                              one is on the move or

                              two are waving their front ends around each other in some kind of space dispute.

                              Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f10, hand-held.

                              Harold



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                              • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                                Originally posted by Harold Gough View Post
                                Spot the Caterpillar

                                Maybe I made it a bit too easy?

                                Cinnabar Moth caterpillars of various instars on Ragwort in late July

                                The stereo is crosseye. Getting stereo pairs of these is difficult as, at any one time either:

                                one is on the move or

                                two are waving their front ends around each other in some kind of space dispute.

                                Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f10, hand-held.

                                Harold
                                Harold, I've failed your test ;(

                                I can't see a spotted caterpillar anywhere
                                Paul

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