Gone ... A small collection

Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, May 15, 2015.

  1. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Fly of some kind.
    p1080597-001-mark-berkery.

    Hoverfly, in deathly embrace.
    p1080648-001-mark-berkery.

    Weevil.
    p1080633-001-mark-berkery.

    Hoverfly, disguised as a bee.
    p1080586-mark-berkery.

    Carpet Beetle?
    p1080711-mark-berkery.
     
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  2. faithblinded

    faithblinded Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Ken
    All great work, but that second one is incredible. I love how well the spider blends in. At a glance you might not even notice him. Well done!
     
  3. Wandering Aengus

    Wandering Aengus Mu-43 Regular

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    Phenomenal.
     
  4. Clicka

    Clicka Mu-43 Regular

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    Peter Campbell
    Wow. It's like you bring us to some crazy weird Sci-Fi planet that's wilder than any human imagination. Freaks me out what some of those bugs look like.
     
  5. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    You got the skills. Great work.
     
  6. StefanKruse

    StefanKruse Mu-43 Veteran

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    Stefan
    Fantastic pictures ... as always!
     
  7. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

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    I don't know how you do it, but this is some impressive stuff. I'm going to have to learn macro photography and post processing for it.
     
  8. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    Great macro work, as usual :)
     
  9. turbodieselvw

    turbodieselvw Mu-43 Veteran

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    My reaction to the pics was "HOLY F*#%!"

    What camera and lens did you use?
     
  10. atnbirdie

    atnbirdie Mu-43 Regular

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    First one looks like a Robber Fly.
     
  11. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    This is a robber fly, but I can see why you might think so - it does look predatory.
    p1930751_markberkery.
     
  12. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    These were all the FZ50 + achromats.
     
  13. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks all for comments, appreciated.

    How I do it is all in my 2nd sig link. PP is minimal on jpg's in Picasa, about 20 seconds usually, NBD.
     
  14. atnbirdie

    atnbirdie Mu-43 Regular

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    Yes, I'm familiar with robber flies. Not all are created equal and can diverge quite a bit from the image you chose as an example of the family. There are some species with a thick proboscis similar to what is in your own photo. However, without an angle to see antennae, or an idea of scale of the beast, I guess it will have to remain a mystery.
     
  15. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    It does have similarities to a robber fly but that (on the end of what could be called its snout) looks like its antennae to me, not a proboscis. The fly is about 15mm length, maybe smaller. It could still be a robber fly but I don't know anyone who knows one way or the other.