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derpyfly

derpyfly

..i’m not into bug ID’ing, so i’ll call this derpyfly..

derp –Β The word that describes a particularly retarded face: A retarded smile, and the eyes pointing in different directions. (source)

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shoot

shoot

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Critters macro Nature Photos

getting there

getting there

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Architecture macro Urban

takeoff

takeoff

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Critters macro Nature Photos

busybody

busybody

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Automobile macro Photos things

mini gt

mini gt

..shot a few of my buddy’s scale model classic cars while we were resting in Houston.. here’s a gt 500

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macro Nature Photos things

fishkill redux

fishkill redux

..just like monday, two weeks ago..

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it’s time

it's time

..come out and play, it’s the weekend..

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Critters macro Nature Photos

eh?

eh?

..that’s what i think his hairy mug was saying when i snapped him here..

..here’s a bonus..

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Fisheye Indoor Lowlight macro Photos things

magic kingdom

magic kingdom

..something cheery after yesterday‘s post..

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macro Photos things

O

O

..I will be catching some ZZs, in the meantime, here are my O‘s..

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macro Nature Photos things

gobbledygook

gobbledygook

..short break from the “wifey” series.. tried out the macro feature of this cam with this guy trying to escape my plate.. you ain’t goin’ nowhere bud.. πŸ™‚

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macro Nature Photos

aerial maneuvers

aerial maneuvers

..wifey took a shot of these fruit flies trapped in our homemade fruit fly trap.. it reminds me of those prehistoric insects trapped in amber.. i also cloned out a few of them and, voila, it looks like a sequence of shots of a fruit fly doing some gymnastic move.. a flip and a somersault perhaps?

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macro Nature Photos

moth-i-cus fuzzi-i-cus

moth-i-cus fuzzi-i-cus

..there, that’s your scientific name, now get out..

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macro Nature Photos

yoohoo

yoohoo

..if you had a macro, what would be the first thing you’ll shoot at 1:1? for me, i guess it’s bugs.. πŸ™‚

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golden orb weaver

golden orb weaver

..still using a regular flash gun here, tilted in some contorted way just to illuminate the subject.. framing’s not topnotch because i was manual focusing while tiptoeing.. was a bit edgy too because this looked like a nasty spider and i wasn’t aware if it gave a nasty bite or not.. turns out they do.. πŸ˜€

The golden silk orb-weavers (genus Nephila) are a genus of spiders noted for the impressive webs they weave. Nephila consists of numerous individual species found around the world. They are also commonly called golden orb-weavers, giant wood spiders or banana spiders. In North America, the golden silk orb-weavers (see also Nephila clavipes) are sometimes referred to as writing spiders due to occasional zigzag patterns (stabilimenta) built into their webs, though these occur much more frequently in the webs of Argiope, such as the St Andrew’s Cross spider. (more)

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caught in a web

caught in a web

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..a new category has been added here called macro.. i’ve been leaning towards doing macro now because i’ve not much to shoot here nowadays especially when i can’t roam around the place a lot.. but we do have a lake here and a fair amount of trees and bushes to explore so let’s see where that’ll lead me..

..so far, for shooting bugs 1:1, i found it difficult to shoot in available light because of the limited DOF, so i’ve created a DIY ring light and it looks promising (i haven’t used it on this spider though, it’s just your regular flash)..

..here’s a 100% crop of mr. spider..

mr spider