Never shot one of these before


derek897

Link Posted 21/06/2019 - 20:53
I always envied the mayfly and dragonfly shots that so many of you post on here.
I just never seemed to get the chance,
While in the garden this evening doing my usual fly rounds I spot this guy on the hedge,

Not the best shots by any stretch, but I was still glad to get them

Completely wrong setup, its too big to get him all in, didnt want to risk going to change, so I took some shots anyway, he finally got fed up and flew away.


IMGP9465ed2sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


IMGP9461ed2sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


IMGP9457ed2sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


IMGP9456ed2sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


IMGP9450ed2sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


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K10D

Link Posted 21/06/2019 - 21:05
Splendid captures with awesome colours.

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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 22/06/2019 - 12:57
Brilliant those Derek and second the comment about the colours. There's some great detail captured as well.

The wing structure looks as though its composed of balsa and dope like you'd find in a model plane kit.

Hope you get the opportunity for some more similar shots.

regards

Karlo

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 22/06/2019 - 20:12
The level of detail in your Macro shots is incredible Derek - you've almost reached the point where they could become abstracts

Inspirational
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alfpics

Link Posted 22/06/2019 - 22:32
The detail in all them is great; but no 3 beats the lot IMO!
Andy

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derek897

Link Posted 23/06/2019 - 10:53
Cheers everyone, much appreciated

here is a rather lame attempt at a bit of an abstract from what I shot


2019-06-23_10-49-19 by dr.shutter, on Flickr
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derek897

Link Posted 23/06/2019 - 11:30
LennyBloke wrote:
The level of detail in your Macro shots is incredible Derek - you've almost reached the point where they could become abstracts

Inspirational

Cheers John.
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 23/06/2019 - 20:27
Come on Derek - you need to help me out with that abstract, it's clearly excellent selective focus but what the hell is it?????????
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derek897

Link Posted 23/06/2019 - 21:06
LennyBloke wrote:
Come on Derek - you need to help me out with that abstract, it's clearly excellent selective focus but what the hell is it?????????

With not a trace of irony
Thanks for the idea John A slight re edit and a major one, uploading from ph so cant use Flickr,

I quite like how this has turned out.






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Sry

Link Posted 23/06/2019 - 21:19
The wing shots are quite simply superb, Derek, very strong and delicate at the same time. The first abstract is grand also.

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 24/06/2019 - 01:35
Detail pictures of these are unusual because everyone goes for the 'pretty' shot (me included). You can really appreciate nature's achievement from these.
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derek897

Link Posted 24/06/2019 - 13:41
flickr versions, should allow for a closer view



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abs13edmsm by dr.shutter, on Flickr
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davidstorm

Link Posted 24/06/2019 - 19:55
It's a shame we can't see the whole insect Derek, but nonetheless these have a particular kind of beauty. I've done a fair few of Damselflies this close up and although it can give a bit of a gruesome effect, it's well worth the effort.

Very well shot.

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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 25/06/2019 - 20:11
Another great set Derek... particularly like those abstracts...

Best
Bill

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