Mystery insect

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I can't even begin to classify this wee beastie.

25/5/11 Just seen another shot of one of these in the more bugs 2 thread where it's identified as a female scorpion fly.
14/10/2010 - 00:14petrochemist
Shutter Speed1/45
Focal Length210mm


Link Posted 14/10/2010 - 00:24
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Good capture though, struggled to get all in focus due to angle of shot, f/5.6 and focal length. Is this cropped in?

I'd do a grainy "mono" conversion just to see how it looks?

Best regards


Link Posted 14/10/2010 - 00:39
Yes cropped too ~1/2 original size.
I used the wide open aperture as I didn't have a tripod handy & I also wanted to simplify the chaotic background If it had stayed for a second shot I might have tried closing down a little...

I'll try the mono & perhaps post it in a week or two
Thanks for the suggestion.
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Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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Link Posted 14/10/2010 - 09:24
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