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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Some taken at a public garden.

    Sorry no story. Just that I had wanted to photograph butterflies for quite a while and happened to be at the gardens the other day.

    All taken with a 550D and 70-300L.

    Monarch
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    Cabbage White
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    Silver-spotted Skipper (I think)
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    ID would be appreciated.
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    I like them, especially number 1 and 3. Number one has beautiful colours and looks very clean (no disturbance). On number 3 I just like that curled up tongue. Always good to see such details.

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    I've been chasing a lot of butterflies in the backyard lately. I'm not sure what kind this is but I like the way it turned out. I missed a chance at the Black Swallowtail that I've been raising. The caterpillars are gone and yesterday the butterfly showed up briefly while I was out having a coffee. I was not ready for it and I have not seen it since. I have a feeling it won't be back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevewe88 View Post
    I had to carry the wood the rest of the way home
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    Well, I can see why you had to carry the wood home. That is a dangerous looking bug. Love the armour but those pincers (sp) make me wince. Great shots

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    Re: I'll play

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Some taken at a public garden.


    Monarch
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    Cabbage White
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    Silver-spotted Skipper (I think)
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    ID would be appreciated.
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    And a Dragon
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    Bobo, these are all incredible. 1 & 4 are just Beautiful. I think #4 is a Black Swallowtail. It looks very much like the one that I've been raising from a caterpillar and missed yesterday. I like the detailed curly "thing" in #3 but the other butterflies are prettier.

    Terrific shots in every way

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    I dont have a macro lens, I dont know the species, but I took this image from 3.5 meters with my 400 mm.Post your insects

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim B. View Post
    Bee on a Speedwell flower.

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    Fork Tailed Katydid Nymph on Red Bee Balm

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    Jim , the nymph is outstanding. The colors are fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Jim , the nymph is outstanding. The colors are fantastic.
    The bee's not too shabby either. I missed these somehow, both are excellent

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    Some sort of honey eating fly

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    Thanks Peter and Wendy. Glad you liked them.

    Wendy thanks for the ID. It was also the most difficult to photograph. Quick mover with no set pattern. Took a while walking around in circles trying to locate him.

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    Syrphidae or hoverfly

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    Re: Post your insects

    Hi, I'm new here, and this is my first post.
    These are a few of insects for the forum collection. I hope you like them.

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    Cricket1 by RobN185, on Flickr

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    Cricket by RobN185, on Flickr

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    Big Eyed Fly by RobN185, on Flickr

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    Hoover Fly by RobN185, on Flickr

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    Re: Post your insects

    Quote Originally Posted by NoCard View Post
    Hi, I'm new here, and this is my first post.
    These are a few of insects for the forum collection. I hope you like them.

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    Cricket1 by RobN185, on Flickr

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    Cricket by RobN185, on Flickr

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    Big Eyed Fly by RobN185, on Flickr

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    Great shots Rob, numbers 3 and 4 especially. The fly looks intimidating. What lens are you using for these?

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    Re: Post your insects

    Thanks Peter, the camera is a Bridge type "Panasonic Lumix FZ45" on macro setting. It is a bit noisy but does the job.

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    Re: Post your insects

    Quote Originally Posted by NoCard View Post
    Thanks Peter, the camera is a Bridge type "Panasonic Lumix FZ45" on macro setting. It is a bit noisy but does the job.
    Now that you mention it, I can see the noise on the fly. Still the detail you get is quite good.

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    Re: Post your insects

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    ~ the camera is a Bridge type "Panasonic Lumix FZ45" on macro setting. It is a bit noisy but does the job.
    Hi Rob,

    Welcome to the CiC forums from me, great to have you join us with some good pics.

    Could I ask if you are shooting RAW or jpg?
    Also what software you use for PP?

    If RAW, a different workflow may help with this; particularly the noise around the blurry bits of fly look to be sharpened noise, if the noise was removed (in PP) before sharpening, a much better result is possible.

    I had a similar camera for two years, so I know a bit about dealing with their noise

    I couldn't access the meta data on Flickr to see the settings, have they changed that? (or made it visible only for logged in people?)

    Cheers,

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    Thanks for the welcome Dave.
    The fly image EXIF is below...

    Camera Panasonic DMC-FZ45
    Exposure 0.008 sec (1/125)
    Aperture f/4.0
    Focal Length 4.5 mm
    ISO Speed 80
    Exposure Bias -1 EV
    Flash Off, Did not fire
    Orientation Horizontal (normal)
    X-Resolution 180 dpi
    Y-Resolution 180 dpi
    Date and Time (Modified) 2011:05:08 19:05:34
    YCbCr Positioning Co-sited
    Exposure Program Program AE
    Date and Time (Original) 2011:05:08 18:39:13
    Date and Time (Digitized) 2011:05:08 18:39:13
    Compressed Bits Per Pixel 4
    Max Aperture Value 2.8
    Metering Mode Multi-segment
    Light Source Unknown
    Color Space sRGB
    Sensing Method One-chip color area
    Custom Rendered Normal
    Exposure Mode Auto
    White Balance Auto
    Digital Zoom Ratio 0
    Focal Length In35mm Format 25 mm
    Scene Capture Type Standard
    Gain Control None
    Contrast Normal
    Saturation Normal
    Sharpness Normal

    I generally use GIMP for any PP work, but cannot recall what was I did to this image (taken in MAY 2011).

    Any recommends for workflow to help in noise removal with this camera will be gratefully received!
    I am currently waiting delivery of a set of macro tubes for my DSLR to see if I can improve macro shots with that (SONY A390 18-70 lens). I have never used tubes before so it will be a case of experimenting to see how best to get in close...
    With the SONY I shot in RAW, but these shots were JPG.

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    Re: Post your insects

    I have an army of these guys this year. Good for the garden.

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    Re: Post your insects

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Hi Rob,

    Welcome to the CiC forums from me, great to have you join us with some good pics.

    Could I ask if you are shooting RAW or jpg?
    Also what software you use for PP?

    If RAW, a different workflow may help with this; particularly the noise around the blurry bits of fly look to be sharpened noise, if the noise was removed (in PP) before sharpening, a much better result is possible.

    I had a similar camera for two years, so I know a bit about dealing with their noise

    I couldn't access the meta data on Flickr to see the settings, have they changed that? (or made it visible only for logged in people?)

    Cheers,
    Dave, I went to my flickr page as anonymous, selected a picture, and the "Actions" dropdown at the top left of the photo. The exif option is in there.

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    Best spider pic to date

    Quite a few spiders hanging around the front door, and I shot 8 photo's, of which these 2 were the best. I don't have a macro lens, and these were taken with the 18-105mm Nikon kit lens. Used manual focus, as the auto focus was just not quite sharp enough.

    I believe that these are very common here in our region: European Cross Spiders

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    Re: Best spider pic to date

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy View Post
    Quite a few spiders hanging around the front door, and I shot 8 photo's, of which these 2 were the best. I don't have a macro lens, and these were taken with the 18-105mm Nikon kit lens. Used manual focus, as the auto focus was just not quite sharp enough.

    I believe that these are very common here in our region: European Cross Spiders

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    1/200s f/5.6 at 105.0mm iso200
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    1/200s f/5.6 at 105.0mm iso200
    Nice detail for that lens I think. The colour is a bit strange though, did you have artificial light when you shot this?

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