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    Trip up a tall mountain

    Went up the tallest mountain around here looking for fog and was not disappointed. Continued up and up and the fog got thicker and thicker. Next went around looking for something of interest but the fog was so thick that there really was nothing unless it was very close.

    Had to make the best of the situation and I did not relish the long walk down for thinner fog. Then it started raining as well.

    Anyway came away with a couple of shots.

    First time ever working in fog and would appreciate comment.

    Did I catch the mood? How is the pp? How are they compositionally (all know I suck at landscapes so please be rough or will never improve). Doubt I will improve much but....

    After a while found the stuff in posts 2 and 3 and naturally thoughts of moody, foggy pics vapourised.

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    Re: Trip up a tall mountain

    Bugs in shiny armour.

    Still trying to get an ID on these.

    Difficult shots in poor light and very hard to focus manual or otherwise. Almost straight up was no help either.

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    3. Not what you may think. The one on the top was just climbing over the other one so it could go higher.
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    Re: Trip up a tall mountain

    Found these next to the insects.

    Noted something in the middle of the web but looked like a dead insect from my position so concentrated on the web. Only realised it was a live spider on reviewing the shots. Grrrrrr....

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    Re: Trip up a tall mountain

    Regarding the 'beetles', Bobo. That long snout with the antennae close to the head makes me think about a species of Weevil.

    But I can't go any further than that.

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    Re: Trip up a tall mountain

    Thanks Geoff, that is probably what those are.

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    Re: Trip up a tall mountain

    I also think these are weevils. I particularly prefer the lower one on image #2. It is slightly less side on, seems somewhat less in the focal plain and you cannot quite make out the abdomen as well. However it is about 1 mm shorter in total length, so I am obligated to choose the lesser of two weevils.

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    Re: Trip up a tall mountain

    Have we truly come to this!

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    Re: Trip up a tall mountain

    Any day in the woods is a good one, and it appears your day was exceptionally good!

    Thanks for sharing your day with us! BTW, were those taken near a mining operation?

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    Re: Trip up a tall mountain

    On a more serious note (my apologies for the pun;hopefully no permanent brain damage in any innocent reader was incurred). .

    I feel the fog and spider web shots have worked quite well. Especially the shot with the branch and waterfall, this is the best of the bunch; has a Chinese water colour feel to it. The diffuse light works well to give a mysterious feel to the shots. Good effort

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    Re: Trip up a tall mountain

    Confirmed ID - those are hylobius abietis (snout bettle).

    Thanks Trevor for the help.

    Thanks too for the other comments.

    Randy - not sure what you mean ?

    Mike - MIne? I wish. The mountain (tallest here in HK) from about mid point up is a designated park. Work is being done to shore up the steep slopes. Also some road works were going on.
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    Re: Trip up a tall mountain

    Nice series of your day Bobo. I prefer the second fog shot and second web shot. Very interesting bug, not sure it is one I have seen. I like the second of them as well.

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    Re: Trip up a tall mountain

    Thanks Paul. Pretty good day all considering.

    Took something like 50 shots of the bugs and 3 reasonable shots and not quite all that good either.

    Web - 3 shots only and ...

    Almost the same for the fog, maybe 10-15 shots.

    Interestingly the test shots taken with the phone came out quite well.
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