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    Several CinC members are getting into macro photography so I am starting a general thread where anyone can add their insect photos.

    Don't allow yourself to be intimidated by those members who regularly post perfect photos. Just do the best you can, particularly if the subjects are doing something interesting or unusual.

    I will start with something saucy.

    A mating pair of Empis tessellata, while the female is feeding on a Bibio fly.

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    And a pair of Weevils in a similar mood!

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    A Bee Fly in flight

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    Also flying, Eupeodes luniger

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    Just add on your insects and keep this thread going. Don't worry if you can't identify them.

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    Wow, randy little buggers aren't they! Great captures and photos!

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    well you started it so - Must be hungry work all that breeding
    Common Pond Skaters - Gerris lacustris - not sure about the deceased lunch

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    Love that last photo Geoff, nice shot!

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    Geoff...Your #1 is something like "kissin' cousins"! Love it!

    This is getting a funny thread...I am glad you had started this. My macro has just been ordered and will arrive late next week, so I will get into it...I've read some tutorials this morning and that might get me going...This will be fun...

    Mark, are your Pond Skaters eatig lunch while watching a movie...something crazy like a box of popcorn?

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    Nice series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marlunn View Post
    well you started it so - Must be hungry work all that breeding
    Common Pond Skaters - Gerris lacustris - not sure about the deceased lunch

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    Makes me wonder if it's part of the mating ritual. I know with terns an exchange of fish is made prior to the act. Could be that a snack gets a bug "lucky" as well......................

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    Very nice images

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    a small moth - we get them on the herbs growing in the garden at this time of year - Pyrausta aurata - this one prefered the forgetmenot flowers

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    Quote Originally Posted by marlunn View Post
    a small moth - we get them on the herbs growing in the garden at this time of year - Pyrausta aurata - this one prefered the forgetmenot flowers.
    Nice pic. The moth is commonly known as the Gold Spot.

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    One of my favorite bugs.

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    Haven't started editing those from my last shoot yet; so a few from the previous time.

    A close up of a Drinker Moth Caterpillar

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    A Cranefly - Nephrotoma quadrifaria

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    And a Woundwort Shieldbug

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    See if I can find some more tomorrow - and slip even further behind with the editing/identification.

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    one more from today in the garden Hebrew Character - Orthosia gothica

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    Geoff, your Hoverfly in flight is stunning....

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    I have found moths to be well down in numbers this year, Mark. But the Hebrew Character has been one of the more regular appearances.

    There is a window overlooking my garden with a light near the window which attracts moths so I have been recording them. Over 70 species last year.

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    Re: Show Us Your Bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    Several CinC members are getting into macro photography so I am starting a general thread where anyone can add their insect photos.

    Don't allow yourself to be intimidated by those members who regularly post perfect photos. Just do the best you can, particularly if the subjects are doing something interesting or unusual.

    " Don't allow yourself to be intimidated by those members who regularly post perfect photos. Just do the best you can, particularly if the subjects are doing something interesting or unusual."

    Good attitude, I read somewhere a poorly captured photo of something interesting is always more valuable than a well captured photo of something dull and uninteresting.

    I will start with something saucy.

    A mating pair of Empis tessellata, while the female is feeding on a Bibio fly.

    Show Us Your Bugs

    And a pair of Weevils in a similar mood!

    Show Us Your Bugs

    A Bee Fly in flight

    Show Us Your Bugs

    Also flying, Eupeodes luniger

    Show Us Your Bugs

    Just add on your insects and keep this thread going. Don't worry if you can't identify them.

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    Re: Show Us Your Bugs

    Can Jim or someone ID Jim's bug? I like that one too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by IzzieK View Post
    Can Jim or someone ID Jim's bug? I like that one too....
    It's a hummingbird moth Izzie.

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    looks to be a hummingbird clearwing - http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pol...ird_moth.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    It's a hummingbird moth Izzie.
    You did that very nice Jim...I love it very much. I have not seen one before...

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