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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Good illustration Geoff. That sort of differentiation almost takes the ID to a forensic level. Did I say "almost"? Nice images BTW.

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    A couple of Dragon Fly's


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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Cracking shots David, particularly the first.

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    nice David, think you really have those guys well trained

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Had a bit of an afternoon at a local Nature reserve, a few Hovers and that beetle again :-)

    Rutpela maculata
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    Sphaerophoria sp. female
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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Cheers Mark, I wish lol, great captures looks like you had a good day out mate!

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Great shots guys! How the HELL do you get so close? That dragonfly would have up and run on me for sure! I need secrets so spill already

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    This is without a doubt pushing the limits of this thread but there is a spider dead center and it is a very pretty shot.
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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Hats off to you guys for these wonderful shots...!!!

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Cheers Barbara, the answer to that is loads of patience, and even more disappointment, coupled with tons of swearing and frustration

    I have found that Dragon and Damsel Fly's return to the same perch most of the time after you spook them, if your lucky then you can edge closer and get a keeper!

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Defo one there B

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Thanks Izzie, have you got that Macro lens yet? and how is Bills recovery coming along?

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

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    Cheers Barbara, the answer to that is loads of patience, and even more disappointment, coupled with tons of swearing and frustration.................
    ......and sore knees!

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by John 2 View Post
    ......and sore knees!
    That goes without saying John!

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    and a bit of judicious cropping sometimes - mind you still pretty close, less than 2 feet

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    but these are hovers so easy to get reasonably close to compared to Dragons.

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Very nice Mark, I find Dragons easier to get close to than Hovers, that second image is from about 4-6 inches away and has not been cropped

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    wow, very impressive David - no way I get that close to them except later in the year when they calm down and the temp drops a bit then only about a foot or so, my macro's closest focus is 1.2ft

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by deetheturk View Post
    Thanks Izzie, have you got that Macro lens yet? and how is Bills recovery coming along?
    Yes I have got my macro lens already and I love it...the last hibiscus submission was the last time I use it. I just filled up the frame so I do not have to crop anything off.

    (Bill's been swearing like a sailor again when watching political tv stations, so I think he is back to normal ...and I am back to taming his mouth again. Thanks for asking...)

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Sorry pal, I thought you were still waiting on it that will explain how good those last shots were then

    Good news about Bill too, let him swear its a man thing

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Definitely E. luniger there, Matt. Those shots nicely show the Y shape on the frons which is an important part of the identification.

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