an orgy with soldiers

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Roosje, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Roosje

    Roosje

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    May 25, 2005
    The Netherlands
    During a walk this weekend with our dogs we came across a flower covered with busy red insects, when I looked closer it was a true orgy with Soldier Beetles (Rhagonycha fulva) :biggrin:

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    Taken with the 70-300mmVR and Canon 500D
     
  2. That's some powerful flower there!!! :biggrin: They should bottle that perfume.... Great shots.
     
  3. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    lol Sandi, move over viagra, hahahaha ...nice shootin there Roosje, ya perv ...ROTFL
    ;-))
     
  4. Yes, Rhagonycha fulva is a pretty common beetle, and very active reproducer :biggrin:

    Nice shots.

    Cheers
     
  5. Roosje

    Roosje

    828
    May 25, 2005
    The Netherlands
    :biggrin:

    Thanks everyone :smile:
     
  6. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Incredible capture. I can't help laughing at Sandi's remark. :biggrin:
     
  7. The second pic makes me laugh out loud...great pix !

    Also love the 'Pink flower'...have [temporarily] borrowed it for my desktop...that is the best compliment I can pay you :smile:

    All the best
     
  8. Roosje

    Roosje

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    May 25, 2005
    The Netherlands
    Thank you, It also feels like a very big compliment! :smile:
     
  9. That's one fine lens on top of some great shooting. Is that just a natural close-up extension of the lens, or does it have a "macro" setting?
     
  10. Roosje

    Roosje

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    May 25, 2005
    The Netherlands
    Thank you :smile: De Nikkor 70-300mm VR does not have a macro setting like the Sigma 70-300mm apo. A pity I think, but thankfully it works really well together with the Canon 500D close-up lens
     
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