Firebugs and other macros

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by johnaalex, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Taken with a Nikon D300 and Sigma 150 2.8.

    1)
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    2)
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    3)
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    4) This was about a quarter of an inch long
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    5) This was about the twice the size of the first. I had to up the ISO to 1600 for this due to poor light.
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    Click on a pic for a larger version.
     
  2. Awesome stuff John. I heard this was a great lens, nice work.

    #2 is my favorite.
     
  3. Thanks, I must admit #2 is my favourite and it was one of those shots I was not trying to take. I was after a shot of the flower the wee beastie flew in and out in the time it took to focus and shoot!

    And yes, it is a very good lens :wink:
     
  4. Great images. I gather that the red and black bugs are the "firebugs?" I haven't heard that term before.
     
  5. Neither had I until a friend in another forum corrected me when I called them "beetles" :smile: Glad you like the pictures.
     
  6. jomike

    jomike

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    Jun 7, 2008
    Surrey. England
    Don't you just hate these know-it-alls! :biggrin:
     
  7. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    I like that last image John, I can see why they call them Firebugs with that bright colourscheme
     
  8. Wow, for ISO 1600 that is sharp! I'm impressed. My D50 is not so good at those high ISO's.