Honeydew

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Woodant harvesting the honeydew from the aphids, they have some nice colonies of Aphids going in a tree next door.

200 f4 micro + 2x tc, branch was blowing in the wind and at 1.8:1 magnification it was a bit tricky.

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And a Spring Asure, they are the first Butterflies to hatch around here there pretty small about one inch.

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Thanks for looking!

Martin
 
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It may have been tricky, Martin, but you got yourself one "hello" of a photo!

I wonder if these creatures of the near microscopic world ever have any sense that you are spying on them?

More great work! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Virginia
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Tha nks Paul, it is a great time of year, went out after work to shoot Ants and Aphids and there was a Deer across the street at the pond, a Racoon at the bird feeder and a snake on the ground by the Ants, I had to tell me self ignore every thing and stick to the plan or I would ber running around for different lenses and end up with nothing.

Well the flash helps with the movement from the wind and its a mater of taking lots of pictures to get one that works out. I will try tying the branch to something today to limit the movement.

Martin
 
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Martin, these are nice!

Question for you. I see you have the Tamron 90 and Nikon 200. Do you prefer one over the other for image quality? I was looking at the Tamron 180 vs the Nikon 200. The Tamron 180 is supposed to be even sharper than the 90. Just curious what your experience has been. Thanks,
 
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I think the 200 f4 micro is better quality than the Tamron 90 and with the longer working distance and tripod collar I prefer it and use it a lot more than the 90, I have never tried the 180 but I do here good things about it.

Martin
 
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