PA Mountain Bugs...

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by lanthier, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Spent July 4th weekend with my in-laws on their mountain "resort." This thread will highlight some more of the "bug" shots I managed to get, despite very volatile weather (could have been worse I suppose). Bugs are new for my shooting, as many of you know :wink:

    Here are a few...

    1. Damsel 1 (105VR, 1.4TC, f22, tripod, 1/25)

    PABugssm1-vi.jpg

    2. Damsel 2 (105VR, 1.7TC, f16, tripod, 1/50)

    PABugssm2-vi.jpg

    3. Frittilary (105VR, 1.4TC, f8, 1/250)

    PABugssm3-vi.jpg

    4. Hoverfly (105VR, 1.4TC, f5, 1/1000)

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  2. photofox

    photofox

    189
    Jun 8, 2008
    Over here
    Excellent clarity, colours and composition on all. :)
     
  3. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    Very nice Rich, great colors and composition.
     
  4. Beautiful shots, Rich!
     
  5. Nice series Rich

    #1 and #2 are eastern forktails, immature female and male, respectively. The butterfly is a Fritillary, probably Aphrodite.

    Cheers,

    Larry
     
  6. Bob Coutant

    Bob Coutant Moderator Moderator

    May 17, 2005
    Pleasantville Ohio
    Nice collection Rich. Be careful though -- "bugs" can be addictive:wink::biggrin:
     
  7. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Beautiful shots. Love the compositions. #2 is awesome.
     
  8. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    No2 is just lovely rich. Thanks for sharing these, I do hope you had a nice trip
     
  9. Thanks Nigel, kind of you to comment.

    Thanks Paul. I hope you are feeling better???

    Thanks Jukka, nice praise from a master! :wink:
     
  10. Thanks for the comments Larry, as well as the species IDs!

    I know, I had a lot of fun with the Damsels, and they were very still, easy to capture...

    Thank you Master!!!

    Thank you Robert, the trip to the in-laws is always fun for me! I get treated like a king and get to do whatever I want :biggrin: