A few from Cloud forest near Cali Colombia

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  1. davholla

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  2. Steven Dillon

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    The paratized leafhopper is very cool. It looks quite hairy. I like the bee too.
     
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    My favorite is the bee ! How did you get it such a great shot ? I have a 60mm and my shots are blurry. I will post my pic and would like love to hear your suggestions.
     
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    Feel free to post your shot but it must have the aperture and shutter speed.
    I would guess that your problem is due to one or more of
    1) having an aperture of less than 11 I normally have at least 18 but 13 is fine (I think 2.8 which you used is not going to work).

    [​IMG]Centipede IMG_5976 by davholla2002, on Flickr

    2) Have a shutter speed of less than 60 (depending on the person some people need higher than that, if you use a flash you can use less).

    I find that the macro setting on Canon cameras does not work very well and stopped using it years ago (best thing I ever did).

    Saying that you also need to take lots of photos to get a good one. If you look at my stream there are 3 missing pictures between one bee shot and the next, that is because there were 3 rubbish ones. I hope to get 10-20% good but for difficult subjects it can be a lot less.
    [​IMG]Bee IMG_7634 by davholla2002, on Flickr
     
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    Donde Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Nice assortment there. Is that a fungus on the hopper?
     
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    Yes there is on the second one, fungus on insects seems a lot more common in Colombia than in the UK.
     
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    Thanks so much for sharing your information and giving me suggestions. Appreciate it and will try it on my next photos . I think I shall re take that Santa photo
     
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