Hedgehog fly...what?

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  1. lextalionis

    lextalionis TPF Noob!

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    Folks, I'm in "super Zilker Botanical Gardens, Austin, TX mode" this week and next as it's my final two weeks working at an office that's only a 3 minute drive to the park. I move to a new building at Beecaves and 360 in two weeks. I will really miss taking lunch breaks at the Zilker Botanical Gardens!

    All shots taken with a Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, and this DIY Ring-Flash

    #1 Hedgehog Fly (Scotiptera sp, undescribed, Tachinidae)
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    #2 Hedgehog Fly (Scotiptera sp, undescribed, Tachinidae)
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    #3 Queen (Danaus gilippus)
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    #4 American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
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    #5 American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
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    #6 Bee
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    #7 Bee
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    #8 Bull Frog
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    #9 Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)
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    Thanks for looking!
    Roy
     
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  2. TrickyRic

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    Some great shots in there. That fly is really quite gross! Have to say I don't like the leg chop in that frog shot.
     
  3. lextalionis

    lextalionis TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Richard...yea that frog...only got one shot off...he jumped with the flash.

    -Roy
     
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    TrickyRic TPF Noob!

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    Shame. Frogs usually make good models, they tend to sit quietly waiting for you to get your shots :). I guess there's a lesson to learn here - You're better off taking the time to set a tripod up and use more natural techniques for the light than to flash a frog ;-).

    I hadn't noticed before, but any idea what that lump is on the bee's leg in shot 7? Looks like some form of abscess! Such a cute bee too, I could almost stroke her!
     
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    I say all of them are amazing shots with excellent details.
    Well done.
     
  6. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Robstar's saying it all.
    Wow.
    I once more wish I had a proper macro lens and a softbox for my Speedlite.
     
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    tom.ganc TPF Noob!

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    WOW
    Some really good shoots there. I love the sharpness and detail on them. Well done

    I wist to have propper macro lens ... But some day...
    Good job
     
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    Nice shots there Lex!!

    I really like the fly shots, great detail!
     
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    Bifurcator TPF Noob!

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    Wow... those really suck... You're such a beginner!


    J/K.. gotcha! :lol:

    Seriously tho, those rock! I love 1, 4, and 7 especially! GJ :thumbup:
     
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    Very nice shots.
     
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    I really love your photos lextalionis, your a great inspiration. And you make my photos look crap, haha. What settings did you use for the fly ones?
     
  12. Crazydad

    Crazydad No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Beautiful pictures! I feel bad you are moving away from Zilker, but you will be close to Wild Basin Preserve. Beats being next to I35 and 1325 in Round Rock. I don't even bother to bring my camera to work.......
     

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