I didnt have to wait long first good spring macro!

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  1. Hooker771

    Hooker771 TPF Noob!

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    Im pretty proud of these shots for my first adventure out for insects and macro. I lifted up a log and found what I believe to be a mole salamander, I took some photos in the light box for verification and the a couple upon release. The next log I pick up there was some type of wasp eating and cleaning. I fired off several shots. I was using very cheap extension tube without contacts so I tricked the lens to f13 on the canon xs and addded the tube. All were shot with the tokina 2.8 macro

    I have to say I dont think the "bee" is a wasp though. THe back had huge segmented yellow sections. Help?

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    Here is one more of the inside of a blooming tulip tree.
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    Nice. Im still amazed everytime time I see pictures like these. What focal length is you lens?
     
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    I used the 100mm with the two smaller extension tubes. The tubes dont have the contacts (got some on order) so I had to "trick" the lens to f13 using the ap preview button and unscrewing the lens while holding it in.
     
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    i like the last shot alot :)
     
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    Beautiful shots! Your wasp looks like a queen yellow-jacket (meat-bee in some parts) while I usually don't advocate killing wasps--they're a personal favorite--if you got rid of her you would be getting rid of about 2 or 3 thousand offspring over the summer!

    They build underground nests, or in a log, as you see. Sometimes they do make above ground nests, but underground is typical.
     
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    Wow, thanks for the tip on the bee. Next time I see her maybe ill get rid of it. I hate the thought of a couple thousand of those so close to my yard with my 2 kids running around. Fun to photo though.

    Heres a couple more shots from yesterday.

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    Here are a couple crops I just did.

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