Some insect stuff

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  1. doenoe

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    Here are some pics of stuff i also found in the butterfly garden. And the last 3 pics are made in another part of the zoo.
    #1 This mantis wasnt suposed to be in the butterfly exhibit, i think you can see the reason why (the butterfly got free btw)
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    There are some more threads i made with more shots of this day. Here are the links:

    Butterflies *funky green*
    Butterwings
    Butterflies *funky lighting*
    Butterflies *the regular shots*

    I processed about 60 shots, but they arent all in these threads. For the rest of the pics you can go to www.daanschouwe.nl

    Thanks for looking
    Greetz Daan
     
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    i have never seen such unbelievable macro work. you are so talented (and lucky with that first shot) haha
     
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    As always, nicely done.

    I sent a link to this to some one I work with...

    Her reply
     
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    no.1 is really beautiful

    what are these things in no.4 and what is that other thing in no.5 ?!
    i've never seen things like this!
     
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    I couldn't look at the spider, arachnaphobic :) I'm sure it was beautiful though lol. I love the first one though, nice shots :)
     
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    Thanks for the comment and thanks for the nomination :D
    Well, thank you :) And yes, i was really lucky with that first one. I didnt even notice the mantis at first. Was just thinking "Why is that butterfly acting so wierd" and then (after a minute or so) i noticed the mantis. It all made perfect sense then :lol:
    Cheers
    Well, #4 are butterfly eggs. And #5 is the empty cocoon, the butterfly just came out and this is what was left over. Thanks for the reply :)
    There were like 10 of these spiders in that tank, and this was one of the smaller ones. I think the biggest was about 15cm, but it was to far away to take a good shot. But i dont think you mind that ;) Thanks for the comment :)
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Whoa. I like 3. And 4. And 5.
    And ... ach, you know: once more I love them all. Including the spider pic. I like spiders well enough.

    Those butterfly eggs though are of a soft, mild, simple beauty of their own. Can't say I've EVER seen such thing before.

    You held the flash in your left hand and let it fire from there? With the left arm stretched out?
     
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    When im walking around in the exhibit, i have the camera in my right hand and the flash in the left. When im taking the pic im just moving the left hand around, so i get the lighting that i want. So sometimes stretched, sometimes crossing my righthand and sometimes from above, etc, etc.
    I always like the butterfly eggs. They are tiny (about 3mm across), but still got alot of detail in it.
    Thanks again for your reply Corinna :)
     
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    Wow. I actually like these better then your AWESOME butterfly shots. Mainly because personally I find these critters more interesting. I love #2 and #6. But what is #6? It looks like those aliens in Men In Black that talk to Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones...
     
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    Thanks for the compliment :)
    Im not really sure what #6 was, some kind of stick-insect. It does kinda look like the MIB aliens. Here is a picture with almost the whole bug on it:
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    That is awesome. Such vibrant colour which of course defeats the purpose of looking like a stick...
     

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