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  1. orionmystery

    Backlighting

    Thanks for looking and commenting, Dave, Wade, tirediron, Derrel, Leonore, JacaRanda, Braineack. Much appreciated.
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    Backlighting

    So i have been fooling around with backlighting a lot lately. It doesn't always work but it sure is a lot of fun! Feel free to hop over to my Flickr stream to check out the usual (front) lighting shots! Beautiful, elegant white moth with backlighting. Geometridae, Ennominae Ourapteryx sp., ID...
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    Mantids of Malaysia

    Mantis threesome! LOL. See the next pic. Deroplatys lobata IMG_8021 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr Dead Leaf Mantids (Deroplatys lobata). Two males on one female. Malaysia. Deroplatys lobata IMG_8011 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr Dead Leaf Mantis (Deroplatys desiccata.)...
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    Venus 15mm 1:1 wide angle macro lens

    Thank you, Raj. Much appreciated.
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    Venus 15mm 1:1 wide angle macro lens

    Thanks for looking and commenting, tirediron, ruifo, crimbfighter, jimmerjamma. It is FUN to play with. Not easy, but that's part of the fun too! Yes! I don't shoot full flash with this lens as I want to background/environment to be seen as well! It's not easy to light up such a big scene...
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    Venus 15mm 1:1 wide angle macro lens

    I received this lens from Venus/Laowa earlier this week and managed to test it out in the field a couple of times. A steep learning curve for me as wide angle macro is something completely new to me. I have seen many wide angle macro shots that I like though but getting the kind of shots I like...
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    Emerging House Centipede

    Thanks for looking and commenting, scotter2044, DarkShadow, Wade, Brian, tirediron. Much appreciated.
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    Emerging House Centipede

    A newly molted house centipede (Scutigeridae). Scutigeridae_MG_0329 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr Scutigeridae_MG_0326 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr Backlit Scutigeridae_MG_0341 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr Backlit Scutigeridae_MG_0346 copy by Kurt...
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    Snakes of Malaysia

    Pretty ribbon. Striped Coral Snake (Calliophis intestinalis) playing dead, again. They are really good at this! Highly venomous. Malaysia. Calliophis intestinalis_MG_9318 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr Red-headed Reed Snake (Calamaria schlegeli). Montane forest, Pahang...
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    Long-toed Salamander

    Very nice. I love salamanders. Don't have them where i am.
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    Mixed bugs and lightings

    Nom nom nom. House centipede munching on a katydid. Selangor, Malaysia. Scutigerid eating katydid_MG_8710 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr Wild flower. Iridaceae. Likely Trimezia martinicensis - ID credit: Ahmad Fuad Haji Morad. Selangor, Malaysia. Trimezia martinicensis...
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    Back with more snakes!

    Thanks.
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    Back with more snakes!

    Thanks. Yes, Pit Vipers are venomous. Thanks, Brian. Thank you, funwitha7d. Thank you, gooner. Thank you, weepete.
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    Back with more snakes!

    A rather bitey Painted Bronzeback snake Dendrelaphis pictus_MG_8469 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr Malayan Whip Snake with big bulging eyes Ahaetulla mycterizans_MG_8491 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr Ahaetulla mycterizans_MG_8765 copy by Kurt...
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    Tropical reptiles and amphibians

    Thanks, Brian.
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    Beautiful Snakes!

    Thank you, JacaRanda. Thanks, Lamora. Thank you, JamesScott86. Thanks, Kev.
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    Tropical reptiles and amphibians

    Up close with a Hagen's Pit Viper (Trimeresurus hageni). Malaysia. Trimeresurus hageni IMG_8120 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr Good looking and cooperative male (?) Bell's Angle-head lizard (Gonocephalus bellii) posing for me at night. Malaysia. Gonocephalus bellii IMG_8063...
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    Gorgeous jewel beetle

    Thank you, JamesScott86. Thank you, TwiliteLens. 60mm F2.0 macro lens, no add on. Thanks, Wade. Thank you, bribrius. Thank you, Matt. Thank you, otherprof.
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    Gorgeous jewel beetle

    Thank you, Brian. Thanks, funwitha7d.
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    Spring.

    Lovely shots! I spotted a rabbit :P
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