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  1. #871
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    I was looking out of the window when I spotted this Hoverfly larva on the prowl. So I went out a couple of times to grab some shots on the second occasion I got these

    Hover fly larva catching aphid by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    Hover fly larva eating aphid by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    The larva eating another aphid


    Hover fly larva eating aphid 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    Hover fly larva eating aphid 3 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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    Here are some of my recent shots



    A very small be a Hylaeus SP. but not sure which who was just hanging out in/on a buttercup


    Hylaeus bee 1 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    Hylaeus bee 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    This is a wasp or sawfly ovipositing but no idea what SP.


    Wasp or Sawfly by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    Here is a Scorpion fly apparently stealing from a spiders web.


    Scorpin fly eating by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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    Amazing shot! Was this taken using a trap camera or remote? beautifully caught!

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    Amazing shot! Was this taken using a trap camera or remote? beautifully caught!

    Quote Originally Posted by bobnewboy View Post
    Hi All, as someone was talking about photographing foxes, here's one of mine:



    Note that this is a captive animal of course, not a wild one, at the Surrey Wildlife Centre - a wonderful place to visit (no connection, just a happy visitor).

    Cheers, Bob

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    Default Would any spider aficionados be able to name this little fella?


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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsa View Post
    Amazing shot! Was this taken using a trap camera or remote? beautifully caught!
    Thanks . Note that it is a 'captive' animal shot as noted.

    No special stuff needed. It was taken sitting down with a hand held digital SLR, on a photo day, when you can get very much closer, or in with the animals. My tip is to always move away from the main group of shutterbugs, and sit quietly and comfortably on your own. No need to be completely motionless, but avoid sudden movements. And then snap away without 'chimping' - check your results later so you dont mss that ideal shot.

    Cheers, Bob
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    I didn't see the info at the bottom of the photo (viewing on an iPhone). Still, captured a great expression. Looking through some of these has inspired me to try and get out shoot more. A 9 month old has meant that dawn strolls with the camera has been put on hold for a while. I'll try and post some of my garden macro stuff though.
    Thanks

    QUOTE=bobnewboy;1817885]Thanks . Note that it is a 'captive' animal shot as noted.

    No special stuff needed. It was taken sitting down with a hand held digital SLR, on a photo day, when you can get very much closer, or in with the animals. My tip is to always move away from the main group of shutterbugs, and sit quietly and comfortably on your own. No need to be completely motionless, but avoid sudden movements. And then snap away without 'chimping' - check your results later so you dont mss that ideal shot.

    Cheers, Bob[/QUOTE]

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    Here is a Scorpion fly with a sweet tooth



    Male scorpion fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    Here is a ringlet buuterfly not an easy shot to get


    A ringlet by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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    Not technically outside, however I found this little guy flat against my conservatory wall. I believe it's a Pholcus phalangioides due to it's skull like face; a part of the cellular spider family.


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    Fantastic pictures yet again Alf... Still trying it myself... Maybe one day I'll get there.
    Having a brew with Lofty...

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingstoo View Post
    Fantastic pictures yet again Alf... Still trying it myself... Maybe one day I'll get there.
    If you are in the area I am happy to try and help.


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    Here are some shots from some of my latest macro safaris


    I was surprised to see this little hopper so exposed


    Little hopper by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    A bug


    Bug by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    A bumble bee


    Bumble bee on clover by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    A sawfly



    Sawfly by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    A scorpion fly



    Scorpion fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    A spider at home in the buttercups


    Spider at home in buttercups by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by brancho View Post
    If you are in the area I am happy to try and help.


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    Thanks for the offer Alf, I may well take you up on that someday
    Having a brew with Lofty...

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

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    The access to the upper Holmes River valley is about 20 minutes east of my place.
    Sometimes, the wildlife appears and disappears so quickly that even a quickie grab shot is impossible.
    These guys are not uncommon, they don't need to be in a hurry for anybody at all.

    First is an adult, possibly most of a yard from nose to tail.





    Second is a very young one, the size of a big loaf of bread.
    In the next moment, the little one fell over a branch and got high-centered with all 4 legs flailing in the air.
    Had to go step on the branch and off the kid went.


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