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    One of those common little orange flies

    Orange fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    A fly feeding on hogweed

    Fly feeding on hogweed by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    this fly may be Exorista larvarum due to having hair on the eyes

    A fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    No idea what type of moth this is and its a not a great shot

    A moth by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    This is a hoverfly on an ivy flower I think it is Episyrphus balteatus

    Hover fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    A couple of soldier beetles, there was a lot of this about.

    Soldier beetles by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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    Alf, can you let me know what lenses you use for these pictures and how you get such clarity with the images?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingstoo View Post
    Alf, can you let me know what lenses you use for these pictures and how you get such clarity with the images?
    We have been through that before here

    http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/sho...ighlight=macro

    It is down to a combination of things in simple terms they are:

    Accuracy of focus (sometimes a lot of shots are taken)
    Depth of field
    Quality of lighting (I almost always use flah with a homemade diffuser)
    Processing I always shoot in RAW and process in a combination of Lightroom and photoshop.

    Then there is a lot of practice and perseverance need I find along with a fair bit of determination.
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    Thanks Alf, my memory isn't what it used to be...

    Practice and perseverance is probably the key...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingstoo View Post
    Thanks Alf, my memory isn't what it used to be...

    Practice and perseverance is probably the key...
    Dave
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    As I said if you come up this give me a shout.
    How do shoot MF or AF zoom macro lens flash or natural light tripod or handheld.

    All of which can work.


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    Quite chuffed to find quite a few of the wildlife and landscape photographs I took while managing operations in Nyika National Park, Malawi made it into the newly published guide to somewhere very remote and seldom visited but which CNN has apparently decided is at number 10 on the list of must see places in Africa - though TBH I suspect that the chances of your average CNN viewer being able to find Africa (let alone Malawi) on a map and being prepared to visit are slim to none!

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nyika-Guide...cm_wl_huc_item

    http://edition.cnn.com/travel/articl...ces/index.html

    Not sure how I feel about being caught on the other side of the camera lens and immortalised in print surveying a trail with one of the rangers though!

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    Brancho, mate, your photos just get better and better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THOaken View Post
    Brancho, mate, your photos just get better and better.
    Thanks mate I appreciate that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brancho View Post
    Thanks mate I appreciate that.


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    Yeah I don't go on here much anymore, but I remembered this thread and saw your work. Keep it up, it's great.
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    Here is another shot

    Bumble bee on flower by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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    Great photos that you have in this section. It really is heartwarming to see this animal freely roam around on their safe habitat.

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    All taken on one walk in East Hendred. Lovely...

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    Default Bushmoot Tree Climbing Toad

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    whilst undertaking a call of nature during the night at the Bushmoot I encountered a toad which was climbing a nearby tree feeding on insects

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOaken View Post
    All taken on one walk in East Hendred. Lovely...

    Nice set Taylor some nice finds

    Quote Originally Posted by chas brookes View Post
    Hi
    whilst undertaking a call of nature during the night at the Bushmoot I encountered a toad which was climbing a nearby tree feeding on insects

    DSC00479.jpg

    click on pic for larger image
    Nice toad Chas
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    I went off to a local small nature reeserve in a disused limestone quarry for a macro safari. I was shoping to see dtagon flies and I did but I saw so much more some of which I could not get close enough to I need to return hopefully we will have some nice weather soon.


    A hover fly on a flower


    Hover on flower by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    A hover fly on a leaf tasting its feet


    Hover on leaf by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    A moth


    moth by Alf Branch, on Flickr




    A dragony fly that was not easy to stalk but I managed


    Dragon fly 1 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    Dragon fly 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr




    A green shieldbug


    Green shieldbug by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    Green shieldbug 1 by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    Another bug


    Notostira elongata by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    A couple of butterflies


    Painted lady by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    Peacock by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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    More macro safari shots mostly from an early cool morning in the quarry.


    A frogghopper


    Frogghopper by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    A couple of harvestmen encountering each other and a green shieldbug included for free (this may need to be viewed large on Flickr)


    Harvestman meeting by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    A red legged shieldbug


    Shieldbug on flower by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    A spider waiting for breakfast to arrive


    Spider covered in dew by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    A snail on some hogweed seeds


    Snail on hogweed seeds by Alf Branch, on Flickr



    A couple from a sunny morning and something that is first for me in the garden this year a honey bee


    Honey bee 1 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    Honey bee 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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    This Dragon never landed anywhere that I saw


    A Dragon fly by by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    I think this is an Emerald damselfly


    Damsel fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr




    I am not sure what this dragon is


    Dragon fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    You know what they say big nose big tongue
    This is a fairly ditinctive hover fly ringhia campestris


    ringhia campestris 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    ringhia campestris by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    From a couple of months ago with my usual set up


    Ichneumonoid wasp ovipositing by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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    Splendid, all of them; but the Dragon that Never Landed is a stunning photograph in all respects. To my eye, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macaroon View Post
    Splendid, all of them; but the Dragon that Never Landed is a stunning photograph in all respects. To my eye, anyway.
    Thanks mate
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    Found this slowworm whilst in the highlands a couple of weeks ago. Believe it or not its the first one I've ever seen!

    I also saw a boar around loch arkaig. They seem to be digging up a lot of the turf in the woods. A games keeper told me they escaped off a estate to the north west around 8 years ago and have been thriving and spreading ever since with the first regular sightings this year. Be good to see if anyone else has come across them and how they dealt with the situation? (My reaction was to drop my pack and climb up the closet tree, seems slightly overkill now as it didn't take any notice of me...)

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    Nice lizard Danny and I like the tale of the boar
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    More recent shots

    Time for tea by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    Hide and seek by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    Damsel fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    Leafhopper by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    finally here goes with this little guy

    Common froglet by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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    Great stuff, I love looking at these pics...
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