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Nikon D800 Macro: Hover and Damselfly

July 29, 2013 Leave a comment

I went out in the garden today to see how well the D800 would perform in macro photography, the most obvious benefit for me was the high iso capability enabling me to shoot at a small aperture combined with fast shutterspeed.
Shot at 1/1000s – it’s obvious how fast the hoverfly beats its wings.

hoverfly

hoverfly

while I find hoverflies pretty boring to shoot – damselflies are the very opposite; bright and coloured.

Damselfly

Damselfly

Mayday! Mayday! – A crash landing

July 27, 2011 Leave a comment

This big dragonfly crashlanded in our garden.

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Macro: Hoverfly

July 13, 2011 2 comments

Shooting without a tripod or flash in they rainy breeze can be tricky – but patience is a virtue.

Hoverfly , Syrphidae

Hoverfly , Syrphidae

Macro: Giant Horsefly

July 10, 2011 4 comments

These nasty buggers have a vicious bite.

Tabanus bovinus, Giant Horsefly

Tabanus bovinus, Giant Horsefly

Filthbug

April 13, 2011 Leave a comment
Filthbug

Filthbug

Weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus – black vine weevil)

August 3, 2010 2 comments

approx. 10mm in size.

Otiorhynchus sulcatus

Otiorhynchus sulcatus

Tenthredo mesomelas, Sawfly

June 14, 2010 Leave a comment
Tenthredo mesomelas, Sawfly

Tenthredo mesomelas, Sawfly

Cereal leaf beetle (Oulema melanopus )

May 16, 2010 Leave a comment
Cereal Leaf Beetle (Oulema melanopus)

Cereal Leaf Beetle (Oulema melanopus)

3 x Pentatomidae (?)

May 11, 2010 Leave a comment

I take a wild stab in the dark and guess that this insect is of the Pentatomidae family (further help would be appreciated).

Pentatomidae ?

Pentatomidae ?

Pentatomidae ?

Pentatomidae ?

Pentatomidae ?

Pentatomidae ?

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