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sweenytodd

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Sandy , that beetle shot is fantastic !!:cool: I take it you staged it yes ?? Doesn't take away from the pic in anyway was just wondering ...
 

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Nope, straight from the wild. I was lying on my stomach with the camera as close as I could get it with a macro filter on the lens.
 

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Nope, straight from the wild. I was lying on my stomach with the camera as close as I could get it with a macro filter on the lens.

Fair ****s to ya then ,as I said wouldn't have taken away from it anyway , was just interested to know :guinness:

I love macro shots and wish I could have more than I point and shoot compact :(

Mind you with a little luck I sometimes get some nice ones with it , Nikon coolpix 5600

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Patience and a steady hand payed off for you though :)

This is the original picture of the Green Tiger Beetle. As you can see I cropped a fair bit out of it :)

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Patience and a steady hand payed off for you though :)

This is the original picture of the Green Tiger Beetle. As you can see I cropped a fair bit out of it :)

Yeah cheers they not perfect but not bad for a wee point and shoot job , steady hand ?? There was a roach attached to the other end tugging away :D

Well I spose when cropping like that it is even more important to have good camera and have everything bang on , anyway no more rambling , lets leave it to the pictures :)
 

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Slow-worm

I know next to nothing about slow-worms, save that they are legless lizards (I've been legless a few times myself :wine:). I was walking up the dirt track on my way back to the car from the Tay yesterday and I came across a dead one lying in the middle of the track. It was in 2 pieces, with the last 4 inches of its tail lying alongside the rest of it. The last half inch of the broken end of the main bit was nearly off as well. Very strange. I know they can shed their tails, but the tail was broken off half way rather than it being the whole tail (going by where its cloaca was situated - I'm assuming that is fairly much the beginning of its tail) The whole thing was about 15 inches if you joined it back together. The only other sign of damage was a rather flattened section of about an inch long, about 3 inches behind its head, like it had been squished by something. There was no sign of kids on bikes only a couple of lassies on horses and a horse would have done much more damage if it had trod on it.

I don't normally photograph dead things, but I couldn't resist bringing it home for a go with the macro lens... I no doubt did a buzzard out of a meal.

Colours maybe a wee bit faded by next day (didn't have time last night). Overall it has a dark olive hue.

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Took this one last year, from our back bedroom.Didn't have time to change any camera settings as I had to be super-fast with the shot taken through double glazing too!
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Don't want to talk about it as I am just getting over the whole experience :eek:

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Quick question for you birdies out there. Saw a pair of birs flying around the pub garden today that I am pretty sure I have never seen before. They were a similar overall colour to a chaffinch but a fair bit bigger with much longer tails (more like a wagtail size and shape although they were definitely not pied or yellow). They also had a small crest pointing back off their heads.

Any ideas? Got me stumped!

Cheers Dan
 

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Quick question for you birdies out there. Saw a pair of birs flying around the pub garden today that I am pretty sure I have never seen before. They were a similar overall colour to a chaffinch but a fair bit bigger with much longer tails (more like a wagtail size and shape although they were definitely not pied or yellow). They also had a small crest pointing back off their heads.

Any ideas? Got me stumped!

Cheers Dan

Hmm, nothing springs to mind. Any other info?

Some pics from my New Zealand trip a few years back.

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Superb macro shots Stu. I just can't get the lighting like that - think I will give up on bug shots.

Back to birds.... :whistle:

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Awsome pics. What lens were you using?
 
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