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    First, some natural light shots.

    Paterson's Curse
    [​IMG]DSC_5163 by Dave vdW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC_5166 by Dave vdW, on Flickr

    Not sure what this is, but the seeds have a nasty spike on them
    [​IMG]DSC_5167 by Dave vdW, on Flickr

    Flashed shots - I made a new modifier for my speedlight. Seems to throw out some pretty soft light now, but is hampered by the same problem as all my previous setups: when you get real close, the shadows get quite dark.

    Paterson's Curse, closer
    [​IMG]DSC_5140 by Dave vdW, on Flickr

    Bee
    [​IMG]DSC_5147 by Dave vdW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC_5145 by Dave vdW, on Flickr

    Hoverfly
    [​IMG]DSC_5157 by Dave vdW, on Flickr
     
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    Love the second Bee photo :thumbup:
     
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    Yeah, that's one of my favourites from the season so far.

    Thanks for the comment; I was starting to wonder if anyone was even looking at the thread...
     
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    Cool shots man, please keep 'em coming
     
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    I love that last macro bee shot. Those eyes are so beautiful!
     
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    Amazing photos, thanks for sharing! :thumbup:

    Please link some arachnid photos if you get any, they look incredible in close-up!
     
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    Thanks all.

    BlueRaven - I will do that for sure. Have not managed to find any yet this season, unfortunately. At least not while I have my camera on me.
     
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    Photos are unreal, thank you for sharing!

    Ed :)
     
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    Missed this one in the first scroll-past, absolutely fascinating photo.

    In fact they all are mate, that caterpillar... :shock:

    Showed thread to my GF, she said "he manages to make bugs look cute!" (she loved the bee shots).
     
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    Great captures... :thumbup:

    I need to get back out'n'down too...
     
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    Thanks!

    Yes. Yes you do.
     
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    Today I learned that bees have hair on their eyes.

    Now I get what you mean about "how do they see" when coated with pollen.

    Wonderful photos, keep 'em coming mate! :thumbup:
     

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