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  1. alfbranch

    alfbranch

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    Here are some of my recent finds


    1. I think this is Cantharis nigricans

    [​IMG]Cantharis by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    2. A solitary bee sunning itself in my garden possibly a male

    [​IMG]Solitary bee- by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    3 A fly sunning itself

    [​IMG]Fly sunning itself- by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    4. A Harvestman hiding in a hogweed leaf

    [​IMG]Harvestman- by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    5. A queen wasp starting to build her nestin a hawthorn which was keeping me back so I was struggling get a better shot

    [​IMG]Queen wasp building a nest- by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    6. A male Zebra jumping spider Salticus Scenicus my first siting of a male this year

    [​IMG]Salticus scenicus Male- by Alf Branch, on Flickr
     
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  2. Andy Johnson

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    #2 and 3 my favs but the wasp is interesting. I don't think iv'e ever seen a UK wasp building in a tree.
     
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  3. Ajophotog

    Ajophotog He's macroscopic !

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    Nowt wrong with these Master of Macro.
     
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    Love that last shot Alf and a male at that, very nice, Dont think I have got any male shots tbh.
     
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  5. Leroy4bz

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    Last one is a cracker. Are these the little spiders i see sunning themselves, but move like lightening when you get near. I really love those little eyes, all my friends and family think I'm weird because i see the beauty of bugs, they just say "yuk"
     
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    Ha ha, join the club Leroy. Iv'e had a life time of being called weird for the same reason :)
     
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  7. alfbranch

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    Thanks Andy

    She was making progress 5 days later

    [​IMG]Wasp nest progress 5cm-8cm by Alf Branch, on Flickr
     
  8. alfbranch

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    Thanks very much Alby
    These were taken with just the sigma 105 and pringle diffuser on my camera mounted flash

    Thanks Graham
    I have shot males a few times I have even videoed one going into a females nest look here https://flic.kr/p/tL4ZYc
     
  9. alfbranch

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    Thanks Leroy
    They will be those spiders if they are wandering around on the wall away from a web.

    Here is a female

    [​IMG]Female-Salticus-scenicus by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    and one eating

    [​IMG]A big meal 3 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


    I have been getting that at home I get asked if I am going to look for Bob.
     
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    Excellent set Alf(y)(y) Now I miss the jumping spider:D
     
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    Thanks Icy
    I hope you dont mind but where are you?
     
  12. hoftwi

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    I am in Newark (Notts) now and finished my trip in HK:(
     
  13. GardenersHelper

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    Nicely varied set Alf (I'm envious :)). Very interesting with the wasp and its progress. I love the first image - colours, composition, detail. Very tasty.
     
  14. alfbranch

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    There must jumping spiders in Newark.

    Thanks Nick.
     
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    But normally is the same one, the Zebra - Salticus Scenicus, I would like to see different species. I know, I am being greedy:p:D
     
  16. alfbranch

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    I know what you mean all I find is Salticus scenicus.
     
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