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  1. alfbranch

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    Here are some recent shots

    As far as I can tell from my book this massive thing at about 1 inch long which I thought was a moth from a distance due to its size is a Giant dark horsefly or Tabanus sudeticus.

    It was very nervous and left after two ok shots

    [​IMG]Giant dark horse fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    A decent shot of an earwig

    [​IMG]Earwig by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    A ladybird larva

    [​IMG]Ladybird larva by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    A Frogghopper back into a corner so no rear view for a change

    [​IMG]Frogghopper by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    A hoverfly feeding

    [​IMG]Hoverfly by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    A leaf hopper nymph cicadella-viridis

    [​IMG]Leafhopper nymph by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    What do you think?
     
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    Unlike most people I am not a great fan of face type shots, but they are all good and the hopper's face details is really good. The hoverfly is an unusual angle which show details you don't normally get to see - always a good thing. I really liked the horsefly - I am surprised that it didn't try to bite you.
     
  3. Graham

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    Lovely shots Alf, all good lighting too, no favs this time.
     
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    Thanks David
    I was surprised the horsefly didnt come back to have a go. One did later but it was smaller.

    Thanks Graham

    Thanks Icy I though you mlike that one.
     
  6. ChrisA

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    The hopper pose and face is great. Oh my gosh! ( saw that OMG alternative on a magazine in Dentists waiting room!) that horsefly - I just read about it - I'd of run a mile!
     
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    Nice set Alf.

    That horsefly is massive! Good picture of it too - super clarity; I get a 3D feel about it, like I could almost reach out and touch it. (Well, that wouldn't be very sensible would it!)

    I think the earwig is very appealing too.
     
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  8. alfbranch

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    Thanks Chris I didnt know what it was as I aproched I was being pestered by a smaller one a short while later and I took a swipe at it they are just about the only insects I will lash out at.

    Thanks Nick
    I was happy to get the earwig
     

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