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    Default Post your funky insects...here...

    Here's a real funky lookin' hymenoptera (wasp type) 'bout the size of a dime or larger:



    Any POSITIVE ID would be appreciative...& any links to Alaskan Entomology ID flow charts would be even more appreciative! (for you uneducated types entomology=insectology) :P

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    Funky bug #2...strange large beatle, 'bout the size of a nickle or larger:


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    Here's one. IDK the name of the bug but whatever it is it was pretty dang small, about 1/16 inch or so. I used a 105mm 1:1 macro lens with a 2X macro tc to get this and even then it's a cropped photo.

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    My Niece Summer, this photo was taken by her Mother. EEEwwwww I thought, she was very brave to pose with it on her face.

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    Wolverinelady, yer reaction reminds me of Sponge Bob & Patrick watcin' Sandies "Wormy!" LOL!!!

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    LOL! That show plays in my house....but I don't really pay attention! lol

    Here two more shots....she is brave!

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    Neat pictures,

    A bit of a reach for me with the slug but it kinda fits. My 4 yr old daughter wanted to go for a hike and take pictures of slugs. So we did. Had so much fun may do it tomorrow as well. hehe

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    My niece Summer and I were out picking blueberries when she showed me this grasshopper she found, so I wasted a few minutes taking pictures of her and the grasshoppers.



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    This spruce boaring beetle was near my Mothers house, just had to get a picture.....
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    Default springtails

    AkSKeyMoe, I believe it's a springtails.
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    Thank you, tull777.
    Here's another photo of a springtail.

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    Another nice one! Is that natural light?

    Check out this guys bug shots. Just about the best macro insect photographer I've ever seen...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lordv/3...7601921624603/

    Look for his "Top Most Interesting" pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gogoalie View Post
    Funky bug #2...strange large beatle, 'bout the size of a nickle or larger:

    I had my moose skull out in the yard and these guys were all in it thick as flys... friendly though.. i caught some at my place in clear and they just scooted around in my hand..
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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    Another nice one! Is that natural light?

    Check out this guys bug shots. Just about the best macro insect photographer I've ever seen...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lordv/3...7601921624603/

    Look for his "Top Most Interesting" pics.
    Thanks tull777. Yes that was taken in natural light.

    Thanks for the link. Amazing work! Kind of makes me wonder how he kept the bugs from moving while taking his shots for stacking.

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    I'm gonna try the stacking someday. I've heard that some people refrigerate the insects so the they slow down while photographing them. Not ethical! What ever!!! :O/ Supposedly Lordv does not use that technique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    I'm gonna try the stacking someday. I've heard that some people refrigerate the insects so the they slow down while photographing them. Not ethical! What ever!!! :O/ Supposedly Lordv does not use that technique.
    Dry ice in a small cooler works well too, that way you can carry it around in the field with you. I've used that technique for photographing dragonflies. Don't have to leave them in the cooler long, after taking them out they're motionless for a good 30 seconds or so before thawing and flying away.

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