Insects and a tiny world of flowers...
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    Insects and a tiny world of flowers...

    by beeb » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:28 pm

    Not sure if this was a native bee or a hoverfly, by he time I looked up over the viewfinder it was gone so I didn't get a chance to distinguish it by its flight...

    Rest a moment... by T. Flack, on Flickr

    This little guy got a bit shirty when I got close to him and started waggling his tail around. Possibly trying to impersonate an aggresive ant? Love how insects seem to defy gravity like this!

    Mantis Acrobatics by T. Flack, on Flickr

    And while this probably isn't a true macro image, it was certainly a close-up. Working distance was around 5mm!

    Cacti Flower Universe by T. Flack, on Flickr
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    Re: Insects and a tiny world of flowers...

    by sprint06 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:47 pm

    Nicely done, that first one does look like a hover-fly.
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    Re: Insects and a tiny world of flowers...

    by W G » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:51 pm


    I think you have excelled yourself with the last one. It is not quite there yet but you are well on the way to a different plane of understanding with it.

    Macro carries with it a great many trials and tribulations which result in side-tracking photographers into a quest for WHAT IT IS (illustrated in the others here — albeit the ant is incredibly good story telling). But you have boldly ventured into the terrain of WHAT ELSE IT MIGHT BE.

    I love it,
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    Re: Insects and a tiny world of flowers...

    by LOZ » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:19 pm


    All things bright and beautiful,
    All creatures great and small,
    All things wise and wonderful,
    The Lord God made them all.

    Each little flower that opens,
    Each little bird that sings,
    He made their glowing colors,
    He made their tiny wings.

    The purple-headed mountain,
    The river running by,
    The sunset, and the morning,
    That brightens up the sky;

    The cold wind in the winter,
    The pleasant summer sun,
    The ripe fruits in the garden,
    He made them every one.

    He gave us eyes to see them,
    And lips that we might tell,
    How great is God Almighty,
    Who has made all things well.
    Calm down its not real life its a internet forum:)

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