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Here's one of mine, not the best shot in the world of Cinnabar Moth caterpillars (with added red soldier beetle).

Great shot James, especially love the composition http://nwstatic.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

Last spider from me today, same one as above (have moved said image so not sure if it will still show or not?) just a tad sharper....

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What a lovely thread, will contribute, searching now(80000+ images), maybe some time... :)

Fist one I found, please forgive me for being out of focus http://nwstatic.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif post-4726-1222542474_thumb.jpg

I will scour and find some better ones over the next few days.

Regards,

Russ.

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What a lovely thread, will contribute, searching now(80000+ images), maybe some time... :)

Fist one I found, please forgive me for being out of focus :)

I will scour and find some better ones over the next few days.

Regards,

Russ.

Lovely burnett moth Russ :)

Last spider from me....honest!!

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None of mine are that close-up as I have only a cheapy 3mB digital camera but within those limits, I'm quite pleased with these for the subject, if not the photos.

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Found this one in my garden just hatched from it's larval stage.

Superb shot that!!!

Heres a small copper butterfly, I accidentally had the ISO on a 1000 so its not so good but I like the bokeh and its my first small copper butterfly :D

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Grabbed a couple of (not very good) shots of this little monster, around 2 inches long.

Took me a while on Google to identify it as a Devil's Coach Horse Beetle. I can only recall seeing it once before here in Co Antrim, many years ago. Possibly more common in other parts of UK/Ireland?

Although it has no 'sting in its tail' it can give a painful bite with its strong pincer-like jaws. It also emits a foul smelling odour, as a defensive secretion, from a pair of white glands at the end of its abdomen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocypus_olens). YUCK!!

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Bit of a late appearance from this beauty.

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Red admiral. Quality isn't that good as I had to rush before the dogs scared it off.

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Better Red Admiral one

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Small Tortoiseshell still around today as well.

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I must say, I use my Macro almost exclusively for wild flowers, however as I prepared this shot of Pyramidal Orchid, along came a Small Skipper and here we are!

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Here are a couple more nice photos, which in my naivety I shall call dragonflies. I know I am wrong. :unknw:

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Mac, great I never seen one of those little beauties!

Greyowl lovely Red Admiral I dont have any luck in photoin those!

simooshy, I have not a clue what your catter is but great shot :) love the dragonflies also

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I wondered if anyone knew what this fella was? ;)

Here are a couple more nice photos, which in my naivety I shall call dragonflies. I know I am wrong. ;)

Hi simooshy great pics, I think your caterpillar is a Pale Tussock Moth and you're right they are dragonflies. The first one I think is a Common Darter and the second a Migrant Hawker, but I'm not too sure as I'm not very familiar with dragonflies.

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Any idea what this little fellow is, took the picture in Guadalest (Spain)

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took this earlier in the year and now have it as my screen saver, not sure what caterpillar it is though? any ideas?

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nice butterfly here too peacock i think?

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Any idea what this little fellow is, took the picture in Guadalest (Spain)

Two Tailed Pasha I think.

took this earlier in the year and now have it as my screen saver, not sure what caterpillar it is though? any ideas?

Possibly a Buff Tip moth?

my first flutterby with macro lens :D:rolleyes: was a happy bunny with this one

That's great Louby, I can never get very good shots, I think I should save up for a lens.

Here's one of my butterfly ones.

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Nowt wrong with that shot at all James, tis a very good shot! one I would be proud of that is for sure :rolleyes:

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Nowt wrong with that shot at all James, tis a very good shot! one I would be proud of that is for sure :rolleyes:

Thanks Louby, probably the only one though lol, I'll need to practice more.

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Thanks Louby, probably the only one though lol, I'll need to practice more.

Well get out there and practice! :rolleyes:

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My first attempt at some insect photography.

Large Red Damselfly, Pyrrhosoma nymphula (found out after research!)

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Not the best photo in the world, taken with a relatively cheap camera (not one of those fancy SLR £400-for-another-lens cameras!))

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