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Erin Holmes

Posts: 6580

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

They're all beautiful, but my first instinct is still "kill it with fire".

Aug 30 13 11:05 pm Link

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Calli Pygian

Posts: 8101

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Ooooooh, more pictures, yay!   big_smile


I tried to take a picture of this cool-looking, large, flying insect I saw yesterday that was holding a wasp between its legs.  I was inside and tried to take a picture through the glass, but it came out blurry.  When I tried to go outside, it flew off   sad   If it comes back, I'll try to get a good picture and I will definitely share it here (maybe someone will know what it is).

Aug 30 13 11:30 pm Link

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Calli Pygian

Posts: 8101

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Erin Holmes wrote:
They're all beautiful, but my first instinct is still "kill it with fire".

I only get that way if something crawls on me.  I'm even fine with bumblebees landing on my hand, but crawly things on my skin?  Oh, hell no!  I still do find them all fascinating to look at, though.

Aug 30 13 11:31 pm Link

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Art Silva

Posts: 9621

Santa Barbara, California, US

Our beehive colony decided to swarm one day on the fence.
So cool that I could get so close to them without incident as they were all just chillin.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XVMxzQA6CII/UapEarVB2BI/AAAAAAAAWcQ/-rqPsXPb_zQ/s738-no/DSC_3122.jpg

Aug 31 13 06:29 pm Link

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scrymettet

Posts: 32754

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Great capture

Aug 31 13 06:58 pm Link

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Calli Pygian

Posts: 8101

Atlanta, Georgia, US

That's awesome!

I love bees, I think they look cute.

Sep 05 13 09:30 pm Link

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-JAY-

Posts: 6729

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Start saving your pennies:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Images/Review/Canon-MP-E-65mm-1-5x-Macro-Lens.jpg

Sep 05 13 10:20 pm Link

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Calli Pygian

Posts: 8101

Atlanta, Georgia, US

The shape makes me think of an old-school pencil sharpener.

I do need a really good macro some day, but it can wait until I have a big-girl job   smile

Sep 06 13 07:17 pm Link

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-JAY-

Posts: 6729

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Calli Pygian wrote:
The shape makes me think of an old-school pencil sharpener.

I do need a really good macro some day, but it can wait until I have a big-girl job   smile

Promaster makes a good enough 100mm f/3.5 macro that can usually be found under $100 - Ive used it quite a lot, and it's pretty nice.

Canon's 50 2.8 Macro @ $250
Tamron 90 f/2.8 $300
Canon 100 f/2.8 $400

Sep 06 13 11:08 pm Link

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Pondalee

Posts: 1852

Glendale, California, US

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2855/9696001980_26d7f405ed_c.jpg

Sep 07 13 11:46 am Link

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Caradoc

Posts: 19888

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

-JAY- wrote:
Tamron 90 f/2.8 $300

Bang for the buck, my vote's on the Tamron 90mm. It's one of my go-to lenses.

Sep 07 13 12:32 pm Link

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Calli Pygian

Posts: 8101

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Pondalee wrote:
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2855/9696001980_26d7f405ed_c.jpg

So.  Freakin'.  Awesome!

Sep 13 13 09:04 pm Link

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Calli Pygian

Posts: 8101

Atlanta, Georgia, US

-JAY- wrote:
Promaster makes a good enough 100mm f/3.5 macro that can usually be found under $100 - Ive used it quite a lot, and it's pretty nice.

Canon's 50 2.8 Macro @ $250
Tamron 90 f/2.8 $300
Canon 100 f/2.8 $400

I don't really have enough time to take photos that I can justify buying a lens right now.  The one I have does well enough for just having fun until I have more free time and money to spend on things I don't need.  I'll keep this in mind for the future, though.  Thanks!

Sep 13 13 09:06 pm Link