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Paul

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  1. I think it might be Epistrophe elegans? It looks like it is defecating in the last image! Paul.
  2. Melanostoma scalare? Plus a lone wolf spider. Paul.
  3. He's a fine stag and the view is wonderful. Paul.
  4. A fine bed of bluebells - looks like a nice place to walk. Paul.
  5. There's a nice patch Geoff. Get the colour right can cause problems for some - but these look spot on. Paul.
  6. Of course one of the secrets to getting a good image in macro photography is getting the lens (or crops) where you want them to make the viewer look in the right place - and it's also important to have a background that doesn't ruin the image but hopefully enhances it. So in the short 7 image series, I have tried to show what I mean. (just to add, I handheld the camera and swapped the background between shots). The first photo is the dandelion clock taken (in the studio if you will, i.e. it's in the kitchen) placed close to a nondescript background, in this instance, the tiled
  7. Thanks for the selection Gareth Cheers too Polly & Geoff. Paul.
  8. The first Walnut Orb Weaver spider inside my garden this year - this male was rappelling down the fence... Paul.
  9. Just one? I swear there are a couple of dozen on the walls of the outhouse alone!
  10. Cheers Geoff. I have to really look hard to find things too yet - apart from slugs and woodlice, of which there are hundreds on the walls and fence! Paul.
  11. They can move quite quickly, but then it does have a lot of legs! 28 pairs I think I counted - and don't they look prehistoric? Paul.
  12. Thank you so much Polly - not sure what is in the bubble (refractions are inverted so hard to say really)... Thank you kindly Fogey Paul.
  13. Must have gotten a tad rained on. Paul.
  14. Hairy face yes, but he is a she so she needs waxing lol. Paul.
  15. Cheers Geoff. It was a nice day out and something I used to do more if in the past. Back to macro next though, lol... Paul.
  16. Thanks Polly, it was very hard to even find it! Paul.
  17. Here is a series of images where I started off further away from the spider, and then inched the lens closer until it scarpered! The 6th in that series is a crop though, just cos I can.... Plus there is a photo of the underside of a small walnut orb spider, and finally a house fly. All these taken at around 11pm... Paul.
  18. A day out at the nearest nature reserve, Brockholes (Lancashire Wetlands Trust). Some of these pics came out OK, but some due to distances and camera shake fared a little less well... Tufted duck Heron Sedge Warbler Large crop: Blackcap Great tits Reed bunting Male roe deer (camera shake included!) Female roe deer(s) Nuthatch Paul.
  19. Well done this week Cheryl - a great image. Paul
  20. We plan to go there today Geoff - Rachel has suddenly started to enjoy looking and listening for birds! (Won't last though!!!) Paul.
  21. Sounds like the perfect combo for birds! Paul.
  22. Cheers Geoff - there is something about their eyes though... Paul.
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