Nice shots Frank. That looks like a Harlequin as they come in a variety of colours.
Nice shots Frank. Even that grotesque fly looks respectable!
Predators! Where? ;-)Nice shots Frank, I thought you preferred bird shots :-)
Lovely post Frank...your shot of the fly is very excellent...you even got the sheen of the wings!
I noticed loads of ladybirds on the nettles toady, all sorts of variants, I assumed they were harlequins.
Roy. Thanks for the confirmation.Rene. I agree.Chris. Yes, I do but you cannot ignore all the other wildlife around us.Crista. A little bit of sharpening in 'post production' helped.Warren. I hope the link I sent over is useful.
Even without a macro lens those are lovely photos. The contrast of color on the photo of the hoverfly is really nice.
That fly is excellent Frank, with or without a macro. Great detail on it.
I think your Ladybird is the Harlequin.
I don't have a macro lens either, still saving up for one but close-ups are pretty darn good!!I haven't seen any of the ladybugs around here yet.. but then, maybe I haven't poked my nose into the leaves much yet... I've seem to be in the fishing frenzy lately...Take care.
Wow - you did brilliant without a macro lens! All great - especially the detail on that fly!
Frank...these are fantastic images. I've seen Hoverflies around here and photographed them, but I had no idea what they were. I recognized that striking pattern of yellow and black. I don't have a macro lens either...we should start a support group. ;-)
Hello, I found you through Shy Songbird. That fly shot is wonderful and without a macro lens, wow!
Nice shots Frank and a great fly! I think you're right about the Harlequin - sadly!!
Lovely, especially the Hoverfly on the purple bloom.
Wow! These are fantastic. Really beautiful. Amazing shot of the fly.
I don't think you need a macro lens..your photos are absolutely wonderful!! That last bee photo is really nice..look at that wing detail.. and the little ladybug looks pretty snug in that leaf!! I think you did a wonderful job of capturing a pseudo-macro series!!;-)
I'm back from my 10 days gone and am busy checking blogs. These photos are terrific, Frank! Love the last one, the middle one, and the first one! Good work.
Hi "Early Birders".Lynmiranda & Tricia. Thanks for the confirmation.oldcrow61. Welcome & thanks.Mick, Keith, Shelley, Leedra, Cindy, Tina & Mona. Thanks for approving my 1st semi-macro post.Michelle. Another item to add to the Xmas wish list. Hope the fishing is reaping suitable rewards?Kelly. Support sounds good but who's got long enough arms..ha ha!
Great shots Frank especially of the fly.
Hi Frank, These are really great bug shots.
Lovely close up shots,well done Frank.John.
Hi Joan, Steve B & John. These little critters certainly tested my patience but at least they don't move about as quickly as the bees & butterflies.
The fly photograph is indeed exceptional! Which lens?Bedse Caves
Hi Bhavesh. Thanks. Taken with Canon EOS 450D using standard 17-85 lens. [85m F7.1 @ 1/125].
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