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VR8

Ottawa, CA
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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008
Wed 07-Nov-12 05:39 PM

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This is one of series of shots I took of Jagged Ambush Bugs, they make for great subjects as they do not move much, they sit in ambush of much larger insects.

Ambush bugs are true bugs and the venom they inject can be, I am told very painful, but without lasting affect.

The challenges include their small size (around 10mm), the other insects and bugs around them, the wind (high up in goldenrod, any breath of air had an effect) etc.

105mm, extension tubes, usually 36 plus 24, and I still had to crop, ISO 100, F14, 1/320sec SB 900, SD-9, Lastolite Speedlite Softbox, focusing rail and tripod.

Victor

My website: www.rakmilphotography.com


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rb4good

Jacksonville, US
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#1. "RE: Jagged Ambush Bug" | In response to Reply # 0

rb4good Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 22nd May 2006
Thu 08-Nov-12 06:09 PM

Nice capture Victor,I have never seen one of these.

Rick

VR8

Ottawa, CA
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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008
Thu 08-Nov-12 06:22 PM

Thanks. I hope to do more with different beasts in spring.

Victor

My website: www.rakmilphotography.com

TEITZY

WUNGHNU, AU
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TEITZY Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments, most notably in the macro and sports forums. Registered since 14th Mar 2007
Fri 09-Nov-12 07:12 AM

Great looking bug Victor, well done.

Cheers
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VR8

Ottawa, CA
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#4. "RE: Jagged Ambush Bug" | In response to Reply # 3

VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008
Fri 09-Nov-12 08:12 AM

Thank you. They are a bit unexpected.

Victor

My website: www.rakmilphotography.com

mkbee1

West Valley, US
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#5. "RE: Jagged Ambush Bug" | In response to Reply # 4

mkbee1 Registered since 26th Nov 2012
Sat 08-Dec-12 10:02 PM

WOW!


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