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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
4 Oct 2012 8:26PM
And better music!!!Wink

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brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 8:33PM

Quote:Houston will kill ya


I've only visited Houston once, for a conference during the Summer and to visit our research labs there.

It was a classic story, you come out of a cool air-conditioned hotel into the 90% humidity and 90 degF air in the canyon between the sky-scrapers and your glasses steam up (as do a man's nether regions Tongue )

(Mind you, its not so bad as Qatar in full sauna mode, gets to over 105 degf and around 100% hunidity at times in the Summer there!)

I soon came to appreciate the air conditioned underground malls you have in Houston Smile
AnneWorner e2
7 618 43 United States
4 Oct 2012 8:34PM

Quote:And better music!!!Wink
Oh yeah, Austin has that!

Here's one of the spider images. I'm getting jammed up with work, so gotta let the computer idle for some hours. This is a golden orb weaver (argiope aurantia) if I'm not mistaken. It is most likely a female due to her size. I took her body to be around 2" - don't know how big if the extended legs were to be included in the measurement!

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AnneWorner e2
7 618 43 United States
4 Oct 2012 8:37PM

Quote:Houston will kill ya

I've only visited Houston once, for a conference during the Summer and to visit our research labs there.

It was a classic story, you come out of a cool air-conditioned hotel into the 90% humidity and 90 degF air in the canyon between the sky-scrapers and your glasses steam up (as do a man's nether regions Tongue )

(Mind you, its not so bad as Qatar in full sauna mode, gets to over 105 degf and around 100% hunidity at times in the Summer there!)

I soon came to appreciate the air conditioned underground malls you have in Houston Smile



I do miss those underground malls!
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
4 Oct 2012 8:42PM
Gorgeous shot of that spider Anne, a real winner.

We used to stay at a hotel in Houston attached to a pretty classy mall, the Galleria if I'm not mistaken, and didn't have to go outside. Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
4 Oct 2012 8:48PM
Great arachnid pic, Anne. Smile
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 8:50PM
That's a fearsome looking spider Anne, is it venemous, the colours look as it it may be? Good shot of it regardless

Looking through today's images I found another Dragon shot, this one perched for a brief moment with the sun directly behind it. As I had the FL600R on the hot-shoe I tried it as a fill-flash against the contrajour light. Its not bad but again, with more practise, I think it could be much better

(the spots on the wings and head are water drops from a nearby ornamental waterfall that it was patrolling)

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rogerfry e2
9 525 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 9:18PM
Great Spider and Dragon!.......I haven't got any insects, so I'll throw a Hyena into the mix.

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AnneWorner e2
7 618 43 United States
4 Oct 2012 9:29PM

Quote:Gorgeous shot of that spider Anne, a real winner.

We used to stay at a hotel in Houston attached to a pretty classy mall, the Galleria if I'm not mistaken, and didn't have to go outside. Smile



I will get back to work - soon Smile Ah, the Galleria - classy is a good word for it? Thanks for the feedback on the spider.
AnneWorner e2
7 618 43 United States
4 Oct 2012 9:31PM

Quote:That's a fearsome looking spider Anne, is it venemous, the colours look as it it may be? Good shot of it regardless

Looking through today's images I found another Dragon shot, this one perched for a brief moment with the sun directly behind it. As I had the FL600R on the hot-shoe I tried it as a fill-flash against the contrajour light. Its not bad but again, with more practise, I think it could be much better

(the spots on the wings and head are water drops from a nearby ornamental waterfall that it was patrolling)



Brian that is one fine shot of that dragonfly. Looks like it is bathed in sunlight - would not have guessed fill-in flash.

No, the spider is entirely beneficial Smile I think the only two venemous spiders we have here are the black widow and the recluse. I've a nice tarantula somewhere in the yard, but that's another beneficial one.
AnneWorner e2
7 618 43 United States
4 Oct 2012 9:32PM
Roger, hyenas in the mix - most welcome. Really good natural shot of it.

And it's a lot nicer in here than in the VS gallery Wink
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
4 Oct 2012 9:35PM
Like that dragon Brian; and a nice lurking shot of that hyena Roger.

Denny
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
4 Oct 2012 9:36PM
I'll have to find something to post.Smile
AnneWorner e2
7 618 43 United States
4 Oct 2012 9:40PM
There is a tiny pink chrysalis visible in the image I posted of the interior of the hatching container. This is the queen that emerged from that - a female. This shortly after eclosure. I happened to walk by when she was emerging and didn't have the camera in hand - darn!

She's pumping fluid from her abdomen into her wings. You can see some of the scales from her wings attached on the inside of the now empty casing. How cool.

Olympus EM-5 - 45mm/4x close-up filter.

(I'm letting the site reduce this one for me - no time! lol)

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rogerfry e2
9 525 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 9:40PM

Quote:And it's a lot nicer in here than in the VS gallery Wink

Too many losses....I opted out Sad

Was the spider with the kit lens?

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