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Had a good day bug hunting yesterday. 3 new species captured which made up for the frustrations with NTL. Although a common bug, this is my first shot of a Daddy Longlegs. I was pleased with the wing detail.
You've every right to be pleased, it's a superb capture.
I've never seen one so clearly before, they're quite nice really, thanks
Aw! brian. Where's the Spider and Bee shot? Oh well this makes up for not seeing that.
Cracking detail particularly in the wings and perfectly positioned in the frame.
Thanks both - my BB is crashing again - so I hope this gets out,
Cracking shot Brian, nicely composed and good detail, well taken.
Great macro shot Brian, good detail and DOF.
I never realised they could look so good!
Great image Brian, you're right about the wing! spot on!
Thanks Neal & Mike. The closest I normally get to one of these is when I tie one on as a Dry Fly for trout fishing. Its remarkable how close the real thing is to some of my flies
Wow, that is really sharp Brian, well done.
Good grief Brian, this is terrific. Feel bad now for squashing them (only insect I do squash, I just have a thing about them, my Brother used to chase me with them when we were little) First time I've really looked at one, shan't squash them anymore! So Daddy Longs Legs' (now where was that thread about where to put an apostrophe when a word ends in s!) everywhere should be grateful to you for showing they're not really scary at all.
Thanks Margaret and Anne. Not scarey at all Anne, but their larvae can cause damage to the lawn. Trout love them
Great macro Brian,superb detail and colour. Great work.
Beautiful macro Brian, pin sharp where it matters & well composed.
As you say, the wing detail is superb. Perhaps losing the rest of the insect through a shallow DOF but then the bonus is the non-distracting background.
Probably true to say that every bug out there is worth a shot! Click!
Brian, don't know which is best here... you not havin BB and getting excellent shots like this, or you havin BB and missing this shot....
Always a pleasure seeing your work.
Oh I DO like this one!
The wings and abdomen are crisp, and the legs slowly softening as they run out of the focal field is excellent.
Superb crisp detail in this shot, good colours too. Well done.
Lovely shot Brian. Is this the same as the plain brown daddy longlegs we see as well? I have a couple of shots of this but nevrer got an answer as to weather it was the same species or not. They look really evil if you look closely at their heads... the plain ones have green eyes too!
Great detail in the wings. I'm sure you can't match that with feathers! Where exactly do you fly fish round there? I've never tried fluff chucking myself, except in a field once!
Your macro work is astounding Brian!
what a fantastic image, sooo sharp and colourful, well done, click (*:*)
Great macro Brian. Well done.
Isn't it amazing what we see through the lens! Such detail, very impressive.
Thank you all for commenting. I couldn't get back in yesterday afternoon so I was delighted to find all your responses this morning.
John - according to my book this is a Spotted Crane Fly. There appear to be several other types (I didn't know that) so I suspect that this will be different to the one with the plain body. I belong to Christchurch Angling Club and we have a wide range of waters. Fly fishing on lakes and little side stream of the Avon.
Excellent detail as usual - I hadn't realised they were so patterned until I saw this. Click from me.
Thanks Jon - it looks just like the "originals" in my fly box doesn't it
This is a cracker Brian, so much detail against the super green background, wery well done.
Amazingly sharp and detailed. Well done!
Superb ! A great capture and a great image. I love it.
Denise, Brian - thank you for taking the time to comment
I would be pleased with the wing detail too. (and the other bits as well)
Another great shot, I haven't checked your profile for a while and you have loads of great new shots :0)
Thanks for taking the time to look Gavin - its always nice to get feedback from a fellow "bug-shooter"
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