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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.

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Tamron 90 mm f2.8 macro + 32mm ext tube Check out Totally Tamron!
Title:Daddy Longlegs
Username:brian1208 brian1208
Uploaded:18 Jun 2004 - 6:36 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Patricia Fenn
18 Jun 2004 - 6:49 AM

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 Smile

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johnjohn01
johnjohn01  1258 forum posts England
18 Jun 2004 - 6:49 AM

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.

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 109962 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2004 - 7:07 AM

Thanks both - my BB is crashing again - so I hope this gets out,
Brian

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 10570 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2004 - 7:24 AM

Cracking shot Brian, nicely composed and good detail, well taken.

Regards
Terry.

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billydo
billydo e2 Member 1077 forum postsbillydo vcard United Kingdom
18 Jun 2004 - 7:56 AM

Great macro shot Brian, good detail and DOF.
I never realised they could look so good!
Neal.

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banburymike
18 Jun 2004 - 7:56 AM

Great image Brian, you're right about the wing! spot on!

Regards

Mike (banbury)

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brian1208
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18 Jun 2004 - 8:08 AM

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 Smile

Brian

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naturenut
naturenut  111801 forum posts England
18 Jun 2004 - 10:22 AM

Wow, that is really sharp Brian, well done.
Big Click.
Margaret.

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flossie
flossie  101557 forum posts
18 Jun 2004 - 10:46 AM

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.

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brian1208
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18 Jun 2004 - 10:55 AM

Thanks Margaret and Anne. Not scarey at all Anne, but their larvae can cause damage to the lawn. Trout love them Smile

Brian

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tull
tull  10181 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jun 2004 - 12:32 PM

Great macro Brian,superb detail and colour. Great work.

Best wishes.
Mark.

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brian1208
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18 Jun 2004 - 12:41 PM

Cheers Mark

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12276 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2004 - 2:19 PM

Beautiful macro Brian, pin sharp where it matters & well composed.

Mike

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scragend
scragend  10 Scotland
18 Jun 2004 - 3:17 PM

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!

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lordposh
lordposh  1045 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jun 2004 - 4:25 PM

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....

Roger
Always a pleasure seeing your work.

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u08mcb
u08mcb  105817 forum posts
18 Jun 2004 - 6:04 PM

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.

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18 Jun 2004 - 6:53 PM

Superb crisp detail in this shot, good colours too. Well done.
Click.

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fishiee
fishiee  10457 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2004 - 7:25 PM

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!

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IanA
IanA  103048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2004 - 8:22 PM

Your macro work is astounding Brian!
Great shot.

Ian (clicked)

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magda_indigo
18 Jun 2004 - 10:54 PM

what a fantastic image, sooo sharp and colourful, well done, click (*:*)

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2004 - 11:34 PM

Great macro Brian. Well done.

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gajj
gajj  1032 forum posts
19 Jun 2004 - 3:58 AM

Isn't it amazing what we see through the lens! Such detail, very impressive.
Regards,
Jan

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19 Jun 2004 - 6:39 AM

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.

Brian

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jon1169
jon1169  1051 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Jun 2004 - 12:00 PM

Excellent detail as usual - I hadn't realised they were so patterned until I saw this. Click from me.

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19 Jun 2004 - 12:07 PM

Thanks Jon - it looks just like the "originals" in my fly box doesn't it Smile

Brian

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speeedyblue2
19 Jun 2004 - 2:41 PM

This is a cracker Brian, so much detail against the super green background, wery well done.

Mary

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19 Jun 2004 - 2:51 PM

Thanks Mary

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Denise
Denise  12279 forum posts
19 Jun 2004 - 5:30 PM

Amazingly sharp and detailed. Well done!

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BrianM
BrianM  11 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2004 - 7:47 PM

Superb ! A great capture and a great image. I love it.

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brian1208
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19 Jun 2004 - 7:52 PM

Denise, Brian - thank you for taking the time to comment

Brian

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mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2004 - 12:40 PM

I would be pleased with the wing detail too. (and the other bits as well)

Mattw

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brian1208
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28 Jun 2004 - 2:13 PM

Thanks Matt

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gndphotography
1 Jul 2004 - 10:08 PM

Another great shot, I haven't checked your profile for a while and you have loads of great new shots :0)

Click,
Gav

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1 Jul 2004 - 10:23 PM

Thanks for taking the time to look Gavin - its always nice to get feedback from a fellow "bug-shooter"

Brian

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