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Drop-in meeting

By Vpics
Hi folks, appologies for not having been around much lately on the site, sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day :-(
I managed to get a sequence of shots of the beetle on the right hanging in a droplet and the one on the left crawled slowly into frame as it worked it's way along the grass stem picking up more water with every droplet it came in contact with.
Taken at 2.5x magnification and using a small Lastolite silver reflector on the left to bounce extra light on the scene. With this lens, the more light you have the better!!

Many thanks to all who commented and voted on my previous upload.


Tags: Water Beetle Close-up and macro Droplets Wildlife and nature Humour and fun Cereal leaf beetle

Voters: barmymarny, andypitstop, bluetitblue and 31 more

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9 Sep 2010 7:42PM
Great macro work well done.

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madge 10
9 Sep 2010 7:45PM
Smashing I like it a lot well done
RTDS 9 Cyprus
9 Sep 2010 7:56PM
Awsome macro.
Great details.
bfgstew 11 668 105 England
9 Sep 2010 8:08PM
Magnificent macro work, love the catch light in the right hand water droplet, nice touch.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
9 Sep 2010 8:17PM
This is so different and a superb macro image. - gary
Freila 7 107
9 Sep 2010 9:05PM
Hi Works for me every time,He looks like he is just hanging around waiting till the other one passes the water droplet or you an't getting passed me. love it
9 Sep 2010 9:35PM
great work, well done,
330bmw 8 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2010 10:55PM
Amazing capture fantastic macro work..
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2010 9:05AM
Outstanding macro work again, Vic.
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2010 9:19AM
Great close up work Vic, lovely detail, very well done.
Regards Shaun
10 Sep 2010 1:33PM
Terrific shot,
superb work,well done indeed vic.ray

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