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If you go down.....

By ringyneck the woods tonight. Beware !
The sun at last came out at 7 pm last night.Quick,get out see what's about. Went to see if any more Butterflies were around. FAILURE. Started on various wild goose chases,including trying to match Bevzed's buzzard.He was flying around the little local wood. Another failure,but all that was there was a pair of....THESE.Think I know what was going on but not sure.The one was leading and the other stayed almost locked on.
Could Not get both in one frame and believe it or not they DID move too fast,as it was so dark in the wood at 8pm that all the settings I tried showed up a blur on the FACE.Not that there was a face!
In the end it needed some flash.
I have left it the size as shot,as the out of focus stuff helps to lead the eye into the centre.
f 4.5
ISO 125
150mm focal length

Tags: Woods Litter Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Slime Slugs Wildlife and nature

Voters: Badgerfred, JudeC, BEVZED and 11 more

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27 Jul 2007 12:24PM
Nice capture Keith,
JudeC 14 6 3 England
27 Jul 2007 12:42PM
Good shot - JudeC
BEVZED 14 1.1k United Kingdom
27 Jul 2007 6:21PM
Them there buzzards aren't easy are they!
Butterflies? Pooft .. I'll leave them to you Keith!
These things? well .. I'll leave them to you too being as you've done it a lot better than me! Smile

Good one Keith, especially in that light, and the flash didn't interfere and blow it out,
Well done,
Nettles 13 England
27 Jul 2007 9:51PM
Well that's the last time I go down to the woods!!
You did a great job here in what looks like very difficult conditions.
Well done you.
peterkin 17 673 England
27 Jul 2007 10:21PM
Well, you did a good job under the prevailing conditions. Many macros of small critters just show them close up on a twig or blade of grass or filling the frame; very nice, of course, but I like to see them in their habitat - like this.

bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2007 10:45PM
brilliant shot.. great light
sparklep 14 146 1
27 Jul 2007 11:22PM
Yuk! but great.
SueWB 14 England
27 Jul 2007 11:43PM
I found one of these in my garden recycle bin was SEVEN inches long!! YUCH
sandrish 17 36 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2007 8:24AM
Very well captured, especially in the circumstances.

Newtman 15 2 5
30 Jul 2007 9:47AM
Not my favourite animal, but a great shot.
GlenD 14 United States
31 Jul 2007 2:08AM
Lovely looking slimer
Good one
Abster 13
14 Aug 2007 7:06PM
i hope he is nearly there good shot

chodge987 14 20 Scotland
18 Aug 2007 2:20PM
Very good, dof does help to make your eyes wander further into the image.. CLIK


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