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Daddy Longlegs

By brian1208
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.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Denise, Terry L, tull and 22 more

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PatriciaWilson 14 615 58 Greece
18 Jun 2004 6:49AM
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 16 58 England
18 Jun 2004 6:49AM
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.
brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2004 7:07AM
Thanks both - my BB is crashing again - so I hope this gets out,
Terry L Plus
14 596 5 England
18 Jun 2004 7:24AM
Cracking shot Brian, nicely composed and good detail, well taken.

billydo Plus
14 79 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2004 7:56AM
Great macro shot Brian, good detail and DOF.
I never realised they could look so good!
banburymike 14 114 England
18 Jun 2004 7:56AM
Great image Brian, you're right about the wing! spot on!


Mike (banbury)
brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2004 8:08AM
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

naturenut 15 1.8k England
18 Jun 2004 10:22AM
Wow, that is really sharp Brian, well done.
Big Click.
flossie 14 1.6k
18 Jun 2004 10:46AM
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.
brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2004 10:55AM
Thanks Margaret and Anne. Not scarey at all Anne, but their larvae can cause damage to the lawn. Trout love them Smile

tull 14 181 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2004 12:32PM
Great macro Brian,superb detail and colour. Great work.

Best wishes.
brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2004 12:41PM
Cheers Mark
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
18 Jun 2004 2:19PM
Beautiful macro Brian, pin sharp where it matters & well composed.

scragend 14 3 Scotland
18 Jun 2004 3:17PM
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!
lordposh 14 45 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2004 4:25PM
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.
u08mcb 14 5.8k
18 Jun 2004 6:04PM
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.
denian 14
18 Jun 2004 6:53PM
Superb crisp detail in this shot, good colours too. Well done.
fishiee 14 478 3 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2004 7:25PM
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!
IanA 14 3.0k 12 England
18 Jun 2004 8:22PM
Your macro work is astounding Brian!
Great shot.

Ian (clicked)
magda_indigo 14 418 England
18 Jun 2004 10:54PM
what a fantastic image, sooo sharp and colourful, well done, click (*:*)
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2004 11:34PM
Great macro Brian. Well done.
gajj 14 32
19 Jun 2004 3:58AM
Isn't it amazing what we see through the lens! Such detail, very impressive.
brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2004 6:39AM
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.

jon1169 14 51 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2004 12:00PM
Excellent detail as usual - I hadn't realised they were so patterned until I saw this. Click from me.
brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2004 12:07PM
Thanks Jon - it looks just like the "originals" in my fly box doesn't it Smile

19 Jun 2004 2:41PM
This is a cracker Brian, so much detail against the super green background, wery well done.

brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2004 2:51PM
Thanks Mary
Denise 16 279
19 Jun 2004 5:30PM
Amazingly sharp and detailed. Well done!
BrianM 15 6 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2004 7:47PM
Superb ! A great capture and a great image. I love it.
brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2004 7:52PM
Denise, Brian - thank you for taking the time to comment

mattw 14 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2004 12:40PM
I would be pleased with the wing detail too. (and the other bits as well)

brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2004 2:13PM
Thanks Matt
1 Jul 2004 10:08PM
Another great shot, I haven't checked your profile for a while and you have loads of great new shots :0)

brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2004 10:23PM
Thanks for taking the time to look Gavin - its always nice to get feedback from a fellow "bug-shooter"


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