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pronty

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Originally posted by Atrax
Great skills Pronty! Is that a Pepsis wasp?

Atrax
A Pepsis wasp? Where?

The big photo I posted is of Cicindela sylvatica, A Tiger Beetle.

However in that area there are wasps that lay their eggs in paralyzed wolf spiders.
 

Baphomet

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I used to take a LOT of wildlife photos...even won a couple of ribbons (money would have been gladly accepted though :D ), and oddly enough, as much as I enjoy reptiles and arachnids, my subject of (photographic) choice was always birds of prey:

Hawks, Eagles, and Owls.
 

pronty

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I have also tried taking photos of different kinds of birds. I like to take photos of all kinds of animals and also plants and scenery.

Here's "Lacerta vivipara":
 

Bry

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Great pictures, pronty. That lacerta looks like she's gravid and ready to pop. I can't believe how big her abdomen is in proportion to the rest of her body.

Bry
 

sunnymarcie

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Great pictures !
I like to take photos of everything!
I can just go out, any old place and take pix:0)
I guess I have way toooooooooo many hobbies!:)
All of them are on my other drive, I'll have to switch the
wires over, so I can put a few up.
There are some on my Ophoto web page on the net

http://www.ophoto.com

Just look up my user name: sunnymarcie :)

Sorry, I can't rmember the exact url:rolleyes:

And also on my site, check below for the home page button:)
 

Valael

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Incredible pictures.



That lizard looks OBESE!


I've always wanted to get in to photography, but it seems like a QUALITY camera is costly as can be.



Either digital or uh.."normal"
 

conipto

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Thos pictures are really great pronty - Seems you have quite the talent for getting them. What kind of hardware are you using?

Bill
 

pronty

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Originally posted by conipto
What kind of hardware are you using?
Canon AE-1 SLR, 50mm lens, 15mm and 50mm extension tubes.
 

Valael

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I love that dragon fly.


How much did that whole camera set up cost you?
 

pronty

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Originally posted by Valael
How much did that whole camera set up cost you?
Whole setup?
Umm.. about...

Canon AE-1 camera body: 100 Euros (I have 3 of them)
50mm lens: 50 Euros
400mm lens: 600 Euros (for bird photos)
28mm lens: 100 Euros (for scenery photos)
15mm extension tube: 100 Euros (new)
50mm extension tube: 100 Euros
+ many other accessories...

Most of them were second-hand.
The Canon AE-1 is the 1976 model....
 

Ravnos

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Just thought I'd make this thread load even slower. ;)



One cool thing about nature photography in TX is that you can find just about anything to take a pic of - including the kitchen sink.



Rav
 
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