Thanks. I went for the latest generation of the Tamron 90mm macro -
I managed to get an 'as new' for ~half price through mpb. This is a big step up for me from the 18-55mm stock lens that came with my old Nikon SLR but I'm really happy with the results so far.
Common Darter sunbathing on a wooden gate at dusk last evening
I'd say that was money well spent! Your darter is a beautiful image. I'd be very pleased to be able to call that mine.
A couple from yesterday.
And a couple of non-dragonflies.
What camera are you using that with? I've been looking at the same lens recently, seems the best value Nikon macro lens.
@aggi I went for a D7500 body. I know they are relatively old but I thought that it was better value than the newer D750 and had all the spec I would ever need (well at least for now). Also, looking round, like lots of other high tec goods it seems DSLRs are not always in stock, particularly newer models whereas there seemed to be fewer issues with D7500 availability.
@Jehannum more great photos!
What’s the bottom one here pls?
I think it's one of the more common Robberflies, possibly the Kite-tailed Robberfly (Tolmerus atricapillus)? If so it'll be a female - see Steven Falks page at https://www.flickr.com/photos/63075200@N07/albums/72157629652926157/ for examples
Pisaura Mirabilis / Nursery Web Spider doing a late evening sunbath the other day.
Cheers. I was wondering if it was with a cropped sensor and looks like that is.
Thanks, I had no idea what it was.
I spent a fair while trying to get a decent shot of one of the red dragonflies hovering, but eventually the Domestic Authority's patience ran out and we had to get on with our walk. I can't imagine the season is going to last much longer.
Pornhub now sueing for breach of copyright.....
A female Scorpionfly
^ This. :-)
They're really smart insects. Definitely feels like the end of the summer season for insects with cranefies everywhere.
Lots of these all over our house, inside our house etc.
What are they actually called? I've always called them Weetabix spiders but I suspect they're not really called that...
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