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  1. Overread

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    Butterfly!

    Rainy days are not good if your an insect with big wings - and I found this little red admiral trying to dry off after wet spell on the road - so I promptly moved him off to the side where a car wheel would not result in more roadkill - and of course took some shots!

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    f13, ISO 200, 1/200sec flash used

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    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3462/3997357033_a923736366_o.jpg
    f13, ISO 200, 1/200sec flash used

    I know the eye is missed in focus - but I still sorta like the shot.
     
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    very cool. If you ever come downunder I'll hire you to take pics of my Tarantulas :D
     
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    Looks like a chilean rose-haired Tarantula. Very cool. I want close ups of my T's in attack mode.
     
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    The name rings a bell - certainly it was avery calm spider - there was no glass for that shot. Infact its the display spider who gets brought out to be held by visiters to the centre he was at.

    As for spiders in attack mode --- erm ---- I'll pass thanks ;)
    Though I know one photographer who taped some mirrored material to the front of their camera setup so as to get bugs to see their reflection and issue a challenge.
     
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    wuss. :p chilean rose-haired Tarantulas are docile, that's why people are allowed to handle it. Mine on the other hand have a danger rating of 4 out of 5 and should never be handled. mind you I handle them all the time. Still, mine will only bite you if you piss them off to the extreme and they start hissing at you.
     
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    I didn't know they were this scary! :D
     
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    Are they radioactive?

    Love the pics OR. Though I thought that a low aperture was for close up shots (I'm only a beginner though).
    I think that the focus in the 2nd one is good like that, as it shows the glittery bits.
     
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    Not scary - pretty!! Its just a different kind of pretty!

    Now hissing spiders --- those ARE scary!

    The wings are really nice and glittery - but missing the eye is the big no no of most animal photography (I mean like most rules you can break it but you gotta break it really really well!). As for the aperture once you try close up and macro photography you'll find that you need those small apertures. The depth of field is tiny (just look its only getting a few millimetres across the insect) which also brings up the need for either a tripod and slow shutter speeds or a flash.
    Of course you can do shots wide open - creates a great effect - but can be a lot harder - depends really on what you want to create with the shot,
     
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    But they have hair !! :p

    I do think the blue on its wing is very pretty.
     
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    You think that is hairy - wait till you see a moth - those things are fur coated! (least some of them are).

    Besides butterfly hair is nice thick erratic unbrushed hair - not like wasps which are all half bald with bad combovers (I mean it would work, but they never got the idea of comb"over" and tend to go for a more static hair look)
     
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    They're kinda like punkers then..
     
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    I like to stroke wasps and bees; their hair is so soft
    And I haven't even been stung
     
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    ^^ I just take pretty pictures of them
     
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    I try, but they fly away before I get to them with my camera
     
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    Aye you gotta get up really early in the morning to get many bugs - when they are all cold and sleepy is the best time because they just sit there and don't care how close you get.
     
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    I get up before the sun!
    But at that time I take pictures of dewy flowers/grass