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Calidea dregii - take 3


The previous two shots, I showed two Rainbow Shield Bug (Calidea dregii) nymphs. They were the same size. In this picture there are 3 smaller nymphs of various stages, but much earlier stages than the previous two pictures. Since I was experimenting with the 50mm and extension tube, this one wasn't taken at best lens opening. I believe you can still see that these three are really small. The big one is 2 to 3 mm. The cable they are on, is about 1cm thick.


By the way, stepping up the ISO sufficiently to increase speed, enough to apply narrow f-stops, is looking for over-exposure in the midday African sun.



comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Nov 2015, 01:41
I'll just ignore all that high-tech, engineering palaver about the load-strength of multi-stranded cable and stuff, and say "This is one helluva picture, Louis.
Louis: You are right. The cable was made tu support the mass of a whole lot of these bugs grin Thanks for the eventual compliment, Ray.
Quite a beautiful line-up Louis!
Louis: Thank you sir, they come in so many sizes, as they shed skin in the growing process. What I like is the colour changes along the way.
They are just gorgeous - I love the result you got with the extension tube, etc...
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth. I can now do a nit in a horse's ear smile
I'm so glad you're "practicing," Louis, because you're really nailing these wee critters of beauty.
Louis: Thank you Ginnie. They were a delight to see - no shortage on a five metre area of fence.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Nov 2015, 07:04
You're getting there Louis!
Louis: Thank you Chris, but don't hold your breath on that.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Nov 2015, 07:40
zoals juwelen - heel mooi!
Louis: Ik zou denken dat ze gemakkelijk als model gebruikt kan worden voor juwelen.
A tiny army on the move Louis. Great stuff
Louis: Thanks Bill. They were a delight to see - no shortage on a five metre area of fence.
Are you using a tripod? I only hand hold but if you are too, you are very steady. Excellent job.
Louis: No tripod, Mary. For a tripod, I will have to glue them to the spot smile and they will run before the glue has dried.
I hope there is not going to be any trouble Louis.
Louis: No trouble. After my shocking experience, I took an afternoon nap to recover smile
Well I think you've done alright Louis, no way would you ever be able to get that close with them all in focus.
Louis: Thank you Brian. A true word spoken/written.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Nov 2015, 17:41
This is wonderful, I love the series of these little colourful bugs. Thank you for the techy info with it.
Louis: Thank you Astrid. Always hoping that someone would come up with methods to improve my methods.
some more fabulous colours and metallic sheen to enjoy here, Louis
Louis: Thank you Ayush. They set me off on some macro photography.
Lovely little bugs, Louis!
Louis: They are, I agree, Tom
you did good here Louis... very good....petersmile
Louis: Thank you peter
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Nov 2015, 12:11
Beautiful little bugs! and in a lovely line for you too smile
Louis: They are exquisite, thanks elleplate

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exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/500s
aperture f/4.5
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 50.0mm
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