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more nature & macro sharing (warning insects included ha) pic hvy

Here are a few more favorites I haven't shared yet. Again, these were all with my non-SLR camera but I cannot wait to try out my T1i now outside!!! it'll be soon!

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8. (sharpened in Flickr, I can see noise in the bokeh now, darnit it wasn't there before)

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These are great! I need a macro lens now! You and Amber make me want one!
Love #5 & 6. 6 made me squeal, but I like it! 7 is one of my favs too!

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One of my favorite things about your work is the vibrant color! I love the detail in the grasshopper's eye in #3 and #9. You could probably play around with #3 and get all kinds of neat crops and closeup variations.

I love bugs, but I don't think I'd have been brave enough to get as close as you did to whatever #6 is! Smile

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These are great! I love the grasshopper. I have to admit, the insects do give me the heebee geebees, I can be a real wimp when it comes to bugs! #3 is my fav Smile

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Thanks!!!

LOL #6 is a goldenrod spider. One of the bigger ones in my garden (I've seen them in all sizes/ages) but really he's still only about 1/2-inch long!
They are very cool because they can change color to camouflage themselves within their current environment as they hunt. Sometimes they're white, other times they're yellow...and they have brownish markings that can sometimes be pink. It is really neat to watch them hunt...although sometimes they catch something you really like, or something you've never seen before....anyway they're really good hunters haha...

I wish I had been able to get his whole 2 forelegs in the shot though. But it was really just me testing to see how much face detail I could get.

#3 is just a wee baby grasshopper, no wings yet, isn't he cute? lol Smile

#5 is one of my most fave subjects--the green metallic bee...this one was shimmering gold & green....the neat thing is that they are only about 1/4-inch long! So tiny.

Janet, I've often thought #9 would be great to play with cropping on to get that detail bigger. That is one of my top focused shots along with the meadow fritillary butterfly on the milkweed I posted awhile ago.

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Very pretty!! I especially love all the insect ones! You rarely see them that 'up close and personal' in real life, so it's cool to be able to see all their little details. Smile

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can I just say WOW?!?!?!

I'm kinda short on time, so I figured I would pick a fave and comment on that one for starters ... but I just CAN'T pick!!!!! WOW! WOW! and more WOW!

since I can't pick a fave, I'll just start w/ #1 and hope I have time to come back later for the rest ....

I love sun flowers and with this shot, I can almost FEEL them swaying in the breeze! I love your composition! this is one of those shots that really should be printed big somewhere!

I gotta run, but TFS!

GiGi

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Thank you so much!