Photo of the Week Challenge (52 Weeks)

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FowlersFreeTime

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Week 22/52: First mango of the season arrives a month early!
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Week 23. Broad Bodied Chaser at Elmley today. A very freshly emerged specimen, she hasn't yet pumped her body up fully.
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Kev, do you know the name of every species on Earth? You amaze me.
 

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Kev, do you know the name of every species on Earth? You amaze me.
Haha, only the ones I photograph mainly, but I've been a wildlife lover since I was a kid. I'm a mine of useless information.
 

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Week 15. If only I'd managed to get the eyes in focus! Thought I'd post it anyway so someone can tell me what it is? :) I'm calling it a yellow damselfly for now. Update: Thanks to @Kevriano it's called a Female Banded Demoiselle :)

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  • FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
  • 90.0 mm
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FowlersFreeTime

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Week 15. If only I'd managed to get the eyes in focus! Thought I'd post it anyway so someone can tell me what it is? :) I'm calling it a yellow damselfly for now.
I definitely see the potential of that lens, parts of that picture are razor sharp and the colors are nice too! I am also reminded that Macrophotography calls for narrower aperture than I am used to.
 

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I definitely see the potential of that lens, parts of that picture are razor sharp and the colors are nice too! I am also reminded that Macrophotography calls for narrower aperture than I am used to.
It is a very nice lens and one that I won't be letting go anytime soon. You can certainly still shoot wide-open, but it makes it a lot more difficult to nail the focus where you want it, even with the help of focus peaking. Of course as soon as you start stepping down the ISO creeps up which can really kill the detail, and the background becomes harder to manage as well. Often shooting from a little further away to expand the depth of field then cropping in can work well, instead of trying to shoot as close to the subject as possible, less chance of scaring them off too!
 

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Brilliant. Thanks Kev! :) There were more than 50 at my local brook yesterday, great fun to try and shoot.
Yes, they seem to be having a good year everywhere this year. Hundreds at the park I visited last week. There are some in my shots I put up of the insects.
 
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Week 24. Utterly fabulous Mother Shipton Moth, so named because of the witches face markings on the wings. Mother Shipton is a fabled witch from UK folklore.
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  • ILCE-7RM4
  • FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS
  • 600.0 mm
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