Mixed bag of tropical bugs

Another fascinating part of field herping, along with all the other natural wonders we encounter, is the invertebrates! This forum is dedicated to both field and captive invertebrates.

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Mixed bag of tropical bugs

Post by orionmystery » March 21st, 2015, 12:23 am

Lovely frog but I've photographed it too many times so I tried fooling around with different lighting instead.
ImageNyctixalus pictus IMG_8136 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

Newly emerged dragonfly
ImageNewly emerged dragonfly IMG_8038 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

Lime butterfly
ImagePapilio demoleus_MG_6256 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

Flowerpecker...not sure if it was injured or what...couldn't fly.
ImageDicaeum trigonostigma_MG_6190 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

Polyrhachis sp. ant enjoying a sumptuous meal
ImagePolyrhachis sp._MG_6126 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

Dead leaf mantis and a beetle
ImageDeroplatys lobata_MG_6058 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

Final instar Zanna terminalis nymph
ImageZanna terminalis_MG_5208 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

Bored with cicada emergence so again, fooled around with different lighting..
ImageDundubia vaginata IMG_8109 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

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Re: Mixed bag of tropical bugs

Post by soulsurvivor » April 3rd, 2015, 7:10 pm

That last cicada photo is really cool! Thanks for sharing.

~Bree

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Re: Mixed bag of tropical bugs

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » May 11th, 2015, 4:39 am

I found and photographed a big female Deroplatys trigonodera at the bottom of Mount Santubong (Kuching, Sarawak,Borneo) Saturday night, and accidentally erased every single picture of it the next day. Now that I see what you do with a similar subject, I'm actually glad my photos are all gone. I wouldn't have dared to show them.

That butterfly shot - was that also taken with your "tunnel diffuser"? Looks like it's all frontal light ... but there are no shadows between the leaves!

PS: Please do me a favor and don't get into pitcher plant photography. It's the only area where I'm still safe from your formidable glory. Not because I take great photos, but because you haven't arrived there yet. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Cheers, and thanks again for teaching us so much about photography!!

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Post by orionmystery » May 11th, 2015, 7:32 am

Thank you, Bree, Hans.

Hans - yes, all with the same diffuser. For pitcher plants, you can try natural light, preferably with tripod.

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Re: Mixed bag of tropical bugs

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » May 11th, 2015, 8:30 pm

orionmystery wrote:For pitcher plants, you can try natural light, preferably with tripod.

Thanks! Just bought one :-)

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