When there were no herps.......

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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When there were no herps.......

Post by orionmystery » August 27th, 2015, 11:40 pm

Newly emerged cicada resting on its old skin while waiting for its exoskeleton to harden. One-man backlighting shot. Camera in one hand and speedlight the other. Malaysia.
ImageCicada_MG_1400 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

A different newly emerged cicada.
ImageCicada_MG_6915 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Not exactly how I wanted it but at least I can see the glow now. Had to use high ISO, low shutter speed and big aperture though. No flash, just diffused focusing light. Lamprigera sp. firefly beetle enjoying snail meal. Malaysia.
ImageLamprigera sp._MG_1343 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Trophobiosis between lantern bug and carpenter ants (Camponotus sp.). The lantern bug are <i>Pyrops cultellatus yoshiakii</i> Nagai & Porion, 2002. Malaysia.
ImageTrophobiosis_MG_8649 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Beautiful antlion. Distoleon sp.? Malaysia.
ImageDistoleon sp.?_MG_6758 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

ImageDistoleon sp.?_MG_6751 merged copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

ImageDistoleon sp.?_MG_8535 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Raspy cricket (Gryllacrididae - info credit: Geonhyeok Kim )d that'd just molted and was still hanging onto its old exoskeleton. Selangor, Malaysia.
ImageRaspy cricket_MG_6865 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

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Re: When there were no herps.......

Post by TravisK » August 31st, 2015, 8:18 am

Kurt,

I always enjoy your macro work :thumb:

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