Butterflies, Moths and Assorted Insects...

Maximilian

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I suppose this is a small heath (coenonympha pamphilus).
Please correct me, if I am wrong.

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ISv

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Latticed Heath Moth, R5+RF100-500mm. Isn't it marvellous that you can be taking a bird in flight one minute and the next be capturing an insect 1.6m away at near macro the next with the same lens!


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"Isn't it marvellous that you can be taking a bird in flight one minute and the next be capturing an insect 1.6m away"
Yes it is - I was waiting for these shots with the hunting season open(warmer) now!
 
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ISv

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Giant Click Beetle (Chalcolepidius erythroloma). First photo ~6.3 meters, the second ~5.6 meters. The MFD of RF100-500 is killer! On other hand today there was absolutely no way to get closer to that bug.

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ISv

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And two more of the same bug (different angle, distance 5.6meters, and all these are with 500mm PF). No detail comparable to what RF 100-500 can produce - the distance to the object matters (a lot)! I don't comment on the colors because that bug is camouflaging on the bark of the trees - way to survive!

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Nemorino

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Thank You!
Same species eating:
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Both R5 + RF 100 2.8L @ 1/320, f/8, Iso 5000
 
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Nemorino

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R5 + RF 100 2.8 L macro

The first three images are uncropped. The blossom has a diameter about 40mm.
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And a cropped of the last:
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All with servo AF as Canon suggests.
 
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koenkooi

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Nemorino

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Has anyone noticed the second wasp in the second picture? :D

Thanks @Click and @koenkooi !

Be careful with the rosemary beetle
Sadly it is not my own garden but the botanical garden of our local university. And first I have seen this beetle a few years ago. Seems to late to avoid breeding.:(

Wool carder bee:
R5 + RF100 @ 1/2000s, f/9, Iso3200
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ISv

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Has anyone noticed the second wasp in the second picture? :D

Thanks @Click and @koenkooi !


Sadly it is not my own garden but the botanical garden of our local university. And first I have seen this beetle a few years ago. Seems to late to avoid breeding.:(

Wool carder bee:
R5 + RF100 @ 1/2000s, f/9, Iso3200
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Great shot! But why "beetle"? Looks like kind of bee to me.