20150524 Moose Hill   2 comments

A Gnaphosid spider:

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I really loved this beetle, which belongs to the family Carabidae, or ground beetles. Iridescent colours and a wonderfully alien head.

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Closeup of the head:

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And here’s a closeup of the elytra (shell) of the beetle.

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Continuing on the theme of experimenting with dandelions. As mentioned, I added the macro snap-on lens and I cranked up the aperture, in order to decrease the depth of field. This was so that the dandelion wisps in the foreground went bokeh and allowed us to see the center. Unfortunately, with the lenses I had available, this meant that I was unable to get the whole dandelion into the field of view. I should try again with other lenses.

Using flash, of course, made the background dark, which made them more dramatic.

I can’t decide which of these two (or the one in the previous post) looks best.

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Posted 2015-05-24 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

2 responses to “20150524 Moose Hill

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  1. Fantastic pics! Love them. 🙂

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