Syritta pipiens in flight

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Syritta pipiens in flight

Post by xilpa » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:15 pm

Lots of them flying around the garden at this time of the year.
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Post by IL-PINE » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:51 pm

wow!

these are some of the best photographs I have ever seen!
prosit!

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Post by xilpa » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:08 pm

Many thanks Pine, very kind of you.

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Post by robcar » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:51 pm

How did you manage that !!!!!!!

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Post by xilpa » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:16 pm

Lots of patience and time, but then I am retired so can afford to waste a couple of hours to get this kind of shot.

Here are some of wasps in flight, and a hummingbird moth.

Hope you enjoy them.
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Post by MWP admin » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:44 pm

Ostra - these qualify as good photos for the National Geographic, but if they dont get through, I will accept them on my website :-))

You have used at least a shutter spead of 1/5000.
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Post by xilpa » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:50 pm

MWP admin wrote:Ostra - these qualify as good photos for the National Geographic, but if they dont get through, I will accept them on my website :-))

You have used at least a shutter spead of 1/5000.
You can use them with pleasure Stephen. You can also have a look at my website and if there any more you like I can let you have them too.

No, only 1/200, I use the flash to freeze the movement. Only problem is that if the background is in the shade it will turn out black (like my avatar).

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:57 pm

Impressive stills for just 1/200. I really wish to have the humming bird as a start. I am soon going to make an update and will include it. I am just finishing updating my other 8 websites first.
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Post by xilpa » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:08 pm

MWP admin wrote:Impressive stills for just 1/200. I really wish to have the humming bird as a start. I am soon going to make an update and will include it. I am just finishing updating my other 8 websites first.
OK go ahead, can you use the one on the forum or do I have to send it to you as an attachment to an email ?

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:39 pm

The resolution and size of this image posted here is fine and saves me the work to include the credits.

Just one suggestion

The font you use is not very legible. For example your surnname "Florida" reads something like Houida! The font itself is very nice, it perhaps needs the letters to be spaced a bit away.

Thanks for letting me use the photo
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Post by xilpa » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:01 pm

MWP admin wrote:The resolution and size of this image posted here is fine and saves me the work to include the credits.

Just one suggestion

The font you use is not very legible. For example your surnname "Florida" reads something like Houida! The font itself is very nice, it perhaps needs the letters to be spaced a bit away.

Thanks for letting me use the photo
Thanks , will look into it

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Post by robcar » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:09 pm

Wonderful insect photographs really bringing them to life - you can see the hummingbird hawk moth actually pollinating the flowers with pollen grains stuck to his fine long tongue...er probiscis. really nice photos!

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Post by xilpa » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:36 am

Many thanks Robcar

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Post by MWP admin » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:49 pm

Xilpa, these are good examples for the Malta Fauna!

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Post by xilpa » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:09 pm

Yes Stephen, I will do them soon.
Unfortunately I have not been well lately, and was not in the mood, but will do Diptera next.

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Post by MWP admin » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:24 pm

Do these uploads only when you feel to and have good time.

I just bumped in this excellent forum where I promsed to upload them on the web, but at that time it was quite longsome the process (static html) and never found the time. Since the photos are yours, now you can just do that yourself in your name.

In he meantime, I just placed this curious alga:

http://www.maltawildplants.com/!faunafu ... ies=Codium bursa
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