Thursday, November 30, 2006


The same mantis as last nights post was still sitting where I left her, so i thought id take some more shots.
Nikon D50, 90mm1:1 Macro - Flash: Nikon R1C1 TTL -1.7Ev steps.


No its not an Alien Life Form, Its a Praying Mantis. This girl was feeding on moths outside my bathroom window.
Nikon D50, 90mm Macro, Flash: Nikon R1C1 TTL.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Apprentice Butcher

Butcherbirds like this juvenile grey butcherbird are ferocious feeders, eating insects & small reptiles.
Nikon D50 90mm F32, Flash: Nikon R1C1 Speedlight.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Damsel in Destress

The difference between a damselfly and a dragonfly is that damsels rest with their wings folded and dragonflies rest with their wings apart.
Nikon D50, 90mm Macro 1:1 Flash Nikon R1C1 Speedlight TTL

Thursday, November 23, 2006

"Aphids on the menu"

This Ladybeetle was determined not to raise its head for the camera, much to the frustration of the photographer. It took a good gust of wind to wake him up and look around.
Nikon D50, Tamron 90mm Macro + 62mm Extension Tubes. Flash: Nikon R1C1 Speedlight TTL -1.2EV

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


With no wings, its a long way to fall!
Nikon D50 90mm Macro F32, Flash: Nikon R1C1 TTL

Monday, November 20, 2006

Cheap Motel

Looks like these two opted for the cheapest accommodation.
Nikon D50, 90mm Macro Flash Nikon R1C1 TTL.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Growling at flies!

This endangered Growling Grass Frog contends with two not so endangered, annoying swamp flies!
Nikon D50, Tamron 90mm Macro Lens, Flash: Nikon R1C1 TTL.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Hoverflies like this one can be seen on warm days in the bush, zipping here and there, never appearing to rest!.
Nikon D50, Tamron 90mm Macro. Flash Nikon R1C1 TTL.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Blow Dried

A simple moth takes on new dimensions when seen this close!
NIKON D50 Tamron 90mm MACRO + 68mm extension tube. Flash: Nikon R1C1 TTL