Saturday Garden Macro - Sid and Boris [Original Photography]


This week has been a crazy one at work. At the start of the week, I wasn't getting much sleep due to major incidents going on but come Wednesday I started to catch up. Think i managed to get 6 hours in 48 in total on Monday and Tuesday.

Anyway, today I set aside an hour or so to chase some bugs around the garden with the camera. Not too many around to be honest; as the autumn starts to appear it gets quiet. In any case, I managed to get a few of a lovely spider and a very cute little stink bug (or shield bug as some people call em)

As @axeman would say, "Enjoy the beauty" :D

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This is Sid the stinkbug. He was hanging around on some long leaves and managed to get this lovely shot of him climbing up

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This is Sid climbing up the leaf, launch in 5.....4.....

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3....2....1..... liftoff.... He flew off the leaf and landed on......

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.... my garden table, where he wandered around for a while and I managed to get him to pose for this awesome portrait. High five (or high six?) to Sid

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Meanwhile in another plant, Boris was building his new web. Isn't he a stunner. I think this is @veryspider 's uncle.

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Heres a moody black and white shot... your web is a mess Boris.... sort it out mate.

Hope you enjoyed these. I especially like the stinkbug shots as a series. Think the first one might even get a print and frame.

All were shot with the aging Canon 60D (hoping to upgrade very soon) and the Sigma 105 DG Macro HSM. Post-processing in Lightroom

Thanks for looking

Mark


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21.09.2019 15:15
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What beautiful shots you've got there. Boris is drunk with all the spikey legs.

21.09.2019 15:19
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Yeah, there's another Boris in the UK. I'd trust this spider to do his job better than him.

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21.09.2019 15:31
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Sid is beautiful! Amazing the details you captured.. in fact I was all zoomed in, enjoying those details, and then Boris jumped out.. nearly spilt my coffee. Great shots Mark ❤️❤️❤️

21.09.2019 15:31
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Thanks as always for the kind comments. Yeah Boris is a nasty bugger. So is the spider.

21.09.2019 15:52
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Wow that shot of Boris on the rich purple magenta-ish flower is amazing!

21.09.2019 16:37
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It has a certain air of "death" (or something similar) to it. The flower is dying and the spooky spider is building its web around all the dead petals. I really like this too.

21.09.2019 16:50
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Great shots! You should check @derangedcontest for a monday macro contest. You will be the winner 😉

21.09.2019 23:20
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Been entering the contest for a few weeks now ;)

24.09.2019 12:29
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So cool. These are some dope macro shots.

21.09.2019 23:33
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Thanks!!

24.09.2019 12:30
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