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  • On a New Level

    On a New Level

    A katydid on an orange tree leaf.
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/800s, f/3.5, 205mm, ISO: 100, +4 diopter HOYA lens.
    BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist.

  • Celery Blossom Hoverfly

    Spring Celery

    A hoverfly on celery plant blossoms.
    Canon PowerShot SX40 HS at 1/400s, f/4.5, 177mm, ISO: 100. In-camera flash.

  • Little Bear

    Little Bear

    A little bear beatle (paracotalpa granicollis).
    Canon PowerShot SX40 HS at 1/500s, f/4, 25.5mm (very close to beetle), ISO: 100.

  • Rose of Honey

    Rose of Honey

    A honey bee in a wild rose.
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/600s, f/3.6, 418mm, ISO: 100, with close-up add-on lens.

  • Sweet Exit

    Sweet Exit

    A honey bee in a flower. (Can anyone tell me what kind of flower that is?)
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/1600s, f/3.2, 306mm, ISO: 100, with close-up add-on lens.

  • Lavender Scout

    Lavender Scout

    A honey bee approaching flowers. Are these lavendar flowers, or spearmint? Email me!
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/400s, f/3.5, 239mm, ISO: 64, with close-up add-on lens. Flash used.

  • Lavender Landing

    Lavender Landing

    Taken just after Lavender Scout.
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/200s, f/3.5, 205mm, ISO: 200, with close-up add-on lens. Flash not used.

  • Harmony

    Harmony

    Another photo of a honey bee on the lavender(?) flowers.
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/200s, f/3.5, 205mm, ISO: 200, with close-up add-on lens. Flash not used. Late afternoon lighting.

  • Golden

    Golden

    Honey bee on this large golden flower at a botanical garden. Can you identify the flower?
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/250s, f/3.6, ISO 200, 389mm with a +1 diopter close-up add-on lens.

  • Curl

    Curl

    I think I need to hire a botanist just for this gallery. Anyone recognize the flower? These flowers are from a big bush or a wide tree, in San Diego. The bee is a honey bee.
    Overcast noon, Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/680s, f/7.1, ISO: 400, 389mm, +2 macro add-on lens.

  • Bright

    Bright

    Flame Skimmer dragonfly.
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/500s, f/3.6, ISO: 100, 389mm.

  • Happy Dragon

    Happy Dragon

    Flame Skimmer dragonfly. Taken with my +4 diopter macro lens, handheld, cloned out a branch.
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/340s, f/7.1, ISO: 100, 205mm.

  • Up To The Edge

    Up To The Edge

    Damselfly on a leaf.
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/640s, f/3.2, ISO: 64, 389mm.

  • Hiding Sulphur

    Hiding Sulphur

    Orange-barred sulphur butterfly (Phoebis philea, female).
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/500s, f/3.2, ISO: 100, 389mm, hand-held, with flash, rotated 90 deg. clockwise and cropped.

  • Common White

    Common White

    A Common White Butterfly.
    Fuji FinePix S5200 using a HOYA macro add-on at 1/640s, f/3.6, ISO: 100, 389mm.

  • Mourning Cloak

    Mourning Cloak

    A Mourning Cloak Butterfly.
    Fuji FinePix S5200 using a HOYA +1 add-on lens at 1/400s, f/3.5, ISO: 200, 239mm, and post-processing.

  • Spotted

    Spotted

    Ladybug on an orange tree branch, in shaded noon light, springtime.
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/400s, f/3.5, ISO: 100, 177mm, close up add-on lens, cropped.

  • Creeping

    Creeping

    A katydid on a celery plant.
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/200s, f/3.6, 278mm, ISO: 200, with flash, macro add-on HOYA lens.

  • Out of the Dark

    Out of the Dark

    A katydid indoors, on wood.
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/400s, f/3.5, 177mm, ISO: 100, with flash, macro add-on HOYA lens.

  • Over a Leaf

    Over a Leaf

    I believe this is a Camphorweed Cucullia Moth caterpillar, Cucullia alfarata.
    Canon PowerShot SX40 HS at 1/25s, f/5, 238mm, ISO: 800, macro add-on lens, cloudy noon light, no flash used.

  • Spiny Lizard

    Spiny Lizard

    A type of Spiny Lizard in San Diego
    Canon PowerShot SX40 HS at 1/20s, f/5.8, ISO: 400, 875mm.

  • Late Bloomers

    Late Bloomers

    Does anyone recognize these flowers? They bloomed in October, I don't remember much else. First person to identify them gets a free 4 MP version of the photo!
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/250s, f/3.5, ISO: 200, 205mm with HOYA macro add-on lens, flash used.

  • Alone

    Alone

    Lavender flower.
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/500s, f/4.5, ISO: 64, 239mm with HOYA macro add-on lens. Partial afternoon sunlight in spring, with flash.

  • Memory

    Memory

    Cape daisy. In the dark purple center is about a dozen pollen spots, and this was taken in January in a Los Angeles backyard.
    Fuji FinePix S5200 at 1/1000s, f/4.0, ISO: 100, 389mm with +1 diopter HOYA macro add-on lens, overhead sunlight flash used.

  • Finale

    Finale

    4th of July firework show finale!
    Canon PowerShot SX40 HS at 8s, f/8, 424mm, ISO 100.