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Oliver, his MPE-65mm, and a Shield Bug | by richard.heeks
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Oliver, his MPE-65mm, and a Shield Bug

I saw Oliver's snake photos a year or so ago and was really impressed. He promised he'd take me on a snake walk one day. Now I'm back up North again, and the snake walk happened today. Thanks Oliver!


But I had the wrong lens for snakes today. And for insects too. So I did the nest best thing and, uhmmm, photographed the photographers. Oliver's photographing a little green beetle here (a shield bug), as you can see. He's getting some stunning shots from that lens and flash system.


As a Nikon user myself I'm pretty jealous of Canon MPE users. I wish Nikon would make a super macro.


Here's Oliver's shield bug photo:


I've added the image further down in the comments section too. I'd add it right underneath here if I knew how to.


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Taken on October 23, 2011