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Old 05-15-2018   #1
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Dusted off my first macro lens, a Canon FD 50 mm. Had not used it in years. Not as sharp as "the latest," but still does a decent job.

Anyone reading this wanting to try macro without investing much might consider one of these old legacy macros if they have an adaptable camera. This particular lens can be bought for about $50 US off ePay.

Have commented on the Tiger Beetle before - one mean predator! See link:

Tiger beetles - the fastest on six legs


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Great shots! How in the world did you get that close? I've never been able to get close enough to get a photo without them dashing away.

There are some interesting feeding videos on Youtube of people feeding caged Tiger beetles (different color), usually part of a tarantula feeding video, and they are voracious brutal predators!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRpa5i4-15s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaXpfmiAvaY

Edit: That color reminds me of the jewel beetle shells my wife uses in jewelry.

https://www.google.com/search?q=jewe...w=1360&bih=637
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Striking images particularly the first.

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Lovely shots- that's one mean looking predator
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Thanks to all for commenting and to Paul for the interesting links. They are an amazing little creature. Lee


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