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Salon 228 Insects

DEADLINE EXTENDED ONE WEEK TO 13th AUGUST
Insects !

Love them or loathe them. They make interesting photos.
Although I appreciate the dedicated macro lenses help. They are not a necessity.

So lets see some super creepy crawlies from you.


1. All photographs are to be uploaded to the photo gallery at http://dpnow.com/galleries/

They can be put in members own gallery if they wish. The resulting link generated for the photo will then be pasted into the next available space in the salon thread. Please keep photos to a maximum of 1000 pixels wide so people can see the whole image without scrolling.

2. As agreed previously, TWO entries maximum per user ID only please, which must be the personal work of the entrant.

3. Entries should be ‘in line’ within the thread (not as a link to an image held somewhere else).

4. Comments on entries are welcome within the salon thread itself.

5. After the close, the curator will indicate a winner and a couple of runners up.

6. The curator’s decision is final.

7. The winner will be invited to choose the next theme and curate the next salon.

8. If the winner is unable to curate the next salon the current curator may offer that ‘honour’ to any willing volunteer, possibly the entrant in second or third place.

9. These rules are to be copied and pasted with the new theme by the curator at the top of the new salon thread with a finish date and time.

10. As with all photos posted on DPNow, copyright remains with the photographer and DPNow will not use them without permission.

Finish date - Midnight GMT 13/08/2017 (extended from 6th August)



The following are examples of photos using standard 300mm lenses bar one !

You'll spot the one.

Bush Cricket (Singing )


Aphid


Hornet

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Re: Salon 228 Insects

Great topic, Garry

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Re: Salon 228 Insects

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Great topic, Garry

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This is only the second time i've looked in here. I have lots of insect photos but none come even remotely as close to the quality of those above. One day I hope to get somewhere near but I doubt if I'll live that long.

BTW... I've just noticed Ian's avatar on this site. He seems to have aged a lot in the E-System Forum

Ok i'm going to hide now ..............

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This is only the second time i've looked in here. I have lots of insect photos but none come even remotely as close to the quality of those above. One day I hope to get somewhere near but I doubt if I'll live that long.

BTW... I've just noticed Ian's avatar on this site. He seems to have aged a lot in the E-System Forum

Ok i'm going to hide now ..............

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Thanks a bunch!

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Re: Salon 228 Insects



This, doesn't qualify! Far too many legs!

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Crikey ! I bet that weighed a bit !
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Crikey ! I bet that weighed a bit !
I didn't get to hold it, sadly. It was a chilly day (last Saturday!) and it was clearly not motivated to march for us despite all those feet!

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Re: Salon 228 Insects



Do these two qualify? I can count six legs, kind of!
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Re: Salon 228 Insects

I've invited interested users of our sibling site, e-group.uk.net, to join in the salon here and given them the go ahead to post photos from the e-group gallery.

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I've invited interested users of our sibling site, e-group.uk.net, to join in the salon here and given them the go ahead to post photos from the e-group gallery.

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Good idea ! The more, the merrier !
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Re: Salon 228 Insects

Great submissions so far. I've never done much macro. The few attempts I've made have been pretty bad but I'll check my files.
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Re: Salon 228 Insects

Seeing as the forum was down for several days I think we should add a week to the deadline?

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Seeing as the forum was down for several days I think we should add a week to the deadline?

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Very good idea/ Pleased to see that you have implemented it.
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