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  1. S

    I am new here...

    Hi! Jack invitated me to join this community. I live in southern Germany and am a retired orchestral musician. I enjoy photographing plants and animals especially in my garden. I'm delighted to join your community. Thank you!
  2. Abe Maaijen

    Want critique Small beauty's on a big tree

    Pinus Sylvestis. Picture made in the dunes near Zandfoort Holland.
  3. J

    Your opinion? Dandelion

  4. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Common Brown Butterfly - Heteronympha merope

    I dont get too many photos of butterflies, they are very skittish and dont let you get near at all near my area. Anyways, here is one I got last spring. Hope you like it..
  5. Chavezshutter

    Want critique Until next year šŸ˜„....but what a shoot!!!

    Hello, Last weekend I was able to get to the coast to have what may well be my last opportunity to photograph my favourite Maratus - The Tasmanian peacock spider. @eliasfta and I have had our most successful season this year getting thousands of photos and video of these tiny spiders. Any day...
  6. eliasfta

    Your opinion? It's been awhile - Maratus plumosus

    Hello, I have been in hibernation during winter here in Australia and busy with work so no post for a while, now that spring is here I have been out doing peacock spider spotting with my brother @Chavezshutter . I have a few hundred pics of 5 different Maratus species, males and females...
  7. Chavezshutter

    Want critique Common Peacock Jumping spider - Maratus Pavonis

    Hi, I managed to get nice and close for this shot on this spider which I shot 2 days ago, quite lucky as these are the most skittish and smallest of the species I have found so far, they are about 3-4mm long. This jumping spider was the first species of peacock jumping spider recorded back in...
  8. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Maratus Tasmanicus

    Hello, This is the second species I have been lucky to find so far this year, it is a more colourful and more of a "traditional" peacock in terms of colours, hope you like it
  9. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Maratus season in Australia

    Hi Everyone, It's been a while since I've posted, the cold season here was rather uninspiring and I had slowed down with my photography especially since lockdowns have been going on over here. Anyways, one positive thing has been that I can now travel within the 10km limit to local parks during...
  10. Helix_2648

    Your opinion? Red poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

    Hi to all of you, here's an older picture from last spring. I really love poppies with it's delicate structures and intensive colors. #flower #poppy #spring #papaverrhoeas Have fun, Jƶrg
  11. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Flora of Grampians in Spring

    Hi, Aside from shooting my usual insect macro, landscape and some astro I did take some time to shoot some of the flowers and lichen I found at the Grampians. I tried to find out the names of the species and got most. In the end I had so many from my trip i chose to place them all in this post...
  12. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? A sleeping Dragon and a new lens

    Hi, While I am busy editing some of my photos and videos from my Grampians trip, I thought I may show you one of my recent photos taken with my new Laowa 100mm macro lens. My brother ( who recently joined the forum) and I head to a local park whenever the weather is good and we usually find...
  13. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Triangle crab spider (Ebrechtella Tricuspidata) on some eucalyptus bark

    Hi, I found this spider on an eucalyptus bark, its was tiny, about 2mm long, seems like a juvenile crab spider. The colour contrast on the bark made it stand out for me, hope you like it
  14. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Huntsman Spider (Holconia Immanis)

    Hello, Night shoot at a nearby park, very common and active at night. I see many of these large spiders on eucalyptus tress where they blend in almost perfectly against the tree bark, here I was lucky to find this spider on some tall reeds.
  15. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Helpis Minitabunda on Aloe Vera leaf

    Hi, Practicing some jumping spider shots before my Grampians trip. Found this male jumping spider in my front garden. This specific species of jumping spider I have become very familiar with, they are very abundant during the warmer months, the females are much more difficult to identify, they...
  16. Chavezshutter

    Want critique Slender ringtail damselfly (Austrolestes analis)

    Hi, Yesterday was a great day for damselflies and dragonflies in my nearby park. I was able to capture a few different species. This beautiful slender ringtail was one of my favourites of the day. Hope you like it. Cheers,
  17. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Australian Bush Bee (Austroplebeia australis)

    Hello, I saw this insect on a morning glory flower in my front yard, initially i thought it was a winged ant, something quite common here at spring time, but when i looked closer I noticed it was a very small bee, so I am glad I decided to photograph it. These very small bees do not have a...
  18. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? My first butterfly shots - Yellow Admiral butterfly ((Vanessa itea)

    Hi, I have been wanting a butterfly photo for a long time, unfortunately where i live they are quite rare, cabbage moths everywhere but not much butterflies. I spotted this butterfly 2 days ago in my front garden and I had about a minute to shoot it before it flew away. Hope you like it.
  19. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Jumping spider at a nearby park

    Hi, I found this spider while walking at a nearby park. Shot on Canon 100mm macro lens on sony body. Still getting used to this lens colours. I have still to identify this species. Hope you like it. ,
  20. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? First cherry blossom flowers for spring

    Hello, With spring starting here in Oz i thought i would show you the first few flower blossom from my weeping cherry tree. It will be busy with many bees over the next few weeks. I hope you like it.