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Øivind Tøien

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Insect after a rain shower [external link]
« on: June 28, 2020, 03:36:07 »

While in "bug mode", this one was published on the pages of NRK (Norwegian public broadcasting) a week or two ago. At the time I did a search and could not find it anywhere else, which I found very strange. I think they are pretty amazing. Use Google translate for the text if needed.. "Insekt etter ei regnskur" - this is how insects protect themselves after deadly rain (photos by ONDREJ PAKAN / BULLS PRESS. A search on his name now revealed a few other older links though, so may be you have seen some of them before):
https://www.nrk.no/viten/ny-forskning_-slik-beskytter-insekter-og-planter-seg-mot-dodelig-regn-1.15054907?index=0#album-1-8028236
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Re: Insect after a rain shower [external link]
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 04:18:32 »
Great link Øivind.  Interesting how the water droplets act like magnifying glasses and enhance the image.  ;D
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Re: Insect after a rain shower [external link]
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 07:26:45 »
I think these are sprayed to freeze them. That is a trick, that at least some German photographers I know use: They carry very cold water in a spray bottle to cool down and paralyze insects they want to picture. I fully disagree with this kind of manipulation. The pictures are nice but I have seen so many do it in my former Nikonforum in Germany before Nikongear existed ... kinda fake ... skill is better than manipulation
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Re: Insect after a rain shower [external link]
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 07:58:19 »
Frank, not sure how the images came to, but the album is referred to by an article on the science behind how insects protect themselves from rain.
[Use google translate] https://www.nrk.no/viten/ny-forskning_-slik-beskytter-insekter-og-planter-seg-mot-dodelig-regn-1.15054907
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Re: Insect after a rain shower [external link]
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 11:44:55 »
Well, they definitely don't look frozen  :o More like waiting to dry up  8) Really nice captures!
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Re: Insect after a rain shower [external link]
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 15:24:04 »
These are amazing photos but is too good to be true

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Re: Insect after a rain shower [external link]
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 01:35:35 »
 I’ve seen this before with Canadian photographers who photograph butterflies that woke up in the morning with frost on themselves and had to wait till the sun came out to dry up the frost before they could  fly. At any rate these are great pictures especially when bugs are the favourite thing for me to photograph. With the exception of my loved ones of course.  ;)