Cetonid

Cetonid

Lives in United States San Jose', Peoples Republic of Kalifoonia, United States
Joined on Mar 27, 2008
About me:

Sony DSLR-A350, SLT-A77 x 2
Minolta 24-85 f3.5-4.5
Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 HSM
Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-5.6 HSM Macro
Sigma 70mm f2.8 Macro
Sigma 150mm f2.8 EX OS MACRO HSM
Sony 16-50mm f2.8 SSM
Sony 70-300G f4.5-5.6
Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II
Tamron 200-500 f5-6.3
Kenko Pro 300 DG 1.4X TC
Kenko Pro 300 DG 2X TC
Minolta 3600HS flash and Sony HVL-F36AM flash
Minolta 1200AF w/MFC-1000 controller
Kenko extension tubes
Lowpro Flipside 300 and 400 cases.
Giottos MM 9780 monopod, Manfrotto 234RC head
Flashpoint F-2228 tripod, Manfrotto 327RC2 head
and...
Minolta XE, XD11, 400si, 7Hi; Nikon Coolpix 950

Comments

Total: 11, showing: 1 – 11
On DSC08578sq photo in Cetonid's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 04:33 UTC as 1st comment
On Chamaeleon challenge (12 comments in total)

9 lizards that are not chameleons or anoles. You would think if someone didn't know what one was, they would look it up. The funniest are when someone puts chameleon in the title to try and make it a chameleon.

And to merops... the slow worm is a classic. Pretty funny.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 07:19 UTC as 3rd comment
On What is he ? Can't be a bee .. in the Interesting Insects challenge (2 comments in total)

It's actually a Tachinid Fly

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 22:18 UTC as 1st comment
On Winged Rhino in the Interesting Insects challenge (1 comment in total)

Conopid fly. I've watched them dive on bees to lay eggs on them.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 04:28 UTC as 1st comment

I seriously thought of doing this for amphibians, but it is just more than I was willing to pack into the field. Instead, I use a ccdtv security dome attached to the front of the lens. It limits me to shooting at a 45 to 90 degree angle, but way easier to use while hiking a creek canyon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 21:13 UTC as 25th comment
On snake in the Snakes (2) challenge (3 comments in total)

Actually a Scarlet Snake- Cemophora coccinea

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2012 at 01:12 UTC as 2nd comment
On 6U9C8431 in the Snakes (2) challenge (1 comment in total)

That's a lizard (Anguis fragilis).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2012 at 21:28 UTC as 1st comment
On ChallengeEntry:384294 (1 comment in total)

It's actually a Coast Gartersnake... thrown off by colors!

Posted on Aug 13, 2011 at 01:54 UTC as 1st comment
On Light & Color in the A corner to corner sharp picture challenge (9 comments in total)

Excellent use of that old beercan style lens!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2010 at 00:24 UTC as 6th comment
On Blue-eyed Darner Against a Blue Sky in the Colours - Blue challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks, I used the autofocus, but I do pre-focus on a spot below or to the side of where they're flying. That way, I have enough time to lock on the focus during the 2 seconds that they stay in one spot while patrolling the shoreline.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2010 at 18:49 UTC as 1st comment
On angry rattling in the Snakes challenge (2 comments in total)

This one is a Mojave Rattlesnake and it is the only US species with both haemotoxic and neurotoxic venom properties... meaning you need 2 kinds of anti-venom if bit.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2010 at 21:51 UTC as 2nd comment
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