TECHNICAL/SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION ON THE PICTURES POSTED.
Most of the macro pictures (insects) were made with a Nikon D300, equipped with macro lenses: 60 mm Micro Nikkor as well as the (old manual) 105 mm Micro Nikkor.
Some of the mantis pictures, however, were shot with the small Canon IXUS 50, hand held....
Birds and other animals were made with a Nikon D300 equipped with the Nikkor 70-200 telelens.
African elephant: Loxodonta africana
Canadian goose: Branta canadensis
Cock-chafer: Melolontha melolontha
Common duck: Anas platyrhyncha
Cross spider (garden spider): Araneus diadematus
Fighting beetle: Xylotrupes gideon
Great bushcricket: Tettigonia virdissima
Hedge-hog: Erinaceus Europaeus
Mushroom: Panneoleus sphinctrinus
Praying mantis: Hierodula membranacea
Small bushcricket: Leptophyes punctatissima
Tiger or wasp spider: Argiope Bruennechi