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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2012, 09:39:08 AM »
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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2012, 10:03:38 AM »
So here are 2 pictures I took with the 5D3 and 100L macro lens.
1/200s, f8, ISO 400, Flash auto


Hung out to dry!
1/200s, f8, ISO 400, Flash auto

The wrapped up fly reminded me of one of my recent ones, it's the next stage on :P.

That thing you see in the green sac is it inside the spider or behind the sac? What is it? How big was the spider? About 10mm?
Wow!
Thanks. I'm not sure which bit you mean, but the dark area is the web producing area on the base of the abdomen and the red patch is a marking just behind. According to Wikipedia, females are up to 8mm and males up to 5mm, from memory of the size, I would say it was probably a female. It was taken using the 5D MkIII and 100mm macro (non-IS), handheld with flash and cropped down to just under 4000 pixels to improve composition and give greater emphasis, before being reduced in size via transfer from my website to Flickr. I was probably just short of 1:1, as it gives me more leeway when focusing manually, in case I start leaning forward too far, so probably around 95% of life size. There was a slight breeze, which made the flash an essential part of the kit, as IS would have been useless.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araniella_cucurbitina
http://www.eurospiders.com/Araniella_cucurbitina.htm

@Kernauk - great insect shots

Thanks, insects and spiders are where my real macro interests lie, although I also photograph the occasional plant and fungi when I find them.
Thanks. That was great info. In the pics shown in the links you shared, I can see the red and dark areas in the spider photos taken from the underside - so it is not as gory as I imagined. May be I saw Alien more than thrice... ;)

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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2012, 10:18:09 AM »
@Kernauk - great insect shots

Thanks, insects and spiders are where my real macro interests lie, although I also photograph the occasional plant and fungi when I find them.
DB, You should see Kernauk's pics. They are great.

Kernuak, Your pictures inspire me. Thank you.

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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2012, 10:39:24 AM »
Springtails are very common right now.  I always found them to be rather cute.


Portrait of a Springtail by CalevPhoto, on Flickr

Not sure what this is, but I found the patterns to be interesting.

Beetle Highways by CalevPhoto, on Flickr

Here's another water drop photo from yesterday

The Bubbleship by CalevPhoto, on Flickr
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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2012, 10:45:49 AM »
Springtails are very common right now.  I always found them to be rather cute.


Not sure what this is, but I found the patterns to be interesting.


Here's another water drop photo from yesterday

May be - just may be - we (the persons on this forum) need to get a life - or a million - no? Yes? May be... My belief... Whatever... ;)

Enjoy! That is the elixir.



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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2012, 11:52:28 AM »
@Kernauk - great insect shots

Thanks, insects and spiders are where my real macro interests lie, although I also photograph the occasional plant and fungi when I find them.
DB, You should see Kernauk's pics. They are great.

Kernuak, Your pictures inspire me. Thank you.
Thanks, that is probably just about the biggest accolade a photographer can have. One of my aims is always to try to show that things can be done differently and that you don't have to rely on Photoshop, so it's nice to know that I succeed sometimes.
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