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NancyP

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Re: Spiders
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2016, 08:02:30 PM »
HHKD, welcome to the world of DIY flash modifications for macro.

Here's a primer on flash in macro, from a very talented photographer, Kurt, who posts a ton at dpreview macro thread:  http://orionmystery.blogspot.com/  look at the right side for links to his how-to flash posts

Good news! The modifications can include cheap/free household items. Even a translucent plastic cup cut to cover the field of interest being illuminated can be a big improvement.

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Re: Spiders
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2016, 08:02:30 PM »

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Re: Spiders
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2016, 10:43:09 PM »
Some wonderful macro shots in this thread already - kudos to the photographers.  Here is one I did a few years ago of a very cooperative jumping spider.
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Re: Spiders
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2016, 06:05:24 AM »
Some wonderful macro shots in this thread already - kudos to the photographers.  Here is one I did a few years ago of a very cooperative jumping spider.

Very nice micro. Well done.

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Re: Spiders
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2016, 09:13:26 AM »
Some wonderful macro shots in this thread already - kudos to the photographers.  Here is one I did a few years ago of a very cooperative jumping spider.

Very nice micro. Well done.

Thanks Click.

The razor thin DOF makes it difficult to control (hand held) and get it where you want.  I wonder whether shooting video while racking the focus over the target and feeding that video into a focus stacking program is a better way to go.  Thoughts anyone?

Edit: It might be better and simpler just to slide the camera back and forth.
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Re: Spiders
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2016, 09:43:19 PM »
Here is a macro of a Marbled Orbweaver (I think) taken in a mire in the fall. The mire was full of them as I walked down the trail, had to be careful not to damage all the webs everywhere. I had a fair amount of subjects to choose from.


Arraignée | Spider by Dominic Marcoux, on Flickr
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Re: Spiders
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2016, 10:08:33 PM »
HHKD, welcome to the world of DIY flash modifications for macro.

Here's a primer on flash in macro, from a very talented photographer, Kurt, who posts a ton at dpreview macro thread:  http://orionmystery.blogspot.com/  look at the right side for links to his how-to flash posts

Good news! The modifications can include cheap/free household items. Even a translucent plastic cup cut to cover the field of interest being illuminated can be a big improvement.

Thank you, NancyP. This is very helpful. I'll experiment with some of these, I like the idea of using polystyrene sheets. This thread is great.

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Re: Spiders
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2016, 05:41:53 PM »
Here's a web of a funnel spider, less spider.  This is one of my first attempts to step and blend done in photoshop.  What I wanted was the entire web in focus, and since I think I used the 100 macro lens on macro distances the depth of field in f stops was not sufficient.



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Re: Spiders
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2016, 05:41:53 PM »

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Re: Spiders
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2016, 07:38:51 PM »
Here is a macro of a Marbled Orbweaver (I think) taken in a mire in the fall. The mire was full of them as I walked down the trail, had to be careful not to damage all the webs everywhere. I had a fair amount of subjects to choose from.


Very nice shot. Well done, Werz.

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Re: Spiders
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2016, 10:36:20 PM »
HHKD, welcome to the world of DIY flash modifications for macro.

Here's a primer on flash in macro, from a very talented photographer, Kurt, who posts a ton at dpreview macro thread:  http://orionmystery.blogspot.com/  look at the right side for links to his how-to flash posts

Good news! The modifications can include cheap/free household items. Even a translucent plastic cup cut to cover the field of interest being illuminated can be a big improvement.

Thanks, Nancy. Still not allowed to post a new thread here yet until I have made a few posts. 

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Re: Spiders
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2016, 11:04:51 AM »
a shame no macro on the camera...

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Re: Spiders
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2016, 11:48:52 AM »
Something I found in the garden one night.

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Re: Spiders
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2016, 04:55:36 AM »
Fantastic!!!!

Fantastic shot!!! Really nice!

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Re: Spiders
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2016, 05:59:19 AM »
Something I found in the garden one night.

Cheers,
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Very nice shot, d.

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Re: Spiders
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2016, 05:59:19 AM »