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    Large fishing spider I found in the house

    I think this should be 1080x1080, if not my apologies- posting from mobile. Long story short, found this gorgeous Dolomedes tenebrosus in our house. Relocated to the heated garage so it can overwinter :) 5D IV, MP-E 65mm, MT-24EX 1/200, ISO200, f/11, flash heads at 1/4 each.
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    Some recent jumping spiders

    Lots of photos, all different species. Have been having a ton of luck with the jumpers this year.
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    Spined Micrathena spider

    Found this big girl scurrying across a strand of web in front of me. Luckily she landed on a tree letting me get a pretty dramatic shot of her abdomen. Be sure to let me know how these look, trying to upload via the new mobile site for CR.
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    Gray wall jumping spider on my hand

    I was pretty happy with the way these two turned out. I'm in the process of adjusting my diffusion setup to be a little softer and have less intense hot spots. I was running at 1/200s, ISO400, and f/11-f/13 with the MT-24EX at 1/8 or 1/4 on each head. I'm starting to experiment with more flash...
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    Harvestman in mid-molt

    Found this guy a few days ago. It s actually the first time that I have caught one in mid-molt, which is amazing to see. They’ll use a pulsating motion to pull themselves from their old skin.
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    My pet P. audax after molting - big surprise!

    So today has been a rollercoaster of a day for me as an arachno-parent. I'll start by saying that I found a P. audax not too long ago hanging out on my mailbox, while it was nearing freezing temps. Feeling bad for the spider, I figured I could give her a warm home through the winter and then...
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    My experience with the new TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro

    Overview This will be a relatively short review, as I only have had the lens a couple days. I took some photos, and to start this mini-review I think the lens is a great product. This is without a doubt a great successor to the TS-E 90mm f/2.8. I am extremely inexperienced with tilt-shift...
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    Odds and ends

    This is basically for all the photos that don't necessarily need their own topic, but I still wanted to share :) Crab spider: Harvestman: Lady bug: Lime blossom: Mushrooms, Mycena sp. I believe: Sinister centipede: Juvenile grasshopper: Ichneumon wasp:
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    My pet P. audax jumping spider

    This little lady has actually just made a hammock and hasn't been out in days. Either she's molting or is laying eggs. Pretty excited for either :) 1. 2. 3.
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    Entomophthora muscae - Fly Death Fungus

    So this was an odd set and sequence of events. I'll start at the beginning with this photo: At first I thought it was just some sort of weird decay on the abdomen of the fly, and I was mainly focused on doing a memorialized death photo, if that makes sense. Got great focus on the eyes, and...
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    When will we see a macro lens update?

    I know everyone is very excited about the possibility of the upcoming 50mm, but is there any love for the macros? Canon is unique in that they offer a lens design that literally no other company does in the MP-E 65mm 1x-5x, and the two 100mms and the 180mm are no slouch either. I am a huge...
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    P. audax on thistle bush

    Very happy with these two shots, especially the first. Tried something new, and bumped my ISO to 400. I usually don't dare go above 200 for fear of noise. I think these have acceptable levels while also exposing correctly for the background. Super excited to try these settings some more...
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    Gray tree frog

    Found this guy hanging out just next to a woodline. Photos started on the leaf he was perched on, but then moved to my finger that I was using to pose the leaf ::) My favorite shot of the group:
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    Mama jumping spider and her clutch of eggs

    Found a female jumping spider with her clutch of eggs inside of a garden faucet handle. Surprisingly (or maybe not) aggressive. Be sure to check them out on Flickr/Instagram. I'm not fond of how the images look when scaled. It's like some sharpening de-mask happens or something. Flickr...
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    Sleeping cuckoo wasp

    I love cuckoo wasps. Found sleeping on a foxtail in a hay field. 1/200, ISO200, f/14, flash heads each set at 1/4
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    Spined assassin bug, S. diadema (I think)

    So I was traipsing around a family member's garden and found this guy. It's a nymph of a Sinea sp., and judging by the fact that it has sharp spines on its pronotum, I'm calling it a S. diadema sp. The only other option would be a spinipes sp., but they supposedly have blunt tubercules as...
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    Brilliant jumping spider - P. clarus

    Found this guy wandering around looking for a mate or food. Missing their left pedipalp. Phidippus clarus. Shot with 5D Mark II, MP-E 65mm, and the MT-24EX. 1/100, ISO200, f/11, flash heads both at 1/4. Untitled by Brice Nihiser, on Flickr 1/100, ISO200, f/13, flash heads both at 1/4...
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    Some recent spider portraits

    All taken with the 5DII, MP-E 65, and MT-24EX.