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Mar 16, 2011 02:48 |  #1

Finally the first insect of the year I encountered that I was able to photograph. First insect shot ever with my MP-E as well. It happened to be a very tiny spider as well, about 5mm body. This is a little greater than 4:1 magnification. Needless to say it was a challenge, and I hope I can improve in time! :)

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Mar 16, 2011 02:51 |  #2

Excellent capture - a running crab spider I think.
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Mar 16, 2011 02:51 |  #3

Thanks a lot Brian! Certainly a cute little crab spider :)


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Mar 16, 2011 10:58 |  #4

So you still haven't shot an insect with that lens, just spiders?


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Mar 16, 2011 11:03 |  #5

Getting off to a good start, very good picture.


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Mar 16, 2011 11:06 |  #6

nice capture




  
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Mar 16, 2011 12:57 |  #7

archer1960 wrote in post #12031193 (external link)
So you still haven't shot an insect with that lens, just spiders?

Sorry about that - anything in the classification. I know spiders aren't technically insects :) And yes, my first, simply because I purchased the lens in the middle of winter and there weren't many opportunities to shoot spiders, bugs, insects, etc. I wanted to practice with it before the Spring and Summer months so I could get a good feel for the lens.


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Mar 16, 2011 13:23 |  #8

agiaco wrote in post #12031944 (external link)
Sorry about that - anything in the classification. I know spiders aren't technically insects :) And yes, my first, simply because I purchased the lens in the middle of winter and there weren't many opportunities to shoot spiders, bugs, insects, etc. I wanted to practice with it before the Spring and Summer months so I could get a good feel for the lens.

No problem; I should have put a smiley on that to make sure you knew I was just razzing you. :D

But I'm always amazed at how many people don't realize that spiders aren't insects. I just group them both in the category of "bugs" in my photography albums, even though technically "bugs" is actually a specific family of insects, commonly labeled as "true bugs" to differentiate them from the generic "bugs" as in little creepy-crawlies.
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Mar 16, 2011 22:01 |  #9

archer1960 wrote in post #12032078 (external link)
No problem; I should have put a smiley on that to make sure you knew I was just razzing you. :D

But I'm always amazed at how many people don't realize that spiders aren't insects. I just group them both in the category of "bugs" in my photography albums, even though technically "bugs" is actually a specific family of insects, commonly labeled as "true bugs" to differentiate them from the generic "bugs" as in little creepy-crawlies.
</pedantic> :)

Thanks for the heads up. I admit I forgot, but do remember hearing that before. I came across a ladybird in the house today, so will share some shots later :)

Thanks again archer!


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