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Spider Tucking Into Caught Prey + Others

 
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Apr 28, 2008 11:50 |  #1

Hi guys, it's been a while [again] *blush*

Here are some of my recent macro's. Hope you like. Please comment, C&C welcomed always. I am using 105mm Sigma + Kenko ext. tubes on a 20D. I am aware the sensor is disgusting too. I'm planning on the 40D soon actually.

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Different spider to the one 'snacking' above, was close by
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I'm not sure what this is. It was under a leaf vibrating heavily. I could not see it with the naked eye because it was vibrating that much, but the shutter froze whatever it was it was doing.
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Same as above, less zoomed
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Also, just wondering is the 100mm Canon better/sharper than the Sigma 105mm at all?

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Apr 29, 2008 04:05 |  #2

Wow 63 views and not one comment. I get the hint then :lol:


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Apr 29, 2008 04:13 |  #3

long time no see here lisa ,I get this too but i don't read anything into it ,as to the lens some say the 100mm is better ,but all your shots look great hun


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Apr 29, 2008 06:25 |  #4

Great series, congrats, My favotites are the one with the fly.

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Apr 29, 2008 07:39 |  #5

i like the crane fly zoomed out. and i like the other fly. the spider is nice also, but it seems a bit blown out. sometimes i try to set the EC to -1/3 or -2/3 on my camera. it helps sometimes. also i use iso 80 or 100....not sure if that makes much difference.


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Apr 29, 2008 11:29 |  #6

Courierman wrote in post #5425393 (external link)
long time no see here lisa ,I get this too but i don't read anything into it ,as to the lens some say the 100mm is better ,but all your shots look great hun

Thanks. I try not to but eh.

devil350 wrote in post #5425679 (external link)
Great series, congrats, My favotites are the one with the fly.

Laurent.

Thank you.

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i like the crane fly zoomed out. and i like the other fly. the spider is nice also, but it seems a bit blown out. sometimes i try to set the EC to -1/3 or -2/3 on my camera. it helps sometimes. also i use iso 80 or 100....not sure if that makes much difference.

I did have it on 100 ISO. I normally use the Delta flip flash bracket and get really good (flash) results from it. However, my off camera cord has a little bit chipped off it which means the flash bracket won't hold my flash anymore. I have arthritic hands so I wasn't able to hold everything myself, my husband helped by holding the flash for me. Maybe he held it too close as I normally use the same settings and don't use that camera body after, only for macro. I'm sure as soon as I am able to afford another off camera cord, they won't be that bad again. But thank you anyway :)


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Apr 29, 2008 11:33 |  #7

they are not bad :o.
i was just offering suggestions.
is your flash diffused?
i agree about it might be too close also..
but what great teamwork to get the shots.
i commend that 100%


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Apr 29, 2008 13:19 |  #8

::Lisa:: wrote in post #5425376 (external link)
Wow 63 views and not one comment. I get the hint then :lol:

happens to me all the time..i wouldn't worry about it. https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=494282


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Apr 29, 2008 13:19 |  #9

love the fly shots..the spider shots look a little to hasrh.


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Apr 30, 2008 07:09 |  #10

johnkermit1 wrote in post #5427301 (external link)
they are not bad :o.
i was just offering suggestions.
is your flash diffused?
i agree about it might be too close also..
but what great teamwork to get the shots.
i commend that 100%

Oh I know :)

Yep, I use a Stofen. I think the flash was too close. I haven't done Macro in soooo long because of the cord being broken and not able to buy another. :( Hopefully soon, I had to try with the shots though, all those beauties in the garden :)

Thank you all for the comments though. Good or bad, I can learn from them, so CC is always welcomed :)


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Apr 30, 2008 10:44 |  #11

Lovely series :)
Always difficult with spiders in webs because of the lack of background it tends to overexpose the subject. As suggested above worth setting upto -1 FEC when there is no nearby background or the background is dark.
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Apr 30, 2008 23:39 |  #12
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Lisa - not bad jobs at all - spiders are hard to get in their webs cos any slight breeze and voila, movement. Fly shots are pretty good as well - good detail and exposure doesn't look bad to me. Some plants are very shiny and it's hard to avoid hotspots. The Cranefly is excellent, your best shot in this series imho.

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Apr 30, 2008 23:42 |  #13

Lovley series Lisa, the fly shots are the best of the bunch for me. Keep it up and keep posting:-)


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