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Feb 05, 2008 02:50 |  #1

Worked from home today and during my lunch break I ducked out to the backyard to shoot some bugs and found some with unusual and intriguing eyes. Used a 100mm f/2.8 (which I had for over a month now - xmas pressie). Any ID's would be great too.

I think a bit more DOF could improve more, but most of these where taken in natural light with overcast skies and I wanted to limit ISO where possible.

C&C welcome as I am still very new to this.

(1) Jumping Spider?

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Feb 05, 2008 03:01 |  #2

Nice shots andrew, i like 1, 3 and 4. Number 4 is a long legged fly, great colous on it.

Number 2 looks like it is suffering from some camera shake or missed focus, its a shame cause the eyes look amazing.


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Feb 05, 2008 03:05 |  #3

nice shots there Ilove jumping spiders and wow great eye's your flies have


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Feb 05, 2008 03:07 |  #4

Some lovely natural light ? colouring you caught - amazing eye colour on #2 and #3. As Alistair mentions a bit of shake on #2. Thought for a minute you were having these for lunch :)
I'd watch out for #2 and #3 both look like they are from the horse fly family and will be biters given the chance.
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Feb 05, 2008 03:07 |  #5

alliec wrote in post #4854304 (external link)
Number 2 looks like it is suffering from some camera shake or missed focus, its a shame cause the eyes look amazing.

Thanks alliec.

No.2 is a tighter crop of the original. He was pretty jumpy and I couldn't get the right angle with him. The shutter was down to 1/60sec so bound to be some camera shake with my novice hands. The wire in the shot is the closeline by the way.


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Feb 05, 2008 03:48 |  #6

Beautiful jumping spider and stripy fly :)


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Feb 05, 2008 04:01 |  #7

2 and 3 have very special eyes!




  
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Feb 05, 2008 04:09 as a reply to  @ Kraig C's post |  #8

Spectacular eyes in the third shot.

It looks like that second fly has a saxophone in it's mouth :)


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Feb 05, 2008 04:20 |  #9

Love the eyes on #2 and 3


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Feb 05, 2008 08:30 |  #10

very nice series!
i really like the spider,
the eyes of #3
and the colors of the fly at the end of the series!
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Feb 05, 2008 23:30 as a reply to  @ johnkermit1's post |  #11

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Hopefully this is the first of many threads from me in here. I will certainly be on the lookout for the fly in No.3 next time I'm in the backyard - love to get a better shot of him now I know what his eyes are like.

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