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Ever been startled?

 
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Jul 18, 2009 00:23 |  #1

Have you ever been shooting some insect, who is lounging about... letting you shoot it at will? Then you get into this deep focus, and concentrate on getting the perfect shot since the bug is modeling for you. And then...

A massive spider that you didn't see leaps out, drags the helpless fly to its hole. Of course, on the viewfinder it looked as big as a building.

That just happened to me. It really freaked me out haha. I didn't even see the spider (or its hole) until it pounced. Even scarier, after reviewing some of my photos, I can see in the background (in the darkness, I was shooting in the night) the slightest reflections off the spider sneaking up.

Has this ever happened to you?


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Jul 18, 2009 06:15 |  #2

Baselerd,
Yes a couple of times doing real close macros of bee's, when they take off while trying to get the photo ;)


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Jul 19, 2009 08:24 |  #3

This is precisely why I refrain from doing macro shots of insects. Had a bad experience...


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Jul 19, 2009 08:26 |  #4

I had a praying mantis jump on me once while I was studying and setting up the shot... waiting for "just that moment".

Knocked me on my butt, it did. :)


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Jul 19, 2009 09:55 |  #5

I was a little jumpy while photographing wasps for the first time. And sudden movement on their part and I made a run for it. :D


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Jul 19, 2009 17:49 |  #6

Hah I get that with wasps. Sometimes it appears to me that they try to attack you. If I get real close on one, it sometimes might start vibrating violently in my face. In that situation I usually run lol...


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