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Old Aug 9, 2004, 1:12 PM   #1
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Another Damsel Fly :



Those eyes....



Uhh ?



Pickaboo !



Argiope Aurentia (Garden Spider) laying more web



Found another spider of the same species, he's bigger !

NO FLASH for this one, look at the nice details and colours - had to use all the tricks I know to get that one : tripod, remote control, Mirror Lock (DSLR only), shutter down to 1/30 sec, manual focus, F/11 :



And for last... look carefully on this one.. Don't know the name of that small spider and the insect is a mosquito.. gives you an idea how small this is :



Those who have figured out what happened on last one, wins !

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Old Aug 9, 2004, 3:54 PM   #2
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Some more excellent macro shots.

My favorite is the second one, the detail on those huge eyes is really neat to see.

I can see how tough this macro must be with depth of field issues. Looks like you really have to have the bug in the right position to get the parts you want in focus. The lighting details must be a bear as well. With the subject being so small it must be difficult to tell where light is needed or not.






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Old Aug 9, 2004, 4:16 PM   #3
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Simply stunning, you certainly have your equipment dialed in. I have the Sigma 28/200 macro and it does a good job but the glass on yours seems just a little sharper. Will have to get out this weekend and do some macro shots to compare witrh the pictures you posted. Everytime I pull up one of your posts I'm simply amazed. Great job and keep posting.

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Hmm, Sigma 105 macro...

Eric, I don't know whether to thank you for the great photos or hog tie you because you've sent me into purchase mode on another lens.

Gads are these good or what!
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Hmm, Sigma 105 macro...

Eric, I don't know whether to thank you for the great photos or hog tie you because you've sent me into purchase mode on another lens.

Gads are these good or what!

Lol Norm, betcha you won't hold to this very long
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Some more excellent macro shots.

My favorite is the second one, the detail on those huge eyes is really neat to see.

I can see how tough this macro must be with depth of field issues. Looks like you really have to have the bug in the right position to get the parts you want in focus. The lighting details must be a bear as well. With the subject being so small it must be difficult to tell where light is needed or not.






Sure is zoomn, Macro is like studio photography, but in the wild and on a smaller scale, LOL

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Simply stunning, you certainly have your equipment dialed in. I have the Sigma 28/200 macro and it does a good job but the glass on yours seems just a little sharper. Will have to get out this weekend and do some macro shots to compare witrh the pictures you posted. Everytime I pull up one of your posts I'm simply amazed. Great job and keep posting.

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Thanks very much Steve apreciate the comments

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great shots, I really want to get a macro lens but so far way out of my price range:roll:
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