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Old Mar 25, 2006, 4:38 AM   #1
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Saw many spiders today, and took an ant mimicking spider. Really look like an ant.

But also manage to shoot several other types, a bug and an ant.

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A610+reverse lens, Ext flash Diffuser, ISO 50, F8, various speeds

#1:Ant mimicking spider
1/200s


#2: Hiding under a leaf...see its JAWS
1/160s


#3:Small JS
1/160s


#4: Another pose for you
1/160s


#5: Heavy Jumper


#6: Hvy jumper


#7: Waiting to pounce


#8:A Banded Phintella
Never seen the blue spots near the face before


#9: Little ant
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Old Mar 25, 2006, 2:00 PM   #2
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Very nice work. Interesting subject, good colour, good angles, brings out some really interesting details.

Thank's for the info on how you achieved these shots. I've been trying to use a macro lens on an S2, but never seem to have enough light to close down the aperture - I must have a go with flash and an improvised diffuser.

In case anyone is interested I found this description of ant mimicking spiders here:

http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/guideb...yrmarachne.htm


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Old Mar 26, 2006, 11:00 AM   #3
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Thanks for the comments!

And yes, the link I use very frequently and is where I ID the spider. Thanks!
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Old Mar 31, 2006, 8:52 PM   #4
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hey wassup !
nice pics ... i too im plannin to buy either this cam or the sony H1, cannot decide yet ...
anywayz im postin of a pic that i took wid a sony p72 entry level cam...

NOTE:- THIS WAS TAKEN IN THE NORMAL AUTO MODE AND NOT MACRO, THOUGH I FORGOT TO TURN THE FLASH OFF AND BY THE TIME I DID THE SPIDER HAD ALREADY RUN AWAY! WAT LUCK ... HAHAHA



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Old Apr 3, 2006, 12:08 PM   #5
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Absolutely awesomeclose-ups. What exactly do you mean by "reserved lens"?

Aman, I have the A610, S2 and H1 camerasand IMO, the H1 is by far the best of the three. However, it's not very fair to compare the A610 with the H1. The H1has a 12x zoom lens vs. 4x on the A610. Let's not talk about theS2 because it has some major issues as far as I'm concerned (although it can produce some very nicely saturated images). With Canon prices coming down like rocks, if you are on a tight budget, the A610 is certainly your best option. However, if you can stretch it a bit, go with the H1. It will do you good in the long run and you will not regret!
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Reversed lens means using a SLR lens and mounting it in reversed on to the end of the A610 lens. I am using a 50mm Minolta F1.7 lens.

Here is a pic

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Old Apr 3, 2006, 12:26 PM   #7
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Interesting. Thanks for the explanation, tchuanye! I shall try that technique with my old SLR lens.
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