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Old Apr 7, 2007, 7:30 PM   #1
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I decided to venture out at a different time than usual just to try to find something a little different. I saw a ladybird but it was gone before I could get a picture. I haven't seen a ladybird around here in years so I'll keep looking and hope that wasn'tmy only chance.

I noticed this tree hopper sitting indirect sunlight soI set the Sunpack flash to it's lowest setting and let the sun do most of the work. I was using the DCR250 and the big lens from the DCR5320 for 11 diopters.



I was about to give up finding anything else, when I saw this crab spider eating lunch in our orange tree. It was in an awkward position and the wind was gusting, but I was determined.Once I got the flash in a good spot and the wind died down a bit I was able to get a few shots.







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Old Apr 7, 2007, 7:40 PM   #2
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Nice shots. It is good to see the spider caught a pesky fly instead of something cute. Although, when blown up by macro photography, not much besides ladybird beetles looks cute.
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Old Apr 7, 2007, 8:55 PM   #3
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Good Shots. Are the last two resizes of the original images or crop ?

Any vignetting / soft corners using the 250 over the other Raynox lens ?

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Old Apr 7, 2007, 11:22 PM   #4
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Very nice captures vaiboy. You did a good jom with your flash and raynox.

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Old Apr 8, 2007, 12:33 AM   #5
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Thanks for viewing and commenting everyone!

Narmer - The next to last image is cropped 2319x1739 out of the origional 2816x2112, then resized by flickr to 500x375 to post on the forums. The last image is just resized 2816x2112 to 500x375. If you click on the images it will take you to the Flickr photo page.From thereyou can click on "all sizes" at the top and view the origional non resized images.You can also click on "more properties" in the lower right to view the exif data.The DCR250 hassome vignetting below 2x zoomand ifIremember correctlythe DCR150 does the same thing. To be honest thoughIrarely usemacro lensesat less then 4x zoom. If I'm using the DCR250 and I need to back out to 2x I should probably have the DCR150 on the camera, so vignetting really isn't a problem.
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Nice shots as always vaiboy, particularly 1 and 4, and yes you`re right, the dcr-150 does vignette in the same way as the 250.

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Good action shots!

Was it possible to fill flash under the leaf? The fly seems to be under the shadows.
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 10:37 AM   #8
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Nice macros!!! I have so much to learn!!!!
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 12:29 PM   #9
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Thanks for the comments Annie and Mark!

Tchuanye - There were more leaves below the one the spider was hanging on so I was limited where I could place my flash.
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