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Old Apr 21, 2007, 12:56 PM   #1
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Went back there again (Same place as 14 Apr Macros thead) and again not disappointed with the insects/spiders there.

FZ10+Raynox 250, F8, 1/60s, ISO50, 2 diffused flash, handheld

#1: Crab Spider


#2: Guarding nest


#3: Top view
Can see the baby spiders
This image use 2 images to combine. Clone the sharper part of the eyes of one to this photo.


#4: Close up of pattern


#5: Face close up


#6: Rear shape


#7: Another Spider: Web based
Eating a leafhopper
This image is combined using 2 images. Clone over the sharper part to get more DOF


#8:Bottom view


#9: A Brown Crab spider


#10: Grumpy face


#11: Banded Phintella



#12: Lesser Grass Blue
Clone some leaf BG away.


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Old Apr 21, 2007, 1:39 PM   #2
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I don`t know how you manage to achieve the sharpness you get on your shots handheld Tchuanye, but having looked at many macro galleries on the web, your shots are up there with the best of them.
Love pic 9 of the Brown Crab spider with its legs outstretched, and the interesting eye structure on the Green spider.All of them are superb.

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Old Apr 21, 2007, 4:08 PM   #3
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Wonderful shots...you have access to so many unique species... The Lesser Grass Blue is superb.
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Old Apr 21, 2007, 4:23 PM   #4
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Those are all great pictures! The brown crab spider reminds me of a squid with it's legs stretched out like that.
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Old Apr 21, 2007, 5:09 PM   #5
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very nice technique, cloning from 2 pics for greater DOF,
and you executed it well.
Great camera and PP work !
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Old Apr 22, 2007, 1:39 AM   #6
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Excellent shots all of them...love #12

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Old Apr 22, 2007, 3:11 AM   #7
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Thanks Mark, Beth, vaiboy, tinosa, Hiroshi! Glad you like these.

Mark, for sharpness, of course the original image must be sharp first. But for PS, I create an additional layer, and apply USM to the background layer, and use 100% erase on the top layer to reveal areas I want sharpened.....which is mainly the eyes.

Tinosa, yes, thats a simple way of doing it, but works if the angle and FOV is correct for both shots.
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