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Old Jun 16, 2007, 5:08 PM   #1
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I haven't spent alot of time shooting this week, so I made some time this morning to find some bugs. All shots are with the DCR-250 and Sunpak 383.

This jumping spider didn't want me to photograph it in a natural setting. I spotted it walking on an ice chest, when I tried to get a photo it crawled under the lid, when I opened the chest the spider was clinging to the side. the flash was a bit on the bright side with all of the white but I think it turned out alright.



I didn't want to leave the spider in the ice chest, so I got it to jump in my hand and I carried it to a picnic table. It immediately jumped from the table onto my Gatorade bottle. I didnt like the way the camera was tilted on this shot so I rotated the image. The top an bottom left corners were black after that so I cloned out the black parts.





These spiders are probably the most common spider around here but I don't know what they are.





This fly kept landing ona small potted cactus.



I forgot to charge my flash batteries, so the flash was taking forever to recycle.



I've been spending most of my free time trying to bring my old truck back from the dead. I've almost got it finished, at least the engine work is almost done! I installed a new Hurst shifter this week and I found this killer shift knob to put on top of it. As soon as I get it back on the road and get it cleaned up I'll get some pictures of the whole truck.



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Old Jun 16, 2007, 9:46 PM   #2
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Nice series viaboy. Number 2 is my favorite.

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Old Jun 17, 2007, 5:03 AM   #3
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Nice set of well- detailed shots there Vaiboy. The first pic looks like a studio shot. Great focus and exposure on them all, well done.

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Old Jun 17, 2007, 12:29 PM   #4
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Thanks for the comments Emmanuel and Mark!

I sort of like the way the first shot turned out, now I'm thinking about building a light box. Just the bugs and a white background with no distractions.
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Nice shots and 2nd is my favourite!
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Old Jun 17, 2007, 10:28 PM   #6
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Very nice and I agree about #2, a special one.
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Old Jun 17, 2007, 10:50 PM   #7
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Number 2 is a really fine shot. As is the shot of the shifter.
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Old Jun 18, 2007, 9:10 AM   #8
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Thanks for the comments bali, rebel, and happy!

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Shot #2 is okay but I really wish the spider had let me photograph it somewhere other than clinging to a gatorade bottle. It was actually really calm and never tried to jump on my camera or run away the way some do.
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Old Jun 18, 2007, 10:27 AM   #9
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Really wonderful. My favorite is the first one. Great shot! :O)


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