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Old Feb 16, 2005, 9:18 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I went out in the woods to do some artifact hunting and found this guy. A locust of some sort. These are my first real macro attempts. I resized, used shadow/highlights and unsharp mask in PP. Comments welcome!
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Old Feb 16, 2005, 9:19 PM   #2
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Here's one more...Nick, I expect a recipe!
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Poor fellow is missing an antena (sic), isn't he? Very nice! Whooooo!
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Old Feb 16, 2005, 9:27 PM   #4
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Great first shots JEDinNC. If I may offer a few suggestions.
Did you use spot mode, as the little critter looks a little under exposed. I would also suggest using the flash, but turn the power right down. This should light up the bug but not over expose the background. Im also not quite sure if the focus is quite right, its a bit hard to tell.
I prefer the first photo better, I like being able to see the whole thing and not have the legs cut off.
If these are your first attempts then you will be a master before you know it. Great shots.

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Old Feb 16, 2005, 9:38 PM   #5
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Treemonkey wrote:
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Great first shots JEDinNC. If I may offer a few suggestions.
Did you use spot mode, as the little critter looks a little under exposed. I would also suggest using the flash, but turn the power right down. This should light up the bug but not over expose the background. Im also not quite sure if the focus is quite right, its a bit hard to tell.
I prefer the first photo better, I like being able to see the whole thing and not have the legs cut off.
If these are your first attempts then you will be a master before you know it. Great shots.

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I really appreciate the comments Treemonkey. I did use spot mode and yes, I believe he was underexposed. I used highlights to bring it out a little. He was hanging on a limb at just about head height in an awkward position so I couldn't use the EVF. I thought about the flash after the fact, I believe it would have helped. Thanks again for the kind words of encouragement.
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Poor fellow is missing an antena (sic), isn't he? Very nice! Whooooo!

It made for a great toothpick! (just kidding, he was like that when I found him)
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JEDinNC wrote:
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Poor fellow is missing an antena (sic), isn't he? Very nice! Whooooo!

It made for a great toothpick! (just kidding, he was like that when I found him)
Is he not missing a leg also?
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suze wrote:
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Poor fellow is missing an antena (sic), isn't he? Very nice! Whooooo!

It made for a great toothpick! (just kidding, he was like that when I found him)
Is he not missing a leg also?
I wonder if he's still alive.....:?.....quite a bit difficult, I guess.

BTW, great first macro attempt.




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Old Feb 17, 2005, 10:48 AM   #9
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Poor fellow is missing an antena (sic), isn't he? Very nice! Whooooo!

It made for a great toothpick! (just kidding, he was like that when I found him)
Is he not missing a leg also?
I wonder if he's still alive.....:?.....quite a bit difficult, I guess.

BTW, great first macro attempt.



Good planthey're must easier to focus on when they aren't moving. . <Groan> The parts he does still have are nice & sharp tho. :lol:


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