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Old Apr 26, 2005, 9:51 PM   #11
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Hey Ty...yeah good idea. This guy was less than half an inch in size so I was sceptical about getting anything at all. But I was inspired to try by all the masters on here. I have no idea as to how they get their shots as crisp and clear as they do, but I guess I will never find out till I try and try and try.....

If I was back in India, I would have my pick of Big huge spiders and all other kinds of bugs and insects to shoot...but here in LA...its a rarity.

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Old Apr 27, 2005, 1:15 AM   #12
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Shoot bigger spiders. Then you don't need to get so close.

If anyone can tell me who this guy is, I'd love to know. I found him in the basement, but I let him loose in the front yard. He's still there, as far as I know.

http://home.comcast.net/~tbower/spider/P1020021.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~tbower/spider/P1020024.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~tbower/spider/P1020025.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~tbower/spider/P1020026.JPG

I believe that is one of the Wolf spiders but there are many varieties and I couldn't tell you which one it is.
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 7:13 AM   #13
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I believe that is one of the Wolf spiders but there are many varieties and I couldn't tell you which one it is.
Thanks. "Wolf spider" was the name I thought too, but I'm no spider expert. He seemed like a jumper, not a spinner. You shouldn't seen the way he tried to go after my cat!

Iput the FZ20 into macro mode, left the zoom at 1x, and set the white balance to flash. You can see the shadow of the lens off the flash in the first picture.
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 11:04 AM   #14
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As PG Wodehouse would have said " The usual method when knocking down spiders for taking pictures, is to aim at the nerve just below the left jaw, at a time when the spider is reaching for its rear with it's head, for gathering the web resin....".Trust PGW to describe the most unusual happenings as if those wereperfectly normal events with a well laid out procedure.

I hope youfollowed the procedure to the letter,when knocking down the spidy.:G


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Old Apr 27, 2005, 7:11 PM   #15
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Ty_Bower wrote:
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Shoot bigger spiders. Then you don't need to get so close.

If anyone can tell me who this guy is, I'd love to know. I found him in the basement, but I let him loose in the front yard. He's still there, as far as I know.
he's still there, but several of the neighborhood cats are missing! i'f im gonna shoot spiders that size, it'll be with my 12-gauge!

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Old Apr 28, 2005, 6:18 PM   #16
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I hope i am not offending anyone out there but I saw this little bugger last night weaving a web over my bed and for the first time decided to see if I could do a decent job of capturing it. He was really busy and kept going back and forth so the first 2 shots are live...then it was time for him to get knocked out. The last couple of shots are him in lala land, posing for me unconciously...lol.

I have no idea how you guys get those amazing macros...i had such a hard time. I couldn't really use the bounce flash cause it was a small room and everything kept getting blown up. So this is with just my halogen lamp.

Any comments/critiques are welcome (this is my first attempt at an insect macro)

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I find this very offending. If you feel you have to torture one of GOD's creatures to get a picture of it...

Please DO NOT post it in this forum.

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Old Apr 28, 2005, 8:07 PM   #17
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I hope i am not offending anyone out there but I saw this little bugger last night weaving a web over my bed and for the first time decided to see if I could do a decent job of capturing it. He was really busy and kept going back and forth so the first 2 shots are live...then it was time for him to get knocked out. The last couple of shots are him in lala land, posing for me unconciously...lol.

I have no idea how you guys get those amazing macros...i had such a hard time. I couldn't really use the bounce flash cause it was a small room and everything kept getting blown up. So this is with just my halogen lamp.

Any comments/critiques are welcome (this is my first attempt at an insect macro)

seth

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"I find this very offending. If you feel you have to torture one of GOD's creatures to get a picture of it...

Please DO NOT post it in this forum.

bobc"


I find this very offending. If you feel like you have to blow off some steam just cause you are in a crappy mood, then....

please DO NOT post it in this forum

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Old Apr 28, 2005, 8:28 PM   #18
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bobc, Just so you know...when i go camping or on trips out of the US, I also wear bug repellant (or as you would call it...insect starvation cream). I guess as pious as you are in your consideration of God's creatures you would just let them feast on your flesh rather than swat them off or stomp on them. But we can't all be like you, right? :lol:

God bless us...apparently you don't need any (cause are a saint)

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Raid, hammer, shotgun, I don't care. Every season is open season for bug hunting. Take all the pics you want of them...
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 10:58 PM   #20
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I caught a fly and put him in the fridge. Slows em down a bunch then when you take em out they "pose" for a bit till they get warmed up and run away.
Happens to many bugs every night when temps drop anyway

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