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Old Feb 11, 2006, 2:31 AM   #1
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Was at the usual park today, and had my weekly 1hr to shoot. Saw the male banded Phintella again which was not so skittish. Took another jumping Spider (JS) but dunno the ID. Also saw quite afew other types of JS but did not turn out so good. Saw some other insects too.

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#1 Male banded Phintella
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#2: The jaws reminds me of the Predator in the movie
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#3: Another JS..unknown ID
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#4: A nymph stink bug
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#5: Not sure if this is a Leaf Footed Insect
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Old Feb 11, 2006, 3:00 AM   #2
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Great shots as always tchuanye.

You must have some patients to take them, every time I get close and set up ready to take the shot. The fly/spiders move and I have to start all over again(must keep trying).

Always enjoy your shots, keep on posting.



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Old Feb 11, 2006, 2:02 PM   #3
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Thanks Narmer and Steve.

Well, you are right in that they tend to move away. For e.g., for this male JS, it always runs under the leaf, so I had to use my fingers to wave at it below to "influence" it to come up, and start shooting again...

Thanks fellas for looking.


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Great shots as always tchuanye.

You must have some patients to take them, every time I get close and set up ready to take the shot. The fly/spiders move and I have to start all over again(must keep trying).

Always enjoy your shots, keep on posting.



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Old Feb 13, 2006, 1:02 PM   #5
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I love that green color. FZ10 + external flash is really good.

5+ is really the optimal magnification for (small) insects.
Sometimes also the+1,5 or 2,9 alone are enough.

Yesterday a freind of mine gave me a slr WA which I meant to use as a reverse macro lens.

It's a 24mm, F2,8 with 52mm thread.
Nearly unusable with FZ20 without a tripod.
12x @ F2,8 still vignettes (must go to 18-24x digital zoom not to vignette).

Diopter is = 1.000mm / F, thus it's a +41 (!!) vs the +5 of Nikon 5T+6T stacked.

Muche better are therefore less WA optics. like 50mm (+20) with larger aperture (F1 - F1,8 which does not cause vignetting).

BTW nice new look of your smugung galleries, Tchuanye

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Wow, 24mm WA is really going to be a very high power lens for reverse.

The higher your zoom, the more difficult to take the shot due to limited DOF. I usually use ~ 6-8x, and even with F1.7 lens, there IS vignetting. Just that one would have to crop to remove the dark parts.

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I love that green color. FZ10 + external flash is really good.

5+ is really the optimal magnification for (small) insects.
Sometimes also the+1,5 or 2,9 alone are enough.

Yesterday a freind of mine gave me a slr WA which I meant to use as a reverse macro lens.

It's a 24mm, F2,8 with 52mm thread.
Nearly unusable with FZ20 without a tripod.
12x @ F2,8 still vignettes (must go to 18-24x digital zoom not to vignette).

Diopter is = 1.000mm / F, thus it's a +41 (!!) vs the +5 of Nikon 5T+6T stacked.

Muche better are therefore less WA optics. like 50mm (+20) with larger aperture (F1 - F1,8 which does not cause vignetting).

BTW nice new look of your smugung galleries, Tchuanye

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Next month I 'll go to Roma where there is a photo exhibit. I hope to fine some used stuff there, like a 50mm (+20) F1 - F1,4.
With the F2,8 and FZ20 at 6-8x it's not vignetting, but just a hole !
AQnd It doesn't seem to improve with distance or with the dipoters (6T+5T) before or after the WA lens...

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