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piczzilla



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:29 am    Post subject: Green Crab Spiders Reply with quote

Some crab spiders I photographed last spring. It was a bit of a windy day, and I noticed whenever the wind blew, the spideys curled up their legs, and only re-posed when the wind stopped.

The gents:



and the ladies:





Technicalities:
* Taken with Nikon D800 + 2X teleconverter + 105mm Macro lens
* Lighted with Nikon SB-900 + lame looking homemade diffuser
* All handheld shots
* No stack except the second one - stack of 2 (eyes & legs)
* Did some cloning on the first shot because it was a little bare

And I found their eyes a bit comical...
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good! I especially like the last one.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkSturtevant wrote:
Good! I especially like the last one.


Thanks for looking & commenting Mark. Now that I've learned about stacking, I'm hoping to get a second shot (pun intended) with these critters next spring.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really a nice pair of images! I would not have thought that this combination of lens and converter would yield such good results; I'll have to give it a try.
(Incidentally, while admiring your image a spider who apparently lives around here rappelled down my screen--startling).
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

leonardturner wrote:
Really a nice pair of images! I would not have thought that this combination of lens and converter would yield such good results; I'll have to give it a try.
(Incidentally, while admiring your image a spider who apparently lives around here rappelled down my screen--startling).


Hi Leonard, thank you for looking & commenting. I think I have to mention that the sharpness did get somewhat affected with the addition of teleconverter, but (in my eyes) not mayor enough to turn me away & easily compensated during editing.
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful photos.

First one is my favorite.

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The diffuser may look lame but's very efficient.. I don't see any hard shines and you have a lot of textures in the white petal, and that's always a challenge...

I also noticed their eyes look funny (cartoonish)
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anvancy wrote:
Beautiful photos.

First one is my favorite.

Anvancy


Thanks Anvancy. I've since learned so many new things from this site, and am keen to try my newfound techniques on these critters next spring Smile

Yawns wrote:
The diffuser may look lame but's very efficient.. I don't see any hard shines and you have a lot of textures in the white petal, and that's always a challenge...

I also noticed their eyes look funny (cartoonish)


That diffuser is so tacky, I've had so many photographers approach me for a chat during my macro hunt. Though I'm now leaving that design behind, not because it looks lame Laughing, but because I'm revising my lighting system (I want to use 2 flash units instead of 1). Let's see what happens. Thanks for looking & commenting.
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