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microman



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:00 am    Post subject: Jumping Spider video 4K Reply with quote

Dont think i posted any of my videos from this summer, thought i share one i liked. Was a bad summer, too dry so very few insects thougt...

It was shot with a Panasonic GH5 and Laowa 2X lens @ F8 with 2X crop mode enabled in camera plus E-Stabilisation that crops in even further.

Diffraction and lens limits seems to set in abit when cropping in this much but worked pretty well. Sold the gear short after thought as i didnt have time to use it but i look forward to next summer starting over again..

The Jumper was very small mayby 5mm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLNPYDKHmXg
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adorable, wonderful video and quite sharp! Very Happy At one time I would have freaked out from these little spiders but over the years of photographing them myself and watching their behavior, I have grown to admire them. Yes, I am still an arachnophobic however, most spiders give me the creeps but not these little guys. Laughing
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microman



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken Ramos wrote:
Adorable, wonderful video and quite sharp! Very Happy At one time I would have freaked out from these little spiders but over the years of photographing them myself and watching their behavior, I have grown to admire them. Yes, I am still an arachnophobic however, most spiders give me the creeps but not these little guys. Laughing


Thanks, yeah they are fun to watch for sure.. The ones we have share the hunting grounds with ants so they dont sit still very often or the ants will chase them away / attack. Tracking the brown and black jumpers we have in the forest was a challange so i didnt get alot of footage of them.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is very cute!
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razashaikh



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great video, Keep up the great work.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice video!

Was it recorded with natural light, LED or how did you lit it? Thank you for sharing!
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microman



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

razashaikh wrote:
Great video, Keep up the great work.


Thank you ! Its too bad the summer is very short here. Half a year until bugs are back.

zzffnn wrote:
Nice video!

Was it recorded with natural light, LED or how did you lit it? Thank you for sharing!


Thanks, it was natural light. I have been looking at different LED solutions but not tried anything yet. I cant have stuff on the front of the lens as it makes finding the target much harder when they are moving about.

The relatively short focal length of the lens combined with the weight and size makes it very good for filming on the ground. Very stable.

When i put my finger in front of the spider in the video i handheld the camera with one hand only resting the front part of the lens onto the ground. I would actually prefere even shorter focal length for insects sitting on trees so i could rest the lens at the tree stem.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Really sharp.
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microman



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SallyFungi wrote:
Wow! Really sharp.


Glad you liked it Smile

zzffnn wrote:

Was it recorded with natural light, LED or how did you lit it? Thank you for sharing!


One kind of light i might try next year are these JJC LED-8. I can get them for 15$/p.

Here is a video on how they look. They seem pretty bright and they got built in battery. If i connect some flexarms to them it might work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCcNV5YaGPQ&t=2s

Lights has a secondary use also as alot of bugs gets "mesmerised" by light and stands still looking at it instead of running about..
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great video! I would suggest trying the 4k 60fps on the GH5, so if the spider poses for you for 1 second, you have 2 seconds of great looking, slow-mo footage
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bernardo wrote:
Great video! I would suggest trying the 4k 60fps on the GH5, so if the spider poses for you for 1 second, you have 2 seconds of great looking, slow-mo footage


Thanks, yeah i shoot at 60fps.

I have been thinking using slowmo at some scenes but i would probably need external lightning to get rid of the motionblur. Not even 60fps is sometimes enough when this close up as all motions get magnified. I sold the GH5 thought couple of months ago, dont have much use of it in the winter months.

There is a new camera coming from Panasonic. The GH5s that might be even better for this kind of macro video but i think it will be pretty expensive :/

G9 is cheaper and has 1stop better stabilisation than GH5. Could be nice. Only 10min 4K60fps internal rec thought.

Will be interesting to see what cameras comes out next year. I am now pretty much cameraless..
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