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Crab Spider portrait
Lens: Sigma 105mm + M 50mm reversed Camera: K-7 
Posted By: yeatzee, 05-24-2010, 01:50 PM



Taken handheld, with 3 images stacked together for greater DOF

(one of my favorite images thus far)

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05-24-2010, 03:14 PM   #2
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Ive been working on achieving softer light... what do you guys think?
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great composition... perhaps you could post another rendition for comparison... dave m
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great composition... perhaps you could post another rendition for comparison... dave m
Im not sure what you mean by "another rendition" but thanks!

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I think what was meant is to post one of the original shots you used to stack with so we can see how effective stacking photos is.
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I think what was meant is to post one of the original shots you used to stack with so we can see how effective stacking photos is.
Here ya go... A super quick 30 second edit. I forgot what I did with the original above so they look different, but it should still give you an idea.



(all 3 photos were taken at F/11, 1/160, ISO 200)

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No one likes?

Well a shameless bump from me, with a quick shot/diagram of the ghetto setup.



1 - Where I sat
2 - Candle holder, holding the tripod
3 - POS tripod
4 - Pentax AF 360FGZ flash + stofen diffuser + DIY diffuser made from paper towels
5 - Background/foreground
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Well, I like it . But I haven't been at the computer for about two days... Great shot, good detail, nice colours! Well done!

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Figuring out the flash output is a bit tricky when doing close-up like this I have found. Just takes some practice but it looks like you did well one this one.
Great stacking job also!
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Figuring out the flash output is a bit tricky when doing close-up like this I have found. Just takes some practice but it looks like you did well one this one.
Great stacking job also!
Yeah... normally I just set it to 1/32 power and leave it but with my new diffuser I had to switch between 1/8 or 1/16 power IIRC

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Well, I like it . But I haven't been at the computer for about two days... Great shot, good detail, nice colours! Well done!
Thanks Rense, I appreciate it.
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This is a very sharp photo of a very scary spider. Thanks for sharing.
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This is a very sharp photo of a very scary spider. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you
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I can't help but think the light is to soft. What do you guys think?
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Yes I'd agree the light is a little too soft which means you'd be losing a little bit of definition and detail but it's still a good shot.
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I actually like this shot a lot- the stuff you care about is in focus, while the rest isn't. Nothing's there to distract, and the colors are fine as well. And yes, that's definitely a ghetto setup! How'd you carry that thing in, though? I wouldn't want to have to touch those spikes!

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