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yeatzee's macros: Spiders
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Posted By: yeatzee, 03-31-2011, 07:53 PM

Single image this time, @ F/8


Crab spider
by yeatzee (now 17, but still learning), on Flickr

A new diffuser setup was also used, allowing much more light so that the need for two flashes was eliminated for this shot

More coming


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Phidippus Adumbratus
by yeatzee (now 17, but still learning), on Flickr

5 images stacked

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2 images stacked


Crab spider
by yeatzee (now 17, but still learning), on Flickr

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Phidippus adumbratus
by yeatzee (now 17, but still learning), on Flickr

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03-31-2011, 08:24 PM   #2
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He could of at least shaved knowing you were going to take his photo. great shot as usual, thanks Bob
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Love the suttle colors on this shot. One of your best. IMO. JIM
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He could of at least shaved knowing you were going to take his photo. great shot as usual, thanks Bob
Ha yes they are quite ugly..... my mom hates the way they look
Thanks Bob

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Love the suttle colors on this shot. One of your best. IMO. JIM
Thanks Jim

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Excellent!
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Excellent!

Thanks rense

added another photo as well
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Managed well with a single f/8 exposure.
Delightful background Tanner.
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Beautifully done, Tanner. I love your spiders. Your pets don't take up much room or eat too much, eh?

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Awesome!! as usual Tanner. TFS
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OK Tanner I'm going to swim upstream here. Usually I love your work and I'm a fan, but I'm afraid I don't think your new diffuser is doing you justice.

Sharp and lovely background and bokeh - but JS just aren't that colour - the flash has almost completely blown out the JS. The crab spider I don't know as I haven't seen one of those around here .... but unless they are white then the same applies.

Sorry - just an honest opinion !
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Don't know about the correct colors here Tanner but I love these. The backgounds are beautiful and really add punch to the little critters.
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Great, awesome colors. lighting is much diffused.

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Love them....great shooting! I love spiders and those are excellent! Handsome too!
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OK Tanner I'm going to swim upstream here. Usually I love your work and I'm a fan, but I'm afraid I don't think your new diffuser is doing you justice.

Sharp and lovely background and bokeh - but JS just aren't that colour - the flash has almost completely blown out the JS. The crab spider I don't know as I haven't seen one of those around here .... but unless they are white then the same applies.

Sorry - just an honest opinion !

The whole point of the new diffuser was to see how much background spill I can get, and how little light loss is possible without losing to much diffusion I loose a bit to much diffusion right where the subjects are, but that will only take a slight modification. To get shots like these before, it would take my usual 2 flash setup so I think it is helping to move me forward.

Im assuming JS = jumping spider? First and foremost I'd like to bring to remembrance how impossibly difficult it is to shoot and black and white subject You have to choose a little more exposure one way in order to keep the shadow detail up or highlights down. I can assure you, nothing is blown on the crab spider. Not by a long shot. The jumper has several of its *reflective* scales blown (individual scales, nowhere near "almost completely blown"). This was nothing more than a test for the diffuser, which actually for once exposed the bottom section of the jumper the same as the top. This is very exiting to me
I was not used to this so I kept it a little high instinctively (also because I like getting detail in the eye reflections)

If im being honest, I HATE the jumper shot. Something about it rubs me the wrong way, but it is a step forward for me so it goes on the ol flickr photostream

No worries, and im glad you spoke up!
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Great, awesome colors. lighting is much diffused.

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Thanks Marcus. Not even half as diffused as yours though! Im still working on it :ugh:

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Don't know about the correct colors here Tanner but I love these. The backgounds are beautiful and really add punch to the little critters.
Thanks, just trying some new stuff.

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Awesome!! as usual Tanner. TFS
Thank you

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Beautifully done, Tanner. I love your spiders. Your pets don't take up much room or eat too much, eh?
Thanks Tamia. My family is very observant now, and finds me little bugs all of the time. My mom was outside playing with my dog and spotted the little crab spider on a pillar

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Managed well with a single f/8 exposure.
Delightful background Tanner.
Thanks, I am trying to work on my bokeh
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