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A bit gruesome, I know. Garden or Orb Web spider with Crane Fly prey. Also shot quite a few video clips with 7D which were pretty good and have been accepted by one of the libraries. Shot last week when many Crane Flies were in the last stages of there lives and regularly in webs.

Wind a bit of a problem with respect to focus. Thus used manual focus.

EOS 7D with 150mm Sigma EX Macro and Sigma ring flash. Tripod. 1/200 sec @ f20. +2 stops compensation on ring flash, but otherwise auto flash exposure. ISO100.

Paul

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Sigma 150 EX Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Dinner Time.
Username:paulbroad paulbroad
Uploaded:28 Sep 2012 - 7:38 AM
Tags:Crane, Eat., Fly, Garden, Kill, Orb, Spider, Web, Wildlife / nature
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PhillipMinnis
28 Sep 2012 - 7:40 AM

A nice close-up image! Well captured!


Cheers

Phil

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
28 Sep 2012 - 7:48 AM

good shot like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 8:38 AM

Nature can sometimes be cruel, great shot,
Ali

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Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 9:56 AM

Can't crit this Paul it is a cracker. Well done mate.

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 7:57 PM

Really superb colour and clarity.. I'm only coming to learn some technique here..on and then... "+2 compensation" is what I've learnt today .. thanksSmile

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paulbroad
paulbroad  789 forum posts United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 5:31 PM

Jas,

I found, by experiment, that my set up, 150mm macro and Sigma ring flash work well on full auto, which makes life shooting insects MUCH easier. But i need to dial in + 2 stops extra flash exposure with the camera exposure set on manual, 1/200 (not important) f18/f20 and ISO100 for quality. Almost always correct, almost!

Paul

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 10:54 PM

Thank you very much Paul.
I haven't tried any close up yet. I bought a set of rings and a 50mm lens early this year. Actually it was your marco photos made me want to have a go..they look really good,but I'm still being lazy..Yes, I remembered the small aperture you mentioned before, and I did notice some people's marco photos lost the the sharpness at some point due to the large aperture.That's was a very good point. The reason that I was interested in your +2 compensation was that I do like your marco's brightness and sharpness. I didn't know if they were all taken at "+" stops compensation or not, I noticed the difference, but I didn't know what. When I read it yesterday, I thought it must be the light. I guess that the extra light gives the picture better clarity and a kind of superb crisp quality,no messy, that's the quality I really love, we say even at the same setting by the same lens, the light talks again.

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paulbroad  789 forum posts United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 7:45 AM

I think, Jas, that the auto system has faults and that, because the subject is usually a small part of the frame and the background is much further away, then the auto system fails. Don't ask me why, but with my system, if I dial in +2 stops more light from the flash, it works.

Paul

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 8:11 PM

Great shot great PF I came to be nosey seeing your comment on Bren's steam picture after going back to see further critiqueWink thanks for the mentionSad I do try in my comments to be fair to the member postingSmile

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