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  • Ullswater Evening Light

    A fantastic image. The right place at the right time...i do really like this image.
    • 9 May 2012 7:42PM
  • Raging Bull

    Quote:Great shot - and revolting too. Don't tell me where they live cos I will never feel the same again. But an extraordinary piece of photography.

    Sue - Thanks for the kind comment. Don't worry this one was only 4mm long and the head is just over 0.5mm. Smile

    Best Regards

    • 8 May 2012 7:56PM
  • Female Hairy Dragonfly

    Great shot. I have never seen one of these. In fact Dragons aren't that prolific here in North Devon (by the coast). Someone will no doubtably tell me otherwise. Smile
    • 8 May 2012 7:33PM
  • The Weevil

    Wow. Thank you so much everyone for the kind comments. The awards were certainly a great surprise. Really thank you all once again. Grin
    • 29 Apr 2012 8:02PM
  • Jumping Spider (Salticus scenicus)

    Quote:Oooerrr.....A little over exposed on the hairs of the legs, but that's a very picky criticism, and the ring flash makes it look a little flat. Otherwise very difficult to fault and just goes to show you don't need to spend a fortune on lenses to get superb results. Well done to you.....Shortlisted!


    Thank You Ade. The hairs on the legs are not quite as bright on the original but the increased sharpening for screen that i chose when changing from Tiff to JPeg has this effect for some reason.

    The JML 21mm was 150 2nd hand and i have seen them on eBay very rarely going for nearly twice that......i really need a spare.

    I don't use a flash......the lighting is with 3no. Ikea LED lights that are diffused through a paper cylinder.

    I would like to say a really big thank you for the criticism....sometimes times people are for some reason scared to do so for fear of offending the individual....i however really like it...its the way we learn...i'll post a version of this when i have time with the leg hair less exposed.

    Best Regards

    • 27 Apr 2012 9:52PM
  • 3D Synthetic Cross Eye Stereogram

    Quote:I'd be very interested to learn about your focus stacking set-up. I use a travelling microscope that cost me pennies on eBay and the results are absolutely stunning. Cleaning the little critters is a pain, do you have a special brew that you use? I have some RMS lenses for swapping, how about you? Etc., etc..

    What do you want to know? Your best bet is to go to this site www.photomacrography.net here you will find everything you will ever need to know about photostacking, setups, lens. Don't think i'm brushing you off because i'm not......you will learn more from this site than i could ever tell you......i'm still very much at the start of the learning curve. I haven't any photos of my setup.....i should probably sort one out for those that are interested.

    What lens do you have? I use a Nikon CF 10x, JML 21mm and an El Nikkor 50mm (plastic version). I use 3no. Ikea LED lights and a paper tube for light diffusion, a linear stage and a jig that my camera is bolted to.

    I clean the bugs with warm water by putting them in a contact lens canister and giving them a gentle shake.....any other small bits of dust i remove in PS3.

    I hope this sort of helpful.

    Best Regards

    • 26 Apr 2012 7:35PM
  • Chocolate Chip

    Very nice...I really like the composition.
    • 15 Apr 2012 8:04PM
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