Great stuff man some of those little monsters are straight up hideous though
Can we photoshop a pint and an ash tray into #22? Dude looks like he's very comfortable posting up the bar.
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Last year I bought an old manual Nikon 28mm that I quickly reversed to do macro shots of everything I could find. I quickly started to work on insects, and with the summer approaching, I thought I should show my work from last summer. Most pictures are between 3 to 5 stacks, done at F8 to F11. Most insects were alive and released in the nature after. The dead ones (the two flies and the hornet) were already dead when I found them.
What's tricky about insects is that they all react differently to light. Some get stunned for a few seconds, some move their antennas between shots, which is bad for stacking, some just want to run away, or want to jump to the light... these little critters made me sweat!
I hope you enjoy, and feel free to post some of your pics as well if you have extreme macro close up.
Think about their little faces before killing them for no reasons!
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Last edited by vwtuner4ever; 06-25-2012 at 07:22 PM.
Yup that's one of these. Very weird looking, it's completly different from regular spiders. And it's eyes are not in front of it but on top. it was challenging to keep this one still while taking 2-3 pictures at different depth to increase the focus. I took probably 50 or more pics of it before having something decent.
Of all, the most challenging was the mantis. Second, was the spider at the very end I'd say, but mostly because I was affraid of it.
Start with dead ones... much easier to practice on and you'll get the feel. The lens and reverse ring cost me 125$ total. I already had the strobes, but you don't have to use studio strobes, you can customize your on-camera flash too.
Feel free to ask more questions if I'm not clear.