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p.1 #1 · So I went out to clean the deck...


...and one of the first things I saw was this little spider, (body about .5), in great light. So I thought I'd dust off the old Sigma 150 macro and see if I could get a decent shot. This is full frame shot portrait, but posted landscape to show more detail. ISO 800 on all of these shots so that I could stop down for more DOF. I used a tube for most of these too.







2) Then I noticed this cool caterpillar on it's merry way and thought I should get a shot of that too since I already had the camera in hand. Almost full frame just removed a bit off the top for comp.







3)So I started looking for subjects, and noticed this Columbine seed head that was weirdly shaped, so I pulled the trigger a few more times. Full frame.







4) Next I found a Clematis bud, and well, I wasted a little more time shooting it. Full frame.







5)With hopes of a clean deck slowly fading, I shot this Petunia. Full frame. And I just noticed a bit noisy in the bg too.







6) So now I am really looking for subjects macro is fun . I spotted this tiny caterpillar about .5 long on a weed in a pot from last year. Cropped.







7) And then the highlight of my day a .25 jumping spider. Very hard to shoot, but loads of fun. A significant crop.







8) Same spider. Significant crop.







9) Then, while I was looking for something else to shoot, the spider caught a bug. I missed the catch of course, but you can see the bug in the spider's grasp. I know I cut off the tip of one leg, but there are still 7 whole legs left... Significant crop.







10) Finally, the first caterpillar came back and let get get a shot of it's face. Full frame.






So, would anyone like to come over and help me finish cleaning the deck next weekend?

And as always, thanx for looking, and C&C appreciated ~ Ron



May 16, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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p.1 #2 · So I went out to clean the deck...


all excellent shots, #6 being my favorite


May 16, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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p.1 #3 · So I went out to clean the deck...


I will
Send air ticket
Loved the whole series
Tim



May 16, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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p.1 #4 · So I went out to clean the deck...


Cool macro post Ron

Per



May 16, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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p.1 #5 · So I went out to clean the deck...


Great set of macro work Ron, # 5, 8 and 10. I do have a crick in my neck from #8 , I might suggest a 90 deg ccw rotation on that one ?


May 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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p.1 #6 · So I went out to clean the deck...


Good work with the old macro lens Ron. #1 is my fave, followed by the clematis. Well done.


May 16, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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p.1 #7 · So I went out to clean the deck...


A tour de force of close work Ron Wow!!!
You need to go out and "not" clean your deck more often buddy

The opener is too cool and what a great perspective
The Jumping Spider shots are favorite among this fine series and hats off on the techs for those too

Tom



May 16, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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p.1 #8 · So I went out to clean the deck...


I powerwashed my deck then went looking for subjects and they were gone At least mine is done!

Love the set and the commentary Ron, you do good macro buddy!
Nice details, nice comps and really cool caterpillars. Great shot of all your spidy friends too And of course I can appreciate your floral offerings too!

Nice work Ron
Karl



May 16, 2012 at 01:01 PM
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p.1 #9 · So I went out to clean the deck...


Very nice time wasted.
^
NOT



May 16, 2012 at 01:35 PM
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p.1 #10 · So I went out to clean the deck...


Damn Ron, you need to offer safaris on your deck -- get a little Tonka jeep -- goo money in iut. Nice set and really good DOF. Cheers, Andrew


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p.1 #11 · So I went out to clean the deck...


Great shots Ron, the jumping spider in #8 really stands out for me. I also have the Sigma 150mm macro , it's a lens I'll never part with.

Cheers
Colin



May 16, 2012 at 02:39 PM
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p.1 #12 · So I went out to clean the deck...


That's one way to avoid doing work around the house Ron! First you take the time to get the shots and then you have to process them Smart man!

This is a super set my friend. Both the florals and the bugs. You sure do have a talent for macro work

Tim



May 16, 2012 at 02:49 PM
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p.1 #13 · So I went out to clean the deck...


Quite a collection Ron, nice work.

Rob



May 16, 2012 at 02:51 PM
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p.1 #14 · So I went out to clean the deck...


great images Ron


May 16, 2012 at 02:57 PM
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p.1 #15 · So I went out to clean the deck...


These all are wonderful Tony! Sure beat cleaning the deck. Love the narration.

Khai



May 16, 2012 at 03:23 PM
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p.1 #16 · So I went out to clean the deck...


I have to say I agree with Tim on both counts! Fabulous shots,

Chris



May 16, 2012 at 03:55 PM
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p.1 #17 · So I went out to clean the deck...


Awesome set Ron. Beautiful color and great detail on all of them.

Vince



May 16, 2012 at 04:11 PM
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p.1 #18 · So I went out to clean the deck...


Wonderful macro shots Ron !!! Be careful, you will soon be crawling around in the grass looking for subjects .

Birdie



May 16, 2012 at 07:53 PM
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p.1 #19 · So I went out to clean the deck...


Marvelous mini monsters, Ron.
The jumping spider shots (especially #8 and #9) are terrifying if one imagines the pics to be life-size.
A day well spent, for sure.
Charlie



May 16, 2012 at 08:12 PM
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p.1 #20 · So I went out to clean the deck...


Excellent shots Ron, the detail is just fabulous.
David



May 16, 2012 at 09:24 PM
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