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Out with the Laowa 25mm 2.5-5X Ultra Macro. Found a couple of little things to try and get close to.

The very tiny jumping spider was at the most 1/16th of an inch . He/she was gracious enough to allow me a few moments to do a photo session.

As always , your suggestions and comments are most welcomed.

Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy.

Birdie



“She asks me to kill the spider.
Instead, I get the most
peaceful weapons I can find.

I take a cup and a napkin.
I catch the spider, put it outside
and allow it to walk away.

If I am ever caught in the wrong place
at the wrong time, just being alive
and not bothering anyone,

I hope I am greeted
with the same kind
of mercy.”

― Rudy Francisco, Helium






1. Jumping Spider

  ILCE-7RM4    1/80s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  






2. They love to crawl under the petals

  ILCE-7RM4    1/200s    6400 ISO    0.0 EV  






3

  ILCE-7RM4    1/100s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  






4 Smiley Face. ( Spinybacked Orbweaver)

  ILCE-7RM4    1/320s    6400 ISO    0.0 EV  






5 Adult Plant Bug

  ILCE-7RM4    1/80s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Mar 29, 2023 at 07:21 PM
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I love the quote Birdie And great look at the little jumper !
gary



Mar 29, 2023 at 07:40 PM
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Great set of tiny things ! Like Gary... I always enjoy your quotes Thank you for sharing them with us.

John



Mar 29, 2023 at 08:26 PM
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Great shots!
If I understand your lens spec, these are all between 2.5X and 5X.
I agree with the other comments about the quote.

Dave



Mar 29, 2023 at 09:29 PM
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Just your usual wonderfulness! TFS!

Bob



Mar 29, 2023 at 10:31 PM
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Excellent set, most impressive Birdie.


Mar 29, 2023 at 10:48 PM
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Lovely series Birdie.
Suspect your katydid nymph is an adult plant bug (Miridae)

Brian V.



Mar 29, 2023 at 11:47 PM
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At 25mm, the lens must be super close to the subject. How do you do that without scaring them away? Also, how do you light your subject? Super work!

Morris



Mar 30, 2023 at 06:50 AM
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morris wrote:
At 25mm, the lens must be super close to the subject. How do you do that without scaring them away? Also, how do you light your subject? Super work!

Morris


I just checked mine. Working distance 40mm at x5 and 45mm at x2.5.

I carry mine at all times and use it for e.g. slime moulds.

Harold



Mar 30, 2023 at 12:43 PM
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e6filmuser wrote:
I just checked mine. Working distance 40mm at x5 and 45mm at x2.5.

I carry mine at all times and use it for e.g. slime moulds.

Harold


Thank you Harold

Morris



Mar 30, 2023 at 02:08 PM
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Birdie,

Interesting set and well done

Chris S.



Mar 30, 2023 at 02:26 PM
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sum1sgrampa wrote:
I love the quote Birdie And great look at the little jumper !
gary

Thank you Gary.
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johnohio wrote:
Great set of tiny things ! Like Gary... I always enjoy your quotes Thank you for sharing them with us.

John


Glad you enjoy them. Thanks John

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dclark wrote:
Great shots!
If I understand your lens spec, these are all between 2.5X and 5X.
I agree with the other comments about the quote.

Dave


Thanks Dave. yes the lens goes from 2X magnification to 5Xmagnification. I live moving subjects, the most I have been able to do is 3 to 31/2X. The depth of field is incredibly small and any motion blur is enhanced.

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Bobg657 wrote:
Just your usual wonderfulness! TFS!

Bob


Thanks so much Bob

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louie champan wrote:
Excellent set, most impressive Birdie.


Much appreciated Louie

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LordV wrote:
Lovely series Birdie.
Suspect your katydid nymph is an adult plant bug (Miridae)

Brian V.


Thanks for the correct ID Brian, appreciate it.

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morris wrote:
At 25mm, the lens must be super close to the subject. How do you do that without scaring them away? Also, how do you light your subject? Super work!

Morris


It is super close around 1 1/2” to 1“. I move very slowly and I get down as much to their level as I can so I am not towering over them. I find the jumping spiders as curious about me as I am them. The other critters if you can find them when they are eating , they do not move as much. As to lighting, I am using a led panel by MagMod. You can see the rectangular reflection in the eyes.

Birdie




Mar 31, 2023 at 10:25 AM
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These are very, very nice Birdie. Watch out, you'll start photographing snakes


Mar 31, 2023 at 01:59 PM
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+1 what Ted said!!
Love these little guys! Well done.

Mary



Apr 01, 2023 at 11:29 AM
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Love the quote....the photos, as usual are top shelf and uniquely yours! Even an arachnophobe like myself can appreciate the beauty in these little creatures. And a species with so many eyes...an ophthalmologist's dream come true.
Eric



Apr 01, 2023 at 11:33 AM





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