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June 2017 Winner - Macro / Close Up

Discussion in 'Past Winners' started by snerkler, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. snerkler

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    As per the launch thread I've shot a lot of macros this past week and struggled to choose my entry pic. However, I chose this one for a few reasons. Firstly this weekend is the first time I've ever seen a jumping spider, let alone been able to shoot one. Secondly, I'm pleased getting this in focus, I can't tell you how difficult it was as these guys are extremely small, probably 4-5mm in length in total. To give an idea, this is pretty much a 1:1 crop of a 1:1 macro. Thirdly, I can't believe my luck that I caught him having breakfast. And lastly I think he's cute, maybe even M will like him ;)

    Shot with the D750 and 105mm f2.8 Macro OS HSM at 1:1, using a diffused flash on a flash bracket. ISO 500, f16, 1/320.

    Pic in next post for ad avoidance. I'll post a number of my other shots from this week in the INV thread.
     
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    Cracking shot - liked this when I first saw it on Flickr :cool:
     
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    Smashed it out of the park snerkler. Cracking job.

    This and 'DSC_4733-Edit' are my favorite from your set (which are all excellent).

    I personally slightly prefer the DSC_4733-Edit (composition wise). But to capture this type of spider, whilst eating is impressive.

    Definitely in with a good shot of winning this month (pun intended). :thumbsup:
     
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    Wow. This is a cracking shot.. Beautiful. I would even enter this into national geographic if possible... Or other mags.

    Hit the jackpot with this bud.

    Ice
     
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    Wow, thanks for the great feedback guys, much appreciated :)
     
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    I can see your lights in his eyes :) Great shot. Not a fan of spiders, but I bow to your superior photography!

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    Lol, only after I posted my comment I read your text above. Haha, no likey for spiders :p Nothing personal! They're just toooo creeepy!
     
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    Thanks M. Lol, I wouldn't go that far ;)
     
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    Can't add much to what's been said, a superb entry.
     
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    Thanks very much :)
     
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    Great shot. The poor green thing :(
     
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    Cracking shot
     
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    Great shot :)
     
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    Superb photo. One in a million shot.
     
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    Thanks very much :)
     

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