Orb Spider and a Fly

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by allie_c, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. allie_c

    allie_c
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    318
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +35
  2. Manic78

    Manic78
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    616
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Lincoln U.K
    Ratings:
    +66
    The second one....... I nearly soiled myself! :D

    Good work!
     
  3. allie_c

    allie_c
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    318
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +35

    :D:D perhaps i should put a warning in the title;):D

    Thank you very much.
     
  4. allymac123

    allymac123
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    2,065
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    York
    Ratings:
    +435
    I just love the hairs on your flies. They look so dynamic. How do ensure the camera doesn't move when focus stacking cos I thought you didn't use a tripod? or does it not matter if the camera has moved a bit?
     
  5. allie_c

    allie_c
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    318
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +35
    I can usally get away with some movement. The most important thing is not to change the point of view as this will cause problems when stacking. I tried once to use a tripod, never again, by the time you have it set at right height, position etc..the insects have gone:rolleyes:
     
  6. senu

    senu
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Messages:
    19,349
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Denham, South Bucks
    Ratings:
    +2,811
    You should .. they look gruesome..:eek:

    Mod comment: pls resize them down to nearer 200 Kb
     
  7. allie_c

    allie_c
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    318
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +35
    Soz senu..thought i had..just realized i posted the wrong two.
     
  8. Biscuit761

    Biscuit761
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    3,310
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Ratings:
    +507
    Allie C

    You have done it again - still a bit thick on this - do you re-focus the lens as you are firing multiple shots or do you shoot, focus, shoot again etc.

    And all are lit so well i assume you use a ring flash.

    Bill
     
  9. allie_c

    allie_c
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    318
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +35
    Thanks Bill. I basically shot as i move the camera towards the subject.

    I use a 430EX speedlight, with an off shoe cord, with a homemade diffuser made from 2 coke cans and some kitchen towel. I basically hold the speedlight at the end of the lens in different positions depending on the subjects placement. It sounds a bit awkward but it works for me.

    I will try and post some pics of my setup tomorrow.
     
  10. T0MAT01

    T0MAT01
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2004
    Messages:
    2,383
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Devon, Sussex or somewhere inbetween.
    Ratings:
    +552
    Both great shots (again!) Allie.

    You've made that spider look so cuddly! :rotfl:
     
  11. macker2006

    macker2006
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    648
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Stoke, UK
    Ratings:
    +197
    Truly incredible technique that you've mastered there allie :smashin:
     
  12. icemanonline

    icemanonline
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    7,340
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Ratings:
    +2,466
    Stunning shots.....No2 :rolleyes: is well scary movie stuff:thumbsup: and when 1st looked at I nearly dropped a few of my own bits....Mmmmmmmmmmmm :D

    Brilliant stuff

    icemanonline
     
  13. philaitman

    philaitman
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2006
    Messages:
    920
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +159
    Bloody excellent shots :thumbsup:
    I must ask what lens are you using and what software for the focus stacking?
    Brill :D:D:D
     
  14. jason g

    jason g
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    16,071
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Theatre Of Dreams.
    Ratings:
    +3,784
    what camera etc was used for those pics?
    excellent shots, and the second one wont make me sleep well tonight.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Liquid101

    Liquid101
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Messages:
    8,142
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Aberystwyth
    Ratings:
    +3,228
    Really fantastic - all your macro shots have blown me away. I keep wanting to shoot with my 60mm Micro Nikkor - then I look at these and think, what's the point :rolleyes: :smashin:
     
  16. Tobers

    Tobers
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Messages:
    4,089
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    Guildford
    Ratings:
    +893
    Very impressive again. That first one is a super shot - very sharp with lots of detail. Scary stuff indeed.
     

Share This Page

Loading...