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Red spider mite macro


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Another attempt at macro, this time including a bit of off camera flash. Hanimex TZ855 at the top of the frame triggered optically by on camera flash.


This macro malarky is hard work! I find myself holding my breath as I try to get focus. Problem is, it usually takes some time to get a focus!


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Great macro shot! instead of holding your breath, breath out, at the end of the breath is when your body is most steady[pistol shooters and archers know this].
Focus looks fine on this one!:smashin:

Steve N

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Yup, a great capture :smashin:


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Aer you sure it's a red spider mite and not one of those little red spiders you loved to squash as a kid? (or was that just me? :rolleyes:)

Great shot either way! :thumbsup:

Edit: Yeah I'm 99% sure it's a red velvet mite. Red spider mites are almost invisible to the human eye and usually more of a brown colour..


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Cheers for the comments guys.

rydeboyz - yep it's one of those little bugs you use to squash as a kid. As did I! I was sure they were called spider mites, maybe not? Anyone else know?

springers - I'll try that technique next time. Might help stop me from going blue!

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