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Nature's Elegance
Nature's Elegance

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Challenge: Lines II (Basic Editing III)
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2006


Place: 201 out of 447
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08/26/2009 05:23:42 PM
just gorgeous jesse .. i love the delicacy of the web and the beautiful bokeh .. its a stunning shot .. :)
ps ... re shooting macro ..
the external flash helps a heap ..
with your camera you should be able to get the same result i do ..
i use a kenko extension tube lately, but i could get the same results without it .. it really just helps me focus better ..
speed is another requirement for shooting insects in nature .. no hesitation when you've got the insect in focus ..
focus .. i use manual, with the extension tube you cant go auto anyway .. but either turn your focus ring or move backwards and forwards to achieve the focus .. and when you've got the focus dead right hit that shutter really quick and try not to move the camera .. a movement of less than 1/8" can put you out so take a lot of shots ..
heaps of mine go in the recycle bin because the focus is on the leg and not the eye for instance ..
a dont use a tripod or monopod so i have to brace myself on something .. altho if i'm standing up then there's nothing to brace against in which case i try and hold my elbows tight against my sides .. sometimes tho if your leaning forwards you cant even do that .. if i'm squatting down then i can brace against my legs .. etc etc ..
this is a link to one of my insects where i talk about shooting macro altho i've probably covered a lot of it here .. robberfly in free study
a lot of the 'talk' is because i entered this robberfly after winning the nightmares challenge and the shot and processing is nearly the same, only the wing of the wasp has moved .. i got a heap of low votes because of the similarities .. etc etc ..
and i know this is probably not the place to go on and on but who cares .. lol .. ?!!
thankyou for your compliments ..
hope you have a great day and take care .. :)

 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2006 04:53:53 PM
oh i couldn`t resist to comment on this pic, because i love spiders...(crazy but true ;-P)
this is nice clear and sharp and the dof works well,
would only like to see a tighter crop and more highlights on the spider
07/24/2006 09:40:17 AM
This is nice. Too bad you couldn't have caught this same scene with just a little dew on the spider web to bring it out more. Nonetheless, it's a good fine and photographed well overall. It has a sense of darkness and is a little surreal with the foggy/blurred background.
07/23/2006 02:37:34 PM
07/23/2006 05:59:17 AM
Subtle, good isolation from the background.
07/23/2006 01:16:26 AM
beautiful delicate lines, nice
07/22/2006 02:05:19 PM
Neat idea, but I think the focus would have been better on the web itself instead of on the spider.
07/20/2006 04:57:39 PM
i think the fact that the lines aren't OVER obvious makes this work even more DOF is killer nice, good job
07/20/2006 09:37:25 AM
Very well done! Elegant and delicate... Great job!
07/20/2006 05:59:56 AM
Nice DOF, I think it would be much better though if the focus was on the net.
07/20/2006 03:38:26 AM
the line sare a bit to make out, too faint.
07/19/2006 06:28:51 PM
If the angle was different, the lines can be much grater and obvious.
07/19/2006 05:12:20 PM
Nice focus there. Not as easy as it looks... 8.
07/19/2006 10:22:30 AM
He seems suspended in air.
I lose alot of the webbing, it's very subtle.
07/19/2006 08:28:42 AM
awesome,,,subtle and delicate...well done

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