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JohnKoerner
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« on: September 17, 2008, 12:14:38 AM »
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The above photo shows an intraspecific predation, where one robber fly whacked another subspecies of his own kind.

For a closer look at a much larger version of this photo (which was taken by a simple point-n-shoot), I think you'll agree that it was a pretty bad-azz shot ... for a $450 camera

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Jack




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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2008, 06:13:36 AM »
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Great shot, John. Beautifully sharp and clear. You caught the moment and focussing is spot on.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2008, 12:18:11 PM »
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Great shot, John. Beautifully sharp and clear. You caught the moment and focussing is spot on.
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Thanks Ray!

Every so often my finger moves at just the right time, instead of too late or too early  

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2008, 09:28:42 PM »
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That's a great shot John, but if you start getting nightmares featuring winged, fluid-sucking monsters, it may be time to switch to butterflies or ducks.

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2008, 08:37:40 PM »
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That's a great shot John, but if you start getting nightmares featuring winged, fluid-sucking monsters, it may be time to switch to butterflies or ducks.
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LOL, I just got some more "fluid-sucking" monsters the last couple of days, but fortunately these don't fly



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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2008, 10:34:31 PM »
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LOL, I just got some more "fluid-sucking" monsters the last couple of days, but fortunately these don't fly
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You're not refering to somebody in one of the other threads,  are you?    
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2008, 10:46:58 PM »
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You're not refering to somebody in one of the other threads,  are you?    
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Heh-heh, no, but it's a helluva funny thought Eric  

Actually, I meant this kind of fluid sucker:



 




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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2008, 09:25:48 AM »
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I love your gruesome, blood-sucking photos, Jack!

I'm curious: I assume you must be using "live view" or something like that to frame your macro shots. True? Maybe it's time for me to upgrade my lowly S60 to a G9 or G10.

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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2008, 04:28:42 PM »
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I love your gruesome, blood-sucking photos, Jack!

I'm curious: I assume you must be using "live view" or something like that to frame your macro shots. True? Maybe it's time for me to upgrade my lowly S60 to a G9 or G10.

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Thanks!

Yes, moving my ugly mug up to the camera would most likely scare those critters off, LOL

All I do is slowly extend my arm toward the insect/spider, look through live view on "macro" mode, hit pre-focus, and then push my finger.

I have zero photographic expertise, just a pretty good lil' ol' point-n-shoot  

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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2008, 04:50:05 PM »
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There's something decidedly alien about macro insect/arachnid shots. Definitely gives me the creeps - well done! Fantastic captures.

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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2008, 10:14:17 PM »
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There's something decidedly alien about macro insect/arachnid shots. Definitely gives me the creeps - well done! Fantastic captures.

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"Decidedly alien" ... that is a very good way to put it. That is exactly the feeling I get myself.

Speaking of an "alien" feeling, here is a shot I took at about 12 midnight, from the position of being directly under a Giant Lichen Orb spider as she was descending downwards building her web:


 

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