Spider & Lizard C&C please

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  1. Puma

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    Hey, I tried my hand at a couple of macro pics today sittin by the pool.

    I caught this regal spider and put him on the raft to take the pic. He kept jumping on my lens and was pretty fun to work with.
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    This next one is of an anole I found sunbathing on the fence, he was a very small baby lizard, no longer than and inch and a half
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    Please tell me what you think of these two pics. I can handle it. :)

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  2. Markw

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    Nevermind the heptagon over his head, I like the spider one.

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    The heptagon is actually easily fixable in post-processing. The issue with the spider photo, in my opinion, is that the focus is on the front legs, not the head. It's a very original image of a bug due to the crazy colours.

    The lizard photo I like very much, because of the colourful subject and also the fence/rust, with a dark background that makes the subject pop. It seems a tad yellow to me (maybe a WB issue?) and maybe also a tad dark, but both issues are also easily fixable.

    Good work. What kind of equipment did you use for these macros?
     
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    I have done a little bit postwork on these. The lizard one was even darker than this. I wasnt ready to take it, but I caught him out of the corner of my eye and took it before he ran away, which he did.

    The spider one was actually taken on a floating raft in the pool, hence the funky colors. I thought they were a cool touch for the picture. I have a grasshopper done the same way.

    But yes I agree I could do some more work on these. The lizard one is probably as bright as I can get it woithout alot of noise showing up. I will try some things with it and see what I can do. I will also try to get that lens flare off the spider pic.

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    I like the lizard, but I'm more than curious why the heck you were letting that big fuzzy bug jump on your lens! :lmao:
     

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