The TPF Meet-up Bugs

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  1. doenoe

    doenoe TPF Noob!

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    During the latest TPF meetup in Germany i took alot of bug shots. Just look at the Meetup thread and you will see me with my face in the grass a couple of times. The pics in this post are a bit bigger then i usually post and only because they were made at the meetup and thus special :mrgreen:
    And here is the result of sticking your head in the bushes:
    #1 Bugs at the duckpond
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    #2
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    #3 Bugs in Lüneburg
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    #4 Bugs in the heath
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    #5
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    #6 Bugs at Ole Hoop
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    #9 Bugs at the river Wümme
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    #10 Bugs IN Ole Hoop
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    #11 And more bugs in the garden of Ole Hoop
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    #12
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    #13 The eyes on this one were amazing
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    Thanks for looking
    Greetz Daan
     
  2. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I agree the eyes on that last are really good!
    A really great set of shots here, very good sharpness and great depths of field (often a difficult area with much macro work)
    Out of interset what did you take these with?

    ps - who is the last one landed on >??

    edit 0 looking at your site I would have to guess that those were taken with the sigma 105mm macro - they are certainly not from the sigma
     
  3. spiffybeth

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    #5 is stunning.
     
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    Those are all stunning!

    What lens/lens config/filter setup is that?

    BTW, I don't understand number 1. Is that motion blur on his body that got processed or something? Looks kinda like he's floating in liquid. :)

    Totally awesome shots and outstanding processing!
     
  5. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well, cannot pick a favourite! great shots... even more if you consider under which circumstances they were made.
    hay fever, booze, plus me being around disturbing all the bugs :p
     
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    julie32 TPF Noob!

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    Those are some of the BEST photos I've ever seen. What equipment did you use for this? And how on earth did you get that spider?? It looks like you're underneath it!
     
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    Cracking shots Daan! I nearly clicked on ebay to go find a macro lens :D
     
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    First two are mind blowing. Great job on catching a hover in flight!
     
  9. doenoe

    doenoe TPF Noob!

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    Well, the last one landed on a chair in this shot, but it was pretty much all over the place. And i shot these with the sigma 105mm and a speedlite 430EX with a difuser on it. I shoot pretty much alway on F13 and 1/200. That way your DOF is a bit wider and works like a charm
    Thank you :)
    Like i said earlier on: canon 350D, Sigma 105 2.8 macro, speedlite 430ex with a difuser cap. I usually use a lumiquest softbox, but i didnt feel like putting that on at that time. And the settings are normally: ISO100, F13, 1/200
    Thats motionblur, you can also see it by the eye. But the eye that you can see best and the body are sharp, so im happy :)
    hehe thanks, yeah the hayfever got pretty bad sometimes. But yeah, thats what you get from running around in the woods and grasslands all the time. And there wasnt booze involved.......not a lot anyways :mrgreen:
    Thank you. Just look up a bit for the equipment list. And that spider was just hanging around. Only had to climb up a table and take some shots. Was a pretty easy shot actually :)
    Just do it, you know you want to ;) and thanks.
    im pretty happy with those too. I never had a shot of them flying, but this little one was very helpfull and stayed on the same place for a couple of seconds. So i had enough time to focus and take some shots.

    and btw, there are more to be found on www.daanschouwe.nl Just go to insecten and scroll down. The last 40 or so shots are from germany
     
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    doenoe TPF Noob!

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    Just added a couple of more shots in the original post
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    well done Daan great images :thumbup:
     
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    It's been said already, but these shots are stunning. The detail you get in the insect is amazing, and I like how you're able to include other objects like flowers, half eaten leaves etc. Very cool to see the results of all that lurking in the grass and at the duckpond and on the stones at the Wildpark etc etc turned out!
     

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