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Well sort of, in the dark misty cold night as I was about to crawl into bed something moved on a book by the bedside; 2 mins later I'm sure anyone watching the flat will have thought there was a party going on with the flash firing. Downside of shooting in dim light at something silly AM is focusing was a nightmare, plus a reasonable amount of "lots of white = grey now" from the auto flash and me not checking histograms......

Otherwise nabbed a few good shots - even tried for a focus stack; I got the shots, but the little devil moved a leg through the whole scene just to prevent me!!

Anyway here are the things you want to see - the shots :)

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Those two I tried to take a straight as I could as it was on the side of the book, but sadly had to make some big crops of both once I'd corrected the angle (plus I nipped a leg from one annoyingly). Nailing the focus on that tiny black dot is a nightmare. I think these were around 3:1 magnification (remember fair amount of the frame lost to cropping)


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Thankfully nothing lost here, though the book colours have done some neat banding on the left and the lighting is somewhat harsher than I like. I didn't have my cup on the lens so didn't quite get that perfect diffused like that I want *plus the cup tends to make focusing a nightmare as it bumps into things - though I've got longer arms on the flashheads now so I might well be increasing the diffusion material on them to soften things up).

All 3 taken with Canon 7D, Canon MPE 65mm macro and Twinflash unit.

Any comments/crits greatly welcomed - thanks all :mrgreen:
And sleep well knowing things like this could be crawling all over your beside books as well!
 

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ummmm....eewwwwww! Remind me to never use my camera on a bug I find in my house. I would never be able to sleep :lol:
 

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How the heck, I thought bed bugs were almost invisible to the human eye... What macro lens were you using? I'm assuming the thing is smaller than a 1/3 of an ant.
 

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Aw hell.
 
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haha Mana you know its never safe for you near macro stuff ;)

But yeah this isn't quite a bedbug - as I said its more it was near the bed, its what I would guess is around 3 or 4 mm or so and rather "fat" as well. Certainly bigger than a proper bed bug (I don't have a microscope ----- yet ---(
 

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Wow I never thought a bug could be cute! :)
 

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Is that one of them.... Bookbugs?!? Good work, a real challenge.
 
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haha Mana you know its never safe for you near macro stuff ;)

But yeah this isn't quite a bedbug - as I said its more it was near the bed, its what I would guess is around 3 or 4 mm or so and rather "fat" as well. Certainly bigger than a proper bed bug (I don't have a microscope ----- yet ---(

Yeah, but now I'm gonna have nightmares all night thinking that that thing might ... MIGHT ... be in my bed.

All your fault, you b@st@rd.

:)
 

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nice shots.. :)
 
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Thanks for the compliments guys :)

haha Mana you know its never safe for you near macro stuff ;)

But yeah this isn't quite a bedbug - as I said its more it was near the bed, its what I would guess is around 3 or 4 mm or so and rather "fat" as well. Certainly bigger than a proper bed bug (I don't have a microscope ----- yet ---(

Yeah, but now I'm gonna have nightmares all night thinking that that thing might ... MIGHT ... be in my bed.

All your fault, you b@st@rd.

:)

If I ever get a microscope with a camera I'll scare you with the things living on your keyboard and mouse ;)
 

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Thanks for the compliments guys :)

haha Mana you know its never safe for you near macro stuff ;)

But yeah this isn't quite a bedbug - as I said its more it was near the bed, its what I would guess is around 3 or 4 mm or so and rather "fat" as well. Certainly bigger than a proper bed bug (I don't have a microscope ----- yet ---(

Yeah, but now I'm gonna have nightmares all night thinking that that thing might ... MIGHT ... be in my bed.

All your fault, you b@st@rd.

:)

If I ever get a microscope with a camera I'll scare you with the things living on your keyboard and mouse ;)

nooooooo....
 

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Look at how its looking right at you in the first one! Very cool!!!
 

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