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Stink bug vs. spider movie, using an EP-2

Discussion in 'Video to Share' started by Sammyboy, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    I couldn't resist trying out the movie function on my E-P2. I've been watching this spider for a few weeks now and have taken many still shots using various macro lenses, but usually during the night time. Yesterday it was a pretty calm day with good lighting when I noticed a stink bug flew into the spiders web. I ran into the house and grabbed the E-P2, and it was as if the spider waited for me to get set-up. The front of the lens was about a foot from the spider, and even though it was a calm day, just a slight breeze and the movements of the insects was enough to to throw it out of focus at times.

    The link takes you to the movie on Youtube.

    E-P2 + mZuiko 40-150 zoom + Nikon T6 close-up lens mounted on a Bogen 3205 GN tripod, Bogen 3130 G fluid head, and an Olympus OM focusing rail.

    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTrq_Spc8DY]Stink Bug vs. Spider - YouTube[/ame]
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  2. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Awww, poor stink bug. =D

    Very cool video!
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  3. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Very very nice, well done :) .
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  4. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    I have posted this before

    [ame=http://vimeo.com/24565959]A Garden in Gent on Vimeo[/ame]

    but it is quite amazing what the possibilities are with the video capabilities in modern cameras.

    The 'art' of moviemaking is very different from the 'art' of photography... though they do share some common ground

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  5. DDBazooka

    DDBazooka Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    Aww, I was waiting for a plot twist but it never happened!
  6. relic

    relic Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Oct 21, 2010
    North Carolina, USA
    Sammyboy, wonderful video-- thank you. "Poor stink bug" is right. It is amazing how meticulously and securely the spider wraps him up in his web.
  7. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    You'll have to watch the sequel. :rofl:
  8. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    Yeah, when you say stink bug vs spider I'm expecting some competition...

    Great piece of video though. Thanks for sharing.
  9. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    Yeah, the spider's performance in the leading role was great ...... but I can't say much about the character in the supporting role.:rofl:
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