Video: tropical harvestman eating a midge

Discussion in 'Video to Share' started by Ecooper, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Ecooper

    Ecooper Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 15, 2013
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Ernie
    This video shows a tiny juvenile Central American harvestmen (Acromares vittatum) very rapidly devouring a chironomid midge (like a mosquito that doesn’t bite).

    I shot this video last weekend on my kitchen table using 3 tabletop LCD lamps. Unfortunately I didn't get the colour balance quite right so the video is a bit warm. I'd also like to use a lower ISO to get a higher resolution, but that would mean substantially brighter light, which I don't know it the critters would tolerate. I need to experiment a bit more.

    Cheers,
    EC
    www.macrocritters.wordpress.com

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzCd_prDfUs

    The technical stuff:
    Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
    Lens: Zuiko 60mm micro four thirds macro
    Settings: aperture priority exposure (F11 @ 1/30 sec)
    Lighting: 3 Ikea LCD lamps
    ISO: automatic
     
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  2. Natureman

    Natureman Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 3, 2013
    The 60mm macro really is a great lens.
     
  3. Ecooper

    Ecooper Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 15, 2013
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Ernie
    Yes...it really is!

    EC
     
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