Zebra Jumping Spider

Discussion in 'Nature' started by DrLazer, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. DrLazer

    DrLazer Mu-43 Regular

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  2. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Hideous, f-ugly and damn creepy.......but awesome set of shots.

    Lets all the rest of us hope that the next sponsored competition isn't a macro !!!
     
  3. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    ....and YES. I'd love to keep seeing your shots here :thumbup:
     
  4. 43hk

    43hk Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 26, 2010
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    Fantastic shots. It must be terrible to be 1mm tall.

    Managed to snap a few of these guys with the PL 45 in the UK, nothing like this level of detail.

    How did you manage to get so much DOF? I.5-2mm by my calculation.
     
  5. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    I love the texture being able to see the almost-translucent texture of his skin, especially, on his arm in #2. Crazy cool!

    I always love seeing these shots, Craig. Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. leendertv

    leendertv Mu-43 Regular

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    Leendert
    Great pictures!

    On your flickr I read that you use fousstacking.
    How can you take over 100 sharp pictures of an insect in the same pose?
    they are so fast!

    On what lens do you use the Nikon 10x Achromat?
     
  7. DrLazer

    DrLazer Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 23, 2011
    Sheffield, UK
    I got them stoned. Just a few mouthfulls of "Train Wreck" they don't go anywhere.
     
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  8. DrLazer

    DrLazer Mu-43 Regular

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    It's ok. If it is, I'll get the most votes but place second, and then the company sponsoring the competition wont send me a prize and just fob me off because they are "busy" with other things ... great. :eek:
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    Hey Dr.... can you direct me to some of this "Train Wreck"....sounds like just the ticket after a lousy work week.
     
  10. j.SoundLabs

    j.SoundLabs Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 6, 2011
    Philadelphia
    Jason
    seriously?
     
  11. j.SoundLabs

    j.SoundLabs Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 6, 2011
    Philadelphia
    Jason
    also, I dislike spiders - find them disgusting, but I think that your images are impressive and I will always take the opportunity to get a (much) better look at something that is so small.
     
  12. bnash

    bnash Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 29, 2010
    Saskatchewan
    Love these shots - a great combination of detail and softness.

    As an aside when I was going to university a friend, now an entomologist, used to keep jumping spiders as pets as well as research subjects. His wife loved them and was quite entertaining when she mimicked them. When they went on holidays or were away they just put them in the fridge until they returned.

    Bill
     
  13. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Wow.. what a nice set
     
  14. VinVin

    VinVin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2010
    GTA, Canada
    Kevin
    I absolutely love these shots... but they scare the bejeebus out of me. I've always had a fear of spiders but alas, these shots are far to beautiful not to post. I say you keep posting, posting, posting!

    I still got shivers going up and down my spine haha

    btw, I was trying to google this but to no avail. How do these achromat's work? or rather what camera do you connect them to or how? I'm kind of confused haha.
     
  15. relic

    relic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2010
    Incredible images. More, please:smile:
     
  16. DrLazer

    DrLazer Mu-43 Regular

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    In terms of what the Nikon Achromat is ....
    Nikon Achromatic Finite Conjugate Objectives - Edmund Optics

    However, the objective isn't the expensive part of the setup. If you are brand new to this and what to get started with it, I would not recommend that objective.

    I have a guide here for how to setup your own stacking rig for hardly any money at all.
    A low budget rig for focus stacking | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    The more you magnify, the harder and more complex the stacking becomes.
    Start simple and work up.


    So about the Train Wreck ... shouldn't you guys be telling me where to get it, with your poxy "medical" prescriptions .. you lucky mother f****** :eek:
     
  17. pcnyc

    pcnyc Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 15, 2010
    nice shots, tho I kinda regret clicking on this right before lunch...
     
  18. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    I'm wondering, those white bits that are kind of rice-shaped ... what are those? Is that some kind of hair? Are they soft or hard?
     
  19. DrLazer

    DrLazer Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 23, 2011
    Sheffield, UK
    They are scales. A few other people reffered to them as rice ... kinda funny. They are too small for me to tell whether they are soft or hard I'm afraid.

    You can see similar scales on moths
    [​IMG][/url] Common Quaker / Orthosia cerasi by Craig.Taylor, on Flickr[/IMG]

    This is a closer look at a more brightly colored butterfly
    5961704909_6c41f64cc6_z.
    Butterfly Scales at 12:1 by Craig.Taylor, on Flickr

    And closer still by one of my fave Flickr contacts
    6283993251_f509934b02_z.
    Crowned hairstreak scales @ 50x by nikolarahme, on Flickr

    you can see the lateral lines on my spider pics. Interesting isn't it.
     
  20. leendertv

    leendertv Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 22, 2011
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    Leendert