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    My new toy!

    My new toy!

    ehehe! it's not the Lego's car (just because I own it since last year)
    the new toy is a "new eye" for my camera (and for me)!
    below two other sample shots with my new EF 100 macro!
    both pics are hand handled and my first attemp to macro
    C&C please!
    thank you

    My new toy!

    My new toy!

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    They all look great Nicola! Welcome to the macro club... I warn you though, it is very addictive!

    Looks like you did very well with them. Did you get any other angles of the crab spider?

    - Bill

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    Re: My new toy!

    Congrats on your new toy, Nicola. I think you did pretty good with these test shots.

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    Now you've gone and done it, Nicola! My wife's husband will now want a macro lens and he can't afford it! LOL Looks like you are having an 'interesting' conversation with your small friend in the second shot! Nice captures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktuli View Post
    They all look great Nicola! Welcome to the macro club... I warn you though, it is very addictive!

    Looks like you did very well with them. Did you get any other angles of the crab spider?

    - Bill
    thanks Bill!
    I haven't other shots of the spider...
    I was in the garden waiting for my girlfrined dressing up, but that time, and only that time, she was so quick! damn! never at the right time these women!
    just kidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiro View Post
    Congrats on your new toy, Nicola. I think you did pretty good with these test shots.
    many thanks Willie! your comments are always important for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Now you've gone and done it, Nicola! My wife's husband will now want a macro lens and he can't afford it! LOL Looks like you are having an 'interesting' conversation with your small friend in the second shot! Nice captures!
    thank you Frank!
    yes, when I got closer to him, he opened its arms... it seemed to me he just was setting himself up to capture me...
    I think he has to eat lot of mosquitos before he could do it !!
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
    thank you Frank!
    yes, when I got closer to him, he opened its arms... it seemed to me he just was setting himself up to capture me...
    I think he has to eat lot of mosquitos before he could do it !!
    cheers
    Nicola,

    Crab spiders are very attentive and will definitely react to you moving around them. That wide open arm thing is definitely a threat display, but also how they catch and eat prey much much larger than themselves. They are really interesting spiders - keep an eye out for more of them - they make fun macro subjects... especially when you get closer still!

    - Bill

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    Re: My new toy!

    Looks like you are having fun!

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    Re: My new toy!

    Hi Nicola

    After using the rather wonderful Sigma 105mm for a year, I've just treated myself to a Canon 100, and am just as excited about it as you are

    Your photos are great, and your crab spider especially so. It's a lovely example of camouflage, and his threat warning is beautifully captured.

    They can change their colour to match that of the flowers they hunt from, but the story's not as simple as it seems:

    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/20...nging-mystery/

    And do take heed of Bill's warning. Close up and Macro photography is allarmingly addictive, and makes all other occupations seem trivial

    Looking forward to seeing more of your images.

    Seri

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    Nicola. Welcome to the hidden world of Macro - a world most people just simply
    bypass but yet express wonder at the marvels of nature when shown these photos. Great start.

    Enjoy.

    Nasseem

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    Re: My new toy!

    thanks to Bill and Seri for the interesting information! I didn't know anything about crab spiders.. didn' even know the name...
    and thanks to Nassem and john for encouragement!

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