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    Inhabitants of the garden

    Hi, fellows. Been to the garden this morning, trying to find some small cute friends to capture. Here are what I got. This spider is a very small one (about 4mm, I would say). It is my second macro attempt. Still getting the hang of it, but they seem better than my first attempt (well, I hope so! ): My first macro attempt!. C&C welcomed. Thanks for viewing.

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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

    Otavio, although I am not in to photographing insects these pics are a real good capture. Nice claity.


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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

    Otavio,
    Very good for your 2nd go at macro.

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    Hi Otávio, nice photos! #2 is my favourite - I like the way the spider seems to be looking straight at the camera.
    Cheers,
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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

    The Sarcophaga sp. flies aren't exactly a rare species but you have achieved an interesting angle. Although possibly the second one is a fraction on the blue side?

    Everybody loves jumping spiders (well nearly everybody) and you have some appealing angles there.

    The other fly is OK but not such an interesting scene. I might shoot this angle for identification purposes, amongst other angles, but wouldn't consider it to be a 'display shot'.

    So yes, well done.

    But remember my frequent warnings about macro photography becoming addictive!

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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

    Hi Otavio,

    You are catching the macro bug

    No 6 is my favourite here, should the title be, 'The edge of the World' or 'Don't jump'.

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    Nice job otavio. #2 is my favorite , because of the eye contact. Much better image, in my opinion.

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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

    Good work Otavio, nicely done. The spider looks like what I would call a jumping spider, not sure of the species.

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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

    These are just excellent Otavio sharp throughout and nicely captured.

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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

    Quote Originally Posted by Digital View Post
    Otavio, although I am not in to photographing insects these pics are a real good capture. Nice claity.


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    Hi, Bruce. Thank you very much for viewing and commenting.

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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

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    Otavio,
    Very good for your 2nd go at macro.

    Hi, Jim. Thank you!

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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

    Quote Originally Posted by dkw View Post
    Hi Otávio, nice photos! #2 is my favourite - I like the way the spider seems to be looking straight at the camera.
    Cheers,
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    Thanks, Dan, for viewing and providing your feedback. I appreciate it!

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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

    Hi Otavio,

    I really like all 3 of the jumping spider, although they're all good, flies too.

    For me the weakest of the bunch is #4 because of the shadow it happens to be standing in.

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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

    Hi Octavio,
    all of them are very good, the spider shots are my favorites.

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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    The Sarcophaga sp. flies aren't exactly a rare species but you have achieved an interesting angle. Although possibly the second one is a fraction on the blue side?

    Everybody loves jumping spiders (well nearly everybody) and you have some appealing angles there.

    The other fly is OK but not such an interesting scene. I might shoot this angle for identification purposes, amongst other angles, but wouldn't consider it to be a 'display shot'.

    So yes, well done.

    But remember my frequent warnings about macro photography becoming addictive!
    Hi, Geoff. I appreciate your valuable feedback! Well, it is addictive, indeed.... Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

    Quote Originally Posted by Stagecoach View Post
    Hi Otavio,

    You are catching the macro bug

    No 6 is my favourite here, should the title be, 'The edge of the World' or 'Don't jump'.
    Hi, Grahame! Thanks for passing by and leaving your comments! I appreciate it.

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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Nice job otavio. #2 is my favorite , because of the eye contact. Much better image, in my opinion.
    Hello, Steve. Good hearing from you. Thanks for viewing and commenting.

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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

    Quote Originally Posted by jprzybyla View Post
    Good work Otavio, nicely done. The spider looks like what I would call a jumping spider, not sure of the species.
    Thanks, my friend. Yes, it is one of the jumping spiders. I appreciate your valulable reply!

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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

    Quote Originally Posted by John 2 View Post
    These are just excellent Otavio sharp throughout and nicely captured.
    Hi, John. Thank you very much for the encouraging words!

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    Re: Inhabitants of the garden

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Hi Otavio,

    I really like all 3 of the jumping spider, although they're all good, flies too.

    For me the weakest of the bunch is #4 because of the shadow it happens to be standing in.
    Hi, Dave! I have to agree the #4 is the weakest of the set. The shadow realy didnt help at all! Thank you for viewing and commenting.

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