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Old 23rd August 2015
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Spiders and flies

Here is a spider I shot the other day wrapping a leaf hopper
Look at the palps on that.


Spider wraping a meal 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Spider wraping a meal 1 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Here is a fly also shot with my sigma 105


A fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Here are some shots taken with my recently aquired 60 mm f2.8 macro lens with which I am having a love hate relationship as the focus by wire MF is far to slow and long winded to be of use.


A fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A fly 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Bluebottle by Alf Branch, on Flickr




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Re: Spiders and flies

I think the quality of the 60 shines through, maybe it's the micro contrast. All images are well caught though.
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Re: Spiders and flies

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Alf, I think these shots are stunning as are all your macro photos. I only wish I could do half as well with my Sigma 150.

My only critisism would be that you always seem to post them as I'm eating a sandwich with the result it usually ends up in the dog.

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I cannot be held responsible for the loss of the sandwich because in my opinion I warned you with the title of the thread.

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I think the quality of the 60 shines through, maybe it's the micro contrast. All images are well caught though.
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The 60 mm is great for IQ but even though they have already improved MF with a firmware update I would hate to see how bad V1.0 was.
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What do you think?
I'm with John on this one. Some areas are best left unexplored or you will get nightmares.
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I'm with John on this one. Some areas are best left unexplored or you will get nightmares.
I dont get nightmares and love this stuff.
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