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Harvestman Eyes Through Photar 25mm

There is not much arthropod fauna around as we approach the start of spring. Most that is to be found, in my garden, is on, or mostly under, rotting wood on the ground.

This individual was on the cut end of a log, with a step in the cut just to its right (my left) which limited the shooting and lighting angles. It was about finger nail size, its legs extended and somewhat flattened. At such a magnification, the DOF is tiny, making shooting at two angles for stereo challenging. However, I got more "keepers" that expected.

I recently posted some old images which were probably of the same species. Those were with the 50mm Photar.

The stereos are crosseye.

Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Leitz Wetzlar Photar 25mm f2.5 macro at f16, twin TTL flash, hand-held with support.

For this series of Photar 25mm images the lens was on almost 100mm extension. The images are uncropped. FOV ca 3.7mm wide.

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Re: Harvestman Eyes Through Photar 25mm

Nice ones Harold. I would not have minded a photo from a bit further away so that I could recognise the little beastie. (Eyes a bit close together for my liking)...

I am sure I know what a Harvestman looks like, but need reminding...
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Re: Harvestman Eyes Through Photar 25mm

Tricky shot with that short focus distance and the 25mm held up well @f16 as it seems f3.3 is where it is sharpest. Would like to see a stack with that optic!
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Nice ones Harold. I would not have minded a photo from a bit further away so that I could recognise the little beastie. (Eyes a bit close together for my liking)...

I am sure I know what a Harvestman looks like, but need reminding...
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http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthre...t=49822&page=2

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Tricky shot with that short focus distance and the 25mm held up well @f16 as it seems f3.3 is where it is sharpest. Would like to see a stack with that optic!
I'm not into stacking at present, not least as it is too time-consuming. Stacking was not an option in the days when the lens was made.

I prefer good DOF of something rather than super-sharp images of not very much

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Thanks Harold, I remember now....
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Thanks Harold, I remember now....
Some people call them Daddy Longlegs, which my family use for Craneflies.

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Re: Harvestman Eyes Through Photar 25mm

Lovely work Harold
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Thanks. It's really no better than many slime mould images but the subject has more impact.

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I have removed some traces of sensor dust which I missed:









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