Li'l flower in my garden...

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...thought this was a nice composition !

Fuji S2 + Tamron SP90 - 1:125 @ f/22 - ISO 100 - RAW

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...then i went closer...

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...that's when i noticed it was inhabited !

100 % crop of the full scale RAW !

(BTW, the bug is also visible on the first pic... i just saw it now :wink: )

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But it's more interesting when you see the flower LIFE-SIZE:

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That's cool...I wouldn't have guesed it was that small had I not seen it hand held. I really like the symmetry in the first shot....makes for nice composition.
 
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Wow,

Jean-Pierre you are making great pictures!

Do you use a studio setup?

I think you use a black background, but what lights?

Would be great to learn fom one another.
 
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The little critter is nowhere to be seen in this shot ;-)

Great series Jean-Pierre!

JPS said:
But it's more interesting when you see the flower LIFE-SIZE:

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Jonathan
 
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Nice shots Jean-Pierre. Looks like an aphid. Its amazing how much detail is retained.

I too sometimes miss seeing the bugs when I get caught up in composing the shot. Sometimes, however, the bug really can make the picture interesting. Here's a shot of our white lilac I took last year. I didn't even notice the crab spider when I took the shot :) :)

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Thanks for sharing.
 

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Hi Dennis ! Thanks for looking... As for your white lilac shot, it's even more "difficult to see this spider on it, as is "melts" very well with the petals...

PS. I would have tried to lighten a bit the overall pic, but maybe it's my screen ?!?
 

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mcs said:
.................Do you use a studio setup?................
Hi Michael ! I usually shoot the macros on a "studio" table... I don't use sophisticated lighting, only the on-board flash of the camera (or sometimes an old ring-flash) reduced to the minimum power, to trigger one or 2 wireless slaved flashes ! The background is a piece of mate black material, and i build two L-shaped reflectors out of 100x50 cm. (2'x4' feet) white acrylic. See https://www.nikoncafe.com//forums/viewtopic.php?t=4319&highlight= for a picture of the set-up !
 
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viewfinder said:
..........The little critter is nowhere to be seen in this shot ;-).............
Hi Jonathan ! As i shot this pics a few minutes after the others, and before i saw the bug, i'm affraid i might have squashed it with my little fingers... :oops: !
 
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