Wow, it's a SMALL world!!!

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What an amazing adventure I had this afternoon, in my own field!!! Comments and Critique welcome. I sometimes do not know how to compose macro shots so any tips appreciated. Thanks!

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Nice images Linda, in particular no1. It just goes to show what you can find when you look at things in a different (macro) sort of way. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Thanks guys, appreciate the comments.
Randy, I couldn't see any eyes on the beetle!!! And it flew off quickly too so I didn't get a lot of time. Shooting these bugs is definitely a learning curve, but I'm having a lot of fun, it's a blast discovering something I've never seen before, or never really LOOKED at before :)
 
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One of the real benefits of having a builtin flash is you can use it for fill in a situation where your subject is backlighted. Welcome to macro, you find it can really be feast or famine, and a time very frusting.

Nice you could find them so close to home.
 
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I agree with the focus on the eyes. In the first 3 shots you could recover some of the dark areas with the Shadow/Highligt tool in PS. Shooting against the light is very difficult. I tried it with the first one and it's a real beautiful beetle. Also in the first one I would probably crop a little of the left area out.

You really found some interesting insects. Beautiful dragonflies and that last spider is really different from those I've seen.
 
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I never even thought to use the flash, thank you for that suggestion!
Torben, I'd like to see what you did with the beetle if you could post it. I don't have PhotoShop but do have Paint Shop Pro and it has many of the same features. Thanks for the suggestions!
 
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Just a quick crop and using the Shadow too to lighten the dark.

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