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 Post subject: Harvestmen
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:59 pm 
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One of the things I love most about macro photography is that it gives me the opportunity to learn more about the wildlife I shoot. I become a "collector" of different species and I am always fascinated by the diversity that can be found.

Here's a species of harvestman I found recently. I'll usually try and capture the subject from a variety of angles and magnifications:

stacked from 2 images:
ImageHarvestman by Tim.Garlick, on Flickr

5 images:
ImageHarvestman by Tim.Garlick, on Flickr

Single shot:
ImageHarvestman by Tim.Garlick, on Flickr

This one's a similar series of a different species I found earlier in the year:

ImageParoligolophus agrestis by Tim.Garlick, on Flickr

ImageParoligolophus agrestis by Tim.Garlick, on Flickr

ImageParoligolophus agrestis by Tim.Garlick, on Flickr

Harvestmen make good models for this type of thing. They'll usually run off after the first couple of flashes, but if you can keep up with them, they'll settle down after a while and allow you to get some different shots.

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 Post subject: Re: Harvestmen
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:05 pm 
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Timmy these are creepy good! I like the details in the close up versions but I definitely prefer the full body shots in #3 and #6 with #6 being my favorite.

The detail in the closeup versions, particularly the hair, is amazing!

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 Post subject: Re: Harvestmen
PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:31 am 
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Neat. You've done a good job of highlighting the eye placement on this species. So much that now I'm wondering if our western canadian species are different, or if I've just never been observant enough to notice that structure before.

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