eyeball competition


Darkmunk

Link Posted 26/05/2009 - 15:28
Here's a common shield bug and below are two images of his eyes.
I'm sure you guys can do better than this!
Have a go!
If you're up for it, go and find a shield bug (they're everywhere) and submit it here.
There's no time limit and the winner is simply the biggest, clearest eye - taken WITHOUT CROPPING.
Straight out of the camera, clean it up, resize the entire frame to 800px, sharpen etc.
feel free to leave comments and cast your informal vote in this thread.
m 50mm 1:7 mounted normally on 65mm ext. f11


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28mm, reversed onto 65mm ext, f8.


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same again


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Have fun!
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Rees

Link Posted 26/05/2009 - 15:52
I think the first and second images are excellent, the third is a good effort, possible movement of your subject, at these focal lengths, I know is very demanding. good take though.
Not everything in life is Black & White, If only it were!
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Mannesty

Link Posted 26/05/2009 - 16:12
Now there's a challenge, and where are all our shield bugs . . . in hiding coz it's too hot. I haven't seen any for some time, but if I do . . .
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Clarky

Link Posted 26/05/2009 - 17:52
I'm up for this, hope to have something by the end of the week.

BTW great shots

Can it be any bug with compound eyes
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Last Edited by Clarky on 26/05/2009 - 17:53

JudithAnn

Link Posted 26/05/2009 - 18:23
Ohhh do not think that Canada has this bug

How about some other kind of beatle????
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Darkmunk

Link Posted 26/05/2009 - 19:45
I guess we can open it up to other bugs. The thing with these bugs is they have very small eyes, pretty much invisible to the naked eye. (well... mine at least).

But it's just a bit of fun so fire away!
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paulyrichard

Link Posted 26/05/2009 - 19:59
Nice photos. Amazin' texture these guys have when viewed up close like this.

They really are the aliens, huh?
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08tiger

Link Posted 27/05/2009 - 02:03
How about this one?


It's the colours and textures that got me into macro stuff.
C&C welcome.
Don.

JudithAnn

Link Posted 27/05/2009 - 02:09

Hahahaha,Darkmunk....I am not sure that I can see any bugs eyes either!!! Thats okay since these are extra small bugs eyes...I better leave the Canadian big eyed bugs out of it.!

have fun; I will be watching.
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Last Edited by JudithAnn on 27/05/2009 - 02:11

Darkmunk

Link Posted 28/05/2009 - 17:31
Great shot 08tiger! (nice bike! ...ah...if only...)
What's going on with his antennae?
he's definitely a proper 'bug' - I think that eye arrangement is one of the hallmarks of the sort of creature we're aiming for.
Is he a different colour in the spring?
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08tiger

Link Posted 29/05/2009 - 01:10
Darkmunk wrote:
..he's definitely a proper 'bug' - I think that eye arrangement is one of the hallmarks of the sort of creature we're aiming for.
Is he a different colour in the spring?

We dont have spring as such here,they say summer and winter but the only difference is the night time drop in temp and less humidity, we dont have leaves dropping and colour change it,s just always green or brown if dry.
C&C welcome.
Don.

08tiger

Link Posted 29/05/2009 - 05:18
Some grasshopper eyes




C&C welcome.
Don.

Clarky

Link Posted 29/05/2009 - 06:25
Heres a stink bug, uncropped and unprocessed, taken with a reversed 28mm on bellows and extension tubes.



Camera:|K-7|
Pentax Lenses:|DA12-24/f4 ED AL|DA35Ltd Macro|FA31Ltd|FA77Ltd|FA50/1.4|F70-210|FA20-35 f4/AL|A*200/f4 Macro ED|A50/1.7|A50 Macro f2.8|1.7xAF adapter|
Voigtlander|125/f2.5SL Macro APO Lanthar|
Sigma Lenses:|EX DG 100-300 f4|2X & 1.4X TC|
Flashes:|AF540FGZx2|RingFlash AF160FC|

08tiger

Link Posted 31/05/2009 - 10:39
eye to eye with a butterfly


C&C welcome.
Don.

Darkmunk

Link Posted 13/06/2009 - 10:33
Quote:

Heres a stink bug,

Nice! certainly very informative.
Any more magnification left in that kit of yours Clarky? How do your macro lenses perform on the bellows?

Nice grasshopper eyes 08tiger, lighting is a bit harsh tho'. Is this straight from the flash? I usually bounce the flash off a large reflector hovering over the lens, it is a problem sneaking up on the blighters* but it makes nice 'sky like' highlights.
*focal distance: 50mm 1:7 on tubes - about 1 inch
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