Red spider mite


derek897

Link Posted 10/07/2018 - 23:31
These were on my neighbors blue hydrangea, ours is red and not as easy to see, Boy do these things move, the speed of them,
I only managed a couple of shots, and none of them face on, so I will revisit with the hope of getting a better angle, and hopefully a less busy composition.


_IMG0336ed2sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


_IMG0342ed2sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 10/07/2018 - 23:47
You didn't mention how tiny they are. The clarity of these is marvellous.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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McGregNi

Link Posted 11/07/2018 - 00:00
More fascinating glimpses into a miniature world! The bugs, insects, butterflies, dragonflys and all have really got a few Pentaxians absorbed this summer .... no doubt its proving a bumper season this year!
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 11/07/2018 - 12:27
Excellent macro mastering again Derek - at this rate you'll be discovering new species soon
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derek897

Link Posted 11/07/2018 - 13:45
Cheers guys,
John, I'll keep looking 😉😉😉😂😂😂
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 11/07/2018 - 20:50
You are the master of macro sir!

Hairy little things aren't they!
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derek897

Link Posted 11/07/2018 - 23:33
Cheers Gareth, have a ways to go yet 😁😁😁
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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 02:10
Very nice Derek, as per... particularly like the first one, and how it stands out vs the white petal background...

Best
Bill

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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 10:22
Interesting those Derek.

I find it totally fascinating that ordinary non Biologists with relatively inexpensive equipment can produce images to share with millions of people that only a few years ago would have been the preserve of specialists and found only in expensive textbooks limited to a small number of people.

Keep sharin' those images for the benefit of all.

Regards

Karlo

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coker

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 11:01
Very, very good shots, Derek!

Could you just run down your set-up for these, please?
How quickly does your flash recharge!!?

Thanks for letting us see.

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

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derek897

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 12:39
Cheers Bill, Karlo, Coker.
I think trying to get a decent shot composition wise will be pot luck.
These guys are so fast, so small and just seem to be on the move all the time. I will persevere though. I might get lucky

Coker
My setup is as ever,
K1
Bellows. Around 140mm of extension
Sigma 105mm macro at about 1:1.3 On scale.
Cheap viltrox ringflash and homemade diffuser
Iso 400
F8
Exp 1/200th
Flash on 1/4 power (recycle time around 1/2 - 1 sec depending on batteries, and output. Full power recycle time about 1and 1/2 secs)
All my macros are shot handheld

Feel free to ask if you want Any further information or if there's anything not clear.
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JAK

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 14:45
derek897 wrote:
Cheers Bill, Karlo, Coker.
I think trying to get a decent shot composition wise will be pot luck.
These guys are so fast, so small and just seem to be on the move all the time. I will persevere though. I might get lucky

I can second that!
John K

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davidstorm

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 20:38
Magnificent stuff Derek, I know how much patience this work requires. It would be a real coup to get one facing forwards, i.e. the second image but with the mite the other way around. Keep shooting and posting these, they are great.

Regards
David
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derek897

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 22:21
Cheers John and David,
I went out this evening and tried again, I just couldnt get an angle on it other than from above, (see todays macro efforts) I will keep trying though.

David there is a quality to the light that you have achieved in yours, that I would love to have but cannot achieve. Great shooting, and keep posting
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