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    An close up of a very small Green lynx spider (Peucetia nicolae). Their common name is indicative of their cat-like behavior of stalking and pouncing on their prey... crits and comments welcome... ENJOY!

    Canon 60D, MP-E 65mm with a MT-24 EX Macro Twin Lite

    Aperture: f14
    SS:1/100s
    ISO: 100

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    Amazing clarity & details for such a small spider and magnification. I like the placement of the spider. I would be tempted to tone down the saturation a bit in the oof section in the lower front of the frame, since it might be somewhat distracting. But overall a great shot!

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    They are one of my favorite little spiders to find and photograph in the fields. I didn't know they could jump until one jumped on my glasses while I was trying to get better look at it..:eek:. The color and detail on this one is outstanding I enjoyed seeing it...Thanks!!

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    I like this as is....great shot with lots of detail....nicely balanced!

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    Never sen one and kinda glad about that Really cool spider and you got great detail. Does it have 6 eyes?

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    Thanx folks... appreciate!!!! Susan: point taken... Cheryl: Six it is

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    nice one,like the detail.thanks.

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    Thank you Christopher... much appreciated!!!

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    Hey Jason,
    Besides the suggestion of a small tweak mentioned by Susan......just outstanding! Love everything about it! Flash work was excellent here too!

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    Hi Jason. Excellent view of this little spider and very good sharpness within the narrow DOF this lens gives you. The one thing that strikes me is all the flash-generated specular highlights - especially on the face and legs of the spider. This will be an issue with any insect/spider with a reflective exoskeleton. You could try cloning some of those (a lot of work), but ultimately, using effective diffusers on those flash heads will make a world of difference in your future photos. (I hope yesterday's PM helps.) Overall, this is very well done.

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    Thank you Steve and Roman... appreciate the time (comment and crit)... highly valued!!!!!

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