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Nature photography

Discussion in 'Through the Lens' started by pronty, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. pronty

    pronty Haunting Spider Old Timer

  2. wow....just wow....
     
  3. That is sooo cool. I love bugs.
     
  4. I do quite a bit when I'm out hiking. :)

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    Rav
     
  5. Henry Kane

    Henry Kane Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Great skills Pronty! Is that a Pepsis wasp?

    Atrax
     
  6. pronty

    pronty Haunting Spider Old Timer

    A Pepsis wasp? Where?

    The big photo I posted is of Cicindela sylvatica, A Tiger Beetle.

    However in that area there are wasps that lay their eggs in paralyzed wolf spiders.
     
  7. I cant wait for summer to take pics of spiders w/digi !
     
  8. Baphomet

    Baphomet Arachnosquire

    I used to take a LOT of wildlife photos...even won a couple of ribbons (money would have been gladly accepted though :D ), and oddly enough, as much as I enjoy reptiles and arachnids, my subject of (photographic) choice was always birds of prey:

    Hawks, Eagles, and Owls.
     
  9. pronty

    pronty Haunting Spider Old Timer

    I have also tried taking photos of different kinds of birds. I like to take photos of all kinds of animals and also plants and scenery.

    Here's "Lacerta vivipara":
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  10. Bry

    Bry Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Great pictures, pronty. That lacerta looks like she's gravid and ready to pop. I can't believe how big her abdomen is in proportion to the rest of her body.

    Bry
     
  11. sunnymarcie

    sunnymarcie Celestial Spider Old Timer

    Great pictures !
    I like to take photos of everything!
    I can just go out, any old place and take pix:0)
    I guess I have way toooooooooo many hobbies!:)
    All of them are on my other drive, I'll have to switch the
    wires over, so I can put a few up.
    There are some on my Ophoto web page on the net

    http://www.ophoto.com

    Just look up my user name: sunnymarcie :)

    Sorry, I can't rmember the exact url:rolleyes:

    And also on my site, check below for the home page button:)
     
  12. Valael

    Valael Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Incredible pictures.



    That lizard looks OBESE!


    I've always wanted to get in to photography, but it seems like a QUALITY camera is costly as can be.



    Either digital or uh.."normal"
     
  13. pronty

    pronty Haunting Spider Old Timer

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  14. conipto

    conipto ArachnoPrincess Old Timer

    Thos pictures are really great pronty - Seems you have quite the talent for getting them. What kind of hardware are you using?

    Bill
     
  15. pronty

    pronty Haunting Spider Old Timer

    Canon AE-1 SLR, 50mm lens, 15mm and 50mm extension tubes.
     
  16. pronty

    pronty Haunting Spider Old Timer

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  17. Valael

    Valael Arachnodemon Old Timer

    I love that dragon fly.


    How much did that whole camera set up cost you?
     
  18. pronty

    pronty Haunting Spider Old Timer

    Whole setup?
    Umm.. about...

    Canon AE-1 camera body: 100 Euros (I have 3 of them)
    50mm lens: 50 Euros
    400mm lens: 600 Euros (for bird photos)
    28mm lens: 100 Euros (for scenery photos)
    15mm extension tube: 100 Euros (new)
    50mm extension tube: 100 Euros
    + many other accessories...

    Most of them were second-hand.
    The Canon AE-1 is the 1976 model....
     
  19. pronty

    pronty Haunting Spider Old Timer

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  20. Just thought I'd make this thread load even slower. ;)

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    One cool thing about nature photography in TX is that you can find just about anything to take a pic of - including the kitchen sink.

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    Rav
     
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