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Mantis with some new processing

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I’ve recently started playing with the Nik Software straight out of Lightroom. I’ve used Niksoft software for years (pre Google purchasing it) but I’ve really only used it when editing in Photoshop. The Nik collection works quite well out of Lightroom to add a bit of puch to the dynamic range of images. Probably the biggest limitation is things can get a bit noisy in the shadows, especially if things are pushed too hard. Each of these images received about 1min of post production in Lightroom 6.

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Canon 7D, Kenko Tubes & 50mm 1.8 coupled with my home made lighting setup.

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Jumping spider in the nasturtium with new lighting setup

 

Jumping Spider 20151024 - 04These are form the same set of jumping spider shots from the post about my new snoot set-up.

This little one was jumping around in the nasturtium flowers in our herb garden. The orange and yellow from the flower created fantastic background colours but the down side was quite a bit of colourcast to deal with tin post production.

Shot with my usual 7D with an array of tubes and close-up filters.

 

Jumping spiders are the coolest to shoot

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These little guys are so much fun. At about 3mm long they are far from menacing. They just jump around looking like they are having fun in the flowers. If you could go as far as calling a spider cute it would have to be a jumping spider.

Canon 7D, Kenko Tubes, 50mm 1.8 + macro diopter filter, coupled with my home made lighting setup.

Canon Release New 70D

Canon have just released the new 70D which Canon say “is the world’s first DSLR to feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, for fast Live View shooting and smooth Full HD movies.” EOS-70D-Design-Side2
The new EOS 70D looks like a great camera for enthusiast photographers who want great results at a reasonable mid range price!

See all the details, including sample shots and movies here