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 Post subject: Hey little Weta!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:31 am 
Today I found some Weta while knocking some rotten branches off a tree in my back yard.
Let me know what you think.

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1/125 sec
f/9
ISO:320
135mm
spot metering


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1/50 sec
f/9
ISO:250
80mm
spot metering


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1/400 sec
f/5.6
ISO:100
135mm
Matrix metering

Oh and here are a couple of some monarch caterpillar:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:58 pm 
OMG I just love the fourth one, of the catapillar, it is just amazing! Nice Shots you got there!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:49 pm 
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I agree... The photos are all excelent, and the 4th one is nothing short of amazing. Really nice work.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:50 am 
The 4th one really stands out, nice colours! Were they all taken with the 18-135?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:04 am 
Thanks for all the great feedback guys, yip they were all taken with the 18-135mm as that is the only lens i have but im planing on getting the 70-300mm VR and 50mm 1.8 soon

thanks again :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:51 am 
Nice shots. I like the 4th and 5th pic's. very clear and sharp good job A+


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:29 am 
I had no idea what a Weta was, so off to Wikipedia!
Well turns out here in the USA we have something similar called a Potato Bug, or sometimes called a Jerusalem Cricket.
What is the caterpillar going to turn into?

Excellent photos!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:34 am 
The caterpillar will turn into a monarch butterfly, its orange and black, ill see if i can get some shots of the hatched butterflies when they start turning up.


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I must say I like the 4th one best too!

The slightly blown out background makes you focus more on the caterpillar, and gives it a slight dreamy effect, plus everything that you wanted in focus is really sharp. The colour is also really vibrant.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:25 am 
Great shot Studini and great find too !
As photographers we tend to keep an open mind and an eye for anything or everything !


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