22-July-2011

Macro Images of Flies and Spiders. Summer Nature in New Jersey.

A series of images of a black fly with red eyes, and several spiders — including hundreds of newly hatched baby spiders. I may not like spiders, but they are great subjects for practicing macro images.

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Macro Image of Black Fly with Red Eyes. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Macro Image of Black Fly with Red Eyes. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Macro Image of Black Fly with Red Eyes. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Macro Image of Black Fly with Red Eyes. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Macro Image of Black Fly with Red Eyes. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Macro Image of Black Fly with Red Eyes. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Macro Image of Spider. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Macro Image of Spider. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Baby Spiders Hatching. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Baby Spiders Hatching. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Baby Spiders Hatching. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Baby Spiders Hatching. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Baby Spiders Hatching. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Baby Spiders Hatching. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Macro Image of a Spider with a Mass of Baby Spiders. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Macro Image of a Spider with a Mass of Baby Spiders. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Macro Image of a Spider with a Mass of Baby Spiders. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Macro Image of a Spider with a Mass of Baby Spiders. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Macro Image of a Spider with a Mass of Baby Spiders. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Macro Image of a Spider with a Mass of Baby Spiders. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Macro Image of a Spider with a Mass of Baby Spiders. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Macro Image of a Spider with a Mass of Baby Spiders. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Macro Image of Spider with Prey. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Macro Image of Spider with Prey. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens and TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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