[photo] old man spider

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Troy Piggins, Apr 12, 2008.

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    Troy Piggins, Apr 12, 2008
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    Jeff R. Guest

    Jeff R., Apr 12, 2008
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    Ha! Mate, that's as close as I get to them. No touching!
    Thanks mate.
    Troy Piggins, Apr 12, 2008
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    Rob. Guest

    So what have you based your critique on, in saying nice one????????
    Rob., Apr 12, 2008
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    Jeff R. Guest

    Well, duhhh:

    (you ready?)

    "I liked it!"

    Jeff R., Apr 12, 2008
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    Thanks mate :)
    Troy Piggins, Apr 12, 2008
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    Rob. Guest

    Your getting as bad a s Helen
    Rob., Apr 13, 2008
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    Jeff R. Guest

    I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.
    Jeff R., Apr 13, 2008
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    dwight Guest

    Life ain't fair.

    I took this one last night, using an aperture of 8.0 and a 10-second
    shutter, and still didn't manage to get more than a leg or two in focus.


    I assume that your friend was out and about in the daytime, but I'd sure
    like to see the exif on that photo... (In other words, where am I going

    dwight, Apr 13, 2008
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    10s shutter?! Even if it was in focus, you'd be getting motion
    blur instead. Need to keep shutter speeds at least say 1/100s -
    bugs don't stay still for you, they walk and move, they're on a
    web or leaf or branch that sways in the breeze. Need faster
    shutter speeds.

    The aperture is in the right ballpark. Maybe a little shallow -
    try f/11. Depth of field at the distances we are talking about
    for macro is in the order of millimetres.
    My shot was in the daytime - the blue background is the sky
    because I was underneath him shooting up. I set the exposure for
    the sky and used the flash to light the spider.

    The EXIF data for all my photos is usually intact. It is for
    that shot. Look into Opanda Iexif.

    ISO 400, 1/100s, f/11, flash fired.

    To save me typing it out again, here is a link to my typical
    macro settings:


    Hope that helps.
    Troy Piggins, Apr 13, 2008
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    dwight Guest

    Usually, yes, I know. This was after dark on a very calm evening. Spider
    didn't move a bit, just waiting for dinner, I guess.
    Nanometres. This is the Canon 100mm at the minimum focus distance.
    Thanks. I agree with all of your points, but I try to avoid flash (perhaps
    mistakenly) for most images. This spider was under a 60-watt patio light
    after dusk, and the 10-second shutter was necessary to use existing light
    with ISO at 100.

    Perhaps it's time I made friends with my flash.

    dwight, Apr 14, 2008
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    If you are reluctant to use flash, I'd up the ISO to 400-800 and
    get that shutter speed up. No way you can get a sharp image of a
    live subject with 10s shutter speeds.
    Definitely :)
    Troy Piggins, Apr 14, 2008
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