A Couple of Spiders

Discussion in 'Nature' started by ChangshaNotes, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Looking pretty feisty in that second shot.
  2. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Nice pics, Colin. I wonder if there are any Nex users in the Congo? Natives there claim there is a spider that grows to five feet across, and missionaries to the country have claimed to have seen them. Now that would be one heck of a Pic-of-the-Day!

  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Nice closeups.

    Sure are a lot of bugs in your area.
  4. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Great pics but you're starting to freak me out with these bug shots.:)
  5. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2012
    You said you want more claude?

    It's amazing what the NEX-7 sensor can do. I took this shot with the Panagor 90mm macro in late afternoon at about ƒ11 iso200 1/250. This spider was very small, this is a 1:1 shot. I'm trying to get a feel of how to use a flash more effectively and I screwed up here. These settings were fine for the grasshopper I was shooting seconds before but the spider was under some brush and the flash didn't get through well. I had live-view turned off, so I didn't realize until I chomped that I badly under=exposed.

    Here's the original file


    And after changing the exposure in Lightroom.

  6. macro

    macro TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 3, 2012
    New Zealand
    Danny Young
    Love the 2nd shot looking right at you mate :) very nice pose. All looking darn good with nice details.

    All the best, going fine here.

  7. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Also a good example of what LR can do. Nice pic but scary.:)