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Itsy Bitsy Spider


It’s been a long stretch with no bloggin’ so today I decided to catch up a bit. I have been über busy as of late with Grad shoots and funerals, plus and impromptu road trip with my boy. So I haven’t been doing much recreational shooting. But this morning after another glorious rain, conditions were perfect to do some raindrop chasing. The D800. For as much as I LOVE my X100s, I won’t soon part from the full frame glory of 36 glorious mega pixels. The color and quality of the images is really superb. Whilst wandering around the yard, I noticed a nearly microscopic spider. And thankfully, she (we’ll call her Charlotte :D) cooperated and I was able to nab a couple of images. There was a slight breeze which really sucks for macro photographers. I was already at IS0 3200 trying to keep a high enough shutter speed to freeze the motion. Tricky business. But super fun! Gotta love Macro. 😎

Bonus Video! BTS of the complete and utter gong show Macro Photography can be in the wind. Or breeze. heheheheh… 😆

Itsy Bitsy

Last night my wife saw a spider and sent me on a mission to go squash it.  She said, “it’s huge!” I said “is it Macro worthy?!” 😉 I get downstairs and behold, here’s a tiny spider about the size of your pinky nail. I thought it was cool and went and grabbed my macro setup. In this case I used off camera flash to add dimension to the photo. I noticed that this poor spider had lost a limb and had this big bubble of bug blood oozing off of it. Yuck! But a cool photo.

ISO 200 f/7.1 1/60 105mm

I new it was in trouble so I put it on a piece of white computer paper and card stock corner to act as a make shift light box. The light went from my SB-600 camera right and also from my pop up flash too to try and wrap light around the whole spider with minimal shadows. Worked out OK as an impromptu Macro shoot.
R.I.P. little spider. 😉