September 15, 2009 – Spider



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I’ll be the first to admit. Today’s picture is creeeeeepy. It’s bad enough when you see a spider at normal size. You start imagining what it would be like to have it crawling slowly up your arm and.. ugh, shivers. But now, you can add a little bit of detail to your vivid imaginings. Just imagine all of those little spindly things on its legs gently brushing against your skin. Those 15 or whatever little eyeballs checking you out. Yummy.

This little guy was backlit when I took the picture, that’s why he looks like he’s glowing. I was using the Hoya Macro Kit (Link to Amazon: ), rather than the reverse mount lens, because that’s what I had on me at the time.  It works great for most purposes, but if you’re using a big telephoto lens, as I was, and it’s at the zoomed-in side, and thus extended way out, you sort of get that weird glowy fogginess that you can kind of see.   Not necessarily a bad thing, it is what it is.  And, I suppose I should mention that I did cheat a tiny bit:  when I took the picture, he was actually upside-down.  So I rotated him right around, because I felt like I was allowed.

So, sorry in advance for any nightmares or additional reliance on other people to take care of spiders that you find in your living space.  I’m sure you’ll get over it eventually. :)

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 28-300 mm lens with Hoya macro kit. 1/200s, f/5.6, ISO 400. Focal length: 183mm.

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One Comment

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    Marie June 3, 2010

    nice effects

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