Baby Spider, less than 1/8".

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  1. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well. This was a ridiculous spider to get a shot of. He was inside an orange tree, with about 10 other spiders that I had to watch out for. He must have been a baby or something because he was between 1/16 and 1/8" fully spread out. He was TINY. Very tiny. I spent about 20 mins with this little guy and his family to get these two, mildly successful photos of him. I think they turned out okay, could have been better. Between the wind, me having to be climbed up in a tree, and him being so miniscule, this was ridiculously hard to shoot, for me anyways. I dont know what the deal is with the noise. 1 was shot at ISO200, 2 was shot at ISO250. I dont get it. Anywho, here are the photos:

    Nikon D90
    Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro
    Lumiquest LQ107 softbox

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    Mark
     
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    sometimes a lot of work is worth it. Go back up the tree when its not as windy?
    I have TONS of babies around my house.
    I like 2. the black face and all
     
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    Damn thats double-tough Mark. Ive tried my hand at a couple tiny guys but no luck so far.
     
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    I just couldnt believe how exactly he was positioned on the web. I refused to leave until I got a half decent shot....

    ...about 40 shots later, I came up with these two. :lol:

    Mark
     
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    Love #1, very nice background. I am less favorable toward #2, it feels a little out of balance.

    Great job in a tough situation though.
     

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