Black Widow - Oooo Boogie Woogie

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  1. NateS

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    Sorry for posting 8 different shots, I just couldn't decide which of them to post...so posting all 8 "keepers".


    1. This was when I flipped over the rock. I figured there would be a BW in this rock pile but wasn't sure where. This is the only shot before she took off.
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    2. The rest are from her as she re-established the portion of her web that got messed up when I flipped the rock.
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    6. Bum Shot
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    8. ...and finally, she ended with a small snack
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    Nice find. Though i love macro, my arachnophobia is probably going to keep me away from spider shots, so it falls on brave folks like you to give the spidey's some attention. lol

    I personally like 1 and 7 the best.
     
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    Seriosly, I think you need to move Nate, LOL.
     
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    i hate spyders.
     
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    Black Widow (or a Brown Recluse) - no way I'm sticking around for more than a couple shots from a distance. I'm a spider wimp, particularly the poisonous ones.

    Nice work, as usual! I'll show these to my son later, he'll love them.
     
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    Thanks. 2 and 7 are among my favs.


    Move? What on earth would I photograph if I moved?....unless you mean move somewhere with more and cooler bugs.:mrgreen:

    Okay

    Thanks. It was unnerving to say the least. It took me a good 20 minutes of shooting before I was willing to get anywhere close to 1:1...never did get any good shots that close as I was a little shaky. She moved around A LOT which is what made me most nervous.
     
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    Nate your shots always inspire me to go for a macro lens as my next purchase. Great shots. Im 95% convinced.
     
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    Wow. I like Spiders, but we don´t have any seriously toxic spiders in Germany. hink I would have lots of respect for this kind of spider o-o
    But what a wonderful beauty it is with its colours.
     
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    Thank you. Pick up a macro...you won't regret it (except you might get addicted as I have).

    Thanks for commenting...no doubt that this girl deserves respect.
     
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    Love 'em. I was just thinking the other day I would like to find one to shoot. It's got to be hard not to blow out some spots as shiny as they are.
     
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    Thanks. I was happy to finally get this set of shots under my belt...as a insect lover I felt this was one critter I should have some good shots of.

    For me it was impossible...I have a pretty good lighting setup and even if I underexposed them badly I'd get hotspots on her back. I actually cloned out the hotspots on her back in post on most of these (a few had angels that didn't get hotspots though).
     
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    So what lens did you shoot these with. I have been toying with the Nikkon 85mm macro but wouldnt rule out an different brand. I would love to be able to buy a macro lens and a sb-600 at the same time.
     

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